API Safety Update – Turrialba Volcano

API directors in Costa Rica alerted us early on Sunday, May 22 that the Turrialba Volcano was becoming active, emitting ash and gas, but no lava or explosions were reported. They have confirmed that all students are safe and accounted for, and there are no major warnings at this time. We will provide updates as […]

Get to know the API family – Interview with Dr. Jorge Nowalski (ICDS), part 2

From time to time we like to shine a light on members of the extended “API family” – including partners at U.S. and international universities. In this edition of the API partner profile series we speak with Dr. Jorge Nowalski, President and Academic Director at the International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) in San José, Costa […]

ICDS professor on the value of study abroad

From time to time we like to shine a light on members of the extended “API family” – including partners at U.S. and international universities. In this edition of the API partner profile series we speak with Luis Guillermo Sandoval, Professor, Psychologist, and Counselor at the International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) in San José, Costa Rica. API […]

Get to know the API family – Interview with Dr. Jorge Nowalski (ICDS), part 1

From time to time we like to shine a light on members of the extended “API family” – including partners at U.S. and international universities. In this edition of the API partner profile series we speak with Dr. Jorge Nowalski, President and Academic Director at the International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) in San José, Costa […]

New Sustainability and Food Security Option in Costa Rica

API is excited to announce a new option to our dynamic Development Studies in Latin America Program in San José, Costa Rica! Semester students who wish to earn an additional 3 credits by completing a course regarding sustainability and food security are encouraged to apply to the early start program. The course is offered in collaboration with […]

School Stuff

Well, it has now been two full weeks that I have been out of the States, as I am residing in Costa Rica for the next 3 months! I am attending Universidad Veritas, a private arts university in the Zapoté area of San José (the neighborhood I am living in). The University’s main programs are […]

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 […]