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Life Abroad- Dreaming of Ireland

This post comes to us from Galway alumna, Caitlyn Brennan. Caitlyn studied abroad from Worcester State University as an English, Middle Education and Theatre major. I’m sitting in my room with photos, tickets, brochures, glitter, and markers splayed around my room in a U-shape. Carefully I pick up the stub of my airline ticket, BOS–>SHAN, [...]

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API Gives Back Project

API is committed to finding opportunities for its students to contribute to the communities in which they are living and learning abroad. Each semester, many API on-site directors organize an “API Gives Back Project” to promote greater understanding of local dynamics and provide further insight into the host culture. The API Gives Back Project may be an ongoing volunteer opportunity or a one-day commitment. Projects are often dedicated to supporting those in need or promoting environmental sustainability. For example, past students have participated in beach beautification projects in Italy and worked to promote the preservation of salt marshes in Spain. API students in other sites have painted local orphanages, organized theatrical events for seniors and children, and donated their time to support community organizations providing services to disabled children and adults.