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This program combines academics, service-learning, and cultural immersion to provide students with the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of human rights, analyze challenges to environmental sustainability, and understand human development in greater complexity. Social justice, sustainability, gender issues, social cohesion, the dichotomy of exclusion and inclusion, as well as the relationship between Latin America and the United States, are just some of the many themes of development explored in this program. The analysis of case studies and hands-on engagement with the local community are features of this program.

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Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • No previous knowledge of Spanish is required, but one semester is recommended
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 15 semester credits

This program combines academics, service-learning, and cultural immersion to provide students with the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of human rights, analyze challenges to environmental sustainability, and understand human development in greater complexity. Social justice, sustainability, gender issues, social cohesion, the dichotomy of exclusion and inclusion, as well as the relationship between Latin America and the United States, are just some of the many themes of development explored in this program. The analysis of case studies and hands-on engagement with the local community are features of this program.

The program features two core courses that all students will complete. “Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development” is a service-learning course in which students participate in community-based volunteer work followed by guided reflection sessions to properly contextualize their experiences. Additionally, students will complete a Spanish language course to further develop their language skills. Though all courses other than the language class are taught in English, students can choose to progressively incorporate Spanish into their coursework. Students may elect to complete readings in Spanish and submit all papers and other projects in Spanish as well. Coursework in Spanish will also be available if a minimum number of participants are interested in this option. These features give this program a bilingual character which, combined with living with local families and numerous field trips to sites throughout the country and to Nicaragua, provide students with an excellent opportunity for linguistic and cultural immersion.

Teaching for the standard, semester program takes place at the Universidad Latina in Lourdes de Montes de Oca (San José), both a business and residential area to the northeast of downtown San José. Universidad Latina de Costa Rica is the country’s largest private higher institution of learning. With a student body of 16,000, the university features a very modern infrastructure, including libraries, bookstores, copy shops, coffee shops and a food court.

ACADEMIC FIELD TRIPS

To illustrate and better understand the subject of study, students benefit from several field trips where they can observe such varied activities as nature tourism, applied biological research, wildlife management and other examples of sustainable human development at work.

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts are issued jointly by the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica and the International Center for Development Studies (ICDS). Universidad Latina is accredited by the National Council of Higher Education, National Accreditation System for Higher Education (SINAES) and Red Iberoamericana para la Acreditación de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (RIACES). Universidad Latina also is a Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for project management education programs.

Courses

COURSE OFFERINGS

All students will complete the equivalent of fifteen (15) U.S. semester credits during the program. All fall and spring semester students will complete the two required courses: Spanish Langauge, and Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development: A Service-Learning Course.

Students will then select three of the elective course options. Some courses may enroll local Costa Rican students, in addition to your fellow American peers. A minimum enrollment of six students is required to offer any elective course listed below.

CREDIT INFORMATION

The International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) issues credit according to the American system; the majority of courses are equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits. Some language courses meet for a total of 60 contact hours and are equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits.

Spanish Language (Basico 1)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

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Spanish Language (Basico 2)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Intermedio 1)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Intermedio 2)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Avanzado - Oral Communication)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Avanzado - Grammar & Composition)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development: A Service-Learning Course

This is a course based on service learning as a pedagogic methodology that prepares college graduates to be active, informed global citizens. This is a credit-bearing educational experience that provides students with the opportunity to participate in community work complemented with reflection spaces that open the possibility of making the proper connections with personal values and course contents: social justice, intercultural understanding, sustainability, global citizenship and civic responsibility. The community work takes places in the context of local human development processes, mainly in urban Costa Rica.

View Syllabus

Current Environmental Issues in Latin America

This course enables students to understand the most relevant issues and challenges of sustainability in Latin America. To this end, case studies and examples are used as a base for policy discussion. In addition, a practical approach to the environmental green, blue, gray and brown agendas and cross-cutting critical topics (energy, climate change, and land use systems) constitute the mainstay of the course. The course has been structured under the following three main headings: (a) context, important values, and principles; (b) threats and sources of threats; and (c) strategies to improve status.

