We invite you to study abroad with API in Costa Rica at the Instituto San Joaquín de Flores. This unique program offers unparalleled insight into the biodiversity of Costa Rica and the country’s efforts to promote sustainability. You will experience firsthand the beauty of Costa Rica’s flora and fauna by traveling throughout the country. This program also includes a 4-week credit-bearing internship placement.
Explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica, earn valuable academic credit, and learn more about biodiversity, sustainability and conservation while living in one of the world's most environmentally friendly and ecologically focused nations!
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 students with a minimum of one year of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
- 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.
- Partner scholarship available (up to $2,500!)