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API Safety Update – Italy Earthquake 1/18/17

API has confirmed the safety of all API study abroad program participants in Italy after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck the central part of the country earlier today. Classes are operating as scheduled, and no services have been interrupted. We will provide updates as the situation warrants.

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API Advisory Board

Mission of the API Advisory Board

The API Advisory Board seeks to provide API with tangible recommendations regarding academics, program policies, student issues and general programming, and to assess API sites and individual programs.

Goals of the API Advisory Board

  • To serve as a sounding board for current issues in study abroad, and how those issues should affect API programs andservices
  • To provide feedback for future direction of API programs
  • To assess current API policies
  • To formally evaluate API sites and programs, and provide recommendations for improvement

Intended Outcomes of the API Advisory Board

Achieving the mission and goals of the API Advisory Board should result in the following outcomes:

  • Continued excellence in API program offerings abroad
  • Further strengthening of API’s policies and student services
  • Strategic improvements for stateside operations and program function abroad
  • Targeted changes to programs based on research initiatives
  • Extensive, independent evaluation of API study abroad programs
CURRENT API ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
  • Jennifer Engel – Loyal University Chicago
  • Lynne Eustis – University of Maine at Farmington
  • Jack Hobson – California State University, Fullerton
  • Magdalena Grudzinski-Hall – University of South Carolina
  • Susan Niedzwiecki-Pham – University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Dena Roberts – University of Florida
  • Sarah Simmonite – College of Charleston
  • Jeff Simpson – Oklahoma State University
  • John Tansey – Dartmouth College
  • Kalpen Trivedi – University of Massachusetts, Amherst