View Syllabus

Democracy in Central America: An Ongoing Question

This course explores Latin American politics, economics, and society, both from a historical and contemporary perspective, with the idea of showing the links between an unstable past and an uncertain future, as well as their effects of this history on democracy. The course is focused on how the historical tendencies in Latin American nations have shaped the changing relations between the State, the economy, and society in an attempt to understand different challenges to the political order and democracy in Latin America. The Latin American region has an important historical relation with the United States and one section of the course will examine the political and economic relations between the United States and Latin American countries.

View Syllabus

Development in Latin America from a Gender Perspective

The aim of this course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the links between gender and development and to show how gender equality is both an end and a means of development work. The course focuses on the implications of gender and development theory for policy and practice, and the need to work on the creation of a more egalitarian society. The analysis is grounded in the Latin American context but looks into domestic approaches and policies as well as trends in the international arena, fundamental in today’s globalized environment.

View Syllabus

Human Rights in Latin America: A Critical Approach

This course is aimed at providing students with a profound understanding of the essence of human rights, both by analyzing the moral and political groundings, as well as the legal mechanisms in place for their protection at domestic and international levels. The relationship between human rights and human development is the main focus that guides the progression of the concepts studied. The first part of the course introduces students to the basic concepts of human rights, their philosophical foundations and historical evolution, including the generational approach. The International Bill of Human Rights is reviewed, and the legal and political implications of cultural relativism are discussed. Institutionalized mechanisms for human rights protection are studied, starting with national institutions (the Constitutional Court and the Ombudsman’s Office), moving on to the regional mechanisms (Inter-American Human Rights System), and concluding with the international system (that of the United Nations). The second part of the course focuses on some of the most vulnerable populations: women, children, indigenous peoples, and migrants. The specific human rights of these groups will be reviewed as well as current efforts to provide them with special protection.

View Syllabus

Latin America: A Mirror of Reality through Film

This interdisciplinary course seeks to review and analyze the complexity and richness of Latin American culture and history using films as a vehicle to facilitate students´ understanding. The films selected will provide social, historical and ideological frameworks to study the changes that have taken place in contemporary Latin America. The course will be a seminar, encouraging student participation and discussion.

View Syllabus

Rural and Urban Sustainable Development: Global and Local Perspectives

This course focuses on rural and urban development in Latin America. It highlights the most important characteristics of sustainable development and charts the evolution of urban and rural development policies and processes in the region. The course provides analytical tools for the students to understand some of the area’s success and failure stories in terms of sustainable development and their impacts on the environment and living conditions of local populations in rural and urban areas.

View Syllabus

Spanish Writing and Central American Literature

This literature-based course with a writing-intensive focus is designed for students with a high proficiency in Spanish language wishing to move toward fluency by studying the nuances of the Spanish language—including complex grammatical structures—and at the same time to strengthen their listening, reading, and writing skills by tackling complex topics. The course also provides the necessary tools to analyze literary texts by contemporary Central American authors.

View Syllabus

Sustainable Tourism and Local Development

Sustainable tourism refers to nature-based tourism involving education and understanding of the natural environment and its relationship to local communities, managed so as to be ecological, socially, and economically sustainable. The course is enriched by the experience of Costa Rica and other Latin American countries in tourism and ecotourism. The course will be given in a seminar form and is complemented by guest speakers, tutorials, and field trips that are designed to provide an overview of ecotourism.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Basico 1)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Basico 2)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Intermedio 1)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Intermedio 2)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Avanzado - Oral Communication)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Avanzado - Grammar & Composition)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development: A Service-Learning Course

This is a course based on service learning as a pedagogic methodology that prepares college graduates to be active, informed global citizens. This is a credit-bearing educational experience that provides students with the opportunity to participate in community work complemented with reflection spaces that open the possibility of making the proper connections with personal values and course contents: social justice, intercultural understanding, sustainability, global citizenship and civic responsibility. The community work takes places in the context of local human development processes, mainly in urban Costa Rica.

