It's time to highlight global excellence across campus and the surrounding community.
Ortiz explains what makes her job so rewarding in this month’s “10 Questions.”
Explore the winning images from the 2017 UA Study Abroad Photo and Video Contest.
Kiera Ladner has joined the University of Arizona Department of American Indian Studies this fall as a Fulbright fellow.
Led by Tech Parks Arizona, UA leaders signed an agreement to foster innovation with counterparts in Israel.
UA Study Abroad is placing an emphasis on intercultural competence and experiential learning in 2017, while it promotes a new scholarship option.
Visiting from Fukuoka, Japan, Ayaka Kurita will work from the Office of Global Initiatives through March of 2018.
Passport Day gives community members an additional day to submit applications before the holiday travel season.
Student developers with the Tech.Global 100% Engagement experience are participating in the NSF I-Corps program through Tech Launch Arizona.
Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Amy Werbel will conduct a presentaion about her experience in China.
The short-term seminar emphasizes field techniques and advanced machinery, leading the way to more profitable and sustainable crop production.
Sheridan Aleksick, an Army ROTC cadet, is studying the Arabic language as part of the Boren Scholarship program.
With a warm welcome from President Robbins, international students commenced their academic and research journeys at the UA.
Researchers and students gathered for demonstrations and discussion on the state of VR technology and its use as an instructional tool.
A new agreement between the universities focuses on physics education and advancing human rights throughout the region.
The Senior Financial Administrator describes her expertise in this month's "10 Questions."
Gabriel Vasquez is examining ways to conserve energy and make STEM education more accessible during the UA Summer Program “A Learning Research Experience.”
From the United Nations in New York to the operating room in Tucson, international Wildcats are determined to improve the world this summer.
On July 24, 2017, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, effective immediately, they have resumed premium processing for H-1B petitions filed by institutions of higher education.
The Office of Global Initiatives invites all colleges and departments to participate, making this a truly campus-wide event.
Through her research into popular culture, Melissa A. Fitch of the UA's College of Humanities has examined assumptions about peoples in Latin America and Asia.
The Program Director of Sponsored Programs with International Student Services explains why her job is so rewarding in this month’s “10 Questions.”
The Core US Fulbright Scholar Program application deadline for Academic Year 2018 – 2019 is Aug. 1.
As the Daily Wildcat reports, more US students are choosing to study in the Central European nation.
Kim Newton, a former freelance photographer and a faculty member in the School of Journalism, gave new president Moon Jae-in a framed copy of an iconic image.
UA Study Abroad students proudly snap pictures as part of an annual photo and video contest.
Former Vice President for UA Global Initiatives Honored for Promoting International Education.
Experts gathered in St. Petersburg to provide guidance on planning for advances in international education.
OGI’s Assistant Director of International Faculty & Scholars opens up about his job and favorite things outside of work.
Miranda Lopez said international travel gave her the confidence to pursue professional and personal goals.
Throughout the past year, the University of Arizona changed the way people view the world, as reflected by the news stories that were generated by the UA.
The Office of Global Initiatives hosted its third Global Partner Day in Tucson on May 26, 2017, preceding the NAFSA conference in Los Angeles.
The award honors universities that go above and beyond expectations to support scholars who receive prestigious scholarships.
Complementing the winter break rainforest program in Ecuador, the UA is launching spring break programs abroad.
William Beezley received the Ohtli award for imparting the history of Mexico through decades of writing, editing and teaching.
Karla Patricia Garcia uses knowledge acquired at the University of Arizona to promote sustainability in Sonora.
Leading researchers from the Americas gathered in Brazil to create partnerships to advance water reuse technologies on a global scale.
Sergio M. Alcocer was instrumental in bringing a UNAM satellite campus to the UA.
Meet Hilary Beggs, Manager of Events at Logistics at the Office of Global Initiatives.
International students at the UA impart knowledge of their culture to middle school students, and gain perspective along the way.
Nancy Pollock-Ellwand brings international expertise to her new position from the University of Calgary, where she has been dean of the Faculty of Environmental Design.
The UA Confucius Institute Hosted the 16th Annual Chinese Bridge Competition at the Student Union Memorial Center.
The UA Office of Global Initiatives gave students a break from the stress of exams during “Finals Survival Week.”
Leading scientists from the Western Hemisphere gathered at Biosphere 2 to discuss “smart villages” and a sustainable energy future.
