Global Initiatives

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Internationalization at UW Bothell

Global Initiatives is building an infrastructure for supporting more robust internationalization programs for students, faculty and staff across campus, including study abroad, institutional and research partnerships, curricular integration, and opportunities for global involvement locally.

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UW Faculty Grants for International Course Collaborations

UW Bothell is spearheading a UW-wide effort to deepen global engagement of students in the classroom, without requiring travel abroad, by implementing online collaboration with international partners. UW faculty and staff across the UW system are invited to submit a proposal for funding to support development of a course utilizing the COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) approach. Submissions may come from individuals or teams, with up to $2,000 in funding available for each project selected. Proposals are due October 24, 2014 at 5pm.

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Enhancing Global Education in Washington State

Global Washington’s Global Education Initiative aims to improve global education in the State of Washington. A recently released report identifies six major recommendations:

  1. Build statewide support for global education.
  2. Identify and promote best practices.
  3. Increase second language learning.
  4. Prepare globally competent P-12 teachers.
  5. Increase global engagement in higher education.
  6. Build strong partnerships between global development and global education.

UW Bothell is committed to actively pursuing these global education goals. Global Washington is a membership association that promotes and supports the global development sector in the state of Washington, comprised of non-profit organizations, foundations, businesses, government and academic institutions. UW Bothell has been a member of GlobalWA since 2012.

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We invite your comments and suggestions on new programming or additional content to the website. Please email Natalia Dyba, Director of Global Initiatives, at

Upcoming Events

Fri, Oct 24, 5pm: COIL International Fellows proposal deadline


Nov 17-21, 2014: International Education Week

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Global Initiatives
Student Success Center, UW1-160

Natalia Dyba, Director

Hanan Osman and Nykole Mitchell
Student Advisors