The mission of the global studies program is to attract and develop an exceptional group of world learners through a unique combination of individualized mentoring, multidisciplinary coursework, intercultural fieldwork, and compassionate action. The aim is to equip students with the global knowledge, intercultural grace, practical learning skills, and moral imagination to support vocations dedicated to promoting God’s truth and justice in the world.
What is the journey of a Global Studies major?
1st stop:: Los Angeles Term (L.A. Term)
A journey into the city
In Los Angeles take public transportation and get to know the ins and outs of the city.
Intern at a local non-profit organization in L.A. and learn from community developers, organizers and local leaders about non-profit management, social justice, and community development.
Two General Education courses in L.A. Term allow students to complete Civic Engagement and Intercultural Communication general ed requirements.
Learn from peers and build an academic cohort community.
Learn from the stories of local L.A. residents and their impactful life stories and insights.
Here are two Global Studies majors, studying away in Medellin, Colombia for their Global Learning Term (GLT). They conducted qualitative research, interned at local community organizations, lived with Colombian host families for 4 months, and compiled all their coursework into 3 different research portfolios. GLT's tag line is "Let the world change you." These two are lived this out and learned so much in one semester! To learn more about GLT, visit: www.apu.edu/glt
Global Studies values.... Relationships
"..learning a language helped me better understand the culture I was in..." (Elodie Adjibly)
"It was such a blessing to take on this project for HopeCenter Childlife during my time in Uganda. I was given the opportunity to follow the team, witness their work, capture it on film, and showcase it in this video. The team at The Hope Center impacts thousands of lives a year; and I'm so honored and grateful that I got to experience it firsthand." (Lauren Mordachini)