International student, Abdullah Bader Aleidan, is among an elite group to be recognized at commencement.
Christian Ruvalcaba launched the Language Capital Project to map where native speakers of non-national languages gather.
UA Passports plans to offer Saturday hours to help ease a renewal rush.
Snapshot of the Tucson Mural wins 2017 International Student Photo Contest
UA students participated in an event called “Beautify Orvieto,” cleaning up the historic Italian city.
Students from several UA groups joined students from Sonora, Mexico to prove that big ideas transcend countries.
International students got a feel for the Old West with the latest Totally Tucson event in Bisbee, Arizona.
International faculty and scholars took a short break from teaching and research to explore Sabino Canyon.
From teaching in Portugal, to researching midwives in Mexico, Fulbright opportunities open doors for UA students and grads.
Author Sherry Mueller visits the UA to discuss strategies for securing an international job.
Researchers from three continents unite to educate the public about a snakebite crisis in Africa.
Fiona Grugan was recently named NAFSA Advocate of the Year at 2017 Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.
From social change to scientific research, international faculty and students take advantage of world-class opportunities at the UA.
Undergraduates from Latin America’s largest university choose the University of Arizona to enhance their language skills.
As 2017 Fulbright Week at the UA approaches, faculty reflect on original research and teaching projects in India.
Globally-minded students impart personal experiences, helping to promote an inclusive environment at the UA.
Drawing on the strengths of the UA’s widely recognized Arabic program, a new Bachelor of Arts in Arabic will help students prepare for a variety of careers.
The University of Arizona's Research, Discovery & Innovation (RDI) office has revised and developed new internal, campus-wide funding opportunities to support UA researchers in pursuing extramural funding with competitive proposal development.
The UA Confucius Institute hosts cultural extravaganza, welcoming performers from around the world to ring in Lunar New Year.
Sage Watson earned USTFCCCA Division One Athlete of the Week honors after her incredible performance in the 500-meter race.
As the Constitution of 1917 nears its centennial, UA Scholars and partners explore the historical significance of the document and its future.
A message from President Ann Weaver Hart: "We recommend that international students and scholars at the University of Arizona postpone any planned international travel until this matter is resolved..."
Political science student, Melinda Arakelova, hopes to use her summer trip as a springboard to better understand her personal history.
Distinguished professor of Agricultural Engineering, Dr. Donald C. Slack, partners with the Office of Global Initiatives to advance the University of Arizona’s international reach.
International students find comfortable space to sharpen their English skills while asking questions about campus life in the United States.
The University of Arizona— in collaboration with long-time partner, the National Autonomous University of Mexico— unites prestigious faculty with the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico.
A native son becomes a member of Mexico’s elite engineering society, with fewer than 1,000 members and only 25 Americans.
Panferov will begin her duties this month, and will have direct oversight of a number of OGI programs.
Graduate students at the University of Arizona and universities in Mexico, Brazil and Chile, with support from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, collaborate on water sustainability research.
The University of Arizona and seven other universities unveiled a new report that aims to provide guidance to U.S. and Canadian universities on ways they can begin and grow study abroad and faculty mobility programs in Mexico.
John Ehiri, professor and chair of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to Nigeria.
Zu-Chun Lin, a former doctoral student at the UA, helps renew the University's partnership with a private university in Taiwan where she is an associate professor and dean.
Through this grant, the University of Arizona established a thematic group consisting of five institutions of higher education partners and from four countries, which collaborate to develop a plan harmonized and complementary studies in engineerin
The opportunity to study abroad is a once in a lifetime experience for any college student. The chance to live, breath, and feel another culture in the flesh is the ultimate learning experience.
Two growing seasons after the engineered spring flood of 2014, the delta’s birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit, according to a report by a binational, UA-led team.
Trevor Cameron Barroero, a Flinn Scholar at the UA, says "the opportunity of a lifetime" awaits him with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
Fortaleza, Brazil's fifth-largest city, struggles with bus delays and overcrowding. The city's mayor, a UA alumnus, turned to big-data experts at his alma mater for help.
The University of Arizona, through its invention commercialization arm Tech Launch Arizona, has partnered with TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneurial ecosystems.
The west African nation is rebuilding after its health infrastructure was decimated by civil war and the Ebola virus.
On August 26, Dr. Manuel Perló Cohen, director of the Institute for Social Research at UNAM, gave two lectures at the University of Arizona and the other at the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson.
