There are many ways you can support the global engagement of the University of Arizona through teaching, research and outreach. To discover an avenue that might suit your needs, please explore these gift opportunities.
- College of Education
- College of Humanities
- College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Graduate College
- Honors College
- Global Initiatives
- Scholarship Development and Financial Aid
- Student Life and Services
- University Libraries
The Center for Educational Resources in Cultural Language and Literacy (CERCLL)
The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) is a Title VI Language Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It supports the educational community and the nation by providing resources and research focused on culture, language and literacy in less commonly taught languages. CERCLL is associated with the University of Arizona's Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) Program.
The International Collection of Children’s and Adolescent Literature Worlds of Words
International Collection of Children’s and Adolescent Literature Worlds of Words is the largest international collection in the United States, and it is right here in the College of Education, hidden in our basement. It’s a magical place — a place where lives change, thanks to the power of books. In fact, there is only one larger international collection in the world, and it resides in a medieval castle just west of Munich. For more information visit, http://wowlit.org/.
German Department Scholarship
Scholarships are available such as the Weinel Scholarship, the German Studies Scholarship, the Grunow Scholarship, and the Minority Scholarship.
Spanish and Portuguese Support
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a variety of undergraduate program options, including Basic Language, Heritage Language and Portuguese Language. Undergraduate programs in the Department equip students with the analytical skills necessary to undertake linguistic, cultural and literary investigation. Students perfect their language skills so that they are able to communicate their views effectively in written and spoken Spanish and Portuguese.
The African American Studies Program
For Africana Studies, the program intends that all students would spend at least one semester, preferably a year, at an African University. Students would thus be exposed to the vagaries of African academic life and become intimately acquainted with the politics and culture of various African societies. Such exposure would serve to deepen student’s interest in Africa so that they would be encouraged to pursue Africana Studies for graduate study.
The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) Program Support
CESL provides superior English language instruction through a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for academic and professional success. Our English language classes serve the linguistic and professional development needs of The University of Arizona and the greater global community. CESL promotes cultural and linguistic diversity and understanding through sensitivity, professionalism, and collaboration both on and off campus.
The Classics Department
The Department of Classics offers the B.A. in Classics with options in Classical Civilization, Greek, or Latin. Our M.A. program, the best of its kind in the US, offers the M.A. in Classics with emphases in Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Classical Philology, or Latin Pedagogy. Students may also earn Secondary School Latin Teaching Certification through the College of Education.
The Critical Languages Program
The Critical Languages Program was created in order to meet the need for instruction in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) which are not offered either by traditional departments or formats at the University of Arizona. All basic language courses emphasize speaking and aural comprehension at the elementary and intermediate levels while a writing component is incorporated at the advanced level. Languages offered vary from semester to semester and year to year, depending upon student demand.
The East Asian Studies Division
The Department of East Asian Studies is dedicated to the study of the civilizations and culture of China and Japan in all their diversity. The rich cultural heritages of the region are covered by courses in literature, history, religion and thought, linguistics and language, and other aspects of culture.
The French and Italian Department of the College of Humanities
As a department, we pride ourselves on award-winning teaching and advising. Each semester, our foundation language courses in French and Italian and our General Education courses [Tier I and Tier II] attract a growing number of students. Our undergraduate degree programs in French and Italian emphasize proficiency in the target language, critical thinking, and intellectual growth. Three options are available for the B.A. in French (Literature; Teaching; and Business) and two in Italian (Language and literature; Italian studies).
The German Department
The Department of German Studies provides instruction designed to develop competence in oral and written communication; insights into language form, usage and meaning; and knowledge of German literature, cultural history, and contemporary issues in the German-speaking world various study abroad and exchange programs are available.
The German Studies Support
Any Departmental project needed, such as faculty or graduate student research, visiting authors, film/music/theater performances, guest lecturers, and cultural events.
The Russian Department Discretionary Fund
The Russian Department Discretionary Fund supports our scholarships, curriculum, and outreach. Through this fund, we provide scholarships both for high school students participating in our summer camp ‘Camp Sputnik’ and for our graduate students to present their research at professional conferences. Contributions also enable the expansion of our undergraduate curriculum to include the vital regions of Central Asia and Eastern Europe through salary support for our adjunct faculty. Examples of our outstanding community educational and cultural events include: the CIS and Eastern Europe Business Forum, an Evening of Russian Music and Poetry, the Shostakhovich Festival, our annual film series, and many more.
The Spanish Department
Our Department offers a wide variety of academic programs and sponsors various conferences and cultural events. Located 60 miles from the border with Mexico, the Department benefits from the intersection of people and culture that only the southwest can provide.
Michael Bonine Memorial Travel & Research Award
The "Michael Bonine Memorial Travel & Research Endowment Award" has been established in honor of Professor Michael Bonine. This award will support summer travel by undergraduate students and pursuit of academic activities by graduate students enrolled in, or affiliated with, the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Donations are welcomed via check or through an online payment.
