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Tuesday, January 20th at 3pm: CHID Amsterdam Early Fall
Tolerance, Religion, and Gender in Amsterdam
This program explores the role of the concept of tolerance in the narratives of Dutch national history and in contemporary debates about the place of secularism, public religion, cultural integration, and gender in Dutch identity.

Wednesday, January 21st at 5:30pm: CHID Amsterdam Summer
Design and Society in the Netherlands: Visualizing the Invisible
Following the Dutch model, this study abroad program suggests that “art works” and “design objects” are not isolated objects with no social or political import; rather, what we call “objects” are actually dynamic systems entangled in complex (material, spatial, temporal) networks that are very often invisible.

Thursday, January 22nd at 2:30pm: CHID/Honors Bangalore – held in the Honors office (Mary Gates 211B)
Social Justice and Artistic Expressions
This program asks how, given the inequalities of the world and the Global South in particular, artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, performers and creative people weave together their craft and hopes for a better world.

Want to study abroad next summer?

CHID is happy to announce that all of our 2015 Summer Study Abroad Programs are now accepting applications!

You can read the full details on our website, but here is a quick peek at what we’re offering:

- CHID Amsterdam (full-term) - Design and Society in the Netherlands: Visualizing the Invisible
- CHID Viet Nam (A-term) - Building for Peace in the Wake of War
- CHID Martinique (A-term) - Ecology and Empire: Language, Culture, and Environment in Martinique
- CHID/Honors Bangalore, India (A-term) – Social Justice and Artistic Expressions
- CHID/Honors Peru (A-term) – The Arts of Politics: Cultural Agency and Social Movements in Contemporary Peru

The deadline for Summer applications is January 30th.

Come find out about our amazing programs at one of our upcoming info sessions!

Program Directors will be available to meet with students, answer questions, and talk about the details of their programs.

Monday, January 12th at 4:30pm: CHID Berlin (CHID Lounge)
Tuesday, January 13th at 11am: CHID Viet Nam (CHID Lounge)
Wednesday, January 14th at 3:30pm: CHID/Honors Peru (CHID Lounge)
Friday, January 16th at 2pm: CHID/Honors Black Sea (CHID Lounge)
Thursday, January 22nd at 2:30pm: CHID/Honors Bangalore (Honors Office)
Wednesday, February 4th at 3:30pm: CHID Berlin (CHID Lounge)

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship:  Study abroad scholarship for students with strong research or academic interest in Germany

  • Competitive scholarship to support 4-10 months of study in Germany
  • Scholars receive monthly stipend plus funds to help defray travel, research and health insurance expenses
  • Applicants should have sophomore or junior standing at time of application.
  • Students should be able to demonstrate a clear interest in contemporary German and European affairs

    Important Dates:
                    January 31, 2015- Deadline for Undergraduate Scholarship

    Want to go abroad with CHID next year, but can’t be away for long? An Exploration Seminar may be the perfect fit for you!

    Explo Sems are 3-4 week programs that take place during late August/early September, in the interim between Summer and Fall quarters. For the first time in many years, CHID is offering three Explo Sems as part of our 2015 study abroad offerings:

    Conflicting Currents: Romania and Georgia in a Turbulent Black Sea (co-sponsored with UW Honors)
    August 24 - September 24
    Learn about the multicultural histories and present realities in these two extraordinary locales.

    Tolerance, Religion, and Gender in Amsterdam
    August 26 - September 18
    Gain an in-depth look at the politics surrounding immigration and diversity in the Netherlands.

    New York City: Urban Change in the City That Never Sleeps
    August 24 - September 19
    Examine the tensions around gentrification, diversity, and development in the United States’ biggest metropolis.

    Applications for these programs are not yet open. If you would like to be notified when they are, join our mailing list!

    I am writing to invite you to consider the National Student Exchange (NSE). NSE gives you an opportunity to experience a different area with its unique cultural and academic opportunities. Since NSE's beginning in 1968, more than 96,000 students have had the opportunity to participate in NSE, giving them the opportunity to:

    ·     broaden their personal and educational perspectives
    ·     experience new cultures
    ·     explore new areas of study
    ·     learn from different professors
    ·     access new courses
    ·     experience personal growth
    ·     meet new people
    ·     make new friends
    ·     live in a different area
    ·     investigate graduate schools
    ·     seek future employment

    Many returning UW students describe NSE as a life-changing experience which has made them more independent, self-confident and resourceful; expanded their risk-taking capabilities; and helped them better define their academic and career objectives. Students who have been on exchange return to UW with lasting friendships formed with students from all over the country.

    Prior to exchange, you will develop a written agreement to ensure that the work you satisfactorily complete on exchange will count toward your degree program here. NSE operates with tuition reciprocity (tuition paid to our campus or at the in-state rates of the host campus) and federal financial aid portability. Your nomination for participation will be done by NSE at UW, with selection by the host campus being completed in March. With placement rates of 97 percent, our students can generally find a location to meet both their academic and personal objectives.

