OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

The GO! and Fritz Scholarships are open to UW undergraduates from all three campuses and offer awards of $2000 – $5000 to support study abroad. 

The deadline for GO! and Fritz applications is Thursday, April 24 at 5pm.

  • Students studying abroad during summer, early fall, or fall 2014 should apply now.
  • Students studying abroad in winter or spring 2015 should apply at our next deadline in November.

We’re offering information sessions and drop-in advising  to answer student questions and provide application feedback.

  • Info sessions are Tuesday, 4/8 at 3:30pm in Schmitz 450 and Thursday, 4/17 at 3:30pm in ECC 308.
  • Advising is available at our drop-in hours: Tuesdays 3-5pm in MGH171, Wednesdays 10-11am in MGH171, and Thursdays 2-4pm in Schmitz 459.
  • Students are welcome to email with questions.

We invite all students interested in study abroad (and advisers too!) to our next Study Abroad Meet & Greet on Thursday, 4/17 from 4:30 – 5:30pm in ECC 308. 

Meet & Greet flyer spring 14

  • GO! and Fritz Scholars just back from their studies abroad will be there to talk about their experiences and answer questions.
  • Delicious international snacks will be served!

Each Program varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity for first and second year American university students to be immersed in the study of British academia and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.


Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:

-AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe

-Durham University Summer Institute

-King’s College London Summer Institute

-Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute

-University of Bristol Summer Institute

-University of Exeter Summer Institute

-Queen’s University Belfast

-Scotland Summer Institute

-Wales Summer Institute

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:

  • be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have completed no more than two years of university study; i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university;
  • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;

The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

Application instructions are on the website for student reference and we recommend they read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions.

Applications for the 2014 Summer Institute Awards are due 27 February or 6 March, 2014 – depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline.

Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at:

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,

Valerie Schreiner
Programme Coordinator (Summer Institutes)

The US-UK Fulbright Commission
Battersea Power Station | 188 Kirtling Street | London SW8 5BN
T +44 (0)20 7498 4029
F +44 (0)20 7498 4023
E |@FulbrightAwards

Join the College of Engineering and the LSAMP (OMA&D)

for a Summer of Research in the Down Under

Here’s your personal invitation to be part of the STEM Australia “Down Under” study abroad exploration seminar hosted by  Dr. Chris Lum, Aeronautics and Astronautics, and your COE & OMAD Staff.  Come leave your foot print as over 30 of your STEM peers have done over the last two years.

Oh yeah, here we go again, our third year of learning and fun down under. Geared for the science and engineering scholar, students will experience first-hand the use of autonomous robotic systems in the exploration and collection of data relevant to the study and monitoring of biological and agricultural systems.  Students will explore both technological aspects of autonomous data collection as well as local cultural and sociological factors related to use of technology as it pertains to local ecology. The program will take place at Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia) and at the Samford Ecological Research Facility.

 Scheduled Information Session:

3:30 – 4:30 * 355 Loew Hall

Thursday, February 6th


Information sessions will discuss topics regarding studying abroad, project, financial aid information, visa requirements, etc.

Place maybe, coulda, shoulda on Hold.  Tomorrow is here.   Come on over mate, have a Tim Tam, and experience what your 2012 & 2013 peers have set up for you.

The Experiment in International Living is looking for exceptional educators to lead our immersive summer programs for high school students in 2014. These individuals will lead groups of typically 15 students on programs in over 20 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in intercultural and experiential learning, in-depth experience living abroad, competency in the language of the host culture, and experience working with young people. We are currently accepting applications through February 15, 2014.  For more information on becoming a group leader and instructions on how to apply, please visit

Want to go abroad this summer? There’s still time to apply for these CHID international programs!

Deadline for applications: this Friday, January 31st, 2014.

“Made in the USA: Knowledge Construction and Social Action in the Philippines”: explore the ongoing legacy of U.S. colonialism in this beautiful and culturally rich island nation.

“Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and the EU: New Era for All?”: get to know the less-traveled side of Europe with an in-depth look at the struggles and diversity of these emerging nations.

