New Summer Service-Learning Programs in Latin America!

API is excited to announce that we will begin offering service-learning programs in Latin America in the summer of 2017.  Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to contribute to a local community abroad, while also earning academic credit, living with a host family, immersing yourself in the culture, and practicing your Spanish! Key details: Travel […]

New! Summer Service-Learning Programs in Costa Rica & Ecuador

We are thrilled to introduce two new study abroad opportunities designed for the service-minded student offered in both Costa Rica and Ecuador!  Students who choose to participate in the Service-Learning program with API will divide their time between volunteering at local projects and completing online coursework. Students will learn by doing and reflecting on their […]

New Gap Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica

API is pleased to offer a new gap semester study abroad program in Costa Rica! Located in the town of San Joaquín de Flores, this new gap program in Sustainability and Environmental Studies offers students the opportunity to explore the biodiversity of Costa Rica while improving their Spanish language skills. Through coursework and extensive field trips, […]

Teacher Connections: Daily Life in Costa Rica

In this post from API’s “Teacher Connections” series, Casey W., a current teacher in Costa Rica, shares some details about a typical day abroad. As my second month in Costa Rica is in full swing, I find it important to reflect upon my experience volunteering at Escuela D.A. As a recent graduate with my degree […]

API Study Abroad Program Highlight – Health in Latin America

One of API’s core values is to offer high-quality international programs in diverse locations that appeal to a wide variety of student interests and majors. Students have found that some majors can be more challenging than others when searching for options abroad; one example being health studies. Thankfully, we have partnered with several outstanding universities and academic […]

API Safety Update – Turrialba Volcano

Yesterday, September 19th, Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano (located approximately 45 minutes from San José) erupted several times, spewing ash into the sky. The airport in San José has been temporarily closed in order to clean the runways of ash. Our Resident Directors have confirmed that all students are safe and accounted for, and the Costa […]

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, […]