The mission of API is to transform lives by providing enriching academic and cross-cultural experiences that foster increased self-knowledge, cultural sensitivity and understanding of the global nature of our contemporary world.
API is committed to providing enriching study abroad opportunities to all students. API does not discriminate against any individual based on ethnicity, nationality, ancestry, race, sex, gender identity, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability in its admissions decisions, program activities or employment practices.
We believe that all individuals have the right to study abroad, but we also believe that individuals have a responsibility to understand the challenges that they might face abroad as a cultural outsider. Before you elect where to go abroad, it is important to consider your personal identity and how you might fit within a particular culture. It is wise to seek to understand the culture, customs, and expectations of where you will be traveling so as to not find yourself in an uncomfortable or even a potentially dangerous situation. Taking the time before you go abroad to learn about the host culture you will encounter will help you have a successful and rewarding experience abroad!
The First Generation Scholarship supports students who are the first in their families to attend a college or university. In order to be eligible, students must meet the following requirements: have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; be a first-generation college student (i.e., parents and grandparents did not attend a college or university); show financial need.