Be Safe!

Safety is an important issue no matter how experienced a traveler you may be. Though many students and those who live abroad/have lived abroad will say they feel much safer overseas than in the U.S., that does not mean that it is true nor that you should not be smart and aware of safety issues. […]

Meet Your Onsite Director

Your API on-site director will play an essential role in your study abroad experience. She will be there from the beginning, meeting you at the airport, leading the on-site orientation and cultural excursions, and assisting with any special needs or crises that arise during your time abroad. Your director is also a great source of […]

Coping with ‘Culture Shock’

“There really is only so much you can do to prepare for culture shock. However, you can learn about the culture of the country, including such things as personal space, body language, gender roles, what housing is like, how people use electricity, and the stereotypes they have of your culture versus the ones we have […]

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