Global Learning Opportunities

Mission Statement

The Center for Global Learning and Engagement carries out APU’s academic vision to deliberately and strategically “integrate an intercultural and international dimension into teaching, research, and service functions of the university”  through the creation and maintenance of innovative global learning opportunities, including study away programs; comprehensive guidance, preparation, and advising of students; and the creation of opportunities for faculty development and leadership in international education.

View additional information about the Center for Global Learning and Engagement, diversity in higher education, as well as how to collaborate on research requests.

Intentional Internationalization

Intentional internationalization emphasizes the pursuit of intercultural and ethnic understanding, both at home and abroad. This desire for global engagement calls for an active exploration of people, events, institutions, problems, and issues within and beyond our nation’s borders in order to promote the peace, joy, and love of God and to help form culturally competent faculty and students. Together, the diversity and internationalization initiatives refer to deliberate, systematic, and related efforts to integrate an intercultural and international dimension into teaching, research, and service functions of the university. For example, every academic program will include an opportunity for a cross-cultural educational experience so that all graduates may demonstrate intercultural competence as defined by their discipline. For more information on the university's commitment to intentional internationalization, please visit the Office of the Provost’s Academic Vision 2022.

The APU Global Mission

The Passion of God: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” John 3:16

The Mission of God: “[God's] love has been perfected among us in he is, so are we in the world.” 1 John 4:17

Mission and Purpose: “Azusa Pacific University...seeks to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence.”

News & Features

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  • APU Conducts Groundbreaking Dead Sea Scrolls Research

    APU professors and alumni participated in groundbreaking new research on the Dead Sea Scrolls, sponsored by the Museum of the Bible. The research examines 13 never-before-published Dead Sea Scroll fragments and represents four years of study.