Welcome to Global Experiential Learning!
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND DEADLINES
GEL is excited about the upcoming Southeast Asia trip! For more information and to view the itinerary click here. We will remain connected with students attending this trip.
The ASB Hawai'i program going to the island of O'ahu, is no longer accepting applications. The application deadline for this program was November 20th 2019. Student interviewees will be notified of acceptance to the program by December 2nd 2019 and those accepted are requested to respond with their intent to attend by Friday, December 6th 2019.
The first mandatory orientation for ASB Hawai'i Program will be on December 11th 2019 in Guerrero center lounge.
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.