 “Visualizing the Invisible: Design and Creative Culture in the Netherlands”: learn about the importance of design, from furniture and fashion to farming, in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. INFO SESSION on Wednesday, January 29th at 6pm in the CHID Lounge, Padelford C101.

Visit our website to find out more about these amazing opportunities, and to start your application.


Are you interested in foreign language and business and planning to apply to the Foster School of Business?   If so, consider applying to the nationally-ranked undergraduate Certificate of International Studies in Business Program (CISB) and get the competitive edge you need to succeed in this interconnected business world!  CISB, an intensive supplement to the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, gives you the academic and real-world preparation you need for a global business career through immersion in a foreign culture, study/work abroad, language study, practical experience and leadership skill development.

Attend an upcoming info session to learn more:

Thursday, January 16, 3:30 p.m., Paccar 456

Wednesday, January 22, 12:30, Dempsey 333

Tuesday, February 4, 3:30, Dempsey 333

Wednesday, February 26, 12:30, Dempsey 233

For more information, please CISB for more information at or 206-543-5985

OMAD Tahiti: Wayfinding/Polynesian Diaspora/Cross-Pacific Identity

Location: Papeete, Tahiti
Department: Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity / CHID
Program Dates: August 24, September 20, 2014
Estimated Program Fee: $4,100
Credits: 5
Program Director: Gabriel Gallardo (OMAD) and Chris Rothschild (iSchool)
UW Study Abroad Advisor: Tim Cahill
Application Deadline: February 14, 2014
Information Sessions: TBD, Contact Program Director for more information


Program Description

The program will take place in and around the communities of Papeete, Punaauia, and Faaa, French Polynesia, on the island of Tahiti. The focus of the course is to develop an understanding of the interconnections between this remote region in the Pacific and other islands that may be part of the Polynesian Diaspora. The course will use a historical, geographic, and la culture ma’ohi lens to explore these issues and to engage students in conversations about identity and place, cultural diffusion, and notions of community.

French Polynesia, and the island of Tahiti in particular, is an ideal site for exploring issues of wayfinding, the Polynesian Diaspora, and cross-pacific identity given that the islands in the region play a central role as the mythical hearth of Polynesian culture and as the source of the diffusion of Polynesian peoples (Diaspora) to islands across the Pacific. Drawing on la culture ma’ohi, which refers to an indigenous perspective on identity and connection to land, we will engage students in an exploration that traces both the historical, geographic, and mythical frameworks that shape our understanding of the key role that the region has played in the Diaspora of Polynesian people across the Pacific. With a heavy focus on cultural expressions of Self/Other and Insider/Outsider within Tahitian arts, media, and education, and traditional practices of voyaging and water navigation, scholars in this seminar will learn about the rich histories that define French Polynesia and its linkages to other islands in the Pacific, such as Easter Island, etc. The involvement of local island residents will enhance the cultural content of the course and create an environment of cross-cultural dialogue for students.

The field work associated with the course content will expose students to different ways of existence and cultures, enhancing their understanding of the course content. Students will come away with practical experience of living far from a large land mass, further heightening their understanding of the skill and determination necessary for the voyaging crews. Planned social activities (such as observing/participating in local festivals and dance competitions; participating in local athletic events; visiting ancient places of worship; and interacting directly with a variety of Tahitian residents) will also broaden students’ understanding of the Polynesian culture and world history. In addition, a new Tahitian language component designed to augment the cultural immersion of students into Tahitian life will be a rich pedagogical element that will enhance learning. The pace of life in Tahiti is generally much slower than in the US, which may test students’ sense of timing and expectations of people with which they interact. We anticipate that the cultural and the learning experience will not be one-sided. The host-communities with which the students will be engaged will also benefit from the perspectives and lifestyles of participating students. We expect communities to also appreciate the interest that our students show in the local culture and language, and that the communities will be left with a lasting positive impression about visitors from the US.

Study abroad opportunity for Summer 2014 A term.  The brochure is now online and the application is open. Applications are due by January 31st!

