Teacher Connections: Live

In this post from API’s “Teacher Connections” series, Casey, a current teacher in Colombia, shares his personal story. Hello all, my name is Casey and I have been living in Colombia for close to 4 months. My story is a little different, but I will start it like this. I was an orphan of Colombian […]

Meet API Teach Abroad Participant: Beto

In this participant profile, we feature Beto; currently teaching abroad in Colombia: Name: Beto Age: 34 Hometown: Olympia, WA, USA College/Major: The Evergreen State College – Cultural Studies Hobbies/Interests: I love to read and write. I spend my free with family and friends cooking dinners and going out for coffee and conversation. I like to […]

Teacher Connections: Colombian Food

In this first post of API’s new “Teacher Connections” series, Tyler, an API study abroad alum and current teacher in Colombia, gives us some insider info on popular local cuisine. Over the last two months, I’ve learned a lot about Colombia. From their numerous dances that make me look like I have two left feet, […]

Summer 2016 #ispyapi Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Summer 2016 #iSpyAPI contest! We asked our summer 2016 students abroad to tag their favorite abroad photos with #iSpyAPI. After reviewing many great student photos, we have selected our group of winners! We’ll be sharing the winners and some of our favorite #iSpyAPI photo submissions on social media in the coming weeks so be sure […]

Cultural Connections: Progress Towards Peace in Colombia

In this first post of API’s new “Cultural Connections” series, we take a look at recent progress in the Colombian peace process: API has been involved in sending English teachers to Colombia for the past few years, and during that time we’ve watched political developments in the country with great interest. Last Wednesday, we witnessed […]

Take it easy like a costeño – my Colombia teaching story

I recently graduated from university with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Like most recent college graduates, I was absolutely clueless about where my career path would take me. When my Spanish professor introduced me to API’s teach abroad program, I knew this was a great step for me to take during my gap year. […]

Off to Colombia

I got lucky. I got really lucky. During my senior year at Southern Oregon University, I was able to study abroad at Universidad Veritas in Costa Rica through Academic Programs International. After spending a semester steeping in the pura vida ethos of Costa Rica, I returned to the U.S., graduated with a B.S. in Psychology, and landed […]