Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives is responsible for developing and implementing an internationalization strategy for UW Bothell, including expanding study abroad, internationalizing the curriculum, developing intercultural competence, advising on international fellowships, highlighting the global dimensions of diversity, encouraging global engagement locally, and managing institutional partnerships worldwide.

Virtual and in-person advising is available! Schedule an advising appointment

Global Learning at UW Bothell

Study Abroad

Students can earn UW credits towards their degree by studying abroad. Most approved programs – ranging from two weeks to an entire year – are eligible for financial aid. Start your adventure now!

COIL Initiative

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) courses deepen global engagement in the classroom, without requiring travel abroad, by embedding online activities with international partners.

Global Scholars Program

Students from diverse backgrounds explore issues of diversity, difference, and identity as central to all global engagements and receive individualized support to pursue global opportunities locally and abroad. Applications are accepted in the fall and the program spans one calendar year.

Travel Resources

The Office of Global Affairs on the Seattle campus oversees important policies and manages resources for UW faculty, students and staff traveling internationally.

Challenging myself by embarking on a study abroad program allowed me to expand my definition of self. In Amsterdam, I learned that I am an explorer. I used to feel like I couldn’t do that on my own.

Tori Satterfield, Things I Wish I’d Known Sooner About Studying Abroad – in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Intercultural Competence Toolkit

Intercultural competence and cultural humility are crucial frameworks and skillsets for successfully managing a diverse classroom or team. Our collaborative toolkit offers definitions, tools and activities to support instructors and facilitators.

International Students

Each year, our campus welcomes Huskies from around the world. The office of International Student Services guides students from the application process through orientation with the Orientation & Transition Program (OTP).

Contact Us

Natalia Dyba, Director

Peer Advisors