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.
This scholarship fund was created in memory of Lauren Elizabeth Lund of Bemidji, Minnesota. Lauren studied in Tuscania through the API program at Lorenzo de’Medici (LdM) in the fall of 2015. Lauren's passion for learning, languages, wine, and coffee brought her to Tuscania. While there, she greatly enjoyed learning from the locals and the more relaxed lifestyle. In addition to her academics, Lauren's favorite experience in Italy was being immersed in the culture through time spent with her host family, including weekly dinners with her host family grandmothers. Lauren was known for her love of life, friendship, and dedication to others. In establishing this scholarship, Lauren's family would like to ensure that another student would be able to have an experience in Italy similar to Lauren's.The Lauren Lund Memorial Scholarship will provide for full tuition for one API student each spring term.*This scholarship is available to API Tuscania or Three-Cities spring program participants only. To be eligible for this API scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:● 3.0 GPA or above● Accepted to the API Tuscania or Three-Cities program and/or have submitted a complete API program application on or before the scholarship application deadline● Demonstrate financial need