Office of Global Affairs

Office of Global Affairs

Resources for our global community

Learn about resources available for UW community members concerned about international travel after the January 27 executive order.

Charging cell phones without power

Tested and incubated at the UW, this simple invention can do a world of good by allowing people off the electrical grid to charge their cell phones

The Husky Experience is global

The 2016 Open Doors Report names the UW a leader in global student engagement

Healthy people, healthy planet

A transformative gift from the Gates Foundation will advance UW efforts to improve human health worldwide

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


  • Global health symposium draws leaders from afar

    February 8, 2017

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    World leaders in global health are featured speakers at the UW public symposium, "Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation" today. The public conference marks the 10th anniversary of the UW Department of Global Health as well as the anniversaries of many other Seattle-based global health organizations. The event is free and open to the public.…


  • From refugee to MEDEX student

    February 2, 2017

    Frantz Alphonse

    Along with his family, Frantz Alphonse came to the U.S. at age 7 as a refugee from Haiti. This experience has given him a strong sense of empathy underserved communities. Along with eight years as a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman, this experience makes him a great fit for MEDEX. Read more from MEDEX magazine...


  • Reflecting on an innagural visit to Cuba

    January 12, 2017

    President Ana Mari Cauce

    Alaska Airlines began the first regular commercial service from the West Coast to Cuba last weekend. President Ana Mari Cauce was part of the delegation that flew to Havana, her birthplace. Read her reflections from the trip...


  • A new tool in the fight against poaching

    January 3, 2017

    Tusks from poached elephants

    Smithsonian Magazine profiled the work of passionate UW researcher and conservation advocate Samuel Wasser. He is using wild animal dung to trace and end poaching around the world. Read the full article...


  • President Cauce is one of Bill Gates' 'favorite fanatics'

    December 20, 2016

    Ana Mari Cauce

    As 2016 comes to a close, Bill Gates is honoring gifted leaders - including UW President Ana Mari Cauce - who work tirelessly to change the world. Read more...