Upcoming Programs Led by UWB Faculty
For a complete list of all UW programs now accepting applications click here.
Spring Break 2023
Led by David Goldstein, IAS | 2 credits
Ehime Prefecture--like Western Washington--is home to a unique culture that also has countless connections to the rest of the world. In fact, the founder of the largest Japanese food and goods stores in the U.S.--Uwajimaya in Seattle and Bellevue--was from Ehime. By studying the local history, economy, and culture of this vibrant prefecture, in partnership with Ehime University, we will explore how regions with unique local culture also exemplify a global economy and culture.
MBA Global Study Tour to Finland
Led by Kristiina Hiukka, Business | 4 credits of B BUS 591 | $3,700 program fee
Students will be introduced to the Finnish business culture and society by attending business presentations and tours, meeting with executives to gain deeper insights into the business practices and success factors in Finland. This course is designed to enhance student knowledge and appreciation for global leadership, business methods and models across cultures.
Summer 2023: Under Development
Hyphen the World Virtual Internships in India (Summer A Term or Summer Quarter)
In partnership with Pravah in New Delhi, India | 0, 2 or 5 credits | $650 or $900 program fee
Complete a 4- or 9-week project on topics such as reproductive health, transgender rights, and youth leadership, in partnership with a youth-centered community organization in India. The commitment is part-time, 10-12 hours per week dedicated to the project and 2-3 hours per week of mentorship/ reflection activities for processing and deepening learning.
Americans in Europe: Exile & Belonging in France and Spain (Summer Term A or B)
Led by Lauren Berliner and Camille Walsh, IAS | 12 credits
Trace histories of Americans who have gone to Europe looking for belonging, exile, freedom, fantasy, love, and war while reflecting creatively and critically on your own experiences in Spain and France.
Guatemala: Health Services Delivery in Resource-Poor Settings (Summer Quarter)
Led by Mabel Ezeonwu, NHS | 10-12 credits of core NHS courses
Early Fall 2023: Under Development
Led by James Reinnoldt, Business | 5 credits of BBUS 490 | $4,995 program fee
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to a company's responsibility beyond its traditional shareholders in that it promotes the notion that companies need to be responsive to the needs of a broader group of stakeholders that are directly and indirectly impacted by their actions: shareholders, consumers, employees, business partners, suppliers, and even local communities. This program provides students with the opportunity to observe firsthand how companies in developing countries like Thailand and Cambodia are responding to these challenges through CSR programs in partnerships with NGOs, government agencies and local communities. Housing in hotels with breakfast, a few other meals, and all local activities and excursions are included in the program fee.
Led by Steve Collins, STEM, and Hiroshi Miyamoto, IAS | 5 credits of B ME 446/493 | $3,050 program fee
In collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan, this course explores advanced topics in thermodynamics related to efficient and sustainable energy conversion systems. Continuing where the thermal fluids series leaves off, it begins with advanced power cycles and their application in mechanical and electric power systems.
Led by Jeffrey Kim and Matthew Saxton, CSS | 5 credits of INFO 497 | $3,900 program fee
The underlying objective of this program is to compare Korean and US information behavior, and to examine the cultural and technological dimensions driving these differences. This program will be held in collaboration with Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). Seminar topics will include the following: Korean language instruction, social change, popular culture and technology, and social computing.