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The dramatic and romantic appeal of Edinburgh is endless, set atop its volcanic crags with medieval cobblestoned streets, a majestic castle and a skyline of turrets, domes, and spires. It is easy to see where the inspiration for Harry Potter came from! The elegant Georgian facades of the New Town are a contrast to the winding, twisting alleys and hidden courtyards of the medieval Old Town. Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, is not just a historic city, it is also forward-looking, the seat of the Scottish Parliament and boasting a vibrant cultural scene of live music, performing arts, galleries and museums and plenty of buzz.

It is a great place for students, who make up 20% of the population and is home to one of the largest arts festivals in the world. Overlooked by the extinct volcano of Arthur’s Seat, sitting in the open parkland of Holyrood Park, Edinburgh is one of the greenest cities in the U.K. Come intern abroad in Edinburgh with API and see for yourself why this city is such a fantastic mix of creativity and entrepreneurialism!

“It was nice to be a part of API during my experience abroad because I felt that, even though I was living in a new city and country, I had a base there and was able to make friends immediately."

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U.S. Staff

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Laura Bahamonde

Laura will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

On-Site Staff

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Rachel Wellborn

Rachel will be your Resident Director in Leeds and will be a resource for you while you are in England!

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Heather Lees

Heather Lees will be your Resident Director in London and a resource for you on-site.

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Anna McCole

Anna McCole will be your Student Services Coordinator in England and a resource for you while you are abroad with us!