Catherine Witt will continue her studies in Lebanon, where she plans to work with refugees.
Faculty will travel with rural educators to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan for a curriculum development project.
Mohammed Sharaf graduated from the UA in 1985 with a degree in Business Administration.
Victoria shares her background in this month’s “10 Questions.”
Mohamed Alkatheeri attended the Youth Assembly in New York this semester and has big plans for a sustainable future.
The inaugural International Sports Diplomacy and Leadership Conference united athletes, academics, and global leaders.
Leah Durán has been announced as the third Richard Ruiz Scholar/Artist in Residence and will fill the position in Guanajuato.
The consortium will design binational research projects and promote faculty and student exchange.
A worldwide collaboration has won a highly competitive award from the National Science Foundation.
Cristina Curran found her passion for public health in Africa and will return there this summer as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Dr. Enrique Graue Wiechers met with several dignitaries to discuss current and future collaborations between the UA and UNAM.
Ricardo Valerdi shares why the University of Arizona is well suited to lead the conversation on international sports diplomacy.
Anna Petronella shares her experience studying at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy.
Charlotte shares her love for cross-cultural dialogue in this month's "10 Questions."
The dual degrees are doctoral-level and offered in natural resources and agricultural engineering.
The Office of Global Initiatives participated in an Institute of International Education delegation to Havana to explore partnership opportunities.
Mark your calendars. Chinese Health Day takes place on the UA Mall on April 7 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
A higher education representative from Microsoft visited Tech.Global to learn about the student coding division of the Office of Global Initiatives.
The Fred Fox School of Music and the Confucius Institute at the UA are presenting a Chinese concert on March 24 with free admission.
Kevin Fitzsimmons of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences promoted more sustainable aquaculture feeds during his Fulbright journey.
Thomas reveals how discovery shapes his position at the Office of Global Initiatives in this month’s “10 Questions.”
The UA community will celebrate a Fulbright top producer ranking during Fulbright Week from March 19 through 23.
An agreement with Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology reflects the UA’s commitment to recruiting elite international students.
Teach, research or consult abroad – and get your expenses covered! As Fulbright Week approaches, learn how to gain an edge in the application process.
A delegation from the University of Helsinki will visit Arizona to work on a borderlands education project, funded by a globally-focused grant for UA faculty.
Bryn Sharp shares her experience from the Arizona in Viña del Mar program in Chile.
The University of Arizona ranked 20 among large schools on the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list.
Through a program sponsored by the State Department, the UA is working with student leaders from Latin America.
Internationally-focused funding opportunities are available. Learn more now.
A half-century later, CESL remains on the cutting edge of language instruction and teacher training.
New College of Humanities programs highlight a commitment to delivering a global education.
CONAHEC's Program Manager for Membership & Services is February's Office of Global Initiatives staff profile.
As police search for the killer of Allison Feldman, family and friends are raising money to create an endowment to provide UA Study Abroad opportunities in her memory.
Christy Fierros shares her experience from the Climate Justice program in Costa Rica.
UA Study Abroad is excited to announce changes to better serve those involved in the study abroad process.
First up is Moscow, where the 2018 World Cup offers students the opportunity for an education in intercultural collaboration and critical thinking.
The CIUA and the Tucson Sino Choir are proud to present Arizona’s largest Chinese New Year event.
Zach Westman shares highlights from the Advanced Honors Trip program in Europe.
UA Passports will offer Saturday hours on February 10th to serve Spring Break travelers.
The College of Humanities and Office of Global Initiatives are partnering on faculty hires and expanded international programs.
Jeff comes to the Office of Global Initiatives with more than ten years of experience in international education.
The acclaimed archeologist reveals the motivations behind his highly successful UA Study Abroad program, Arizona in Orvieto.
UA travelers should be aware of the changes before registering for international travel.
From an asteroid explorer to a new treatment for depression, view the UA's top 10 news stories of 2017.
UA students and their peers in Mexico are creating a project to empower children – and developing it through the lens of both Tucson and Hermosillo.
The award is bestowed in recognition of Albrecht Classen's outstanding service to German Studies.
Janet Sturman mentored an undergraduate student from the Mexican state of Tabasco on a research project related to intercultural music.
Angela Marie is excited to bring her personal skills and organizational expertise to the Office of Global Initiatives.
Finals Week can be tough. That’s why the campus community is coming together to provide relief. Therapy dogs, anyone?
UA Passports, on the University of Arizona campus, is experiencing its shortest wait times of the year.
The honor will be bestowed upon David Soren, faculty director of the Arizona in Orvieto study abroad program.
