Welcome to Global Experiential Learning!
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND DEADLINES
GEL is no longer accepting application for Southeast Asia. Deadline was on September 25th, 2019.
GEL will be hosting their first mandatory orientation session for participants attending the Southeast Asia 2019-2020 trip. The orientation will be held on Sunday, October 20th from 3-6pm in the Nugent building, room 203. For an updated itinerary Click here.
Come and join GEL on Tuesday, October 22nd from 12-1pm to hear more about the GEL Hawai'i 2020 Trip! The information session will be held in the NASA Lounge located on the 2nd floor of the Nugent Building. For an updated itinerary Click here.
The Global Experiential Learning (GEL) under the Office of Multicultural Advancement, integrates travel, education, and service learning to empower students with knowledge and skill-sets to utilize as they continue their careers at UA and beyond. GEL actively seeks to provide a valuable holistic student experience in the form of short term trips both domestic and abroad. Themes of interdisciplinary learning through civic engagement, cultural immersion, environmental justice, and social equity are explored through GEL programming.
The GEL Model
GEL programs seeks to target multiple student populations by addressing issues which may hinder student involvement in traditional study abroad programs. Although all interested students are encouraged to apply, these programs are especially designed to accommodate underrepresented student populations and those navigating first time travel abroad. GEL aims to:
- Provide short term domestic and international programs aligning with university holidays as not to interfere with student degree completion.
- Keep costs low by providing short trips, scholarships, and additional funding.
- Award up to 1 credit as a result of program participation.
- Present robust resources and support with preparing for travel abroad.