The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) Event Fund
The CLAS Event Fund is used to sponsor public events and programming on campus that relate Latin America. The fund has been used for guest speaker honorariums, film screenings, art/museum exhibits, cultural festivals and more.
The Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies
The Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies at The University of Arizona is the center for post-graduate study of the epoch of transition between medieval and early-modern Europe, 1300-1600. Reuniting three fields—late medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation history—which in the European tradition were long separated along confessional lines, the Division promotes graduate research transcending these demarcations. At the same time, it encompasses social, political, religious, economic, and cultural developments in early modern Europe.
The K. Talattof Lecture series in Persian Studies
In an effort to stimulate lecture and colloquia with topics focused on Persian and Iranian Studies, in 2009 Professor Kamran Talattof provided seed money for a lecture series. The money will be used for travel expenses, lodging and honoraria to bring outstanding scholars to The University of Arizona and the Iranian American community in Tucson to speak on various aspects of Persian studies. The goal of the lecture series is to promote and celebrate the remarkable culture of Iran in its many facets and manifestations.
The Middle Eastern Language Undergraduate Fellowship
FLAS fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to full-time undergraduate students at UA. CMES administers the FLAS fellowship program under its authorization as a Title VI Middle East National Resource Center by the US Department of Education. University of Arizona undergraduate students pursuing Middle Eastern language and area studies are eligible to apply for these FLAS Fellowships. An applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and must plan to enroll full-time in a degree program that will include study of Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish, and Middle East area studies courses. Awards are offered for both the academic year at UA and approved programs of intensive summer language study either in the US or the Middle East. Academic Year FLAS Fellowships may be awarded to both incoming and continuing students. Application for FLAS is separate from the admissions application. Undergraduates may receive a FLAS fellowship for language study at intermediate or advanced levels only.
The Near Eastern Studies Discretionary Fund
Near Eastern Studies is a multi-disciplinary department focusing on the region known as the Near or Middle East, which includes the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, providing a full range of language courses in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew (through Judaic Studies).
The Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) China Fund
This fund supports the travel of the dean and faculty in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences to Nanjing American University in P.R. China.
The Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) Program Fund
The SLAT Program is central to the University mission in providing a graduate education program that meets designated criteria for excellence and can demonstrate promise for national and international distinction; in possessing faculty who have achieved national and international distinction for teaching, scholarship, and service activities; in providing services which are of particular relevance to regional multilingual settings; and in stimulating and coordinating interdisciplinary activities which are contributing to new knowledge in an emergent field and innovative developments in practical application.
Study Abroad Opportunities
There are important reasons why international study has become a major component of a first-rate college education. Certainly the most obvious is the internationalization of business. To function effectively amidst the array of distinctive economies, language ability and cultural awareness is critical. Similarly, while we could not conceive of work in the natural sciences without attendant laboratory work, in the social sciences, humanities, fine arts and other arenas the "lab" has too often been ignored. Study abroad provides that critical "lab work" as it gives students exposure to new challenges and a dose of the "real world" prior to graduation.
Global Initiatives Discretionary Fund
Unforeseen circumstances affecting international students, faculty and study abroad students do arise and are often not covered by the above grants. If you would like to donate to a more flexible fund, the discretionary account is a great option.
Scholars under threat from any country and any discipline may apply for fellowships to support temporary stays at institutions worldwide. Support the sponsorship of "endangered academics" by American Universities who have been the victims of human rights abuses in their home countries. You can save a scholar at risk by giving now.
Emergency aid is reserved for international students who are experiencing severe financial hardship due to circumstances that are catastrophic and out of their control. You can help an international student in need, donate now.
Study Abroad Scholarships
Provides support to academically outstanding students who may not have the financial resources to study-abroad otherwise. As our world becomes ever more inter-connected. You can make a difference in a student's life, help send them abroad now.
The International Student Scholarship
The UA has limited number of academic scholarships available to new undergraduate international students at their first point of entry to the University of Arizona. However, scholarships based on need are not available. All students are urged to apply for admission well in advance of the semester they wish to attend. However, the application for admission and all required credentials must reach the university by April 1 for the summer (June and July) and fall (beginning in August) terms; and October 1 for the spring term (beginning in January). If you are selected as a recipient of a scholarship, you will be contacted by the end of the semester prior to your entry to the UA.
The International Studies Scholarship
For those International Studies students looking to fund their current studies but also further research and graduate study throughout the world, there are various opportunities offered. In fact, IDS/IS students are perfect candidates for and often win nationally competitive and prestigious awards annually
The Donna Swaim Travel Abroad Endowment
Alumni, friends and family of Dr. Donna Swaim have created this endowment to honor Donna’s academic influence and mentorship during her prestigious career at The University of Arizona. Donna Swaim believes the benefits to students of travel abroad with faculty are not limited to the academic arena: the increased interaction they experience with a faculty member humanizes what can be an intimidating relationship.
The East Asian Studies Library Endowment
Ensure the ongoing maintenance and growth of the East Asian Collections and enhance library resources to support teaching and research.
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