Rich in history and beauty, Cambodia offers a fascinating setting for summer service opportunities in Southeast Asia. Spend two days exploring the splendor of Angkor Wat and other famous ancient temples, and fulfill service hours through once-in-a lifetime experiences such as engaging with children in Cambodian village schools and monasteries. You will observe ancient Buddhist and Khmer traditions and learn about historical events that continue to impact the region. Through connecting with locals and observing the challenges faced by local communities, you will learn about the country’s painful past and current efforts to build a brighter future. You will be touched by the warmth of the Khmer people and come home with a greater understanding of an extraordinary part of the world.
Ages--16-18 year olds only, completing grades 9-12
Participants should be prepared to be physically active in very hot and humid climates
Housing: hotels and volunteer guesthouses; meals are included
API students will discover the wonders of Italy on this two-week art, language and culture program. Starting in Rome, students will visit many of Rome’s major sites, including St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums. Then, the group will travel to Tuscania to meet welcoming host families ready to prepare home-cooked Italian meals for students while they live in an idyllic medieval town to explore the creative arts of drawing and photography. Tuscania has been admired for centuries for its picturesque setting, fine culture and foods, and cobblestoned streets. Surrounded by medieval walls and guard towers, the town provides endless opportunities for authentic cultural immersion.
Students will spend mornings studying Italian language, photography* and sketching with the wonders and beauty of Italy as the backdrop for inspiration. In the afternoons and on weekends, students participate in experiential activities such as pottery workshops, cooking classes and urban treks, and will explore the pillars of Italian culture and history with visits to Florence and Venice.
Ages: 15-18 year olds only, completing grades 9-11
Language Level: No Italian language experience required
Housing: Local host families/hotels; Some meals and laundry are included; breakfast and dinner daily are included. Students are responsible for buying lunch.
International Internship Placements There are a number of international internship placements available to API participants.
For a summary of potential options, see the list below: Accounting and Finance Advertising, Communications and Journalism Architecture, Landscape, and Planning Arts and Design Business, Entrepreneurship, and Management Education Environmental Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism Law NGO Psychology and Social Science Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Sports Veterinary Science and Zoology And More! Didn’t see your area of interest listed? Don’t fret! Just contact us and let us know what you are looking for and we can let you know what the options might be.