That Other 5%


In a way, studying abroad is similar to freshman year of college. My friends and I have talked about this, and we all seem to agree that just like freshman year, a semester abroad is filled with all kinds of opportunities to become more independent, to make new friends, to enjoy new experiences, to get [...]

API Study Abroad Deadlines Extended – Summer and Fall


API is pleased to extend the application deadlines for several of our summer and fall 2014 study abroad programs! The following programs with deadlines of April 1 are still open or have extended deadlines: Barcelona, Spain – ESADE Business School International Studies Summer Program – SUMMER deadline extended to April 15, 2014 Barcelona, Spain – [...]

A Bit of Fantasy and Magic


Aside from the API excursion to Scotland (a country in which I fell absolutely in love with by the way), the majority of my weekends have been spent traveling around Ireland. My top priority is taking every opportunity to travel to every corner of this lovely island. Interestingly, it hasn’t mattered whether I’ve been battling [...]

Best Of Both Worlds


During this past weekend, I had the very fortunate experience of visiting my friend and teammate, Molly in Grenoble, France. Like me, Molly is studying abroad for a semester and has had the time of her life experiencing the new culture and making new friends with the locals. While in France, Molly and I hiked [...]

Studying Abroad as an Introvert


For as long as I can remember, I have always been described as “shy,” “quiet”…”reserved.” And for the majority of my life, I accepted those labels, believing that my so called “shy” or “quiet” tendencies were as significant to my identity as the color of my hair, my taste in music, and my favorite pastimes. [...]

Six Quick Tips

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Six quick tips Since the start of my semester abroad, I have encountered hundreds of cultural differences. Most of these differences have been exciting and wonderful, but some have led to some seriously awkward moments. Here are six things I wish I had known before moving to Cork, Ireland: “Crack” has a different meaning. During [...]

The Galway Girl


As of yet, you may or may not have heard the song “The Galway Girl” written and performed by Steve Earle. Cliché, I know, but this song, which was featured in the 2007 film P.S. I Love You (and actually performed by Gerard Butler in the film) is one of the reasons I ended up [...]