Cultural Connections: Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro

In this post of API’s “Cultural Connections” series, we take a look at the history and traditions of Rio’s famous Carnaval celebrations! Mention the city of Rio de Janeiro to anyone, and they can probably tell you one thing about it: it’s the home of vivid and frenetic Carnaval celebrations each year. Quick history lesson: […]

Cultural Connections: The Holiday Season

In this installment of API’s “Cultural Connections” series, we take a look at winter holiday celebrations. People choose to celebrate the holidays in all sorts of ways. In this post, we take a closer look at some of the main celebrations and their history — as well as some unique traditions.  This great infographic from […]

Cultural Connections: Día de los Muertos

 In this installment of API’s “Cultural Connections” series, we take a look back at a post from one of last fall’s participants in API’s Teach in Mexico program. A few weeks ago, Mexico celebrated Día de los Muertos, a festival that honors the dead. One of our teachers was there for the festivities and shared these […]

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 […]

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