We invite you to spend your summer with API in charming San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica! This immersive program focuses on intensive Spanish language and Latin American culture for students at the intermediate level of Spanish and higher. Courses are held on the serene and tropical campus of the Instituto San Joaquín de Flores.
Enhance your language skills, earn valuable academic credit, experience the warm and friendly hospitality of the Costa Rican people, and explore all this beautiful country has to offer!
Pre Departure Services
Orientation Materials and Resources
Access to International Phone Plans
API Alumni Network
On Site Services
Medical and Life Insurance
Social and Cultural Activities
Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
Housing (including meals and laundry)
Language and Culture Tools
Re-Entry Materials and Support
Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program
- Minimum 2.7 G.P.A.
- Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Open to intermediate, advanced, and superior-level Spanish speakers
- Completed API application
- University Approval Form
- Official transcript
- Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents
- Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are encouraged to contact API prior to applying for more specific information about entry requirements.