Office of Global Affairs

Office of Global Affairs

Improving health, in Washington and around the world

President Cauce invites the UW community and our partners to join in developing a 25-year vision to advance human health and well-being.

Making dreams of study abroad a reality

UW senior Kainen Bell has studied around the world with the help of scholarships. Now, he’s helping other students make their study abroad dreams come true, too.

UW is No. 1 for Peace Corps volunteers

For the second year in a row, the University of Washington produced the most Peace Corps volunteers with 72 Huskies currently serving around the world.

Partnering for safe water

Eric Stowe, '01 and '03, and his non-profit, Splash, are bringing clean water used by restaurants and hotels to schools and orphanages. They provide safe water to hundreds of thousands of children living in urban poverty in Asia and Africa.

Latest News

  • US-India collaboration finds molecular signatures of severe malaria

    May 17, 2016


    The University of Washington’s International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research in South Asia — along with partners at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) and Goa Medical College (GMC) of India — have discovered that specific types of parasite proteins, when combined with high parasite biomass, strongly predict severe malaria disease in adults. The…

  • A world of strength: international students and cultural resilience

    May 12, 2016


    International students will share stories of stamina, strength and ultimately success in the face of adversity from their home cultures and at the UW. There will also be opportunities for participants to reflect on the theme of resilience in their own story and context. Wednesday, May 18, 5-7 p.m. in Alder Auditorium Free and open to the…

  • Study abroad safety: tips from experienced students and staff

    May 11, 2016

    red phone

    UW Global Travel Security Manager Nicholas Hill and study abroad returnees offer important advice for students planning to study abroad to maximize health and safety. To learn more about resources available to the UW community, visit UW Global Travelers. Read more from the UW Daily...

  • New tool measures lung function over the phone, from anywhere in the world

    May 4, 2016

    Spiro call phone

    University of Washington computer science and engineering and electrical engineering researchers have developed SpiroCall, a new health sensing tool that can accurately measure lung function over a simple phone call. Read more from UW Today...

  • Learn locally, speak globally: welcoming students to a world of language study

    April 29, 2016

    Asian Languages & Literature

    UW students can choose from 45 different languages. Videos created by Asian Languages & Literature introduce students to the study of Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi and Urdu, and offer tips on career opportunities and scholarships available to students of these languages. Watch the videos...