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Study Abroad “Plus” Volunteer Add-On

In addition to our portfolio of standalone teach, work, and volunteer programs, API also offers students the option to extend their experience abroad and complete volunteer service after their coursework ends.  Volunteer add-ons can be a great way to deepen your understanding of the host culture and engage further with your host community (if you stay in your same host city), or to experience a new host country and culture with API support (if you elect to volunteer in another location).

We encourage you to consult the links below for site-specific info. For details about how to apply, click here.  Interested students are encouraged to apply to volunteer before they go abroad to study or once on-site (at least a minimum of 12 weeks prior to their study abroad program’s official end date). All API alumni will receive 5% off the program cost.

ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires
  • Cost – Starting at $1,190
  • Duration – minimum 2 weeks
  • Placements – Administration, child care, coaching, construction/maintenance, medical/health/nutrition, social justice, teaching/tutoring
  • Special Requirements  – 18+, some placements require intermediate Spanish language ability
  • For more information about volunteering in this site, click here.

BRAZIL

Curitiba, Florianópolis, Rio de Janeiro
  • Cost – Starting at $1,315
  • Duration – minimum 2 weeks
  • Placements – Child care, environment/ecology, teaching/tutoring, wildlife conservation/rescue
  • Special Requirements  – 21+, tourist visa
  • For more information about volunteering in this site, click here.

CHILE

Santiago, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar
  • Cost – Starting at $1,380
  • Duration – minimum 2 weeks
  • Placements – Child care, coaching (surfing), reforestation/environmental education,  youth empowerment, social justice, NGO administration, teaching/tutoring
  • Special Requirements  – 18-10, some placements require intermediate Spanish language ability
  • For more information about volunteering in this site, click here.

CHINA

Fen Yan, Gongcheng (near Yangshou/Guilin)
  • Cost – Starting at $850
  • Duration – minimum 2 weeks
  • Placements – Child care, language study, teaching/tutoring
  • Special Requirements  – 21+
  • For more information about volunteering in this site, click here.

COSTA RICA

San José, rural placements
  • Cost – Starting at $1,350
  • Duration – minimum 2 weeks
  • Placements – Child care, sustainable farming, environment/ecology, social justice, education
  • Special Requirements  – 18+
  • For more information about volunteering in this site, click here.

ECUADOR

Amazon, Galapagos, Quito, and various other locations throughout Ecuador
  • Cost – Starting at $1,350
  • Duration – minimum 2 weeks
  • Placements – child care, social services, environment/ecology, education, wildlife conservation
  • Special Requirements  – 18+
  • For more information about volunteering in this site, click here.

GUATEMALA

Antigua
  • Cost – Starting at $1,290
  • Duration – minimum 2 weeks
  • Placements – child care, coaching, construction/maintenance, environment/ecology, medical/health/nutrition, social justice, teaching/tutoring
  • Special Requirements  – 21+
  • For more information about volunteering in this site, click here.

GERMANY

Berlin
  • Cost – Starting at $1,880
  • Duration – minimum 2 weeks
  • Placements – Child care, coaching, social justice, teaching/tutoring
  • Special Requirements  – 18+, high-beginner German language ability
  • For more information about volunteering in this site, click here.