Summer 2016

Paris, France: Scientific Explorations of Arts and Architecture 

Leon-Spain.jpgExplore the meanings and practices of gender, race, (trans)nationalism, empire, and belonging that emerge in encounters between “Americans” and “Europe.” Participants in this program will be asked to think critically about identity, diversity, location, and belonging; to situate themselves as embodied agents and learners. 

CHID Sardinia: Island Migrations, Health, and Social Justice

sardinia.jpgWe will ask how migration, displacement, and marginalization impact dimensions of health and resilience among immigrant and Romani communities, (commonly and pejoratively known as Gypsies). We will collaborate with Italian and Romani scholars, artists, NGOs, and families living in Alghero to critically explore these topics.

“Dance as Social Technology”: Dance, Healing and Community in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico

Mexico.jpgProgram Dates:

Location : Oaxaca, Mexico 

Academic Credits:  12 Credits

Program Description: Explore dance by daily embodied practices, participation in community dance settings,  an academic seminar introducing several key theoretical frameworks for considering dance as an expression of identity, cultural resilience and political resistance; healing from trauma personal and historical; and a means of cultivating joy and wellbeing in public spaces.

Guatemala: Global Health Promotion: Health Services Delivery in Resource-poor Settings

gdf.jpgThis 12 credit hybrid service-learning course is designed to expose students to the policy contexts in which health care is delivered in resource-poor settings with particular emphasis on Guatemala. The course utilizes the community as the pedagogical platform and challenges students to view global health care issues holistically in order to understand how in-country health policies are influenced by local and global determinants or factors.

Lessons from the Japanese Experience with Nuclear Power


Program Dates: August 31 – September 4, 2015 at UW Bothell; September 9 – September 24, 2015 at Ehime University

Location: UW Bothell and Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan
Faculty Director: Dr. Matt DePies, STEM
Program Coordinator: Chris Schaeffer, STEM
Program Fee: $1,650, which covers local transportation, housing, most meals, and cultural activities in Japan, administrative support, and 5 Autumn Quarter credits.
Fee does not include: airfare (~$1,400), travel insurance ($40), some meals in Japan, personal expenses at UW Bothell and while abroad
Academic Credits: 5 Autumn Quarter 2015 credits of BST 498
Overview: Students will explore lessons learned from the Japanese experience with nuclear power. This course also incorporates the cultural and social implications of nuclear power in Japan, as well as in the Pacific Northwest. While in Japan, students will engage with peers from Japan, France, Germany, Turkey, Indonesia and Vietnam.
This Application deadline has passed.

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


Program Dates: August 27, 2015- September 20, 2015 (UW Exploration Seminar)
Program Fee: $3,750
Program Directors: Ursula Valdez, IAS Bothell or Tim Billo, Program on the Environment
Credit: 5 graded credits from ENVIR 496 or BIOL 493
Description: An ecological and cultural exploration from the high mountains to the rainforest of southeastern Peru: 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.
The application deadline has passed.

Summer 2015

Social Justice in Higher Education in the US and South Africa: Reconciliation via Digital Storytelling

Program Dates: June 17 – July 22, 2015 (Summer Term A)
Location: UW Bothell and University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Program Directors: Terryl Ross, Director of Diversity, Natalia Dyba, Director of Global Initiatives

South-Africa.jpgOverview: Through this hybrid study abroad program students will explore points of convergence and divergence in the processes of reconciliation, racial healing, and restorative justice in higher education in the United States and South Africa. Two weeks of classes at UW Bothell will be followed by two weeks at the University of the Free State, attending the Global Leadership Summit. Students will create digital stories and develop an action plan to address reconciliation at UW Bothell.
Estimated Program Fee: $1,400, which covers: housing, two meals per day, local transportation, and cultural activities in South Africa; administrative support; and 12 Summer Quarter credits.
Additional Costs: Airfare (~$2,500), travel insurance ($40), some meals in South Africa, passport, personal expenses at UW Bothell and while abroad
Academic Credits: up to 12 Summer Quarter credits
The application deadline has passed.

Chungnam National University Summer Session
Program Dates: June 17 – July 14, 2015 (Summer Term A)
Location: Daejeon, South Korea
Overview: Join international students from all over the world for a 4-week program at Chungnam National University to learn Korean language, take an elective course in English, and experience Korean culture through field trips and experiential learning activities.
Credits: Up to 10 Summer Quarter credits, Korean Language and an elective
Estimated Program Fee: $300 administrative fee upon acceptance. Cost of tuition, academic credits, local cultural activities, and on-campus housing at CNU is generously offset by a scholarship from CNU.
Additional Costs: Airfare, travel insurance ($60), meals, passport/ visa, personal expenses
The application deadline has passed.

