Office of Global Affairs

News & Features

  • Faculty lecture highlights importance of study abroad for underrepresented minority students

    March 18, 2015

    Global Affairs

    In this year's Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Dr. Sean Wong from the Department of English will discuss his experiences leading study abroad programs and explore the importance of travel for undergraduate students. The free lecture will be held on Thursday, April 16 at 6pm in Alder Hall. Learn more and register to attend...

  • Treasured UW Sephardic document featured in PBS documentary

    March 13, 2015

    Global Affairs

    A precious document from the UW Sephardic Studies Program's Digital Library & Museum is featured in a new PBS documentary called The Jewish Journey: America.  Read more from the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies...

  • wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House will unite indigenous learning, research efforts

    March 12, 2015

    Global Affairs

    After 40 years of planning and hard work, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House opens today on UW campus. The indigenous learning center will be a gathering place for the entire University community and a home base for Native students and a center for research. Read more from UW Today... 

  • Hired at Microsoft, senior reflects on study abroad in Spain

    March 2, 2015


    Months before receiving her diploma, UW Bothell student Eleanor Wort has already secured a position with one of the region’s top employers. In July, she will be utilizing her bachelor of arts in Applied Computing degree as one of Microsoft’s newest associate consultants. During the interview process, Eleanor was flown to Dallas, Texas. Along with…

  • UW leads the nation in Peace Corps volunteers

    February 19, 2015


    The University of Washington produced the most Peace Corps volunteers for 2015, reclaiming the top spot with 72 alumni currently in service. The UW, Western Washington University and Gonzaga University combined to lead all three categories – large, medium and small schools – marking the second time in three years that institutions in the state…