All your months of hard work and re-writing and re-editing your essays for college applications is finally about to pay off as you join the UA. You’ve spent months preparing to get into college and to settle into your new lives here in the U.
Representatives of the Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) from more than 30 universities attended the XXII General Assembly on September 19 and 20 at the Universitat Jaume I in Castelló, Spain.
A sterling example of the success and potential of the UA’s international dual Ph.D. program, sociology graduate student Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear has received a Health Policy Research Scholar Fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The UA Office of Global Initiatives launched a new crowd funding campaign called “Passports for a Purpose” on Monday, August 29th that will allow 35 students to receive fully-funded passports to help support their study abroad experience
UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research scientists participated in an expedition that revealed its age: nearly 1,100 years.
Joel Cuello, professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was elected as corresponding member of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) of the Philippines.
Thandiwe Mweetwa, a masters student advised by Dr. Dave Christianson, has been named one of National Geographic's 2016 Emerging Explorers.
Tania Eulalia Martinez Cruz, MS, won the National Youth Award 2016 in the category of Academic Achievement on August 12, 2016 and received the award from President Enrique Peña Nieto, in the official residence of Los Pinos in Mexico City.
The new finding shows that overfishing is not the sole reason for the decline in the lake's fisheries, says study leader Andrew Cohen, a UA geoscientist.
Two international students received summer internships because of their educational accomplishments, dedication to their studies and commitment to reaching their career goals.
In 2014, President Obama and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico discussed how to address the small number of students studying between Mexico and the U.S.
Tim Finan, a research anthropologist and professor at the UA, has recently been named an Honorary Citizen of Fortaleza Brazil because of his valuable contribution to the public policy of food security in the lands of Ceará and Alencarian land.
There are seven Arizona Wildcats of six different nationalities heading to Rio, and regardless of which country these athletes represent, their Arizona colors will be shed during the three weeks spent at the games. The games will take place f
UA anthropologist Brian Silverstein, director of the Arizona Center for Turkish Studies, was in Turkey during the July 15 attempted military coup.
The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the US department of State, awards over 700 outstanding undergraduate American Students to participate in a study abroad or international internship program during the summer academic sem
As binational desalination plants are being considered as a strategy to combat water scarcity, scientists delve into the environmental, political and social impacts.
Arizona Law is only institution with alumni serving on the two UN Bodies with the specific mandate to promote indigenous peoples' human rights within the UN system
The native of Cape Verde Islands, off the coast of West Africa, studied agronomy and plant genetics at the UA and began breeding research with the orange-fleshed sweet potato in 1997.
The idea that it takes millions or billions of dollars to make a significant difference in social agriculture is being dispelled by the University of Arizona and Saudi Arabia institutions.
Cesar Salazar, of Hermosillo, Mexico, had the game-winning hit to send UA Baseball back to the NCAA College World Series.
The second-annual Global Partner Day was held at the University of Arizona on Friday, May 27, 2016, as a lead up event to the 2016 Annual NAFSA conference and exposition in Denver, Colorado.
The UA Office of Global Initiatives is hosting Global Partner Day to provide international partners the chance to learn more about the UA and identify potential opportunities for research collaborations, student mobility ventures, language learnin
As part of "Looking China," Kaylah Rasmussen will have two weeks to make a short documentary film in the Xiamin Province — and will be mostly on her own
Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS, who is a University of Arizona alumnus, was appointed vice-chancellor and president of Australian National University in January 2016.
Professor Jerzy Rozenblit will travel to Poland as a Fulbright Scholar to research and develop new methods and systems for training surgeons on minimally invasive robotic systems.
The three winners of this year’s UA Grad Slam competition, sponsored by the Office for Research and Discovery, were all international students with different educational backgrounds and career goals.
The Class of 2016 includes international students with interests ranging from language preservation to film making.
A celebration of “50 Years of Arizona in Brazil” was held on Saturday, April 16 in Fortaleza, Brazil.
UA Alum and Professor of astronomy at the University of Chile, Mario Hamuy Wackenhut, will become the head of the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) in Chile.
Azhar Abdul-Salam, a UA journalism and communication alumnus from Singapore, just finished a 10-day visit to Tucson, where he met with students and professors and shared his experience working in sports journalism.
The strong international connection between Chapingo Autonomous University in Mexico and the University of Arizona's (UA), Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) has continued to grow tremendously over the past 25 years.
Developing a comprehensive global strategy is vital to the UA's position as a global land grant university
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