In the Honors Program, studying abroad is more than just visiting another country; it's engaging in global citizenship. International engagement operates on a continuum with possibilities that range from fully-structured programs with other UW students to direct exchanges with partner universities and from open-ended independent research to work with internationally-focused organizations based in the Seattle area.
2017 Summer Programs
- Rome, Venice, and Naples, Italy - Mediterranean Crossings—In History and Today
- Berlin, Germany - Negotiating Identities and Mediating Community
- Quito, Ecuador - Sumak Kawsay: Well-Being, "Race," and Gender
- Harare, Zimbabwe - Public Health in Action: Research and Implementation
Exploration Seminars (early fall)
- Rome, Italy - Staging the City: Performance, Power, and Identity in Rome from Empire to Mussolini
- Tokyo, Japan - Construction of Japanese Identity: a Comparative Look at National Narratives in Japan and U.S.
- Cusco, Peru - From Andes to Amazon: Biodiversity, Conservation and Sustainability in Peru
Direct Exchange Programs
|Exchange Program||Autumn Deadline||Spring Deadline|
|Outbound deadlines (for UW students)|
|San Andrés / Maastricht / Utrecht||February 15||September 15|
|Inbound deadlines (for international students)|
|San Andrés / Maastricht / Utrecht||February 15||August 1|
In addition to our regular study abroad programs, the Honors Program also has Direct Exchange agreements with the following universities:
- Tokyo, Japan - Waseda University Global Leadership Program (year-long)
- Argentina - Universidad de San Andrés
- Netherlands - University of Utrecht Honors College
- Netherlands - University of Maastricht Honors College
Study Abroad Ad Hoc Honors
Students may receive Honors core credit for work completed on a non-Honors study abroad program by creating and completing an additional ad hoc Honors project designed to supplement the regular study abroad experience. It is assumed that any Honors student who exercises this option is interested in pursuing the subject to a greater depth and with more intensity and is prepared to undertake the extra work.
Independent International Study
In addition to the study abroad courses, students may also embark on an international study project of their own choosing for Honors credit. This option is for motivated students prepared to show initiative and invest a great deal of time and energy. Students must have a faculty adviser to do independent study. Be sure to consult with an Honors adviser before pursuing this option!
The Bonderman Travel Fellowship
Bonderman Fellowships enable students to undertake independent international travel to explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to know the world in new ways. Available to UW graduate students (including those in the Law and Business Schools and other graduate and professional programs) and undergraduate students in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) and in UW Tacoma's Global Honors Program, this fellowship gives students the opportunity to travel independently for at least eight months, to at least six countries, in at least two regions of the world. These are no credit fellowships and fellows are not allowed to study or do research.
UW Study Abroad
The UW Study Abroad website hosts a wealth of information for students interested in studying abroad, including:
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD)
EXPD is home to the UW Global Opportunities Scholarships, which are scholarships for students studying abroad. Application dates change on a quarterly basis, so be sure to check their website for the latest deadlines.
The Gilman Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Other UW Resources
Try these other departments for even more study abroad information and opportunities:
- UW Office of Global Affairs
- Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)
Ongoing: Direct Exchange with Universidad de San Andrés
Summer 2017 A-term: Negotiating Identities and Mediating Community in Berlin, Germany
Summer 2015: Spain-Berlin: Reenacting German and American Identities
Summer 2013: Spain-Berlin: Social and Artistic Reflections of Youth Unemployment in the Eurozone
Summer 2014: Urban Social Control in Comparative Perspective
Summer 2009: Environmental Sustainability and Natural History of Costa Rica
Summer 2017 B-term: Sumak Kawsay: Well-Being, “Race,” and Gender in Ecuador
Summer 2012: International Studies in Writing and Sustainable Practices
Summer 2017 A-term: Mediterranean Crossings-In History and Today
Summer 2017 Exploration Seminar: Staging the City: Performance, Power, and Identity in Rome from Empire to Mussolini
Summer 2016: Art, Identity, and Structures of Exchange
Summer 2015: Global Rome: Migrations and the Making of Cities
Summer 2012 (Exploration Seminar): Music, Literature and Identity in Morocco
Summer 2014: Debates of Science and the Humanities
Summer 2014 (Exploration Seminar): Wild Places and Forest Lands: International Environmental Law and Land Management
Summer 2015: Social Justice and NGO Activism
Summer 2013 Exploration Seminar: Scars on Romanian Culture: Dracula and Ceausescu
Autumn 2007: Health Intervention Research in Zimbabwe
Summer 2017 B-term: Public Health in Action: Research and Implementation in Zimbabwe
Ongoing: Direct Exchange with Universiteit Utrecht
Ongoing: Direct Exchange with Universiteit Maastricht
Exploration Seminar 2017: Construction of Japanese Identity: a Comparative Look at National Narratives in Japan and U.S.
Autumn 2016-Spring 2017: Waseda University Global Leadership Program
Winter 2014: Community & Environmental Health in New Zealand
Summer 2017: From Andes to Amazon: Biodiversity, Conservation and Sustainability in Peru
Summer 2015: The Arts of Politics: Cultural Agency and Social Movements in Contemporary Peru
Summer 2016: Critical Perspectives on Ecotourism in Tanzania