Global Initiatives

Study Abroad

UW Bothell has joined hundreds of 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.

Check out our student blogs from around the world!

Live vicariously through UWB students studying abroad. We have students studying in Japan, France and many more places this academic year. You can read their stories and experiences on our  Voices from Around the World student blog.

Arco de Triomf, Spain
Heidi Han­nah, Global Stud­ies Major

Upcoming Events

Fulbright Information Session + Webinars
Thursday, May 7th, 4:30pm-6pm in UW1-103
Register here for this in-person workshop and/or webinars offered during different times.

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

UW Bothell Study Abroad Scholarship

  • $500 to $2,000 to offset travel expenses required to participate in a study abroad program.
  • Applicants must be current UW Bothell students enrolled full-time, residents of Washington State, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and commit to promoting study abroad opportunities among UW Bothell students upon their return as a Study Abroad Ambassador.
  • Deadline:Friday, June 26, 2015 at midnight for Fall programs

Foundation for Global Scholars Scholarship Programs

  • Four scholarships for students participating in credit-bearing study or internship programs abroad. Awards range from $500 to $2,500.
  • Applicants must be US citizens. Both undergraduates and graduate students are eligible. Additional criteria vary depending on award.
  • Deadlines: July 13, 2015 for programs that begin August 16, 2015 through December 31, 2015

Contact Us

Global Initiatives

Study Abroad Advising
Student Success Center, UW1-160


Natalia Dyba, Director

Hanan Osman and  Kelsey Bolinger
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