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Eligible for Pell Grants?
Planning to study abroad in spring 14 or later? Come to a Gilman
Scholarship info session on Wednesday, 6/5 from 1:30 - 2:30pm in
It'll be led by UW
Student Celia Gurney, who received the Gilman Scholarship
for her study abroad in Brazil (here she is under a waterfall near the
Amazon River!!). Visit http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program for
more info about the Gilman Scholarship!
Summer Ecosystem Experiences
for Undergraduates (SEE-U)
Discover India on an Exploration Seminar! Spaces are still available.
Credit can be earned as I BUS 490 or GWSS 496.
Business India - "Half the Sky": Women, Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
“Dividing our time among five geographically and demographically diverse states, we will visit large and small organizations, for-profit and non-profit, including global companies practicing "compassionate capitalism" and entrepreneurial ventures whose "patient profits" help them meet social goals. We will meet with dozens of leaders – men as well as women – at all levels of society who are making a difference. Each student will have the opportunity to make their own difference by contributing to our three short service projects with inspirational organizations and taking on a leadership role within our group to explore values and talents and personal pathways to a meaningful life. Through it all we will discuss the role models we encounter and explore what leadership means in our own lives, in business and organizations, in India, and in the world.”
The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) invites you to Apply Now for the 2013 Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Program:
Interested in learning more?
- Earn 6 points of science credit from Columbia University in just 5 weeks.
- Takes place in one of four environmental hotspots or human impacted field sites.
- Students at all colleges and universities may apply*
- Designed for students of all majors. No prerequisites required to enroll.
Special fellowship funding is available from EICES.
SEE-U is held in beautiful, yet human impacted, ecological settings – your choice of:
Brazil’s Atlantic Forest (Endangered)
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most endangered regions in the world. Work and live in some of the largest remaining tracts of this diverse forest. Tropical flora and fauna abound here, including several endangered primates.
Puerto Rico’s Rainforest (Biodiversity Hotspot)
The El Verde Field Station is a premier research facility operated by the Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies at the University of Puerto Rico. The Station is within Puerto Rico’s treasured Caribbean National Forest, El Yunque, a national forest with the distinction of being the only tropical forest within the United States Forest System (USFS).
Jordan’s North to South Ecosystems (High Desert to Red Sea)
Embark in exploration and appreciation of Jordan’s ecology through coursework and field research. This location is ideal for biodiversity studies, as a wide variety of flora and fauna are found in Jordan's wetland, marine, freshwater, desert, and forest ecosystems.
Dominican Republic’s Tropical South Eastern Coast (Biodiversity Hotspot)
Punta Cana, located on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, provides a variety of marine and coastal life for study and an excellent opportunity to learn about the effect of human impact on this fragile setting and popular tourist destination.
Click Here for Application Information
*You are responsible for confirming that the credits from the SEE-U program are transferable and may be applied to your current academic program. If you have any questions or if your academic advisor would like to speak with one of our faculty members please contact us.
Who we are:
EICES, the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability at Columbia University is dedicated to building environmental leadership and solving complex issues in environmental sustainability. Now in its thirteenth year, SEE-U is among our premiere educational offerings taught by faculty who are dedicated to communicating the science that supports deep understanding of the issues of sustainability.
Desmond Beirne, Program Coordinator
Please share with your students these three travel courses coming
up in Summer 2013 – immerse yourself in another country
without leaving the continent.
Each course is open to all
majors and offers students guided exploration of place and culture shaped
by learning objectives from a discipline and supported by the contacts and
deep background of passionate faculty members.
