Featured Programs

2024 Programs Led by UW Bothell Faculty

Study abroad programs offered at all UW campuses are available to UW Bothell students. This page features a list of all opportunities led by UW Bothell Faculty. For full UW lists, visit the following directories:

Details on programs for 2025 are expected in Autumn 2024

Spring Break 2024

Gender, Culture and Human Rights in India – Program cancelled

Led by Alka Kurian and Camille Walsh, IAS | 5 credits | $3,300 program fee
Engage with local community organizations to examine the systemic and interlocking structures of power and inequality in India. Using the lens of feminist and postcolonial perspectives on contemporary globalization, the program examines the ways in which historically embedded and modern-day internal and global conflicts, and forces of colonialism, neo-liberalism, capitalism, and Western imperialism, have resulted in the denial of fundamental rights of some of the most vulnerable sections of the Indian society. The 5-credit program begins with bi-weekly Winter Quarter classes on the Bothell campus, followed by two weeks of site visits in Delhi and Mumbai in India. Online assignments and three debrief meetings at UW Bothell will take place during Spring Quarter.
Learn more about Gender, Culture and Human Rights in India. This program was cancelled.

MBA Global Study Tour to India

Led by Surya Pathak, Business | 4 credits of B BUS 591 | Tuition + ~$3,200 program fee
This course is designed to enhance student knowledge and appreciation for global leadership, business methods and models across cultures. Students will be introduced to Indian 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 India.

Summer 2024

The Politics of Soccer in Spain and Beyond (Summer Term A)

Led by Ron Krabill, IAS | 12 credits | $5,460 program fee
Consider soccer as a political and cultural phenomenon, examining the ways in which the sport functions as a site for political contestation on local, regional, national, and international scales.  While Spain will be a key site of this exploration – with the women’s national team World Cup victory in 2023, the scandals and protests surrounding the Spanish federation’s leadership and its lack of support for women’s soccer, the recent successes of the men’s national team, and a famous rivalry between two of the best club teams in the world (with political overtones involving the Franco dictatorship and Catalonian independence) – the course will also explore the politics of soccer elsewhere, including human rights violations and corruption surrounding recent and future World Cups, the European Championships (Euros 2024) which will be occurring during the course, the upcoming Paris Olympics, and the exploitation of (often very young) athletes from across the globe.  This course will begin in Madrid and end in Barcelona, but the vast majority of the course will take place in León.

Participants will earn the following credits:

  • BIS 480 – International Study Abroad: The Politics of Soccer in Spain and Beyond (5 credits), SSc
  • BSPAN 196/296 (depending on language level of individual student) – Spanish Language, Culture, and History (5 credits), A&H
  • BIS 498 Undergraduate Research (2 credits), SSc

Read about the experiences of previous UW Bothell students on the program on the UWBGlobal.blog: Alina, Rico, and Rahwa, who shares advice for first-gen students considering study abroad.

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 $900 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.
Learn more about Hyphen the World Virtual Internships in India.

Early Fall 2024: Apply by Feb 15

All programs are 5 credits. Most program fees are ~$5,000​.

Japan: Japanese Popular Culture

Led by Hiroshi Miyamoto, IAS/FYPP, and Keiko Miyamoto, Admissions | Aug 26 – Sept 15, with the first week at UW Bothell | 5 credits of BIS 490 (A&H or SSc) | $3,000 program fee
Learn about Japanese contemporary culture including Jiburi movies, Kawaii notions, karaoke, cosplay, robotic technology, tea ceremony, architecture and arts and fashion. The first week of the program will consist of preparatory classes at UW Bothell, followed by two weeks in Matsuyama, a local traditional Japanese town on the island of Shikoku.

Japan: World War II through Film

Led by David Goldstein, IAS | Sept 4 – 24 | 5 credits BIS 464 (A&H), fulfills Tier 1 electives for MCS | $4,900 program fee
Now close allies, Japan and the United States were bitterly at war during World War II, from the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that drew the United States into the war, to the American atomic bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki and forced Japan to surrender. In this Exploration Seminar, we will study how each side depicted the other in its cinematic propaganda, and how documentary and feature films produced in Japan and in the United States after the war told the story of the conflict that changed world history. Through our examination of films and other popular media, 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.

Jordan – Sustainable Biotechnology Skills-Based Collaborative Learning Program

Led by Salwa Al-Noori, STEM-Bio
This new program centers the strengths and challenges of refugee populations. It especially welcomes UW students who are recent immigrants and refugees themselves. Participants will engage with students from Hashemite University and the local refugee community in and around Amman. Together, they will explore career opportunities in the biotechnology sector and gain transferable skills.

New Zealand: Exploring Environmental Restoration in Aotearoa

Led by Avery Shinneman, IAS | Aug 17 – Sept 6 | 5 credits of BES 498 (NSc or SSc) | $3,350 program fee
The class will focus on learning about different concepts of environmental restoration and visit sites working on restoration using different environmental management practices and perspectives. Students will meet water quality experts from different fields of study and different organizations across New Zealand. Students will practice sampling water for invasive species and learn about environmental DNA sampling techniques with experts in New Zealand. Credits may fulfill capstone requirement for ESS, CRS and Env Science majors.

Spain: Hacking the Future: ​Cybersecurity  and AI Challenges

Led by Mike Stiber and Jeff Kim, STEM-CSS | Aug 18 – Sept 14 | 5 credits of CSS 390 | $4,650 program fee
Spain’s membership in the EU and NATO presents opportunities for UW students to broaden their thinking beyond technology topics and beyond the context of US government and industry. Participants will engage with faculty and students from the University of Leon’s Research Institute of Applied Sciences in Cybersecurity, as well as local industry representatives, such as the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE). Working on case studies or technical challenges in small project teams consisting of pre-majors, CSS majors, and students from the local institution, they will apply their technical skills in an intercultural context. Company visits and guest lectures will explore current challenges in software development and expose students to career pathways.

Thailand: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Southeast Asia

Led by James Reinnoldt, Business | 5 credits of BBUS 490
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.

Autumn Quarter 2024

Italy: Your Brain on Italy – Program cancelled

Led by Pierre Mourad, STEM | 15 credits | $8,500 program fee
Rome is one of the best places to experience life in all its wonder. This program focuses on art, architecture, the culture of food, and the Italian language, while simultaneously exploring how your brain and body facilitate the experience of life in Rome. Together, we hope that the ‘aesthetic experience’ of living in Italy, combined with your deepened understanding of how your experience it from a neurobiology perspective, will in turn given you a greater appreciation for that life as you live it in Italy, as well as upon your return home. This program was cancelled.

Participants will earn the following credits:

  • B Bio 230/B Bio 430: Study Abroad Biology (5 Credits) NSc,
  • ANTH 412/BCUSP 296: Anthropology of Food in Italy: a rooting and inspirational journey (5 Credits) SSc,
  • ART H 250/BCUSP 296: Archaeology and Art History in Rome​​​​​​​ (5 Credits) A&H

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