Students who are interested in studying abroad in Buenos Aires with Argentine students will start the semester with an intensive Spanish language and culture course (4 credits). This course was designed to help visiting international students to review grammatical concepts, perfect their writing and gain a more in-depth view of Argentine life and culture. During the standard semester, students will complete their classes with local Argentine students. If preferred, students may instead select from a limited number of courses that are designed for visiting international students. All courses are generally equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credits, and students typically select 2-3 courses to complete during the semester.
Founded in the 1500s by Spanish conquistadores, Buenos Aires has evolved into a thriving, cosmopolitan city with more than 6 million inhabitants within the city limits and another 6 million in the surrounding areas. Known for its vibrant nightlife, where tango thrives in tangueras, milongas and cultural centers, Buenos Aires offers a dazzling array of learning opportunities, cultural events and social attractions. The seat of the national government, Buenos Aires presents a unique opportunity to analyze the politics and history of this complex and fascinating country. Universities, museums, theatres, shopping districts, and restaurants abound in this metropolis, described by many as the Paris of Latin America.
Caparrapí, Yacopí, Cundinamarca, Colombia
API is working together with Colombia’s Ministry of Education (MEN) and a Colombian public institution, National Service of Learning (SENA), to provide conversational English training in job training centers and schools. English training is an important step to help locals succeed in school, find better jobs, and improve communication in the global market. Placements are available to teach conversational English in one of two ways: co-teach with a local Colombian teacher in 9-11th grade public school classrooms or at adult vocational training centers. Participants are required to teach 20-25 classroom hours and put in an additional 15-20 hours of classroom prep, grading, office hours, and staff meetings per week.
Students in this program select a combination of French language and cultural electives, and have the option of taking cultural electives in English.