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 API-JCU Diversity Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding API minority student participating in the John Cabot University Program in Rome, Italy. In order to be eligible, students must meet the following requirements: accepted to API’s Direct Enrollment Program at John Cabot University in Rome; identify as black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Asian-American, or Native American.
The API S.T.E.M. scholarship is offered for API participants who are studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. In order to be be eligible, students must meet the following requirements: have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; major in an area classified as a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics); show financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who are taking courses related to their major while abroad.