April #TravelTuesdays Recap

We are still daydreaming of traveling to beautiful faraway cities and experiencing new sights, sounds and tastes. This April we lived vicariously through our wonderful API alumni who shared their photos and experiences on the @apiabroad Instagram account for #TravelTuesday! Check out our April recap that will be sure to give you the travel bug! 

Kicking off April’s #TravelTuesday, we traveled to Lisbon, Portugal with Aadel. Although he had many experiences that left a mark on his heart, he kept it simple and shared his favorite culinary discovery while on an excursion in Belém. “The first time I bite into a pastel de nata (Portuguese custard tart) in Belém, it was love at first bite!”

Marc studied abroad in Barcelona with API in 2016, he still remembers how kind and knowledgeable his resident director was! “My time in Barcelona was incredible. Marta was my advisor and she was incredible, kind, and knowledgeable! I was able to travel around Spain while abroad, with my favorite place being Seville because it just felt like TRUE Spain!  I’m ready to go back and do all of Southern Spain! My best travel tip: say yes and step outside of your comfort zone! It will lead you to new heights and new places and help you grow immensely.”

#TravelTuesday featured alum and guest blogger Morgan Pimentel wrote a guest post reflecting on her time in Florence, Italy and how it shaped her future in international education! “Living in Florence taught me a lot about myself. I was slowly learning to leave behind fears that were holding me from my full potential. Spending each day with roommates and friends that had different career paths, dreams, and experiences made me look at this time as an opportunity. An opportunity to understand the complex beauty of Europe while soul searching about what career could keep me this curious and passionate for my entire life.”

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Closing out April #TravelTuesday we had Regina, who studied abroad in Seville, Spain. Regina remembered some of her favorite outings, the energy, and friends she made who she still keeps in touch with! “One of my fave experiences when I studied abroad in Seville [was when I] got to attend my first soccer game! I loved hearing the crowd and seeing them express their emotions whenever their favorite team scored a goal! I also have fond memories with the friends I made abroad. We all had such an amazing time and we bonded very well. I think it’s safe to say that we created a long-lasting friendship! Thank you API for hosting an amazing program!”

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Apr 29, 2021 @ 18:30
👋 Hi everyone! I'm Eryn Fleener a senior at DePaul University in Chicago, studying Early Childhood Education. I studied abroad with API Summer 2019 in Florence, Italy! I will be taking over API Instagram tomorrow, make sure you follow along!
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Apr 29, 2021 @ 17:51
🗞️ 🌏 Breaking news! The world is opening back up and travel will return! Enjoy some good news before the weekend! #studyabroad #apiabroad #ispyapi #internationaltravel #Europe
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Apr 29, 2021 @ 10:57
A lovely day for a tour of Montparnasse au des années folles and some delicious glace 🍦avec API. There is always something new to discover in Paris! #apiabroad #paris
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Apr 28, 2021 @ 18:40
The world is slowly opening back up! Vaccinated tourists will be allowed to visit Europe as early as this Summer! #ispyapi #studyabroad #summer2021
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