Reflections from the Rich Coast

Spending the last 6 weeks in Costa Rica has been quite an experience. I have learned a lot about their culture, I have met some awesome people, I have seen some really cool places and I have tried some amazing food. Below are reflections from my time here. Some things I probably will not miss […]

Sickness, Hormigas & Beaches

I write this blog post from the comfort of my host mamá tica’s house. Well, much more comfortable now than I was this weekend. Right when I was beginning to think I might make it through this study abroad adventure without becoming sick, I was fortunate enough to experience the consequences of some food I […]

Life In Costa Rica

Hola! I’ve been in Costa Rica for about 12 days now. It feels like I have been here much longer though. I think that’s partly because I have seen so many new and different places in such a short period. I have explored San Jose (the capital), San Joaquin, Heredia, Cartago (Costa Rica’s first capital), […]

Fall and summer Costa Rica study abroad prices reduced!

We are happy to announce that the fall and summer Costa Rica study abroad prices have been reduced for our programs at the International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) in San José, Costa Rica. The fall 2015 Development Studies in Latin America program price has been lowered nearly $1,000 to $13,650, while the summer 2015 Spanish and […]

API Costa Rica 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 Costa Rica Resident Director Esteban López. To read the full article, visit the OSU Abroad […]

API Safety Update – Costa Rica Volcano

The Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica has erupted several times in the last two days, spewing forth quite a bit of ash and dust, and temporarily closing the airport in the capital of San José.  The air quality where API students are located is better than in the area around the volcano, and our local […]

Escape the cold and volunteer abroad somewhere warm!

With much of the U.S. still firmly within winter’s grasp, it seems like spring is a LONG ways off. If you’re sick and tired of the cold and looking for an opportunity to do something meaningful with your free time, why not escape to a warmer locale during your spring break on a volunteer abroad program with […]