COVID-19 Program Updates
Due to global health & safety concerns and travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, API has decided to pause some of their upcoming programs temporarily and may be offering flexible booking options as well. Learn more about COVID-19 updates to stay tuned regarding program information.
Come explore San José with the bright urban center of a country filled with beautiful nature, kind people, and authentic cultural experiences!
API is proud to offer this unique study program at the International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) in San Jose, Costa Rica. Students will take courses in both English and Spanish with other American study abroad students on the campus of the Universidad Latina, Costa Rica’s largest private university. The campus is located northeast of downtown in an area of San José known as Lourdes de Montes de Oca. With its modern facilities, advanced equipment, and experienced and efficient staff, the Universidad Latina provides the perfect learning environment for the ICDS programs.
Students will also have the opportunity to live with a local host family and really immerse themselves in Latin American culture. API students may also serve as volunteers with a local organization.
API Scholarships and Financial Aid Information
API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.