About Us

Get to know Civitas GES.

Civitas Global Educational Services is dedicated to creating bridges between cultures and nations through education and partnership building.

We create bridges to meet the needs of:

  • Administrators and faculty looking to forge relationships with their international counterparts
  • International students who look to study and thrive in a U.S. college or university environment
  • U.S. students looking for educational opportunities abroad
  • Adults seeking a unique international educational experience
  • Foreign-based counselors and recruiters seeking streamlined access to U.S. colleges and universities for their prospective international students
  • U.S. college and university administrators charged with increasing their international student populations

We offer pathways for international students who wish to study in the United States. Conversely, we seek to create opportunities for American students and professionals who desire the international experience. Our goal is to create a robust network of international exchange at the post-secondary level.

Our Leadership

Dairo Enrique MorenoDairo Moreno is founder and President of Civitas Global Educational Services. He leads an agile team dedicated to building sustainable partnerships based on mutual understanding and respect. Mr. Moreno develops and promotes opportunities for sustainable institutional partnerships between US and Cuban organizations. In the last two years, he has led over 50 university delegations seeking partnerships, developed over a dozen study abroad programs in Cuba, and facilitated ten agreements between US and Cuban institutions.

Mr. Moreno’s experience includes program development, administration, conference planning, negotiation and interpretation of legal agreements, Dairo is co-founder of the Workshop of Strategic Alliances for the Internationalization of Higher Education, an annual workshop in Cienfuegos, Cuba (Cuba TIES) the only US-Cuba developed conference dedicated to challenges and best practices in internationalization and partnership in Cuba.

Prior to international education, Mr. Moreno earned his first 10,000 hours advocating for underrepresented and disenfranchised artists, music producers and songwriters. Mr. Moreno has a B.A. from Harvard University.

Our Community

An organization does not motivate change on its own. It takes an entire community, on and off campus, to create bridges to foster understanding and build mutual respect. These are some of the principal partners in our community.

On Campus

Logo of University of CienfuegosLa Universidad de Cienfuegos leads the way in fostering collaborative international education in the Cuban provinces by extending the hand of friendship to international partners including US institutions. UCf has more than 150 agreements with over 50 countries with a dozen active memorandums of understanding with higher education institutions in the US. La Universidad de Cienfuegos is our principal partner and our first friend in the Civitas GES community.

Logo of Universidad de Granma

Universidad de Granma

Logo of Universidad de Pinar Del Rio

Universidad de Pinar Del Rio

Universidad de Holguín Logo

Universidad de Holguín

Universidad de Ciego De Ávila

Universidad de Las Tunas

Universidad de Las Tunas

Universidad de Matanzas

Universidad de Matanzas

Universidad Sancti Spiritus

Universidad Sancti Spiritus

Off Campus

Cuban universities recognize that developing the community does not end with the formation of students on campus alone. Development comes from working together with other members and organizations within the community to affect change. These are some of the principal organizations and private businesses that work with us to build the “one community.”

Cultural Center for the Arts Benny Moré

Cultural Center for the Arts Benny Moré

Graphic Arts Society of Cienfuegos

Graphic Arts Society of Cienfuegos


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