API Safety Update – Colombia Mudslides

Following torrential rainfall this weekend, devastating mudslides in the southern province of Putumayo, Colombia resulted in the deaths of more than 200 people, with many locals missing and hundreds injured. API’s Teach in Colombia program participants are all placed in cities in central and northern Colombia, and we have no reason to believe they are […]

API Safety Update: Attack at London Houses of Parliament

API has confirmed the safety of API England staff and students currently studying or interning with API in London, following the tragic attack outside the British Houses of Parliament today that resulted in multiple casualties. All API students have been advised to avoid the area, to monitor local media, and to adhere to safety and security […]

API Safety Update- Berlin

Earlier today a truck plowed through a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, resulting in multiple casualties. The API Berlin program concluded on Friday, December 16, and none of our Berlin students indicated they planned to remain in the city after the end of the program. No API students studying in other sites in Europe this […]

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 […]

API Safety Update – Brussels Attacks

API is aware of the terrorist attacks that have occurred today in Brussels. Our European on-site directors have reached out to all students who notified API of independent plans to travel to the city. The API students who are currently in Brussels have contacted their families, and we have advised them to shelter in place […]

Paris Attacks – Looking Back and Moving Forward

It has just been over a week since the tragic events unfolded in Paris. The world has been shocked and saddened by the loss of innocent lives, and leaders across the globe remain concerned about the potential for additional attacks. Intense controversy and debate has arisen over the best way to decrease the risk of terrorist plots. In […]

API Safety Update – Bangkok Bombing

API was deeply saddened to learn about a recent bombing attack in Bangkok, Thailand in which dozens of people were injured and several were killed. No API volunteer or teacher participants were in the area, and all are safe and accounted for. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims.