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

  • Friday, March 6th, 11am-12:30pm in UW2-105



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

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

  • Funded by US Congress, the Gilman program aims to bring diversity to study abroad.
  • Non-traditional destinations are preferred and programs must be at least four weeks.
  • Applicants must be US citizens, undergraduates, and be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.
  • Deadline: March 3, 2015 by 11:59pm Central Time.

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: April 3rd, 2015

GO! Scholarship

  • The GO! Scholarship is funded by the WA Legislature to support undergraduates with financial need.
  • Applicants must be WA state residents eligible for Husky Promise or a Federal Pell Grant.
  • Application Opens: March 1st, 2015
  • Deadline: Friday, April 17th, 2015

Fritz Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Multiple awards are funded each year by the Chester Fritz Endowment.
  • Applicants must full-time UW students, majoring in the Humanities or Social Sciences, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Application Opens: March 1st, 2015
  • Deadline: Friday, April 17th, 2015

UW Bothell Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Funding - $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, April 10, 2015 at midnight for programs starting during Summer Quarter and Early Fall

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