Join API for an exciting and immersive international gap experience in Valparaíso, Chile!
Participants can contribute to the local community through service projects with green initiatives and environmental awareness in the city, working with local non-profits, and teaching English through local community groups. Participants can also improve their Spanish language skills through the completion of a Spanish language and conversation course at a local language institute. One-month, two-month, and three-month placements are available.
This is a perfect opportunity to earn service hours between high school and the start of college!
Pre Departure Services
Orientation Materials and Resources
API Alumni Network
Advising and Support
On Site Services
Quality Housing (including meals and laundry)
Medical and Life Insurance
Social and Cultural Activities
Full-Time, On-site Resident Directors/Coordinators
Community Service Placements
Welcome and Farewell Group Events
Certificate Documenting Community Service Hours
Re-Entry Materials and Support
Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program
- Some placements may require participants to be 18 years old or older
- High school graduates only
- Must have completed a minimum of one year of high school Spanish (or the equivalent)
- Not required to have proof of university acceptance