Office of Global Affairs

News and features


  • Global learning on campus

    July 21, 2016

    Global Affairs

    students in negotiation

    40 UW students engaged in a case simulation this summer, working to defuse the developing crisis in the South China Sea. Thanks to a partnership between the Jackson School of International Studies Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) and the U.S. Army War College, students from the Jackson School, Foster School of Business, School…


  • For MEDEX student, a life spent learning patience

    July 20, 2016

    Global Affairs

    Ismail Jatta

    Growing up in Gambia with childhood injuries and persistent medical problems, Ismail Jatta cultivated patience that has served him well as a caregiver. Having recently completed physician assistant training at MEDEX Northwest, he reflects on his unique path. Read more from MEDEX Magazine...


  • Undergraduates awarded Gilman Scholarships

    July 18, 2016

    Global Affairs

    This fall, 10 Pell Grant-eligible UW undergraduates will study abroad with the support of the Gilman Scholarship program. Many more students with financial need will receive support from Global Opportunities scholarships and other UW awards.


  • Standing together for justice

    July 11, 2016

    Global Affairs

    W in traffic

    In light of recent devastating acts of violence in the U.S. and around the world, UW President Ana Mari Cauce and UW Provost Jerry Baldasty write, "The essence of our mission as a public university is to educate, shape and prepare generations of students not simply to exist in our world, but to create change for…


  • With CoMotion Labs, the UW seeds innovation and start-ups

    July 8, 2016

    Global Affairs

    Vikram Jandhyala

    The University of Washington is expanding its portfolio of startup incubation spaces and inviting in companies even if they don’t yet have an explicit connection to the university. The new strategy is part of a broader rethinking of how the UW, consistently ranked in the upper echelons of research universities around the world, attempts to transfer…