A Global University

Study abroad is an essential part of the Husky Experience

Through global study, research or internships, students put their classroom learning into action. They gain self-knowledge, cultural competency and the skills necessary for success in today’s global workplaces. But what’s more, students come home with an appreciation and cultural understanding that would not be possible otherwise. This helps to foster a more accepting environment on our campuses, ensuring that the UW remains a place for people of all backgrounds to learn, discover and thrive.

These passionate students traveled the world in pursuit of learning and discovery. Their experiences are as boundless as their destinations.


Izet Mendoza in Peru

Izet Mendoza

Hometown: Rainier Valley, WA
Major: American Ethnic Studies
Study abroad program: The Politics of Blackness and Indigeneity
Destination: Peru

Izet’s story

Marquis Wright in London

Marquis Wright

Hometown: Federal Way, WA
Majors: English and Communication
Study abroad program: Public Health London: Dark Empire
Destination: United Kingdom

Marquis’s story

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Marshall in Japan

Marshall Sherrell

Hometown: Bremerton, WA
Majors: English and Japanese
Study abroad program: Keio University Exchange
Destination: Japan

Marshall’s story

Maya

Maya Paschal

Hometown: Hansville, WA
Major: English
Study abroad program: Writers in Rome
Destination: Italy

Maya’s story

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Vipech Bun in Japan

Vipech Bun

Hometown: Renton, WA
Major: Business
Study abroad program: Engineering: Exploring in the Heart of High-Tech
Destination: Japan

Vipech’s story

Ashley Richards in Cape Town

Ashley Richards

Hometown: Buckley, WA
Major: UWT Sustainable Urban Development
Study abroad program: Township Community Development, Education and Racial Disparities
Destination: South Africa

Ashley’s story

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Though passionate, these students faced financial challenges. They received a scholarships from UW Study Abroad to support their international learning experience. Help us empower more students to pursue their dreams and prepare for success in today’s global communities and workplaces.

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