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Diversity

International education is not outside your realm! Though an array of financial, institutional, and cultural obstacles has often discouraged the reality and perception of study abroad for many underrepresented students, the Center for Global Learning & Engagement puts a high priority on serving a diverse student body, and is working to develop and provide resources, scholarships, and opportunities to make education abroad a reality for more of our students.

Education abroad has become an enhancement to one’s education and career opportunities in a global world. The following links provide information, resources, and perspectives from the experiences of a diverse body of students who have studied abroad in a diverse world. If you have questions about our programs and/or would like assistance applying, please contact us at (626) 857-2440 or studyabroad@apu.edu.

Broaden your horizons and chart a new course for your future!

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 events, institutions, peoples, 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 2016.

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Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge NAFSA and the PLATO project, whose materials we refer on this site.