Global Initiatives


Support for your International Experiences

Included in these pages are various resources in order to facilitate increased international experiences, as well as support for those currently abroad:

The Case for International Education

There is a growing body of research related to international and intercultural learning in higher education, including study abroad. Recent studies have demonstrated a positive impact of study abroad participation on student retention and success towards completion of a college degree. A recent article published in Inside Higher Ed summarizes the research.

The Center for Global Education at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies collects, edits, and provides a searchable database of study abroad research. UW Bothell student, Aaron Huston, compiled a bibliography of intercultural education research after returning from a study abroad experience in Japan.

UW Resources

Global Initiatives

Natalia Dyba, Director

Hanan Osman and Kelsey Bolinger, Student Advisor


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