Eating (not so) Alone

I had dinner with a little, old Irish man the other day. After a long, rainy day on a tour bus to Connemara and the Kylemore Abbey—which were beautiful even through a curtain of rain—I thought about just walking back to the apartment when my bus returned to town. It had been a long day, […]


I’ve been in Ireland for seven days. Wow! It doesn’t feel like that long. To be honest, when I first got here, within the first day or so, I panicked. I thought to myself that I couldn’t handle this. It was too much. The kids in my program didn’t like me, I didn’t know where […]

A Simple Germany Poem

As part of Samantha’s application to the API Campus Advocate program, Samantha chose to share her experience with her grandmother in a most poetic way.  If you’re interested in learning more about sharing your study abroad story with your family, friends, and community, please visit the API Alumni Programming page on our website to learn […]

Central Texas Lessons from Abroad Conference

Attention all Central Texas study abroad alumni! On behalf of the Central Texas “Lessons From Abroad” planning committee, you are invited to participate in the first annual Lessons From Abroad Returnee Conference hosted at Texas A&M University in College Station on Sunday, September 22nd from 11:00am – 5:00pm. Registration is open here:  The early bird deadline for registration is […]

Softly Call The Muster

Tyler Wigington is a student at Texas A&M University and an official API Student Blogger. Tyler is studying abroad with API this spring in Madrid, Spain. At the end of April, I took a five-day break from Madrid and traveled north to London, England. I had been there before, but this time, I wanted to really […]

Hungary to learn – an API student connects with her heritage in Budapest

Kathleen Karika is participating in API’s Business and Economics Program at Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary. Howdy! My name is Kathleen and I’m a senior at Texas A&M University. I’m also a second-generation Hungarian. I’ll be studying at Corvinus University in Budapest in the Business and Economics Program for the 2010-11 school year. I chose […]

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