There are several types of programs and exchanges with varying lengths and objectives that are designed to meet the diverse interests of students. Most UW Bothell student choose one of the following options:

UW Faculty Led Programs

Short-Term Programs

One- to two-week opportunities that are part of a UW course or a special program.

Two pictures of UW students in New Delhi, India

"The architecture, the art, the music, is all so different from our own. We visited several temples where we saw ancient works of art that were carefully crafted to meet the needs of the people living there. For example, at one of the palaces we went to, the architecture was built to ensure that the emperor would not over-heat in the hot weather (since this was before air conditoning existed). Not only is the architecture constructed with meaning and purpose, it is also visually attractive. We were also able to attend a concert while at Zorba the Buddha and it was such an amazing experience. It was not rehearsed, yet it worked together so perfectly. They even encouraged people from the audience to pick up an instrument and join in. They were dancing and clearly having fun, it was infectious!." -Angela Wirig, Gender, Culture and Human Rights in New Dheli, India 2015

Exploration Seminars

Three- to four-week trips led by UW faculty during the gap period between Summer Term B and Autumn Quarter.

Term-long Programs

Summer or quarter long programs, mostly taught in English, led by UW faculty. Dates correspond with UW term dates.

University Exchanges 

UW students attend regular classes at one of over 70 partner institutions abroad. Instruction is generally in the host country language but most do offer courses in English. Most partners are on the semester system that align closely with our quarter system. 

Affiliated Programs


These are two of the affliated partners that offer term-long programs, usually on the semester system, organized by other study abroad providers, or foreign language schools.


A great option for students who want to integrate academic credit with employment and development of professional skills.

Example: IE3 offers internships in a variety of non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and private companies.

Browse the Getting Started section of the International Programs and Exchanges website to read more about the various types of study abroad programs available.

Study abroad program search

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

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Global Initiatives
Student Success Center

Study Abroad Advising

Natalia Dyba, Director

Student Advisors:
Lundy By
Cecilee Fernandez,

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UW Study Abroad Office

Tacoma: International Programs 


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