Cultural & Inclusive Experiential Learning Opportunities (CIELO)​

Cultural & Inclusive Experiential Learning Opportunities (CIELO)​

The Cultural & Inclusive Experiential Learning Opportunities (CIELO)-formerly known as Global Experiential Learning (GEL) under the Office of Diversity & Inclusion integrates travel, multicultural education, and service learning to empower students with knowledge and skill sets to utilize as they continue their careers at UA and beyond. CIELO 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 CIELO programming.

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OUR MISSION

Make experiential learning programs accessible and affordable providing short trips, scholarships, and additional funding.

Focus on social justice, environmental justice, cultural/identity exploration, and service learning.

Offer a tiered structure inclusive of local, domestic, and international programming.

OUR MODEL

CIELO invites all University of Arizona students to participate and targets historically marginalized student populations by addressing issues which may hinder student involvement in traditional travel programs.

 

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OUR PROGRAMS

CIELO programs occur during the academic breaks in order to not interfere with your classes. We work to make the programs affordable through financial assistance with the Student Services Fee and other grants.

To learn more about any of the CIELO programs, please feel free to contact Dan Xayaphanh, CIELO Director at danthaix@arizona.edu.

CIELO Faculty & Staff Facilitator

Interested in working with CIELO on one of our 2022-23 programs as faculty/staff facilitator? We invite you to apply at https://bit.ly/applycielo. There is some limited funding to support faculty and staff if selected, but other departmental funding to support your expenses is welcomed.

The application is due October 7, 2022 by 5 pm. If you have any questions, please contact CIELO Director Dan Xayaphanh at danthaix@arizona.edu or Dr. Judy Marquez Kiyama at jkiyama@arizona.edu.

HSI Collaborative Institute

Want to bring the CIELO model and success to your institution beyond the University of Arizona?

Explore HSI Collaborative Institute for our path to get started!

 

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Raising Arizona

Raising Arizona will invite students to explore the people, history, and culture of Arizona through the lens of social justice, environmental justice, cultural identity, and service learning. These programs will span between 1-4 days and will be low to no cost to the students. Past programs include learning about our Tribal Nations to dialogues at the Arizona/Sonoran borderlands, experiencing Tohono O'odham cuisine through San Xavier's Co-Op farm, and more! 

Community Connections

Community Connections engages UA students to build community through service learning in the local Tucson area. Through intentional volunteering, students will learn about organizations in the in Tucson and will engage in positive social change and strengthening communities. Programs will be offered throughout the academic year and will include transportation and snacks at no cost to participants.

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