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UW Bothell has joined hundreds of institutions nationwide in the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. Adding an international component to the college experience not only helps students develop global skills, such as adaptability, intercultural communication, and problem-solving, but also shows positive correlation with graduation rates and post-graduate success. Our commitment is to increase study abroad participation to 15% of all UW Bothell students graduating during Academic Year 2019-20.

Now Accepting Applications

Click here to find open applications for UW Faculty-led Programs, Affiliated Programs, Exchanges and IE3 Internships Abroad. 

Click here for a summary of 2016 programs led by UW Bothell Faculty

Advising Guides

Looking for a study abroad experience that aligns with your studies or interests? Each guide below provides an overview of study abroad and a sampling of programs that match certain areas of interest.

Pre-Major and First Year
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Language Learning
Engineering and Technology

Biological and Physical Sciences

Upcoming Events

Marketing Your International Experience Workshop
Tuesday, October 4th from 3:30pm-5:00pm in UW1-103

Global Student Welcome
Thursday, Sept. 29th from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the ARC

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 
Funded by US Congress, the Gilman program aims to bring diversity to study abroad. Non-traditional destinations are preferred and programs must be at least four weeks. Applicants must be US citizens, undergraduates, and be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.
Deadline: October 4, 2016

UW Bothell Study Abroad Scholarship
Meant to offset the cost of the airfare and require students to demonstrate a commitment to promote study abroad on campus.
Deadline: November 13, 2016  

Click here for complete list of study abroad Scholarships 



Vanessa's Study Abroad
Spain Program Excursion to Sintra, Portugal (Palacio de la Pena) Vanessa Teeter, Media and Communication Studies


South Africa Program Bloem­fontein, South Africa, Jessica Velasquez, Soci­ety, Ethics and Human Behav­ior & Amer­i­can Eth­nic Stud­ies  



Contact Us

Global Initiatives
Student Success Center


Study Abroad Advising

Natalia Dyba, Director

Kelsey Bolinger, Cecilee Fernandez
Student Advisors


Study abroad programs offered at all UW campuses are available to UW Bothell students

Seattle: Office of International Programs and Exchanges

Tacoma: International Programs 



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