Center for Global Learning and Engagement

Mission Statement

The Center for Global Learning and Engagement carries out the university’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; comprehensive guidance, preparation, and advising of students; and the creation of opportunities for faculty development and leadership in international education.

What We Offer

The center coordinates various study away programs, including domestic and international semester and short-term opportunities for students interested in integrating their academic experience in an off-campus program. This ideal paradigm provides the student with the opportunity to enroll in a program through an APU semester, thereby creating an integration of courses, lectures, and extracurricular activities for all or part of a semester (full immersion vs. partial immersion).

Many students, however, are not able to include a full semester off-campus program while completing their undergraduate studies, due to financial limitations, academic major, extracurricular aspirations, and other considerations. In these instances, short-term programs of 2-10 weeks may be considered and are provided by various APU academic departments. Learn more about short-term study away programs.  

An off-campus study experience should be thoughtfully integrated into a student’s total instructional program and major and should be considered in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and the Center for Global Learning and Engagement.