November is UW Global Month!

The UW educates more than 50,000 students annually, and the Husky community is connected around the globe. Thanks to our incredible faculty and researchers, we have partnerships and projects in 130+ countries, yielding a world of opportunity for students such as study abroad, research, internships, and classroom experiential learning. During the month of November, we highlight the connections and relationships the UW has all over the world and the impact of our University’s global engagement.

October 26, 2022

You’ll never know why till you try… – CSR in Thailand and Cambodia w/ Henos Adhana

Absorbing the culture shock is not the only thing Henos Adhana has undergone in Thailand and Cambodia. He took the chance to participate in the study abroad program after receiving a notification from Global Initiatives. Spending a part of your university experience abroad will expand your understanding of the world and help you develop global...

October 10, 2022

Spanish Soccer is not so different: A journal entry from my time in Spain – w/ Alina Zasimczuk

“The Politics of Soccer in Spain and Beyond” program impacted Alina Zasimczuk’s thoughts on her future career by a large margin. Connecting to multiple academic organizations and local events helped Alina learn more about her interests in soccer and the language.

September 27, 2022

Pasta, Pizza, and Gelato: Eating Little Else and Learning Lots While Studying Abroad in Italy – w/ Rileigh Thompson

Rileigh Thompson, UW Bothell study abroad ambassador in 2022, had a blast on the trip to Italy when joining the Global Initiatives program, “UW PoE Italy: Interdisciplinary Studies on Environment and Society – Past and Present.” She documented this unforgettable journey with all the distinct experiences and stunning places in the video. UW Bothell Study...

September 20, 2022

Researching crowdsensing in German smart city

Over the next three summers, University of Washington Bothell students will be traveling to Germany to develop crowdsensing technology at the University of Bamberg, which conducts smart city research in the Bavarian city.

September 17, 2022

Chocolate expert immerses herself in research

An expert from the University of Washington Bothell on the culture, economics and politics of chocolate, Kristy Leissle is currently living in West Africa to conduct field work with cocoa growers for her next book on Africa’s contributions to chocolate.

September 17, 2022

Pandemic shortens Fulbright research in Namibia

Making the most of her time, Mariah Crystal (Master of Arts in Policy Studies ’10) was able to conduct much of her Fulbright research in Namibia before she was told to return home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

September 17, 2022

Alka Kurian receives Fulbright grant to Morocco

Alka Kurian, a senior lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant for five months of research in Morocco for part of her upcoming book, “Transnational Fourth Wave Feminisms: A Postcolonial Backlash.”

September 15, 2022

My Experience in Stockholm; an M-shaped Curve – w/ Mary Kibala

Mary Kibala had decided to take the advice of engaging in one of the study abroad programs directed by Global Initiatives, “Honors Sweden: Justice in the Nordic Region,” collaborating with the UW Seattle Scandinavian Studies department. She expressed how her values and perspectives got challenged after accustoming more about the country.

September 7, 2022