Cultural Connections: Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro

In this post of API’s “Cultural Connections” series, we take a look at the history and traditions of Rio’s famous Carnaval celebrations! Mention the city of Rio de Janeiro to anyone, and they can probably tell you one thing about it: it’s the home of vivid and frenetic Carnaval celebrations each year. Quick history lesson: […]

Volunteer Add-on Programs!

Expand your Study Abroad Experience with Volunteer Add-on Programs! Are you studying abroad with API in Latin America this fall or next spring or summer? If so, you should consider adding one of our Volunteer programs to your session! Take advantage of your time abroad to expand your experience, give back to a local community, […]

Brazil Welcomes the World!

If you’ve ever thought about volunteering in Brazil, this summer is the perfect time! To ease the way for tourism related to the summer Olympics, the Brazilian government has waived the usual tourist visa requirement for citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, and the US who wish to visit Brazil. If you go to Brazil for tourism purposes between […]

Summer Art Programs

Even though it may not feel like it for many around the country, summer program deadlines are not that far away (nor is summer itself)! For those looking for a summer art program abroad, API offers the following options: For more art fun, follow API’s Art Abroad Pinterest Board. College Study Abroad Programs API offers […]

Happy Earth Day! Details on API’s Spring Carbon Offset Project

Excellent work to the many API students who elected to make meaningful reductions in carbon dioxide through API’s carbon offset program! In partnership with our offset provider, Carbon Clear, API students invested in a unique project that creates reductions in carbon offests in Brazil. These reductions offset emissions that result from air travel by API […]

FAQs About Internships Abroad

By Founder Emlyn Lee Happy Fall! This is probably my favorite time of year… the cooler weather, the foliage changing, pumpkin patch picking, and football season. Heck, even for the non-football fans, like me, you can’t beat running errands and not waiting in line during game weekends! But one of my most appreciative part of […]

Argentina Excursion: Iguazú Falls

Iguazú Falls is one of the favorite excursions of our Argentina students! Curious to learn more about this natural wonder? If so, read on! (= The name “Iguazú,” coming from the language of the Guarani people who inhabited the area, means “Big Water.” Declared a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO, cascades that make up […]