A Journey of Compassion: Delivering Health Services in Rural Guatemala – w/ Leylani Blanco

Challenging the unfamiliarity to explore every possibility is what Leylani Blanco recommended everyone should do, like her adventure with Global Initiatives to Guatemala. Through this two-week service, she enhanced her practical knowledge and acquired self-growth with cross-cultural exchange.

August 25, 2023

Journey with the Quetzal: My Experience with Health Services Delivery in Mayan Villages – w/ Jocelyn Reyes

After witnessing the severe impact on health under poor living conditions, Jocelyn Reyes participated in Global Health Promotion: Health Services Delivery in Resource-poor Settings in Guatemala hosted by Global Initiatives to put her medical knowledge into practice. She had gained life-long skill development and found the pathway to proceed for the purpose of improving the...

August 15, 2023

Seoul-ful Summer: My Internship Adventure in Korea’s Capital City – w/ Sumaya Yusuf

The wonderful experience of the kindness from locals and the breathtaking views motivated Sumaya Yusuf to step out of the comfort zone and embrace the challenges in this foreign country. The collaboration with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Global Initiatives from the Office of Connected Learning introduced her to an eight-week...

August 10, 2023

Old man, old sport: New place, new mindset w/ Rico Espinosa in Spain

Words cannot describe how thrilled Rico Espinosa was when he finally got to participate in a UW Bothell Faculty Led study abroad program to Spain as non-traditional university student. Rico is a retired veteran, and married with kids, motivated to participate in a study abroad program because of his love for soccer and his favorite...

August 8, 2023

Learning How to Slow Down as an American: The Spanish Lifestyle – w/ Noor Sandhu

Slowing down in life seldom came to Noor Sandhu’s mind before traveling to Spain with the study abroad program hosted by Global Initiatives. Their national lifestyle around family and friends blew her away and made her rethink the balance between life and family.

July 20, 2023

Sippin’ on Some Europe: A Travel of Transcendence – w/ Bentley Artison

Joining the Global Initiatives program UW Bothell IAS Spain & France: Americans in Europe (Exile and Belonging) before graduating helps Bentley Artison walk out of his anxiety and learn about what’s life. Lessons about self-growth and values in Spain encourage him to put all these precious experiences into practice and to nourish his future career...

July 17, 2023

Global Scholars Program Team receives 2023 UW Award of Excellence

UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Mark Richards are delighted to announce the recipients of the 53rd annual University of Washington Awards of Excellence! The awards honor outstanding alumni, faculty, staff, students and retirees who contribute to the richness and diversity of our University community. The UW Bothell Global Scholars Program Team received the...

June 8, 2023

Global Scholars Program gets Distinguished Teaching Award for Teams

Global Scholars Program is a year-long, cohort style community that brings together students and professors for genuine and thought provoking dialogue providing local and virtual options for those who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to travel outside of the United States but still seek diverse experiences. The team’s yearslong contribution has won them...

May 20, 2023

Jennifer Ha receives the U.S. Student Fulbright grant to Taiwan 2023-2024

Jennifer Ha, 2021 graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with the ESOL endorsement, received a U.S. Student Fulbright grant to become an English Teaching Assistant in Taiwan during the 2023-24 academic year. Jennifer currently works as a substitute teacher in Seattle Public Schools and she is passionate about making classrooms more inclusive for...

May 11, 2023