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 […]

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), […]

API Spring 2015 Study Abroad Deadlines Extended – Part 2

The following programs with deadlines of October 15th have been extended to October 30th: 3 Cities, Italy (Tuscania, Rome, Venice) Semester Program (Lorenzo de’Medici: The Italian International Institute) Barcelona, Spain Language and Culture (University of Barcelona) Bilbao, Spain Business, International Relations, and Spanish Language (University of Deusto) Spanish Language and Culture (University of Deusto) Studio Arts (University […]

Costa Rica: Greatest Hits

It’s been a few days over three months now, and the curtain is closing on Act II of Allison’s Adventures in Costa Rica. The end is something strange and painful and nostalgic and sentimental. This past Sunday, I ventured out to San José by myself to see a theatrical production. Afterward, as I sat in […]

Que Dios Te Acompaña

The thing about studying abroad is that it’s filled with surprises. Oh, sure, you read up about the culture before leaving. You practice the language, you brace yourself for the worst that could happen, you mentally prepare yourself for the inevitable changes you’ll face. But there are some things you can never predict, and those […]