Study Abroad: Political Science/Guadalajara

Political Science Mexico: Mexico in the World Economy – Immigration, Urbanization, and Development

Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Department: Political Science
Estimated Program Dates: June 24 – July 24, 2014
Estimated Program Fee: $4,150
Credits: 6
Program Director: Luis R, Fraga (Political Science); Norma Ramirez (OMAD)
UW Study Abroad Advisor: Katherine Kroeger
Application Deadline: January 31, 2014
Information Session(s): TBD

Program Description

The program is designed to give students a deep understanding of the challenges facing the people of Mexico as it becomes ever more integrated into the world economy. The primary academic goals of the program are to give students a clear understanding of the choices and tradeoffs facing Mexico’s people and policy makers as they work to further solidify the country’s position in the world economy. The issues that Mexico faces regarding the migration of a substantial portion of its workforce to the United States, the development of consistently competitive elections, the continuing migration of its people from rural areas to urban metropolises, and the continued development of its economy are largely due to its continued integration into the world economy. Contrary to much understanding in the U.S., it is not because Mexico is poor and underdeveloped that it faces many of its economic, social, and political tradeoffs. It is because it is consistently advancing in its social, economic, and political development to fully integrate itself in the world economy that it faces the many hard choices that increasingly confront its people and their leaders.

The city of Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, is the perfect location to examine Mexico’s most significant challenges. It is the second largest city in Mexico. It is a center of major urban development, advanced commerce, and cultural production. It is, however, near many small villages that have sent thousands of workers and their families to the U.S. It is also a place that is a first-stop location for many of these migrants. Workers and families from rural areas often first move to urban centers like Guadalajara before they attempt to migrate to the U.S. It is also the case that the University of Guadalajara, the second oldest university in Mexico, is a major center of education, research, art, and culture. Public transportation is well developed in Guadalajara as well. There are also many museums in Guadalajara. Through a combination of class time, field trips, student projects, and journals we will be able to fully utilize all of the resources of Guadalajara for our students to learn. For these reasons, Guadalajara is an ideal location to study major aspects of Mexico’s continued political and economic development.

The Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students is an internship program that selects the best minority students for fully-paid international research internships.  Selected students are matched with an international mentor and conduct research in any of various topics. Research projects can include many different disciplines such as public health, epidemiology, cell biology, community-based research or biostatistics.  The International Exchange Program emphasizes collaboration and the exchange of scientific and cultural knowledge in an atmosphere of support for diversity.

Who can apply:  Students must be minorities underrepresented in science and medicine.   Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral students and recent graduates (people who graduated no more than 18 months prior to participating in the program.  Minimum GPA of 3.0.


All paid travel expenses to attend Orientation Week in New York City (first week of June)

All expenses paid to and from host country for 10-12 weeks (June to August).  Participating research institutions are located in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Ireland, South Africa or Spain.

Emergency health coverage during their international travel

Monthly stipend of between $1,000 – $1,900, depending on level of training

How to Apply:  For instructions on how to apply, click on the link below or follow the instructions in the enclosed attachment.  Deadline is January 31, 2014.

Questions should be directed to


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Internship Application Form


In order to be considered for an internship, you must follow the instructions listed below.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.



Other Application Information

Applicants must be:

§  Underrepresented minorities in the sciences as per the following NIH definition:

                 African Americans, Hispanic/ Latinos, Native   

                 Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and

                  Pacific Islanders and rural Appalachians.

§  US citizens, non-citizen nationals or  permanent residents

§  Enrolled in or recently graduated from BA, BS, MA, MPH, or other Master’s level programs and Doctoral programs. A recent graduate is one who obtained their degree no earlier than May of last year

§  This program is for students interested in health sciences. Students in other fields will be considered if they are willing to apply their skills to the health sciences. For example, a math major may apply to participate in epidemiological or biostatistical research

§  Interns must commit 10-12 full weeks to the program (June through August).

§  Available for and willing to write research report

§  Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in current institution

§  Finalist should be available for phone/ Skype interview

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 31st 2014. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.



Please e-mail the completed application form, resume and statements to the email address provided below.  Include your NAME  and education level in the e-mail’s subject line. Use this email address for any questions you may have. No telephone calls please.


Letters of recommendation must be signed and on letterhead. Letters of recommendation can be submitted via email, mail or fax. Emailed letters can be sent as MS Word documents, jpeg or PDF files to the email address provided above.


