Costa Rica Service-Learning Summer | API Study Abroad
Program Details

Highlights

  • Service-learning class taught in English

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Intake Interview
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2018
May 14, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018
$2,980
SUMMER 2 2018
Jul 2, 2018 - Aug 2, 2018
$3,880

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jul 5, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
SUMMER 2 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

3 semester credits
Students who choose to participate in the Service-Learning program in Costa Rica with API will divide their time between volunteering at local projects and completing online coursework. Students will learn by doing and by reflecting on their actions, all the while contributing to the long-term and strategic goals of a community partner abroad. Project areas involve working with children in schools or with children and the elderly in social aid projects, as well as working on a sustainable farm on the outskirts of San José. Students will serve abroad under the guidance of a local site supervisor and a U.S.-based faculty member or assessment coordinator.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from U.S. accredited Siena College upon completion of the program.

What’s Included

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
  • Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (including meals and laundry)
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Group Reflection Sessions
  • Language & Culture Tools
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (for supplemental fee)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Manager

Brittany Boehr is the San Joaquín de Flores Service-Learning Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Costa Rica.

Brittany Boehr

 

Resident Director

Esteban López is the San Joaquín de Flores Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Costa Rica.

Esteban