Participant Profile: Patrick

Participant Profile: Patrick Dowd, 22, Co-teacher in Colombia Meet Patrick, who has been teaching to 9th through 11th grade public school students in Monteria, Colombia since July 2017. Monteria is a medium-sized city near the Caribbean coast, where Patrick has been immersed in an environment quite different from what he has known in the US. Having […]

Teacher Connections: Alexander in Colombia

We checked in on Alexander, who arrived in Colombia to co-teach English at the start of July, to hear about his first impressions of the culture he is immersed in. Alexander was a member of the third group of teachers API sent off to Colombia this year to finish off the 2017 academic year. There […]

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 Teach in Colombia Participant Profile: Jennah

Meet Jennah, who has been teaching in a public school in Colombia since February Age: 23 Hometown: North Attleboro, MA, USA     College/Major: Brandeis University –Health (Science, Society, Policy) & International/Global Studies major Hobbies/Interests: Yoga, reading, walking my dog, working out, spending time with friends and family, traveling. Favorite place you’ve visited: Arica, Chile […]

Teacher Connections: Staying On

In this post from API’s “Teacher Connections” series, Cordelia, a current teacher in Colombia, writes about her time abroad. Life can be overwhelming, right? This past spring in the U.S. was quite a challenge for me, personally and professionally. After graduating university over a year ago, I had wanted to travel again (after living in […]

API Teach in Colombia program is filling up fast for 2017

The Teach in Colombia program continues to grow in size and popularity, and API is excited to contribute to the health and success of this program by sending teachers each year. We truly value the Colombian government’s mission of increasing English proficiency levels among both local student and teacher populations, and the feedback we get […]

Teacher Connections: Taking Care Of You

In this post from API’s “Teacher Connections” series, Tyler, a current teacher in Colombia and API study abroad alum, talks about the importance of self-care. Note from API – Tyler studied Psychology at Southern Oregon University before going on to work as a Mentor in a residential behavioral and addiction treatment program. During his college […]

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