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2023 Programs Led by UW Bothell Faculty

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Japan: "Glocal" Studies- Ehime Prefecture in National and Global Contexts

Led by David Goldstein, IAS | 2 credits

Ehime Prefecture--like Western Washington--is home to a unique culture that also has countless connections to the rest of the world. In fact, the founder of the largest Japanese food and goods stores in the U.S.--Uwajimaya in Seattle and Bellevue--was from Ehime. By studying the local history, economy, and culture of this vibrant prefecture, in partnership with Ehime University, we will explore how regions with unique local culture also exemplify a global economy and culture.

MBA Global Study Tour to Finland

Led by Kristiina Hiukka, Business  | 4 credits of B BUS 591 | $3,700 program fee

Students will be introduced to the Finnish business culture and society by attending business presentations and tours, meeting with executives to gain deeper insights into the business practices and success factors in Finland. This course is designed to enhance student knowledge and appreciation for global leadership, business methods and models across cultures.

Summer​ 2023

Plaza in Leon, Spain with a large tree in the middle and sandstone buildings all aroundPainted murals in Leon, Spain

Americans in Europe: Exile & Belonging in France and Spain (Summer Term A)

Led by Lauren Berliner and Camille Walsh, IAS | 12 credits | $5,650 program fee

Follow the paths of a diverse group of American artists, poets, filmmakers, and musicians who have found their voices in Europe! From the bustling cafes of Paris, to the streets of Madrid, to learning in a 14th century palace in Leon, we will experience and reflect on the lives of Americans abroad, including James Baldwin, Beyoncé, Josephine Baker, and more. 

Guatemala: Health Services Delivery in Resource-Poor Settings (Summer Quarter)

Led by Mabel Ezeonwu, NHS | 10-12 credits of core NHS courses | $5,500 program fee

This intensive service-learning course, conducted in partnership with a community-based organization, Guatemala Village Health, is designed to expose students to health care in resource-poor settings. The hybrid program includes courses online and at UW Bothell, combined with two weeks in the field, supporting healthcare delivery and education in remote villages in the Rio Dulce region of Guatemala. 

Hyphen the World Virtual Internships in India (Summer A Term or Summer Quarter)

In partnership with Pravah in New Delhi, India | 0, 2 or 5 credits | $650 or $1065 program fee

Complete a 4- or 9-week project on topics such as reproductive health, transgender rights, and youth leadership, in partnership with a youth-centered community organization in India. The commitment is part-time, 10-12 hours per week dedicated to the project and 2-3 hours per week of mentorship/ reflection activities for processing and deepening learning. Still accepting applications!

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Japan: World War II through Film

Led by David Goldstein, IAS | 5 credits | $4,585 program fee

We will study how documentary and feature films produced in Japan and in the United States after World War II told the story of the conflict that changed world history. We will pursue key questions: How did the Japanese and American governments muster public support for the war? How did the war and its aftermath, including the American occupation of Japan, forever change both nations? Why did the United States intern 120,000 Japanese Americans during the war? The program, in partnership with faculty and students at the University of Tokyo, will include a trip to the Peace Museum in Hiroshima, a city that literally arose from the ashes into a splendid, vibrant city, as well as visits to historical and cultural sites in and near Tokyo.

Korea: Information, Culture, and Technology in Modern South Korea

Led by Jeffrey Kim, STEM-CSS, in partnership with iSchool | 5 credits | $4,650 program fee

Does a high-speed networked environment contribute to creating human connections and a more inclusive, engaged society, or is it more apt to create subcultural niches and echo chambers across the society? Seminar topics will include the following: Korean language and culture instruction; Social change, popular culture, and technology; Social computing and virtual interaction; Guest lectures on information industry, economics, and politics; Field trips: universities, company site visits and cultural/historical sites. This program is held in collaboration with Sunkyunkwan University (SKKU). Info session Feb 3 @9am.

Peru: “Andes to Amazon: Biodiversity. conservation and sustainability in Peru”

Led by Ursula Valdez and Martha Groom, IAS | 5 credits | $4450 Program fee

We will explore the fascinating diversity of this region, while studying the conservation challenges confronting local communities and wild species. Through biodiversity surveys and meetings with local people, land-use managers, conservationists, and other stakeholders, we will analyze sustainable alternatives for the conservation of this world biodiversity hotspot. Students will be able to engage in a short field research project, based in the Amazon, and visit many biodiversity and cultural conservation projects in the Andes and the Amazon.

Thailand: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Southeast Asia

Led by James Reinnoldt, Business | 5 credits of BBUS 490 | $4,950 program fee

CSR refers to a company's responsibility beyond its traditional shareholders; companies need to be responsive to the needs of a broader group of stakeholders that are directly and indirectly impacted by their actions: shareholders, consumers, employees, business partners, suppliers, and local communities. This program provides students with the opportunity to observe firsthand how companies in Thailand and Cambodia are responding to these challenges through CSR programs in partnerships with NGOs, government agencies and local communities. Housing in hotels with breakfast, a few other meals, and all local activities and excursions are included in the program fee.


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