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Our Vision

To be a global leader in international education, making a positive and lasting impact on individuals and communities worldwide.

Our Mission

To advance the skills and knowledge of individuals and communities through international education, collaboration, and partnerships.

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Explore how Arizona International is redefining the international university experience — from an expansive worldwide microcampus network to intercultural experiences for the entire University of Arizona community.

“Study the World, the Wildcat Way”

Whether you’re an international student, study abroad enthusiast, or intercultural explorer, University of Arizona International has something for you—either in Tucson or across the world. We host more than 4,000 international students, operate a growing international microcampus network, and offer more than 200 study abroad programs in the world’s most exciting places.

“I chose to go to Germany because it’s a great place for automotive engineering, and my study abroad program had a great balance of traveling throughout Europe and gaining technical knowledge and experience,” says Arizona Study Abroad alum Edward Monteverde, Jr.

Edward Monteverde
Mechanical Engineering student Edward Monteverde Jr. received a scholarship to live and learn in Germany.

“International. It’s in Our DNA”

Are you based at the University of Arizona and want to take your academic interests abroad? Want to visit Arizona to teach or research? The International team can help. We support more than 1,300 international faculty members and scholars and advocate for international fellows. We have a history as a top producer of Fulbright scholars.

"I'm convinced I have learned far more from my colleagues and students than I ever imparted. That is what the Fulbright experience is all about—the give-and-take educational process that is required for intercultural understanding,” says Melissa Fitch, University Distinguished Professor in the College of Humanities.

Melissa Fitch
Melissa Fitch participated in a Fulbright program, exploring the presence of Latin American and Latino popular culture in contemporary India.

“International. Bold ideas require global connections.”

Whether you want to establish a dual degree program, collaborate on a University of Arizona microcampus location, or pursue a formal agreement, The International office is your source for global connections. We develop and maintain partnerships with universities and agencies around the world. Browse our database of 250 international partnerships to get started.

“For a long time, the University of Arizona has supported the University of Sonora. We share so much: Geography, climate, and opportunities because in a lot of ways we are the same people—and we want to strengthen this relationship even more,” says Enrique Fernando Velázquez Contreras, rector of Universidad de Sonora.

President Robbins Signs Agreement
University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins renews a historic agreement with the rector of Universidad de Sonora.

HOW WE DO IT

Whether you’re an international student, interested in studying abroad, or an intercultural explorer, University of Arizona International has something for you—either in Tucson or across the world. We host more than 4,000 international students, operate a growing microcampus network of locations worldwide, and offer study abroad programs in the world’s most exciting places.

Futuristic Cityscape

We are setting a new standard for global education: the world’s most accessible, affordable, and expansive network for higher education and collaborative research.

Students Jumping

We are committed to being the national leader in study abroad. We are sending more Wildcats around the globe than ever before!

Aerial image of students in Bear Down Stadium

We are backing the world’s brightest minds. More than 1,300 international faculty members and scholars research and teach at the UA.

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University of Arizona Associate Vice President for China & East Asia Affairs Charles Wang; UArizona Microcampus Director, NWAFU Ken Smith; CALES Outstanding Senior for Microcampus Programs Liu Siyu, and Department of Environmental Science interim head Joan Curry at UArizona-NWAFU Microcampus graduation June 17, 2024 in Yangling, China.

University of Arizona Associate Vice President for China & East Asia Affairs Charles Wang; UArizona Microcampus Director, NWAFU Ken Smith; CALES Outstanding Senior for Microcampus Programs Liu Siyu, and Department of Environmental Science interim head Joan Curry at UArizona-NWAFU Microcampus graduation June 17, 2024 in Yangling, China.

Microcampus milestone: Environmental Science program based in China celebrates first graduating class