    Think about it. Visit Talk with your parents, adviser, and professors about this exciting opportunity. Then, plan to attend one of our information sessions where we will explain the details of the program, provide brochures, outline application procedures, and answer all of your questions.

    The NSE information session schedule is:
    Jan. 21, 11:30am
    Jan. 23, 10:30am
    Jan. 26, 2:30pm
    Feb. 2, 3:30pm

    All sessions take place in Mary Gates Hall 173R (enter through MGH 171).

    The priority deadline for application is February 6, 2014. Applications received February 7th through February 13th will be considered on a space-available basis.

  • Applications are now open for many of our Honors Study Abroad Programs and Exchanges!  This coming year the Honors Program will offer faculty-led programs in Italy, Germany, India, Peru, Spain and Romania-Georgia; and direct exchanges to Japan, Netherlands, Argentina, and a UW wide Honors endorsed exchange to Berlin's Humboldt University (American Studies).  ALL students are welcome to apply!
    Credit available includes Honors core credit (areas of knowledge designated) as well as departmental credits (program specific, please see individual program websites below): 

  • Berlin, Germany, Summer A Term 2015
    “Reenacting German and American Identities”
    Information Sessions:
    Jan. 14, 12:00-1:00, Honors Seminar Room, MGH 211B

Rome, Italy, Summer A term 2015
"Global Rome: Migrations and the Making of Cities" 

Bangalore, India, Summer B Term 2015 (jointly with CHID)
"Social Justice & NGO Activism"

Lima, Peru, Summer A Term 2015 (jointly with CHID)
"The Arts of Politics: Cultural Agency and Social Movements in Contemporary Peru"

Leon, Spain, Early Fall 2015 (jointly with the School of Law and College of Environment)
"Wild Places and Forest Lands: International Environmental Law and Land Management"

Romania & Georgia, Early Fall 2015
“Conflicting Currents: Romania and Georgia in a Turbulent Black Sea”
Information Sessions: TBA; application coming soon!

Direct Exchanges (Netherlands, Argentina, Germany and Japan)

For more information about Honors International visit:

UW International Programs and Exchanges

Are you interested in studying abroad for a semester or a year on a UW exchange program? We are currently accepting applications for programs beginning in winter and spring 2015. Exchange program participants earn UW credit for their coursework overseas and are able to use UW financial aid and scholarships towards program costs.

If you would like to escape the dreary Seattle winter, why not apply for a program in Australia or New Zealand (it’s summer there!)? We have six partner universities in Australia and two in New Zealand. In addition to coursework in humanities and social sciences, these programs are also well suited to STEM majors.

Popular programs in Asia include the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), National Taiwan University, Yonsei University and Seoul National University in Korea, and numerous partner schools in Japan (including Kyoto University, Osaka University, Keio University, Aoyama Gakuin University and Tokyo Institute of Technology). Courses in English are offered at all of these universities.

Of course, exchange programs exist all over the world, from South Africa to Poland and everywhere in between. Whatever the case, we think that you’ll find an exchange to be one of the most challenging, rewarding, and transformative experiences in study abroad. 

If you have questions, please contact us by e-mail or stop by 459 Schmitz Hall. We have drop-in advising from 10am-4pm daily. To explore programs or start an application, visit

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students 

FLAS fellowships award tuition and a living stipend as follows: 
  Academic Year Graduate:                  $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend 
   Academic Year Undergraduate:         $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend
   Summer Graduate/Undergraduate:        $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend
The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:
 -Arabic –Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian –Bulgarian –Burmese -Canadian First Nations –Chinese –Czech –Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog –Finnish –French –German –Hebrew –Hindi -Indonesian/Malay –Italian –Japanese –Kazakh –Khmer –Korean –Latvian –Lithuanian –Norwegian –Persian –Polish –Portuguese –Russian –Slovenian –Spanish –Swahili –Swedish –Tajik –Thai –Turkish –Uighur –Urdu –Uzbek –Vietnamese

Applications due January 30, 2015.  Questions: email

For more information, visit

Meet with an IPE study abroad advisor

Once you have narrowed your options to several programs or locations, visit IPE and meet with a study abroad advisor to discuss your selections and ask questions. Study abroad advisors are available to meet on a drop-in basis Monday-Friday, from 10am-4pm, during autumn, winter and spring quarters and from 10am-2pm during summer quarter.   Program evaluations written by former UW study abroad participants are also available for your review in UW Study Abroad

You can also meet with a study abroad advisor for "International Quick Questions" in the Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity, and Student Success located in 141 Mary Gates Hall each Wednesday from 1:30-3:20pm.  

 EIP is sponsored by The Office of Minority Affairs.

Early Identification Program
173G Mary Gates Hall - Box 352803
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-5845