Alumni Connections: Carolyn

Either during summer break, after graduation, or mid-career, there are a variety of API Volunteer placements in Guatemala to explore, depending on your interests and skills. After graduation, Carolyn chose to spend two weeks volunteering in Antigua, Guatemala as a teacher’s assistant. Read on to learn about her first moments, memories in the classroom, and […]

Volunteer in Ecuador: What kinds of projects can I contribute to?

API offers many different volunteer projects in Ecuador to suit a range of interests and skillsets. Projects in areas such as social work, teaching, animal welfare, environment, sports, and development are among the most common volunteer options in Quito, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon, and other regions of the country. Take a peek into three […]

The Farmstay Experience in Australia and New Zealand

This opportunity enables people to live and work on a variety of organic properties in exchange for accommodation and meals for a minimum of 2 weeks. Help on the land and home for 4-6 hours a day on family-owned organic farms and learn aspects of organic growing, bio-dynamics and permaculture. If you want to have a hands-on experience, learn and […]

The three pillars of sustainable travel: environmental, economic, and socio-cultural

The three pillars of sustainable travel: environmental, economic, and socio-cultural API will soon see off a number of students and post-grads to teach and volunteer on our programs in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Guatemala, Colombia and Mexico this summer. It is important to be intentional in everything we do, and particularly when we’re abroad, we can’t […]

Earth Day: Green Volunteer Abroad Programs

In celebration of Earth Day 2017, we wanted to highlight a few of API’s “green” volunteer programs and initiatives around the world! Brazil – API partners with two nonprofits in Brazil who encourage actions on behalf of nature preservation, and in the best interests of quality of life for future generations. Through the conservation of […]

Graduating from high school? What are YOUR plans this summer?

API offers volunteer programs for folks of all ages. We do have programs available for recent high school graduates who are 18 years old and up! Will you or do you have a family member who will be graduating from high school soon? What are your plans for the summer? What do you hope to […]

API Staff Profile- Claire

Meet Claire, API’s Assistant Director of Teach, Work and Volunteer Programs. I actually come from a multicultural household, and did second grade in France, so I was put into a position that encouraged me to look at life through multiple cultural lenses from a very young age. I have always tended to create very diverse […]

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