Upcoming Programs Led by UWB Faculty
Due to the pandemic, all study abroad activity is suspended through Spring Quarter 2021. For the latest updates on UW travel, check the UW Study Abroad coronavirus page. For a complete list of all UW programs now accepting applications click here.
Spring Break 2021 - Cancelled 10/21/2020
Led by David Goldstein, IAS | 3 credits | $2,900 Program Fee | Apply by Nov
Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku in southern Japan is similar to the Puget Sound region in many ways: An intriguing blend of urban and rural spaces, away from the largest cities in Japan, and surrounded by beautiful mountains and sea, Ehime--like Western Washington--is home to a unique culture that also has countless connections to the rest of the world. In fact, the founder of the largest Japanese food and goods stores in the U.S.--Uwajimaya in Seattle and Bellevue--was from Ehime. By studying the local history, economy, and culture of this vibrant prefecture, in partnership with Ehime University, we will explore how regions with unique local culture also exemplify a global economy and culture.
Hyphen the World Virtual Internships in India (Summer A Term or Summer Quarter)
*** Details coming soon! ***
Following a successful pilot last summer, in which 6 UW students completed 4- to 8-week projects on topics such as reproductive health, transgender rights, and youth leadership, we plan on offering the opportunity to UW students again in 2021. The commitment is part-time, about 10 hours per week dedicated to the project and 2-3 hours per week of mentorship/ reflection activities for processing and deepening learning. Students will have the option to complete the internships for credit or not.
Explorations of Science, Art and Architecture in Europe (Summer A Term)
Led by Andrew Abian, STEM | 6 credits (tentative) | Apply by Jan 30
How can you measure the rotation of the Earth in a closed room? Why are some historic buildings still standing while others have fallen? How do artists use light? (And why do they sometimes fear it?) Explore these questions while visiting key cultural and scientific sites in Italy and France.
Early Fall 2021
Led by Steve Collins, STEM, and Hiroshi Miyamoto | 5 credits
This upper-division elective for mechanical engineers and others with a background in thermodynamics explores the challenges and opportunities of deploying new energy technologies that are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. The geographic focus is Japan, and specifically the island of Shikoku, though comparison will also be made to the US and Pacific Northwest. Read about previous students' experiences on the program on the UWB World blog.
Andes to Amazon, Peru: Biodiversity, Conservation, and Sustainability in Peru
Led by Ursula Valdez, IAS |5 credits
We will explore the fascinating diversity of this region, while studying the conservation challenges confronting it. Through surveys of the biodiversity, and meetings with indigenous people, land-use managers, conservationists, and other stakeholders, we will analyze sustainable alternatives for the conservation of this world biodiversity hotspot. Read about previous students' experiences on the program on the UWB World blog.
Led by Jeffrey Kim, CSS |5 credits
Korea is a leading country in IT adoption. Per capita, it has the most broadband access of any country in the world. Its fast moving Internet-based applications, culture and life will provide students a sense of what will come to the United States in the next five years. Seminar topics will include: Korean language and culture instruction, social change, popular culture, and technology, and social computing. This program is held in collaboration with Sunkyunkwan University (SKKU).
Cancelled/ Suspended Programs for 2021
The following programs, which UWB faculty offer on a regular basis (annual or every other year), are not being offered in 2021. We hope to offer them again in 2022:
Led by Alka Kurian and Camille Walsh, IAS
MBA Global Study Tour (Winter Break and Spring Break)
Led by various UWB Business faculty
Critical Perspectives on Ecotourism in Tanzania (Summer Term A)
Led by Ben Gardner, IAS
When in Rome: Interdisciplinary Studio Art and Italian Culture (Summer Term A)
Led by Barbara Noah, IAS
Americans in Europe: Exile & Belonging in France and Spain (Summer Term B)
Led by Alice Pedersen and Jed Murr, IAS
Guatemala: Health Services Delivery in Resource-Poor Settings (Summer Quarter)
Led by Mabel Ezeonwu, NHS
Past UW Bothell Faculty Led Programs