API Safety Update – Valparaíso Student Protests

API was deeply saddened by the reports of the deaths of two Chilean youth during protests focusing on education reforms in Valparaíso, Chile; news outlets have reported that the victims were shot by a local man as the youth were spraying graffiti on the man’s property. All API students in the area are safe and […]

Isla Negra and Pomaire: Tierras de las Hermosas

Isla Negra, la casa del poet Famoso Pablo Neruda. Studying abroad with a program includes visiting famous and remarkable spots in your country of choice. Which is exactly what we did when we went to see the beautiful house of Pablo Neruda in Isla Negra. Pablo Neruda is a famous poet known across the world […]

It’s Time To Give Back

It has been three months since my landing in Chile and each day I become more entranced by its beauty, language and culture, and the people. Naturally, I want to give back to the place that has allowed me to experience a South American lifestyle, learn its language while tasting the traditional food and dancing […]

API Chile Resident Director profiled on Oregon State University blog

Our friends in the Office of Global Opportunities at Oregon State University have created a great new blog series profiling the resident directors at partner study abroad organizations, including API.  Below is a screenshot and excerpt from one recent interview with API Chile Resident Director Karla Jofré Maldonado. To read the full article, visit the OSU […]

Culture! Shock?

In a post from before, I wrote about the reason I decided to study in a Spanish speaking country and why I chose Chile and not Spain. I also wrote about living with a Chilean host family rather than living alone in an apartment. If you need a recap of my pre-departure thoughts, check it […]

Volunteer Abroad

My Story I headed to Chile for my study abroad escapade without a definite plan. My only expectation was that I was going to have grand adventures. What I didn’t expect was how much I was going fall in love with the country. At the time, I was searching for quests and stories to add […]

Queso y Camarón Empanada, Por Favor

It has been three weeks since my landing in Chile. I have quickly fallen in love with the culture, language, my incredible host family and the infamous Chilean shrimp empanadas. As most might know, South America is home to the crispy and flaky, fried or baked goodness known as the empanada. Being raised on the […]