The Case for International Education
There is a growing body of research related to international and intercultural learning in higher education, including study abroad. Recent studies have demonstrated a positive impact of study abroad participation on student retention and success towards completion of a college degree. A recent article published in Inside Higher Ed summarizes the research.
The Center for Global Education at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies collects, edits, and provides a searchable database of study abroad research. UW Bothell student, Aaron Huston, compiled a bibliography of intercultural education research after returning from a study abroad experience in Japan.
Working and Interning Abroad
In April 2013, Global Initiatives, in partnership with the Career Center, hosted an information session for students and recent graduates about working abroad.
International Travel Resources
The following resources may be helpful in preparing for an international experience.
Country Information & Alerts
Links to foreign travel resources from the US State Department's Consular Information Program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UW Study Abroad Insurance
The University of Washington requires that all participants in foreign study or research programs purchase UW Study Abroad Insurance through HTH Worldwide.
Local businesses thats specialize in international travel and offer many resources especially for students:
STA is a student-centered travel agency specializing in discounted travel and trip planning resources.
4730 University Way NE, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98105
Europe Through the Back Door Travel Center
Experts in European travel, Rick Steves and his team offer knowledgeable advice, workshops (some free-of-charge), a travelers' library and travel gear for purchase.
130 - 4th Avenue North
Edmonds, WA 98020-2009
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