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 […]

API Staff Profile- Brittany

 Meet Brittany, API’s Senior Experiential Program Manager. She works with Teach, Work, and Volunteer programs in Latin America, as well as with Internships in Latin America, Ireland, and the UK I’ve loved experiencing other countries and cultures almost as long as I can remember. Both of my parents traveled internationally during college, and I grew […]

API Staff Profile- Octavia

Meet Octavia, API’s Experiential Program Coordinator. She works with Teach, Work, and Volunteer programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific, as well as with Internships in Asia, Spain, and the South Pacific. “I can’t really put a finger on when I first became obsessed with travel but I will share what personally fuels […]

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 […]

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: […]