Welcome to Global Experiential Learning!
The Global Experiential Learning (GEL) area under the Dean of Students Office integrates travel, education, and service learning to empower students with knowledge, skills, and values to use as they continue their careers at UA and beyond. GEL actively seeks to provide sustainable service learning experiences, domestically and internationally, to promote interdisciplinary learning, civic engagement, career development and leadership for students. GEL provides students the opportunity to look at unique situations through multiple lenses and use critical thinking to develop their own ideas. The themes of study and experiential learning will include social justice, environmental justice, and cultural immersion.
GEL programs are designed to not interfere with students' academic schedules, keep costs down, and provide hands-on learning experiences that can boost your resume. Students participate and earn credit from 1 week to 1 month opportunities in winter session, spring break, and summer. After participation, students will use their experience to create cultural competency awareness through student engagement on the UA campus. Students will have the invaluable opportunity to learn about diverse communities around the world.