Study Arizona: Short-Term Programs

The Study Arizona: Short-Term Programs team offers a variety of learning experiences in Tucson at the University of Arizona (UA) and abroad for international students, faculty, and professionals, as well as unique programs for UA colleagues. 

Our programs are innovative, flexible, and allow students and professionals the opportunity to experience their field of study from a new perspective, helping them grow academically, professionally, and personally.

The inclusive international experience also provides participants with the tools they need to grow from an intercultural competence perspective. Experiences vary greatly — from cutting-edge research in nanotechnology and geo-imaging, to projects in social entrepreneurship and musical opera

We not only offer programs at the beautiful UA campus in Tucson, we also travel internationally to conduct programs based on an organization's specific needs. We are committed to providing flexible learning experiences, so participants get exactly what they need in order to advance in their respective fields.

Program design is dynamic. Study Arizona: Short-Term Programs adapts each activity to the characteristics of the participants’ higher education system of origin, while emphasizing the excellence of the world-renowned academic and research system of the UA.

The intercultural focus, high academic standards, and emphasis on inclusion are outstanding features of our award-winning programs.  

The Study Arizona: Short-Term Programs team offers:

  • Programs
  • Customized Programs
  • Workshops
  • Logistical & Administrative Services
  • On-Site Collaboration  

Our team draws from the expertise of the UA Office of Global Initiatives, a comprehensive team of specialists with vast international knowledge and diverse global backgrounds. The Study Arizona: Short-Term Programs unit is led by higher education scholars who are passionate about the experiences they provide. Nadia Alvarez Mexia, Director of Study Arizona: Short-Term Programs, has more than two decades of experience working in higher education, including more than 10 years at the UA where she earned her Ph.D. and received the Erasmus Award, one of the highest honors from the UA College of Education. Adrián Arroyo, a higher education expert with a scientific background, coordinates programs, working closely with participants from start to finish. Arroyo has a decade of experience in program management and recently earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. 

We are excited to lend our expertise to help you become an agent of positive change for the world.

Study Arizona summer programsSummer Programs 2018 Booklet: download pdf file