Study Abroad

Types of Programs

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.

Early Fall Exploration Seminars

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

Summer Term A or B

Four- to five-week trips led by UW faculty during Summer Term A or B. 

Term-long Programs

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

Photo collage of students in India

(Spring Break 2017 Gender, Culture, and Human Right in India)

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 affiliated 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

Contact Us

Global Initiatives
Student Success Center

Study Abroad Advising

Natalia Dyba, Director

Yenifher Mendoza and Elaine Montes, Peer Study Abroad Advisors


Make an appointment

UW Study Abroad Office

Tacoma: International Programs 


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