Global Engagement

Global Engagement

Global Close to Home

Innovative, interdisciplinary courses that incorporate a global perspective can be found across the UW Bothell curriculum. Many connect students with organizations in the Seattle area that focus on global issues or serve an international population. The Global Close to Home map is a resource tool for those interested in volunteering or interning with a glocal organization.

Community-Engaged Study Abroad

Studying abroad can offer faculty and students opportunities to engage with local communities around the world, often building on existing faculty connections or working through partners such as Omprakash. Doing so requires careful preparation and analysis of the potential impacts of engagement. 

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

Without having to travel abroad, students deepen their global engagement in UW classes through virtual collaboration with international partners. Using various communication technologies, students complete shared assignments and projects, with instructors from each country co-teaching and managing coursework. The COIL Fellows program is designed to support UW faculty to develop COIL courses.

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Natalia Dyba

Director of Global Initiatives

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Community engagement on a global scale

Isolated at home by the pandemic, members of the University of Washington Bothell’s 2020 Global Scholars cohort had a meaningful experience of global engagement through remote projects with partners in different countries.

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Partners in India elevate discussions


For winter quarter, Gary Carpenter’s course, Creative Activism: Inspiring Social Change through the Arts, collaborated with a partner in India in discussing social issues and producing an online arts festival. 

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