API’s Digital Badges

API’s digital badges certify meaningful engagement before, during, and after learning with skills and competencies critical to thriving in a global economy. All badges are credentialed by Credly and linked to critical skills earned, the criteria needed to receive the badge, job titles associated with the acquired skills, top employers seeking those skills and more!

API’s Digital Badges provide you the opportunity to:

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Maximize Your Experience

Maximize any API program experience, whether it’s virtual, in-person, abroad, domestic, or gap year by completing unique activities designed to enhance your experience and develop essential skills. Activities include: community-based projects, mindful travel opportunities, practicing networking, reflective problem-solving, creative thinking, navigating intercultural communication, and more.

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Access an Employment Database

Access a specialized employment database that connects your earned badges to open positions where your new skills will be valued.

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Display Skills

Display the value of experiential learning in a way employers understand. Each badge earned links to a dedicated webpage outlining a record of the activities you completed to earn the badge and showcases your unique skills.

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Differentiate Your Resume

Differentiate your resume by providing clear connections to how you earned top skills employers value on LinkedIn, e-Portfolio, social media profiles, or any other digital resume.

The API Digital Badges You Can Earn

Career Development

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Integrate your experiential learning experience into your future career and professional trajectory. Become familiar with the specific, individual outcomes of your experience and how they strengthen your career preparedness and skill set.

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Intercultural Learning

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Showcase an active interest in learning about different cultures and global environments in diverse ways. Apply cultural knowledge to more successfully navigate intercultural interactions.

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Global Agility

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Show employers your agility in embracing diverse points of view to produce meaningful change and transform challenge to opportunity as you navigate activities that explore global perspectives.

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Leadership

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Demonstrate  the core tenets of successful leadership, including the ability to successfully connect, collaborate, advocate, and integrate your experiential learning experience and newfound intercultural knowledge into your personal leadership philosophy.

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Mindful Travel

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Exhibit an intentional approach to international travel, including an awareness of safe travel practices, budgeting and financial implications of travel, and the responsibility of sustainable travel.

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Global Problem Solving

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Work with a diverse group of individuals to transition to a functioning team as you, design, implement, assess, and modify a team deliverable to grow skills of resilience and change management.

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Global Innovation

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Collaborate with teammates to innovate solutions to global challenges, learn from coaches and experts, connect your solutions to real-world applications and drive innovation to make a meaningful impact.

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Global Teamwork

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Create innovative solutions to global problems. Diverse perspectives, cultural competence, and a drive to succeed are all key to collaborations that make an impact. Earners assess their collaborative skills, practice peer review, and refine individual approaches to leadership in team settings.

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Global Workplace Communication

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Contribute meaningfully to the strategic goals of an international company by refining communication skills through practice in real time. Demonstrate the ability to embrace innovation in remote work and enhance your individual professional strengths with a global perspective.

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Community Engagement

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Display commitment toward proactive and meaningful engagement with your immediate community, whether at home or abroad. Benefit from structured opportunities to explore engagement that are reflective of their individual goals and values.

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Flexibility

Flexibility

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Advocacy

Advocacy

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

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Digital Communications

Digital Communications

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Cultural Communications

Cultural Communications

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