Paris to Leon :My experience learning about public transportation in France and Spain – w/ Gavin MacMillan

After engaging in several talks about the benefits of foreign public transportation, Gavin MacMillan couldn’t hold his curiosity to join the Study Abroad Program in France and Spain. He actively visited various places with convenient train systems and learned the courage to try new things. 

January 2, 2024

Research from the heart 

Challenges failed to block Vi Nguyen’s determination to develop non-contact electrodes for enhancing electrocardiogram (ECG) recording methods with the support from the 2023 Founders Fellows Summer Research Stipend. Though the experiment didn’t always provide the desirable outcomes, Nguyen learned to problem-solve independently and strengthen resilience with numerous obstacles. The Founders Fellow Summer Research Stipend support...

December 15, 2023

The Land Where Dreams Come True: My time in Tokyo – w/ Adam Chhor

Prior experience of interacting with exchange students motivated Adam Chhor to learn their foreign language and eventually participate in a Japan Study Abroad Program, World War II Through Film, Tokyo. He was grateful to strengthen his learning insights and view a country through its prolonged history and war memorial museums. 

December 13, 2023

One Day. About one day, I chose to study abroad. All it takes is one day and can change your whole life – w/ Alexandra Wienckowski

From motherhood to academic exploration,  Alexandra Wienckowski began her journey and expanded her passion for Law, Economics, and Public Policy with a UW Bothell Study Abroad program in Thailand. The trip fostered self-growth and international perspectives that shaped her perception and taught her more in-depth about global issues.

December 12, 2023

Adventures Exploring Asia and Looking for Sustainable Businesses – w/ Carolina Antonucci

When coming across the Thailand Study Abroad Program posters in the hallway, Carolina Antonucci followed her curiosity to engage in this weeks-long exploration of sustainable businesses and corporate social responsibility in Asia. She witnessed various firsthand initiatives to tackle community care and sustainability, bringing valuable skills and global awareness to shape future career professions.

December 12, 2023

Digital Scholars Program: A Student’s Perspective – Betelhem Yinges

Betelhem Yinges illustrates her college life with the Digital Scholars Program to unveil the inspiring journey of a first-generation student at the UW with excitement. In her blog, she elaborates on the diversity, equity, and inclusion of knowledge-learning in the program and reflects on the significant impact of collaborating with local communities. The Digital Scholars...

December 8, 2023

London Diaries: Early Fall Abroad – w/ Muna Mohammed

Living in an unfamiliar city is never easy, but Muna Mohammed embraces this adventure to gain international perspectives and self-growth through the Study Abroad Program in London. She encouraged students to take on unexpected trips, connect with diverse cultures, and foster self-enhanced experiences to enrich their knowledge for future growth.

November 23, 2023

My Story: Voting as a call to action for social change

Andy Walker-Tran appreciated NextGen Civic Leader Corps for allowing him to practice civic engagement and realize the importance of voting as the young generation. After participating in forming a worker union at Starbucks, He pointed out how voting enables young people to express their demand for change and how joining the NextGen Corps helps him...

November 3, 2023