International Alumni and Friends

University of Arizona International and the Alumni Association have joined efforts in order to help overseas alumni stay connected to the University of Arizona through activities, celebrations and online correspondence.

The International Network helps you stay connected with the University, with Arizona alumni in your geographic area, and with fellow members of the Wildcat family around the globe. The Office of International Alumni and Development Initiatives and the University of Arizona Alumni Association encourage you to become involved in the University of Arizona International Network in your region or country!

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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
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
University of Arizona Study Abroad 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 an international appeal. A few are found on this page in the footer below under 'Connect'. You can network online with Facebook and LinkedIn or follow the University on Twitter. If you cannot find the region/country you are looking for, you can create your own!

Bear Down Network
The Bear Down Network is a new social platform built just for our University of Arizona alumni! It's the perfect place to connect with your fellow alums.

Global Alumni Ambassador Program
A Global Alumni 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.


University of Arizona International stays connected to you—no matter where in the world you are—to maintain those Wildcat ties. Wherever you make your new home on the globe, we actively help you to stay engaged with the University:

Become a Wildcat for Life member

  • It changes the lives of students through scholarship and leadership programs.
  • It is the foundation for key alumni programs that grow the Wildcat Nation.
  • It creates an international network of alumni connecting Wildcats to the University and each other.
  • It preserves our treasured heritage and traditions.
  • Plus, you get some cool benefits!

Become a University of Arizona Global Alumni Ambassador

  • Connect with Arizona alumni who live in your country or region.
  • Be a contact for faculty who are visiting or doing research in your country/region.
  • Talk to students who are interested in studying in the US about considering the University of Arizona.
  • Connect with University of Arizona students who are studying abroad in your country/region.

Global Ambassador Application

For further information about the Global Knowledge Network, or to become a Global Alumni Ambassador, please contact either University of Arizona International or Marc Acuña:

University of Arizona Global Alumni Association
Danny Vander Ploeg
Interim Assistant Director, International Marketing and Communications
University of Arizona
Arizona International
Phone: 1-520-626-9664
Marc Acuña
Vice President of Student and Alumni Engagement
The University of Arizona
Alumni Association
Phone: 1-520-626-0705 or 1-800-232-8278