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UWB Faculty-Led Programs Coming up in 2019

Some of these programs are in the process of being approved. Check frequently throughout Autumn Quarter for updates! For a complete list of all UW programs now accepting applications click here.

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Spring Break Programs: Apply now!

India: Gender, Culture, and Human Rights

Led by Alka Kurian and Camille Walsh, IAS | 5 credits
Site visit to Navjoti India Foundation Explore the most pressing issues of gender, culture and human rights in India! The 5-credit program begins with Winter Quarter classes on the Bothell campus, followed by 2 weeks of site visits in Delhi and Mumbai in India. The program ends with some online assignments and a couple of meetings at UWB in Spring Quarter. Students will have the opportunity to experience two culturally distinct states in India, visit with community organizations, interact with college students and women from urban and rural areas, and read cultural and literary representations of women’s issues. Learn more from former participants Angela Wirig and Holli Nolan. Apply Now! Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through January 2, 2019.

Thailand: Global Health Care, MBA Global Study Tour

Please contact the UWB School of Business for more information.

Summer Term A Programs​

When in Rome: Interdisciplinary Studio Art and Italian Culture

Led by Barbara Noah, IAS | 12 credits
Colosseum in Rome at nightStudents from all majors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the experience of Rome creatively and adventurously through the lens of visual art and the culture of the city, as well as each student's own unique backgrounds, disciplines, research, and interests. For an insider's view, check out the 5-part video series from former participant Jessica McGarvie. Learn more and apply online.

Italy, France & Switzerland: Explorations of Science, Art & Architecture in Europe

Led by Andrew Abian, STEM | 6 credits
This program will conceptually explore topics related to the development of science, art and architecture in Europe from Ancient times to the Modern Age through visits to historical sites, museums, and present day laboratories. Several themes will be explored, including the connections between Galileo’s observations to the discoveries being made at the modern centers of scientific research of CERN and VIRGO, and the development of linear perspective in the works of Renaissance artists and its connection to the mathematical field of projective geometry. Learn more and apply online.

The Politics of Soccer in Spain, France, and Beyond 

Led by Ron Krabill, IAS | 12 credits
Students will approach soccer as a political and cultural phenomenon examining the ways in which the sport functions as a site for political contestation on regional, national, and international scales. This program will also explore the politics of soccer elsewhere, including human rights violations, corruption surrounding recent and future world cups, and the exploitation of athletes from across the globe. Learn more from former participant Alicia Lookabill. Learn more and apply online.

Summer Term B Programs

The Art of Anti-Colonial Resistance in the UK

Led by Maryam Griffin, IAS
Students from the United States--who are themselves based in a center of global power--will be inspired and empowered to foster transnational solidarity towards a more just world. Traveling and learning in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England, students will be asked to think critically about diversity, mobility, culture, and anti-colonialism; they will discover points of connection between themselves and others across geographic and cultural borders; and they will reflect and synthesize knowledge through interdisciplinary writing and collaborative creative projects. Together we will learn about historical and ongoing anti-colonial social movements in the United Kingdom, focusing on the ways that art and culture have been used to gain international visibility for local and regional freedom struggles. Learn more and apply online. 

Early Fall Exploration Seminars

Corporate Social Responsibility in Southeast Asia

Led by Jim Reinnoldt, Business |5 credits
This program will explore Corporate Social Responsibility issues in businesses in Thailand and Cambodia. Students will have the opportunity to engage with local business leaders, and visit important cultural sites in both countries. 

Afro Cultures of Brazil

Led by Tasha Buttler, IAS, and Eduardo Silva, UWS Portuguese Studies |5 credits
This program will expose UW students to the richness of Afro-Brazilian cultures by studying and living in Salvador da Bahia, the heartland of Afro-descended peoples of Brazil. Students will also visit the National Park Chapada Diamantina, an important site from the mining era of slavery in the state of Bahia. In addition, students will be able to compare the histories of oppression, systematic racism, and contributions of blacks in Brazil to the experiences of blacks in the United States to gain more complex and developed perspectives on current discussions of race. Learn more and apply online.

Andes to Amazon, Peru: Biodiversity, Conservation, and Sustainability in Peru

Led by Ursula Valdez and Jennifer Atkinson, IAS |5 credits
Students looking at the Machu Picchu mountains.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. Learn more from former participants Kendall Wiggins and Pearle Maki. Learn more and apply online.

Sexual Politics, Culture, & Justice in Norway

Led by Kari Lerum, IAS |5 credits
Contemporary Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland) are frequently lauded as the happiest, healthiest, and most gender equitable places in the world. We will study the ways that sexual politics, feminist thought, and movements for social justice shape contemporary Norwegian institutions, culture, and daily life. Learn more and apply online.

Exploring Cultural Traditions on Ireland's West Coast 

Led by Charlie Collins, IAS |5 credits
**Program Description Coming Soon**

Paris, France: Arts, Culture, and Technology in France, Past and Present

Led by Alexander Barchechat, STEM |5 credits
**Program Description Coming Soon**

Urban Exploration in Busan, South Korea: Mapping Communities in the Smart City

Led by Jin-Kyu Jung, IAS |5 credits
View of Korea at nightThis program provides students with a critical reflection on the smart city, urban regeneration and community-building process in the context of modern cities in South Korea, in particular Busan. Busan, the second largest city in Korea, will feature an exemplary global smart urban development, where smart technology and infrastructure are already part of people’s everyday life. This course will also provide students an opportunity to work with digital (mapping) technologies as the process of developing their creative engagement with local communities.

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