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The mission of International Alumni and Development Initiatives is to build a global network of UA alumni and affiliates abroad and to foster and cultivate a common bond of pride, affinity and connection among international alumni, current students, prospective students, scholars, international faculty and friends of the UA, through stewardship, quality programing, social media, services and events.

International Alumni Initiatives

More than 250,000 former students of the University of Arizona live throughout the 50 states and in more than 150 countries. Alumni participate in activities sponsored by The University of Arizona Alumni Association such as alumni clubs, college councils, and special interest groups in the United States and abroad.

The University of Arizona's division of International Affairs and the Alumni Association have joined efforts in order to help overseas alumni stay connected to the University of Arizona through the International Alumni Initiative.

The University of Arizona Alumni Association
The Arizona Alumni Association is committed to supporting the interests of the University of Arizona, its alumni, and its current and future students, through the development of mutually beneficial relationships.

Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) Alumni Association
CESL has two alumni groups meeting somewhat regularly in Saudi Arabia and Japan. In Saudi Arabia, the group is made up of CESL and Arizona graduates from about 1991-1995. They call themselves the “Desert Hunters” and have a web page.

Study Abroad Alumni
The Office of Study Abroad and Student Exchange (SASE) stays connected with alumni through events, newsletters, social networking sites and more.

Social Networking Sites
There are dozens of University of Arizona social networking sites with a global appeal. You can network online with Facebook and LinkedIn or follow the UA on Twitter. If you cannot find the region/country you are looking for, you can create your own!

Alumni Ambassador Program
A UA Global Network Ambassador is a volunteer who is willing to act as a liaison for the University of Arizona in his/her particular geographical region/country.