10 Apps Every Study Abroad Student Should Have on Their Phone

This post is from our official student blogger, Sarah Nichols. Sarah is a Senior Economics (Accounting) and French major from the University of Alaska-Anchorage. She is currently spending the academic year in Grenoble, France. Note from API: When planning travel once abroad don’t forget about the incredible in person resource that is your on-site staff […]

But How Do I Check my Email, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter???

Not having internet is probably one of the best parts of living in Cuba. Before coming, I thought it would be so hard not having Wi-Fi in the house and not having data services on my phone. After a week though, I realized that it is actually so liberating. I don’t feel the need to […]

Maintaining Relationships After Returning Home

Now that you’re home, how will you ensure that your experience abroad lives on?   Lo Martinez, who studied with us in Salamanca, offers some tips on the best ways to stay in contact with the people who meant the most to you overseas. It’s been a nine months since I packed up my suitcases, said […]

iPhone: To Bring Or Not To Bring

By: Kim Karalekas, New Media & Research Assoc., API Texas Part 1: During a recent trip abroad, I gave myself a challenge: No iPhone, limited iPod use. Part 2: I must admit, I wasn’t completely sold on this self-imposed challenge. As there are travel apps just for just about everything (flight status, maps, travel guides, translators…there’s […]

API a finalist for GoAbroad Innovation Award

Apologies for the Twitter-speak in the title, but today we were honored to learn that we have been named a finalist for one of the GoAbroad.com Innovation Awards (our category is “Innovation in Social Media“)! Thank you GoAbroad, and congratulations to all of the other nominees in our category and the other categories listed! See […]

Read API Materials Anywhere! QR Codes and Catalogs

When you see API at study abroad fairs this spring, you will have a new, high-tech option for taking reading material away. In addition to our print catalogs, we are now offering students the ability to scan a QR code for each catalog of interest, which they can then view in electronic format as an e-book at their leisure! In addition to cutting down on the number of catalogs to lug away from the fair, this presents a more environmentally-friendly way to digest all of the great API program information.

Studying abroad? There’s an app for that.

Are you planning on taking your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad abroad? If so, you may want to consider downloading apps from travel organizations, language guides, or your host institution. Below is a list of potentially helpful apps (many of which may be used off-line or with wifi, so as not to incur those pesky […]

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