View Syllabus

Current Environmental Issues in Latin America

This course enables students to understand the most relevant issues and challenges of sustainability in Latin America. To this end, case studies and examples are used as a base for policy discussion. In addition, a practical approach to the environmental green, blue, gray and brown agendas and cross-cutting critical topics (energy, climate change, and land use systems) constitute the mainstay of the course. The course has been structured under the following three main headings: (a) context, important values, and principles; (b) threats and sources of threats; and (c) strategies to improve status.

View Syllabus

Democracy in Central America: An Ongoing Question

This course explores Latin American politics, economics, and society, both from a historical and contemporary perspective, with the idea of showing the links between an unstable past and an uncertain future, as well as their effects of this history on democracy. The course is focused on how the historical tendencies in Latin American nations have shaped the changing relations between the State, the economy, and society in an attempt to understand different challenges to the political order and democracy in Latin America. The Latin American region has an important historical relation with the United States and one section of the course will examine the political and economic relations between the United States and Latin American countries.

View Syllabus

Development in Latin America from a Gender Perspective

The aim of this course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the links between gender and development and to show how gender equality is both an end and a means of development work. The course focuses on the implications of gender and development theory for policy and practice, and the need to work on the creation of a more egalitarian society. The analysis is grounded in the Latin American context but looks into domestic approaches and policies as well as trends in the international arena, fundamental in today’s globalized environment.

View Syllabus

Human Rights in Latin America: A Critical Approach

This course is aimed at providing students with a profound understanding of the essence of human rights, both by analyzing the moral and political groundings, as well as the legal mechanisms in place for their protection at domestic and international levels. The relationship between human rights and human development is the main focus that guides the progression of the concepts studied. The first part of the course introduces students to the basic concepts of human rights, their philosophical foundations and historical evolution, including the generational approach. The International Bill of Human Rights is reviewed, and the legal and political implications of cultural relativism are discussed. Institutionalized mechanisms for human rights protection are studied, starting with national institutions (the Constitutional Court and the Ombudsman’s Office), moving on to the regional mechanisms (Inter-American Human Rights System), and concluding with the international system (that of the United Nations). The second part of the course focuses on some of the most vulnerable populations: women, children, indigenous peoples, and migrants. The specific human rights of these groups will be reviewed as well as current efforts to provide them with special protection.

View Syllabus

Latin America: A Mirror of Reality through Film

This interdisciplinary course seeks to review and analyze the complexity and richness of Latin American culture and history using films as a vehicle to facilitate students´ understanding. The films selected will provide social, historical and ideological frameworks to study the changes that have taken place in contemporary Latin America. The course will be a seminar, encouraging student participation and discussion.

View Syllabus

Rural and Urban Sustainable Development: Global and Local Perspectives

This course focuses on rural and urban development in Latin America. It highlights the most important characteristics of sustainable development and charts the evolution of urban and rural development policies and processes in the region. The course provides analytical tools for the students to understand some of the area’s success and failure stories in terms of sustainable development and their impacts on the environment and living conditions of local populations in rural and urban areas.

View Syllabus

Spanish Writing and Central American Literature

This literature-based course with a writing-intensive focus is designed for students with a high proficiency in Spanish language wishing to move toward fluency by studying the nuances of the Spanish language—including complex grammatical structures—and at the same time to strengthen their listening, reading, and writing skills by tackling complex topics. The course also provides the necessary tools to analyze literary texts by contemporary Central American authors.

