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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.


Upcoming Program Deadlines

Gender, Media, and Human Rights in India Spring Break 2016
For priority consideration, Apply by November 30th 2015

Click here for a complete list of  summer and early fall programs 2016 accepting applications

Click here for UW Bothell Faculty led programs accepting applications for summer and early fall 2016

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 Events

Study Abroad Information Table
Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm and 3:00pm - 5:00pm in the ARC First Floor

Americans in Europe (Exile and Belonging): Leon, Spain Information session
Thursday, Dec 3, at 1:15 in the UW1 2nd floor vista

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

Boren Awards

  • 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.
  • The scholarship offers up to $20,000 for year-long programs.
  • Applicants must be US citizens.
  • Recipients commit to work for the federal government for one year post-graduation.
  • Deadline: January 11th, 2016

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 18th, 2016

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 29, 2016





Vanessa's Study Abroad
Spain Program Excursion to Sintra, Portugal (Palacio de la Pena) Vanessa Teeter, Media and Communication Studies


South Africa Program Bloem­fontein, South Africa, Jessica Velasquez, Soci­ety, Ethics and Human Behav­ior & Amer­i­can Eth­nic Stud­ies  



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