ANTH 488A, Acequia
Agroecology Institute, SLN
14333, Dr. Devon Pena, 5 credits, A Term, Register before
Drive together in UW SUVs to/from southern
Colorado/northern New Mexico and learn hydrology, ecology, farming,
community-building, history, culture and of course anthropology
Estimated cost of the trip in additional to tuition: $900 includes travel
there, local travel, lodging (in tents) and most weekday meals
June 17 to July 24 (A term)
Read more in Professor Pena’s course description:
or contact him at 206 543-1507 or
LARCH 498C, Design/Build
Studio in New Orleans, SLN
11993, Dr. Daniel Winterbottom, A Term, Applications due May
on your own to New Orleans and collaborate with the community of Gretna,
Louisiana and Jefferson Parish to design and build a portion of the public
garden and park, intended to create a gateway and anchor for the
community. This will provide a multi-functional setting for a historic
building that will become a visitors center. For students interested in
landscape, but also history, cultural identity, community-building,
disaster recovery, race relations, ecology, music, culture, food, the
Estimated cost of the trip in addition to tuition: $990 plus travel on
your own to New Orleans. Lodging, weekday meals and local transportation
is part of the program fee and provided by the community of Gretna. Will
also experience field trips and cultural activities.
June 17 to July 26 (A term—can adjust for return to Seattle for B term
start of July 24); pre-planning meetings 5/22 and 6/12, 5:30 to 7:00pm,
Professor Daniel Winterbottom, email@example.com, http://larch.be.washington.edu/features/design_build/NOLA/nola2013.php
URBDP 499 B/600 B,
Comparative Urban Planning and Urban Design in 3 Canadian Cities,SLN
14091, Dr. Fritz Wagner & Dr. Regent Cabana, 3 credits, prior
to A-term, Register by May 11
Travel on your own to Montreal, the first of 3 Canadian
cities—Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa—and explore the European
influence as well as the distinctive Canadian French culture of these
cities that makes them unique in North America. Examine similarities and
differences between U.S. and Canadian cities, focus on current urban
issues confronting communities in Quebec, and study the physical layout of
cities, urban design, urban growth, problems related to the environment,
governmental institutions, as well as historical, social and cultural
factors specific to Quebec cities and Ottawa.
Estimated cost of the trip: $900-$1,200 in addition to tuition to cover
your own airfare, meals, lodging, local transportation, fees and all
personal items. No other fees. $250 scholarships available for first
June 11 to 18 (prior to A term)
Professor Wagner for more information: 206-543-7459 or
Joint listed with L ARCH 495A, SLN
How to Apply
When to apply: now! Contact the instructor directly to express your
interest. LARCH 498C requires an application.
Register through the Time Schedule (these are not Study Abroad courses)
Earn 3 to 5 credits that apply to Summer Quarter
Pay course fee in additional to regular UW tuition, to cover expenses such
as housing, transportation, meals (what is covered depends on the course)
Passport required for travel to Canada.
These programs will provide outstanding,
cost-effective and memorable summer experiences. This is why you go to
college in the summer!
Honors Direct Exchange Information Session
(not restricted to Honors students-all welcome!)
Tuesday, May 7 @ 5 pm, 206 Mary Gates Hall
Interested in studying
abroad next year? Want to understand the difference between faculty-led
study abroad programs and direct exchange?
Program offers three direct exchange programs, and is holding an
information session for you to come and learn more about them. You'll
learn all about the application process, deadlines, etc., and you'll have
an opportunity to meet students who have participated in these programs.
You do not need to be an Honors student to apply, but exchange spots are
competitive and few, so come and learn what makes a successful candidate
for these prestigious programs.
University College Utrecht, The Netherlands
University College Maastricht, The Netherlands
Universidad de San Andres, Buenos
If you are interested in
attending an info session, or simply want to be added to a mailing list to
learn about updates as they happen, please rsvp here:
RSVP-Honors Direct Exchange Info Session
The Stroum Jewish Studies Program is pleased
to offer three (3) merit-based Travel Grant opportunities ($1,750
each) to currently enrolled University of Washington
Undergraduate students who plan to study abroad at an institution of
higher learning or approved study-abroad program during summer 2013 and/or
the 2013/2014 academic year as part of their coursework or research in
Jewish studies. Students do not need to be Jewish Studies majors or
minors to apply.