The UA marks 2017 International Education Week with an increase in international students, even amid declines nationwide.
The Global Excellence Awards celebrate international education and service at the UA and surrounding community.
Scheer reveals her dynamic work experience in this month's "10 Questions."
An actual, but harmless, space rock was used for the observational campaign.
The new program seeks to empower faculty while providing a global benefit.
An exhibit at ENR2 celebrates the achievements of UNAM as its Tucson center observes its second year.
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.
It's time to highlight global excellence across campus and the surrounding community.
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.
Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Amy Werbel will conduct a presentaion about her experience in China.
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.
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.
Researchers and students gathered for demonstrations and discussion on the state of VR technology and its use as an instructional tool.
The Senior Financial Administrator describes her expertise in this month's "10 Questions."
With a warm welcome from President Robbins, international students commenced their academic and research journeys at the UA.
A new agreement between the universities focuses on physics education and advancing human rights throughout the region.
From the United Nations in New York to the operating room in Tucson, international Wildcats are determined to improve the world this summer.
Gabriel Vasquez is examining ways to conserve energy and make STEM education more accessible during the UA Summer Program “A Learning Research Experience.”
The Program Director of Sponsored Programs with International Student Services explains why her job is so rewarding in this month’s “10 Questions.”
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 Core US Fulbright Scholar Program application deadline for Academic Year 2018 – 2019 is Aug. 1.
The Office of Global Initiatives invites all colleges and departments to participate, making this a truly campus-wide event.
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.
Miranda Lopez said international travel gave her the confidence to pursue professional and personal goals.
OGI’s Assistant Director of International Faculty & Scholars opens up about his job and favorite things outside of work.
The award honors universities that go above and beyond expectations to support scholars who receive prestigious scholarships.
The Office of Global Initiatives hosted its third Global Partner Day in Tucson on May 26, 2017, preceding the NAFSA conference in Los Angeles.
Karla Patricia Garcia uses knowledge acquired at the University of Arizona to promote sustainability in Sonora.
William Beezley received the Ohtli award for imparting the history of Mexico through decades of writing, editing and teaching.
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.”
International student, Abdullah Bader Aleidan, is among an elite group to be recognized at commencement.
Leading scientists from the Western Hemisphere gathered at Biosphere 2 to discuss “smart villages” and a sustainable energy future.
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
Students from several UA groups joined students from Sonora, Mexico to prove that big ideas transcend countries.
UA students participated in an event called “Beautify Orvieto,” cleaning up the historic Italian city.
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.
Researchers from three continents unite to educate the public about a snakebite crisis in Africa.
Author Sherry Mueller visits the UA to discuss strategies for securing an international job.
Complementing the winter break rainforest program in Ecuador, the UA is launching spring break programs abroad.
Fiona Grugan was recently named NAFSA Advocate of the Year at 2017 Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.
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.
From social change to scientific research, international faculty and students take advantage of world-class opportunities at the UA.
Globally-minded students impart personal experiences, helping to promote an inclusive environment at the UA.
From teaching in Portugal, to researching midwives in Mexico, Fulbright opportunities open doors for UA students and grads.
As 2017 Fulbright Week at the UA approaches, faculty reflect on original research and teaching projects in India.
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.
Sage Watson earned USTFCCCA Division One Athlete of the Week honors after her incredible performance in the 500-meter race.
The UA Confucius Institute hosts cultural extravaganza, welcoming performers from around the world to ring in Lunar New Year.
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.
Undergraduates from Latin America’s largest university choose the University of Arizona to enhance their language skills.
As the Constitution of 1917 nears its centennial, UA Scholars and partners explore the historical significance of the document and its future.
Political science student, Melinda Arakelova, hopes to use her summer trip as a springboard to better understand her personal history.
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..."
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.
A native son becomes a member of Mexico’s elite engineering society, with fewer than 1,000 members and only 25 Americans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Trevor Cameron Barroero, a Flinn Scholar at the UA, says "the opportunity of a lifetime" awaits him with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
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.
The west African nation is rebuilding after its health infrastructure was decimated by civil war and the Ebola virus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Thandiwe Mweetwa, a masters student advised by Dr. Dave Christianson, has been named one of National Geographic's 2016 Emerging Explorers.
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
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.
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.
The Class of 2016 includes international students with interests ranging from language preservation to film making.
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.
A celebration of “50 Years of Arizona in Brazil” was held on Saturday, April 16 in Fortaleza, Brazil.
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
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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Suzanne Panferov Reese
Interim Vice President
Office of Global Initiatives
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