View Syllabus

Sustainable Tourism and Local Development

Sustainable tourism refers to nature-based tourism involving education and understanding of the natural environment and its relationship to local communities, managed so as to be ecological, socially, and economically sustainable. The course is enriched by the experience of Costa Rica and other Latin American countries in tourism and ecotourism. The course will be given in a seminar form and is complemented by guest speakers, tutorials, and field trips that are designed to provide an overview of ecotourism.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Basico 1)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Basico 2)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Intermedio 1)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Intermedio 2)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Avanzado - Oral Communication)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Spanish Language (Avanzado - Grammar & Composition)

Offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the Spanish language course teaches students to effectively communicate orally and in writing. A Spanish placement test will be given at the beginning of the program to determine the student’s level of proficiency. Classes are offered at all levels of Spanish proficiency and are small in size.

View Syllabus

Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development: A Service-Learning Course

This is a course based on service learning as a pedagogic methodology that prepares college graduates to be active, informed global citizens. This is a credit-bearing educational experience that provides students with the opportunity to participate in community work complemented with reflection spaces that open the possibility of making the proper connections with personal values and course contents: social justice, intercultural understanding, sustainability, global citizenship and civic responsibility. The community work takes places in the context of local human development processes, mainly in urban Costa Rica.

View Syllabus

Current Environmental Issues in Latin America

This course enables students to understand the most relevant issues and challenges of sustainability in Latin America. To this end, case studies and examples are used as a base for policy discussion. In addition, a practical approach to the environmental green, blue, gray and brown agendas and cross-cutting critical topics (energy, climate change, and land use systems) constitute the mainstay of the course. The course has been structured under the following three main headings: (a) context, important values, and principles; (b) threats and sources of threats; and (c) strategies to improve status.

View Syllabus

Democracy in Central America: An Ongoing Question

This course explores Latin American politics, economics, and society, both from a historical and contemporary perspective, with the idea of showing the links between an unstable past and an uncertain future, as well as their effects of this history on democracy. The course is focused on how the historical tendencies in Latin American nations have shaped the changing relations between the State, the economy, and society in an attempt to understand different challenges to the political order and democracy in Latin America. The Latin American region has an important historical relation with the United States and one section of the course will examine the political and economic relations between the United States and Latin American countries.

View Syllabus

Development in Latin America from a Gender Perspective

The aim of this course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the links between gender and development and to show how gender equality is both an end and a means of development work. The course focuses on the implications of gender and development theory for policy and practice, and the need to work on the creation of a more egalitarian society. The analysis is grounded in the Latin American context but looks into domestic approaches and policies as well as trends in the international arena, fundamental in today’s globalized environment.

View Syllabus

Human Rights in Latin America: A Critical Approach

This course is aimed at providing students with a profound understanding of the essence of human rights, both by analyzing the moral and political groundings, as well as the legal mechanisms in place for their protection at domestic and international levels. The relationship between human rights and human development is the main focus that guides the progression of the concepts studied. The first part of the course introduces students to the basic concepts of human rights, their philosophical foundations and historical evolution, including the generational approach. The International Bill of Human Rights is reviewed, and the legal and political implications of cultural relativism are discussed. Institutionalized mechanisms for human rights protection are studied, starting with national institutions (the Constitutional Court and the Ombudsman’s Office), moving on to the regional mechanisms (Inter-American Human Rights System), and concluding with the international system (that of the United Nations). The second part of the course focuses on some of the most vulnerable populations: women, children, indigenous peoples, and migrants. The specific human rights of these groups will be reviewed as well as current efforts to provide them with special protection.

View Syllabus

Latin America: A Mirror of Reality through Film

This interdisciplinary course seeks to review and analyze the complexity and richness of Latin American culture and history using films as a vehicle to facilitate students´ understanding. The films selected will provide social, historical and ideological frameworks to study the changes that have taken place in contemporary Latin America. The course will be a seminar, encouraging student participation and discussion.

View Syllabus

Rural and Urban Sustainable Development: Global and Local Perspectives

This course focuses on rural and urban development in Latin America. It highlights the most important characteristics of sustainable development and charts the evolution of urban and rural development policies and processes in the region. The course provides analytical tools for the students to understand some of the area’s success and failure stories in terms of sustainable development and their impacts on the environment and living conditions of local populations in rural and urban areas.

