Global Initiatives

Study Abroad

UW Bothell has joined over 150 institutions nationwide in the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. Adding an international component to the college experience not only helps students develop global skills, such as adaptability, intercultural communication, and problem-solving, but also shows positive correlation with graduation rates and post-graduate success. Our commitment is to increase study abroad participation to 15% of all UW Bothell students graduating during Academic Year 2019-20.

Upcoming Events

Study Abroad Info Session:

  • Monday, Feb 23rd, 11:00-12:00pm in UW1-104

Application basics: Application/ Personal Statement writing workshop

  • Monday, Jan 21st, 4:30pm-6:00pm Location: UW1-103
  • Friday, March 6th, 11am-12:30pm in UW2-105

Financing Your Study Abroad Experience:

  • Tuesday, Feb 3rd , 1:30pm-2:30pm Location: UW1-103



Study Abroad Advising Guides

Looking for a study abroad experience that aligns with your studies or interests? Each guide below provides an overview of study abroad and a sampling of programs that match certain areas of interest.

Pre-Major and First Year
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Language Learning
Engineering and Technology

Biological and Physical Sciences

Upcoming Deadlines

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

Funded by the National Security Education Program, Boren Awards encourage undergraduates and graduates to study less commonly taught languages and cultures in regions critical to US national security interests

  • Applicants must be US citizens.
  • Recipients commit to work for the federal government for one year post-graduation.
  •  Deadline: January 14th, 2014

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships

  • Intended to support students from underrepresented backgrounds in study abroad, the fund offers a total of 18 awards of up to $10,000 each.
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Study abroad programs must be a minimum of four weeks long and be academically rigorous.
  • Students may apply prior to committing to a study abroad program.
  • Deadline:  January 16, 2015

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

  • Supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in aquiring modern foreign language area or internatonal studies competencies.
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Awards for UW students studying foreign languages locally or abroad.
  • Deadline: January 30, 2015



Contact Us

Global Initiatives

Study Abroad Advising
Student Success Center, UW1-160


Natalia Dyba, Director

Hanan Osman and  Nykole Mitchell
Student Advisors


Study abroad programs offered at all UW campuses are available to UW Bothell students

Seattle: Office of International Programs and Exchanges

Tacoma: International Programs