Gallo Pinto: A ‘gringa’s’ attempt at making a Costa Rican traditional dish

By Riley Ellis, API San Joaquín de Flores Peer Mentor Riley is a junior at Colorado State University and studied with API during the spring 2010 term in the Spanish Language and Latin American Studies Program at the Instituto San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica. Riley also serves as a peer advisor in the study […]

Costa Rica Weather Update

As you may be aware, Costa Rica has been hit hard by excessive rain storms over the past few days, and many areas of the country have been drastically affected by landslides. Sadly, an entire community was literally buried by one of these landslides. Our thoughts go out to this and other affected communities across […]

San Joaquin, Costa Rica Excursion: Arenal Volcano National Park

One of the many excursions offered to our San Joaquin de Flores students is to Arenal Volcano National Park. Arenal Volcano National Park is located in the central mountainous region of Costa Rica, with elevations ranging from 3281 to 5436 feet. Surrounded by rainforests and cloud forests, the Arenal Volcano is a sight to see! […]

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