From Bothell to Tokyo and back

Dr. David Goldstein has spent the past 11 months teaching American ethnic studies to college students in Japan. And while he was there to teach, he ended up learning, too.

September 1, 2022

From endless amounts of Greek salads to friendly stray cats: My Summer quarter around the Aegean Sea – w/ Isatou Ceesay

Within the hustle and bustle of Syntagma Square in Athens, Isatou Ceesay attempted to interview every passenger to understand more about the pandemic experiences. The journey, accompanied by other undergraduates from the same study program under Global Initiatives, enhanced her knowledge of social issues and insights into life-long experiences.

September 1, 2022

Things I Wish I’d Known Sooner About Studying Abroad – w/ Tori Satterfield in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Partnered with Global Initiatives refreshed the views of Tori Satterfield and satisfied her goal of applying to the scholarship with a high-quality essay after a trip to Amsterdam. Countless fears covered her before she finally prepared her mind for the study abroad program. Nonetheless, various anxieties faded after wandering into the city full of exquisite...

August 31, 2022

Study Abroad: A trip that I loved and hated equally – in Spain w/ Jaya Ravi

Jaya Ravi believed that challenging herself to engage in the study program through Global Initiatives was worth the risk. She reflected on how the Spanish’s focus on life defined their characteristics and activities. Spending a part of your university experience abroad will expand your understanding of the world and help you develop global skills –...

August 24, 2022

It’s possible for first-generation students to study abroad – w/ Rahwa Gebretsadikan in Spain

Nothing is easy as the first person to apply for the study abroad program in the family, Rahwa Gebretsadikan was aware of and familiar with this situation. Joining the program under Global Initiatives to Spain encourages her to share this precious opportunity with other first-generation students on campus.

August 22, 2022

Writing in Rome – The Balance of Studies and Adventure – w/ Alex Sineev

Attending the study abroad program with other Global Initiatives students changed Alex Sineev’s mindset between work and entertainment. He gained so much knowledge and ideas on writing that motivated him to learn deeper and further.

August 15, 2022

Your first day (or two) in Iceland – w/ Patrick McKinnion

It never came through Patrick McKinnion’s mind that studying abroad is an effortless thing; however, his University Exchange study abroad trip to Iceland reminded him how intense living and studying in a foreign country can be. He realized that applying and gathering documentation is critically essential for starting life in Reykjavik. Spending a part of...

August 14, 2022

2022 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced that UW Bothell will be among the forty-one institutions selected to participate in its 2022 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success. The Institute is designed to strengthen institutional capacity to achieve quality, equity, and student engagement goals through the design, implementation, and assessment of active teaching and learning practices widely known as “high-impact practices,” or HIPs.

May 13, 2022