International & Area Studies Centers

Arizona Center for Judaic Studies  
The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies’ mission is to contribute to the overall mission of The University of Arizona by promoting advanced scholarship  by translating faculty research into dynamic undergraduate instruction, and by contributing to the community through educational outreach and professional advising. Our goal is to transmit, interpret, and critique Jewish historical, religious, and cultural traditions for the benefit of present and future generations.

Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL) 
The mission of CERCLL is to support the educational community and the nation by providing resources and research focused on culture, language and literacy in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs). It serves as a unique local, regional, and national resource for scholars, academic professionals, teachers and others interested in improving our nation's capacity to deliver high-quality, pedagogically-sound, and cost-effective instruction in foreign languages.

Center for English as a Second Language
All programs at the Center for English as a Second Language meet high standards of excellence. CESL has been fully accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.

Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) 
The Center for Latin American Studies hosts an outstanding faculty with particular expertise regionally in Mexico, Brazil and Central America. Thematic strengths include Environmental Studies, Border Studies, Power & Inequality, and History & Culture.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) 
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies supports and promotes Middle East language and Middle East studies-related teaching and research throughout the University, and fosters understanding of the Middle East through an extensive program of outreach to schools and the wider community.

Confucius Institute 
The Confucius Institute trains teachers to meet the growing and diverse demands of the world’s Mandarin Chinese language learners and develop international curricula and proficiency benchmarks for Chinese language education. The UA is home to one of 42 Confucius Institutes in universities throughout the United States.

Global Health Institute (GHI) 
The Global Health Institute is dedicated to finding evidence-based solutions to global health problems through the education and training of tomorrows health leaders. GHI is a unique partnership that promotes collaboration between the University of Arizona and partner universities and organizations.

National Association of Self-instructional Language Programs (NASILP) 
The National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs is North America's only professional organization specifically established for the fostering of self-managed academic programs in the less-commonly taught languages (LCTLs).

National Center for Interpretation (NCI) 
The NCI is the country’s major repository for the theoretical and practical aspects of specialized interpretation, its cognitive underpinnings, its ethical parameters, its best practice, its assessment, and the policy that guides it. The NCI is committed to using this knowledge in support of its community - local, national and international - to ensure equal access to both civil rights and social services for all limited- and non-English members of the community, as it has for over 20 years.

Southwest Center 
The Southwest Center seeks to define, illuminate, and present, through research, teaching, and publishing, the character of the Greater Southwest: the heartland of Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, and Chihuahua, and its peripheries.

Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy 
The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy specializes in issues concerning:
(1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region 
(2) immigration policy of the United States and 
(3) Indigenous nations policy.