The Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) is an organization of 17 liberal arts colleges, universities and associations dedicated to education for social justice. HECUA has several programs of both domestic and international scope. The length of each program varies – in addition to year-long and semester offerings, there are also January and summer programs available. For more information about HECUA programming, please visit http://www.offcampusstudy.umn.edu/hecua/index.html.
City Arts is a HECUA program that immerses students in Twin Cities communities working for social change through art and culture. City Arts is built on the belief that artists are not only an active part of society, but that artistic expression has the capacity to shape a society.