Travel Grant award recipients are asked to
contribute one blog post about their travel experiences to submit for
To apply, please submit the following to the
(UW NetID required):
- A cover sheet with
name, student number, phone number, postal and email addresses.
- A 1-2 page
description of how studying abroad will enhance your program of study
and help you achieve your goals
- Transcript (unofficial accepted)
- One letter of
recommendation from a UW professor on letterhead with original
Deadline to apply is Monday, April
15th at 5 pm. Award decisions will be made by early May.
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE FRANCE: SURREALIST
For Early Fall Quarter
2013 (August 18 to September 13), the UW Department of Comparative
Literature will offer again its Exploration Seminar on Surrealism in
Paris. This program offers students a unique opportunity to earn 5 UW
credits while exploring one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in
The program fee is
$2,700 (includes housing). For
program description and general information, follow
this link. Applications are still accepted on an individual
basis. For more information, contact Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrealism, which emerged in Paris in the early 1920s from the social
upheaval of post-WWI Europe and more especially from Dadaism, is arguably
the most influential avant-garde movement of the 20th century. It rejected
social, moral and logical conventions and sought to revolutionize art,
literature, politics and life in the name of freedom, desire and the
unconscious. Surrealist art, which was viewed by the surrealists as a
means of liberation beyond purely aesthetic considerations, is
characterized by a diversity of forms of expression: writing, painting,
drawing, photography, film, collage, found objects, sculpture, theater;
and of practices: automatic writing, hypnosis, and somnambulic strolling
in the streets of Paris. The influence of surrealism extends well beyond
the surrealist group itself and can be seen in painting (Picasso, abstract
expressionism), in literature (Char, Bataille, Leiris), in politics
(Situationism, the May 1968 student revolt), in theater and performance
art (Artaud, Living Theater, Bob Wilson) and in psychoanalytic theory
In this Exploration Seminar, we will study surrealism in the city where it
was born and which provided the stage for so many of its experiments.
Readings and lectures will be complemented by screenings of surrealist
movies and field trips to private collections and museums which have
holdings of surrealist and Dada productions (Centre Pompidou, Musée d'Art
Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Musée Picasso, Halle Saint Pierre). In
addition, we will visit the sites of Paris and its vicinity evoked by the
surrealists in their texts and photographs. In order to recapture the
poetry of the modern city that the surrealists created, students will be
sent scouring Paris for odd, 'surrealist' objects and asked to bring back
photos, videos, drawings or descriptions of their wanderings and
encounters, which they will be expected to share with the rest of the
group in the form they choose to adopt. In the spirit of surrealism,
creativity, imagination and humour will be encouraged at all levels. The
'Surrealist Paris' that we will explore is not the Paris of tourists and
guides, but a poetic and artistic experience that everyone can partake in.
Study in India Early Fall 2013!
India - Food in the Indian Himalaya: Local & Global Dynamics Early Fall 2013
The 2013 Early Fall Quarter Exploration Seminar is a four week opportunity for UW students to study and live in the Kumaun Himalaya in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The academic focus of the program examines the potential benefits and challenges of foreign direct investment in the wholesale and retail food networks in India.
For more information visit our website:
Applications are now open.
Go Walkabout in the Australian Outback
2013 Exploration Seminar in Australia
Tentative Dates: 8/26-9/22 2013
Come participate in exploring some of the great wilderness areas of the Northern Territory and Northern Western Australia to experience, first hand, its geology and wildlife! Interested students who have taken 2 ESS courses by the date of departure can find more details on the IPE website:
Please spread the word
about the range of opportunities for study abroad and direct exchanges
through the Honors Program! During 2013-2014 Honors will offer programs
in Italy, Berlin, Spain, Sierra Leone, Bangalore, Argentina, Netherlands,
and Tokyo (Direct Exchanges).
