Spotlight: Service Learning in Costa Rica

Hola! My name is Emily Nagle and I work in the Institutional Relations division at API. One of the best parts about this job is that occasionally, in order to learn more about the API programs, we get to travel internationally and visit the sites firsthand. This spring, I had the chance to explore API’s […]

API Safety Update- Storms In Costa Rica

API is aware of and monitoring current storms in Costa Rica. API’s on-site director is closely monitoring the situation. All students in the area are safe and accounted for. Students have been asked not to travel outside of San Jose this weekend due to the severity of the weather and the intermittent disruption of electricity […]

My Costa Rican Morning

This post comes from Emily De Jong who is from Hamilton College and is a Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology and Hispanic Studies Major. Emily is currently studying in San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica.  The bright light streams in from the window near my bed. The screeches of the lizards, barking of dogs, and chirps of […]

ICDS: What is “Gallo Pinto?” Part 1

This post comes to us from our partner institution in San Jose, Costa Rica: ICDS (International Center for Development Studies) that you can learn about here: https://www.apistudyabroad.com/programs/costa-rica/san-jose/ Studying Abroad is an opportunity to acquire knowledge, challenge yourself, expand your cultural and personal boundaries, and gain academic experience. But…what about the food? Food is actually quite […]

Meet the Summer ’17 Blog Team!

Each semester the API blog features a crew of thoughtful, hardworking and passionate bloggers. The team will share their abroad experience via writing, videography, photography… a mix of expressive mediums to tell their API story; presenting an opportunity to explore right alongside our students! Meet the Summer 2017 blogger crew: Emily De Jong from Hamilton College, Biochemistry/ […]

Why Costa Rica

This post comes to us from our partner institution in San Jose, Costa Rica: ICDS (International Center for Development Studies) that you can learn about here: https://www.apistudyabroad.com/programs/costa-rica/san-jose/ Once you have made up your mind to Study Abroad, and are planning for an experience that will enrich your personal and academic life, there is a key […]

ICDS: Costa Rica & Host Families

This post comes to us from our partner institution in San Jose, Costa Rica: ICDS (International Center for Development Studies) that you can learn about here: https://www.apistudyabroad.com/programs/costa-rica/san-jose/ Participating in ICDS programs gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to live with a host family in Costa Rica and experience cultural immersion. How to decide […]

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