Office of Global Affairs

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The Office of Global Affairs connects scholars, students and community leaders from around the University of Washington, the greater Seattle region, and the world. With your gift, you will support global engagement opportunities for UW faculty, students and staff.

Office of Global Affairs Fund for Excellence

The University of Washington is committed to solving the world’s most pressing challenges – challenges that require the ability to cooperate across geographic and disciplinary boundaries. Gifts directed to the Office of Global Affairs Fund for Excellence will seed the UW’s most promising new research projects, student experiences, and educational partnerships with a global dimension.

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Rome Center Endowment

The UW Rome Center has been in operation for over 25 years. Over this time period, thousands of UW students have studied at the center. Funds from the endowment will allow continued support for students and academic programs taking place at the Rome Center.

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Chester Fritz Endowment

The Chester Fritz Endowment for Undergraduate Scholarships supports undergraduate students in the humanities and social sciences who wish to participate in study abroad programs and activities.

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Exploration Seminars Gift Fund

Exploration Seminars take learning out of the classroom and into the real world. Understanding the complex world within and beyond our borders is more critical than ever. These seminars place learning into a global context, offering students the chance to explore intensively a topic outside of the classroom. Started in 2003 with five programs to Belfast, Cape Town, Rome, Cyprus and Cuba, the Exploration Seminars now offer 30 programs on six continents. Support of this fund helps provide the financial resources that lead to life-changing experiences, explorations, and discoveries.

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Herbert H. Gowen Endowment II for International Studies

The Herbert H. Gowen Endowment II for International Studies supports a wide range of study abroad programs, departmental faculty and student exchanges in all academic disciplines.

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Maurice D. and Lois Schwartz International Studies Endowment

The Maurice D. and Lois Schwartz International Studies Endowment supports and advances program development with an emphasis on Asian languages and literature, and Near Eastern studies. Funds are used to advance study abroad programs as well as faculty and student exchanges.

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