View Syllabus

Spanish Writing and Central American Literature

This literature-based course with a writing-intensive focus is designed for students with a high proficiency in Spanish language wishing to move toward fluency by studying the nuances of the Spanish language—including complex grammatical structures—and at the same time to strengthen their listening, reading, and writing skills by tackling complex topics. The course also provides the necessary tools to analyze literary texts by contemporary Central American authors.

View Syllabus

Sustainable Tourism and Local Development

Sustainable tourism refers to nature-based tourism involving education and understanding of the natural environment and its relationship to local communities, managed so as to be ecological, socially, and economically sustainable. The course is enriched by the experience of Costa Rica and other Latin American countries in tourism and ecotourism. The course will be given in a seminar form and is complemented by guest speakers, tutorials, and field trips that are designed to provide an overview of ecotourism.

View Syllabus
Highlights
  • Classes taught in English and Spanish
  • Community service opportunities
  • International excursion

Faculty

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    Francy Orozco

    Francy Orozco will be your Resident Director in San Jose and a resource for you on-site.

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    Hannah Stack

    Hannah Stack will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - hannah.stack@apiabroad.com

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API San José programs. All excursions are subject to change.

ICDS students will also participate in one additional weekend excursion, in addition to several field trips and class site visits throughout the semester as part of their academic program.

  • Academic Field Trips

    To illustrate and better understand the subject of study, students benefit from several field trips where they will observe such varied activities as nature tourism, applied biological research, wildlife management and other examples of sustainable human development at work.

  • Granada

    During this international trip, students will absorb the Nicaraguan culture by trying the typical foods and interacting with the locals. Students will also learn about the local history by visiting Granada city and islands – Masaya and San Juan del Sur.

    Depending on the term, students will either participate in this excursion or one to Panama.
  • Pacuare-Tortuguero

    Students enjoy a nature field trip to Costa Rica’s North-Atlantic region to visit the Pacuare and Tortuguero areas. The trip is complemented by community work as students contribute to the improvement of the community –previous projects have included restoration of school paths, improving the facilities of the local school, and assisting local wild-life conservation organizations.

  • Arenal & Fortuna

    Arenal Volcano National Park is located in central Costa Rica. The park is surrounded by rainforests and cloud forests with waterfalls and hot springs (heated by the volcano) nearby.

  • Academic Field Trips

    To illustrate and better understand the subject of study, students benefit from several field trips where they will observe such varied activities as nature tourism, applied biological research, wildlife management and other examples of sustainable human development at work.

  • Granada

    During this international trip, students will absorb the Nicaraguan culture by trying the typical foods and interacting with the locals. Students will also learn about the local history by visiting Granada city and islands – Masaya and San Juan del Sur.

    Depending on the term, students will either participate in this excursion or one to Panama.
  • Pacuare-Tortuguero

    Students enjoy a nature field trip to Costa Rica’s North-Atlantic region to visit the Pacuare and Tortuguero areas. The trip is complemented by community work as students contribute to the improvement of the community –previous projects have included restoration of school paths, improving the facilities of the local school, and assisting local wild-life conservation organizations.

  • Montezuma

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Students participating in a semester program with the International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) have the option to live either with a host family or in a new student residence as part of the standard program fee. Within the residence, all students have their own bedroom and bathroom within a larger suite of rooms that includes a kitchen (shared among a total of 3-4 residents). These suite-style accommodations may be shared with students outside of API. Students who prefer an efficiency-style suite (i.e., not shared) may do so for an additional fee. Unlike the host family placements, students selecting the student residence are not provided with meals as part of the program fee. API can recommend local restaurants with modestly priced breakfast and dinner options for students who do not wish to prepare all of their meals.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Aug 21, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019 $15,480 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Spring Jan, 2020 - Apr, 2020 $15,480 Oct 20, 2019 Nov 15, 2019
Spring Apr 20, 2019 $15,480 Oct 20, 2018 Nov 15, 2018