Graduate students contribute to local city’s development

Students in Dr. Jung’s Master of Arts in Policy Studies (MAPS) class have intended to assist the city in achieving its vision of creating a welcoming and cohesive community that respects all after being exposed to numerous community issues in Lynnwood. To collect opinions from different backgrounds, undergraduates organized World Cafe, a community-engaged event that...

October 19, 2023

Journey to self-growth through teaching kids to code 

As a member of the Digital Scholar program, Parisa Soltanian and other participants collaborated with a community partner to put what they have learned into practice in the 2023 summer quarter. The Digital Scholar program from the Office of Connected Learning provides first-generation students with several digital skill trainings, including digital marketing and data analytics.

October 6, 2023

Business students worked with NAMI and interviewed community members

Students from Lecturer Laura Umetsu‘s business writing class, B BUS 307, worked with NAMI to interview organizations and members from the communities. NAMI Seattle has been partnering with Umetsu to bring awareness to the positive impacts and resources that NAMI provides. These interviews were completed in the 2022 to 2023 academic year. This class received...

September 20, 2023

A Journey of Compassion: Delivering Health Services in Rural Guatemala – w/ Leylani Blanco

Challenging the unfamiliarity to explore every possibility is what Leylani Blanco recommended everyone should do, like her adventure with Global Initiatives to Guatemala. Through this two-week service, she enhanced her practical knowledge and acquired self-growth with cross-cultural exchange.

August 25, 2023

Students honored for civic engagement

Each year, the University of Washington Bothell recognizes two student civic leaders with the Chancellor’s Student Civic Leadership Awards. Sponsored by the Washington Campus Coalition for the Public Good, this award acknowledges students who address critical issues on campus and in their communities through service and social entrepreneurship.

August 23, 2023

Journey with the Quetzal: My Experience with Health Services Delivery in Mayan Villages – w/ Jocelyn Reyes

After witnessing the severe impact on health under poor living conditions, Jocelyn Reyes participated in Global Health Promotion: Health Services Delivery in Resource-poor Settings in Guatemala hosted by Global Initiatives to put her medical knowledge into practice. She had gained life-long skill development and found the pathway to proceed for the purpose of improving the...

August 15, 2023

Seoul-ful Summer: My Internship Adventure in Korea’s Capital City – w/ Sumaya Yusuf

The wonderful experience of the kindness from locals and the breathtaking views motivated Sumaya Yusuf to step out of the comfort zone and embrace the challenges in this foreign country. The collaboration with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Global Initiatives from the Office of Connected Learning introduced her to an eight-week...

August 10, 2023

The mark of a mentor

Not being aware of the available resources when in need appears often in many immigrant families. The Latino Education & Training Institute has partnered with students from UW Bothell to discuss relevant community-engaged research on this phenomenon in more detail. The Latino Leadership Initiative program is a cohort style program for Latino/a/x students.  In partnership...

August 8, 2023

Old man, old sport: New place, new mindset w/ Rico Espinosa in Spain

Words cannot describe how thrilled Rico Espinosa was when he finally got to participate in a UW Bothell Faculty Led study abroad program to Spain as non-traditional university student. Rico is a retired veteran, and married with kids, motivated to participate in a study abroad program because of his love for soccer and his favorite...

August 8, 2023