Credit available includes Honors core credit (areas of knowledge
designated) as well as departmental credits (program specific, please see
individual program websites below):
Bangalore, India (a joint program offered through
Honors and CHID)
"Social Justice and NGO Activism"
"Social Justice & NGO
Activism" examines the roles that non-governmental organizations, as well
as outsourcing and globalization, play in people's lives and livelihoods,
both in India and here in the United States. The program explores these
issues by learning about the current scene of social justice activism in
Bangalore through partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
throughout the city. Note that this program includes 20 credits: a
5-credit course in Spring 2013, 12 credits during B-term in the summer,
and a 3-credit course in Fall 2013
Italy, Autumn Quarter, 2013 (a joint program offered through Honors
and the College of Environment)
"Rome and the Sea: Exploring Environmental Management through Science and
Information Sessions: TBA
For more information about Honors International visit:
For Honors Program information visit:
Or you may contact Associate Director, Honors Program, Julie Villegas at:
Study Abroad Course:
After the Genocide: Partners for Change
Instructor: Associate Professor Tracy Harachi
Summer 2013 Term A: June 24-July 19, 2013
School of Social Work in
the Research Commons Conf. Room 1 --formerly the library on the 2nd
floor north end of building
This course brings
together students from the UW along with students from the Royal
University of Phnom Penh Department of Social Work to examine the genocide
and conflict in Cambodia and issues that the country is facing as it
rebuilds. Students will work together on one or more projects
with partner organizations who are working to improve the social
conditions in this post-conflict country. The instructor has
been conducting work and research in Cambodia since 2000 and will
co-instruct along with faculty from RUPP to provide a collaborative
learning environment where students will also take part in peer
instruction and collaboration.
The course is open to UW
undergraduates and graduate students who are inquisitive, compassionate,
interested in social justice, and a productive and flexible team player.
RUPP students are undergraduates hence UW undergraduates are encouraged to
apply, but graduate students may also apply. Preference will be
given to social work students at either level but it is open to any
Students will be required
to attend 4 required course orientations that will happen spring quarter.
Participation in these is mandatory and necessary for to be eligible.
If you did not attend
the information session and would like more information, please contact
the instructor at email@example.com.
See the URL below for the
application for the Summer 2013 study abroad course “After the Genocide:
Partners for Change”:http://studyabroad.washington.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11131&Type=O&sType=O
A few key deadlines that you should be aware of
Students may submit their FAFSA by February 28th to
revise their aid package for summer 2013.
GO! scholarships are open to WA State residents and undergraduates
who are eligible for the Husky Promise with a 3.0 cum GPA or higher, the
deadline is April 25th at 5pm.
Feel free to let me know
if you have any questions that I can try to answer.
Tracy W. Harachi, Ph.D., MSW
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Adjunct Dept. of
Comments about the past
study abroad course the instructor led to Cambodia:
“My experience in Cambodia
animated everything I had previously learned about humanitarian work and
policy making. Both the difficult and disheartening things I saw there
remain continuing motivation in my educational and professional pursuits.”
“This was one of the most
important courses out of my entire educational development. I not
only learned about the current hardship that Cambodia is facing with
rebuilding, but I learned about myself as well, and that would not have
been possible in any other setting.”
“...My experience in Cambodia
has shaped so much of how I see the world today in terms of social
justice. I'm continually re-thinking and building on what I learned there,
and applying various issues we studied to different areas of the world.
....My experience in Cambodia has been the foundation for my ambition to
study immigration law in the future.”
Note this updated course is
under review by the UW Office of International Programs and Exchanges and
pending final approval.
This is just to remind you of the various ways
you can explore your study abroad and global opportunities offered at the
UW! In addition to our study abroad resources located on our
http://studyabroad.washington.edu , we have expanded our
advising services and information sessions – SEE BELOW:
Attend a Study Abroad 101 Information Session
General study abroad information sessions are held every
Wednesday, from 4-5pm, in 490 Schmitz Hall. If you are unfamiliar
with UW study abroad programs and processes "Study Abroad 101" is a good
introduction that will provide you with details about program options,
credits, financial aid, and next steps.
Meet with an IPE study abroad advisor (EXPANDED)
Once you have narrowed your options to several programs or
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
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