School transcripts (from all schools attended) must be submitted via mail on a sealed envelope. Please use this address for sending letters of recommendation and school transcripts via mail:



Dr. Luz Claudio

International Exchange Program for Minority Students

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

1 Gustave Levy Place–BOX 1057

New York, NY 10029

Fax 212 996 0407


Application Checklist

Completed Application Form

Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Undergraduate AND Graduate Transcripts if applicable

Personal Statement (1 page maximum): How will the Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students  

     enhance your career? How will you be able to contribute to global health after completing the program? Include a description

     of your current research interests and professional goals after completion of the program.

Statement of Past Research Experience (1 page maximum): Please submit a brief description of past research experience,

     including, the subject of the research project, dates conducted and your role and duties 

Statement of Past Travel Experience (1 page maximum): Please submit a brief description of your past travel experience,

     including place/s traveled, the nature of the visit/s, dates and what you learned   

Two professional letters of recommendation from individuals who know your work. Letters must be signed and on letterhead.

     Please inform your letter writer that the Program may contact  him/her via email or telephone

Every page of your application including your essays must have your name noted on top, ie: APPLICANT NAME (Last, First, Middle): 


Important Notice

January 31st, 2014 Application Deadline.  ALL materials must be received by this date. Late applications will not be accepted.

March 29th, 2014- Email notification of finalists will be sent on or before this date

Ø  It is your responsibility to submit a complete application (Please note checklist above).

Ø  Do not contact project mentors unless you are instructed to do so by the program coordinator, failure to comply will lead to APPLICATION TERMINATION.

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Internship Application Form





Date of Birth:

Current Address

Permanent Address











Cell Number:                                          Preferred for Interview             

Home Number:                                              Preferred for Interview             

Email Address:(Must be independent of institutional affiliation, ie: Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail)                                                                                                                                                                  

Alternate Email: (School  or institution affiliation)                                                                            


BACKGROUND INFORMATION (Please make sure to complete)

GENDER:  (Please check One)



ETHNICITY: (Please check One)

African American

Hispanic American

Native American

Alaskan Native

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rural Appalachian

Place of Birth:                                                                                                                                                               

Are you an US Citizen: 



If not, please note we may request a copy of your Resident Alien card if you are selected as a program participant                                                                                                                   




School Attended

Academic Level (Education Year) or Degree

Date Awarded

Area of Study




















Native Language:                                                                                                                                                                      

Proficiency (Indicate Poor, Fair, Good, Fluent)

Other Languages














Country Visited

















PLEASE LIST YOUR RESEARCH SKILLS (Examples: PCR, Statistical Programs, Scientific Writing, Microscopy, Clinical Training, etc.)






Conference, Date and Location

Title of Work Presented (Specify if Poster or Oral Presentation)









Title of Course Taught







































Institution/ Organization

Position and Description of Work
















I understand that this application for the Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students plus the supporting documents I provide will be reviewed by a Selection Committee, Prospective Mentors and Program Director.  I certify that I personally completed this application and the information is accurate.  I also understand that if I intentionally have provided false information, my candidacy or enrollment in the program will be terminated or revoked.


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The Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available for the 2014 cycle. This extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge is made possible by the generous donation of Mr. David Bonderman. The criteria for application eligibility is outlined below.

Please note that the eligibility requirements for undergraduate students have been revised for 2014. We are instituting these changes on a trial basis and will review and make changes as needed annually in response to the donor’s recommendations.

University of Washington students in the following categories are eligible:

  • graduate or professional degree program students;
  • Undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) with senior credit standing and a degree application on file, who also meet one of the following criteria:
    • o at least a 3.8 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2014; or
    • o participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2014.

Additionally, applicants must be enrolled and in good standing during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent residence status.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2014. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the following sessions.

Information Sessions

  • Monday December 16, 2014, 11:30 a.m., webinar

To register go to:

  • Friday, January 10, 2014, 2:30 p.m., room to be announced

Question and Answer sessions

The application deadline is Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12 noon (PST).

Information about the fellowship and the application can be found at:

If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and you have questions about this award, please review the Bonderman Fellowship FAQ and watch the Webinar recordings (to be posted after December 11, 2013).  If you still have questions you may contact us at

The University Honors Program and the Graduate School


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