When in Rome: Interdisciplinary Studio Art and Italian Culture

Program Dates: June 24 – July 21, 2015 (Summer Term A)Rome.jpg
Program Fee: $4,998
Program Directors: Barbara Noah, IAS and Elizabeth Darrow, IAS
Overview: A 12-credit interdisciplinary studio art and Italian culture and cuisine program based in Rome, open to all majors, for all levels of art experience (including intro level), and no prior language requirement.
The application deadline has passed.

The Politics of Soccer in Spain and Beyond

Program Dates: June 24 – July 21, 2015 (Summer Term A)
Program Fee: $4,875
Program Director: Rob Krabill,, IAS
Overview: A 12 credit summer program based in Leon, Spain. 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.
The application deadline has passed.

Scientific Explorations of Art and Architecture in France

Program Dates: June 22 – July 22, 2015 (Summer Term A)France.jpg
Program Fee: $4,000
Program Director: Andrew Abian;, Math and Engineering and
Overview: A unique 6-credit study abroad program, based in Paris, France geared towards students with an interest in a novel exploration of art and architecture through a conceptual physics lens. This course welcomes students from all disciplines and levels to apply.
The application deadline has passed.


Fall 2015

University of Bergamo Business Exchange Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo.jpgProgram dates: Fall Quarter
Location: University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Program Director: Beth Alipio, School of Business (
Program Fee: Tuition and fees for a full-time quarter will be paid at the standard UW Bothell tuition rate.
Eligibility: Program is open to UW Bothell Business majors who have completed the core and will be senior status by Fall 2015.
Program Description: Students will take courses in the first quarter of the second year of the University of Bergamo’s Masters of Business program.Students will take four courses including Marketing Research, Knowledge Management, Organizational Theory, and Leadership.
This application is now closed.


Brazil - Brazilian Rhythms: Music, Literature, and Political Economics
Program Type: UW Faculty-led Program (Winter Quarter)
Year Offered: 2013
Program Directors: Tasha Buttler, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Chris Rothschild, UW Seattle Information School
Overview: The program has two main focuses: 1) Recent economic development of Brazil, with an emphasis on the role of both large international monetary institutions as well as regional monetary fund and lending organizations such as BancoSul, and 2) The role of literature and music in Brazilian culture and how they are influenced by politics and socio-economic development.

Brazil - MBA Global Study Tour
Program Type: Short-term Program (Spring Break)
Year Offered: 2013
Program Director: Steve Holland, Business
Overview: MBA students focused on the key issues, opportunities and challenges that business and other institutions in Brazil face as their global profile and impact grows. Students met and talked with several international and local companies located in Brazil, including the unique opportunity to examine the impacts of the growing hospitality and tourism industry as Brazil prepares to host the World Cup soccer tournament in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016.

Ecuador - Environmental Studies in the Ecuadorian Mainland and the Galapagos Islands
Program Type: Exploration Seminar (Early Fall)
Years Offered: 2011, 2013
Program Directors: Santiago Lopez and Jin-Kyu Jung, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Overview: This seminar exposes students to relevant and current environmental issues in ecologically sensitive areas of Latin America such as the Amazon region, the Andes, and the Galapagos Islands.

Ethiopia - Through the Eyes of the Ethiopians: Journey beyond Culture
Program Type: Exploration Seminar (Early Fall)
Year Offered: 2012
Program Directors: Panagiotis Hatziandreas, Yamrot Melaku, and Stephanie Bickler, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Overview: The seminar introduces students to the socio-economic, political, historic, and religious factors that contribute to the Ethiopian cultural identity.

France- Scientific Explorations of Art and Architecture in France

Program Type: UW Program Summer 2014
Est. Program Dates: June 23 – July 23, 2014
Est. Program Fee: $4,000
Program Directors: Andrew Abian, Math and Engineering and Erin Hill, Physical Sciences.
Overview: A unique 6-credit study abroad program, based in Paris, France geared towards students with an interest in a novel exploration of art and architecture through a conceptual physics lens. This course welcomes students from all disciplines and levels to apply.
Learn more by visiting the program website.

Germany, Switzerland, France - Urban Communication: Language, Image & Space

Program Type: Exploration Seminar (Early Fall)
Years Offered: 2012, 2013
Program Director: Crispin Thurlow, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Overview: Participants embark on a scholarly and cultural journey whose main focus is the way human communication (e.g. language/s, visual images, social interactions) is organized in contemporary urban settings. The course also considers the way different modes of communication are used to represent and construct these urban spaces.

Ghana - MBA Global Study Tour