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Arrival in a New Country, New Culture, and New Lifestyle

This post comes to us from Anna Martin from the University of Denver. Anna is an International Studies & Spanish Major currently studying in Cadiz, Spain. The first two weeks of intensive Spanish class here in Cadiz are complete, and to celebrate, we are heading to the beach! My time in Spain has been a whirlwind, [...]

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Parent/Guardian Testimonials

Below are recent parent/guardian testimonials regarding their or their student’s experience with API. For student past student reviews, we encourage you to visit the following sites:

“Bonjour! I want to thank you and your team so much for the absolutely incredible experience that Savannah encountered at Parsons this summer! She loved her teachers, classes, apartment, fellow students, excursions, and of course, exploring Paris. She learned so much from her teachers and is very happy with the projects she created that she can add to her portfolio. Also, she made several great friends that I know she will stay in touch with. I can’t thank you enough for arranging the birthday cake for Savannah’s 21st birthday – that really meant so much to her and to me. 🙂 I know you spent a lot of time helping me with that. Finally, I really appreciate all your help with my many questions and needs. Definitely an unforgettable summer for Savannah and vicariously for me too!” – Julie S.

“Thank you API. My daughter is in Madrid and loving it! Her host mother has made her feel very welcomed. She’s enjoying her classes and is excited about everything having to do with Madrid. Your office is always helpful with my many calls. Keep up the good work!” – Lucia H.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your assistance to make Albert’s request of studying abroad happen. Alberto spoke very highly about you and how easy you made the process. Alberto starts school today and he is loving Barcelona so far! Again, thank you.” – Cecilia Z.

“I just want you all to know that if you need a reference who will sing your praises all day long, that would be me! My son has just returned from Granada and I can’t begin to tell you what an awesome experience it was for him. However, the main reason I am writing is to thank you as a parent. From the day we started considering this option for his Spanish language training, I was nervous and apprehensive. With every single communication from the website to the phone calls to the mail outs, you have been encouraging, supportive and professional. The way you walked us through every step of the process was so comforting to this overprotective and obsessively organized mother. The millions of questions that ran through my mind were answered effectively with the mail outs, handbook and always courteous staff. I just can’t say enough about how much we appreciate your program. Daniel had the experience of a lifetime and has greatly improved his Spanish. We can hardly get him to speak English to us! Thank you all who had a part in his experience.” – Mary S.

“I must add my compliments to the thoroughness of your program. In spite of the usual worries of having a child abroad, API has given me great comfort with your planning, arrangements and comfort. Bravo on a job well done!” – Joanne M.

“I just wanted to send another quick e-mail to say thank you for a wonderful job with my daughter’s trip to Spain. She had an experience of a lifetime. Everyone at API in Salamanca has been first rate. The weekend trips capped off with the trip to Rome have been well coordinated and supported. My daughter has nothing but great things to say about your staff! We are already looking forward to our younger daughter taking a similar trip and we will be much more relaxed this time knowing the type of job API does.” – Steve A.

“Thank you for providing an amazing opportunity for our daughter. She is enjoying her host family and travels throughout Spain. With the help of this program, she is growing up to become a responsible adult and we are so proud of her. Thank you for being a part of this life changing experience.” – Jan W.

“Allowing your child to study/travel abroad for 12 weeks in Cork, Ireland (even though the country is an English speaking country) is a scary notion. I had MANY questions, concerns and had no idea how API could organize my daughter’s housing, academic coordination, excursions, and all the paperwork. But our contact person –Kim Norton DID it all and with promptness, kindness and expertise. Our daughter’s API contact rep in Cork was helpful, fun and equally as organized and professional as Kim. My daughter was safe and had the best of what Ireland offers.” – Tricia K.

“Amanda is having the time of her life! This is such a great experience and everyone from API has been wonderful. Not sure who your boss is, but please pass on my praise…you have been more than helpful on each occasion that I have requested assistance. Your help throughout the entire process was greatly appreciated!” – Sheryl B.