Spotlight on Giving!

October 9, 2017

More research supporting the theory that acts of generosity, however large or small, make people happier?

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Endless opportunities to give constantly surround us in our everyday lives, try not to let a day pass by without selflessly extending yourself to others. Whether it be volunteering in your own community or abroad, staying late after work to help a colleague meet a deadline, or letting a young mother ahead of you in line at the grocery store, don’t think twice – it’ll feel good for both you and those on the receiving end.

Take a look at the recent New York Times article which shines more light on the effects acts of generosity can have on the giver.

Famous thoughts on giving. What are yours?

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you”

– John Bunyan

“Money is not the only commodity that is fun to give. We can give time, we can give our expertise, we can give our love or simply give a smile. What does that cost? The point is, none of us can ever run out of something worthwhile to give.” 

― Steve Goodier

Explore opportunities to give back in an international setting with API here. You can commit to a minimum of 2-weeks, individually or as an addition to your study abroad experience. For more details, call the API office at 800-844-4124, or email us at


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