Office of Global Affairs

College of Arts & Sciences


July 21, 2016

Global learning on campus

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…


June 24, 2016

UW students head to Nepal for hands-on learning

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This summer, 10 UW students will participate in a new Exploration Seminar course in Nepal. Organized by the Nepal Studies Initiative (NSI), the seminar is one of the few formal programs in the U.S. focused on Nepal. Read more from The Seattle Times…


June 14, 2016

Professor, researcher, detective – saving endangered animals

Samuel K. Wasser

UW Professor Samuel . K Wasser “is a Sherlock Holmes of the wildlife trade. With modern biochemical tools and old-fashioned shoe leather, he sleuths out the merchants behind the market for poached animal products.” Read more from The New York Times…


April 29, 2016

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

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…


April 28, 2016

Sir? Caballero? Faculty member knighted by Spain

Anthony Geist, UW professor of Spanish and Portuguese studies, is honored with a knighthood by the Kingdom of Spain

Anthony Geist, professor and former chair of the University of Washington’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, has been awarded one of Spain’s highest civil honors. Read more from UW Today…  


April 25, 2016

Myanmar goes mobile, with UW’s help

mobile users in Myanmar

A reformist government speeded Myanmar’s transition to democracy three years ago, dramatically increasing access to information. In 2011, just four percent of the population had mobile phones. Now the figure is closer to eighty percent, with many people owning smartphones. But navigating the flood of online information can be problematic for new users with no experience…


April 18, 2016

Belgian Ambassador to the U.S. speaks on campus

Ambassador Johan Verbeke

The United States and Belgium have worked together across the globe to promote security, human rights, and bilateral trade. They share a mutual interest in creating safe communities in the United States, Belgium, and elsewhere by cooperating on counterterrorism and countering violent extremism. The two nations also have longstanding economic and commercial ties with more…


April 14, 2016

Scientists crack the code of butterflies’ international journey

Monarch butterflies

Each fall, monarch butterflies across Canada and the United States turn their orange, black and white-mottled wings toward the Rio Grande and migrate over 2,000 miles to the relative warmth of central Mexico. This journey, repeated instinctively by generations of monarchs, continues even as monarch numbers haveplummeted due to loss of their sole larval food…


February 29, 2016

Husky Presidential Ambassadors Leadership Institute facilitates inclusive engagement

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Universities across the nation are working to further connect international students and create a globally engaged campus environment for all students. Increasing globalization also raises the demand for graduates with increased competencies in cross-cultural communication and practice. Engaging together in cross-cultural leadership studies, undergraduates learn to think and connect across boundaries, enhancing all students’ Husky Experience. Read more from Trends and Issues…


February 25, 2016

Student research named in El Salvador family’s reunification story

UW students working in El Salvador

Jackson School students in the 2015 capstone course “Promoting Human Rights and Healing in the Wake of Civil War” made two documentary films aimed to reunite San Salvadoran parents of “disappeared children.” The videos went public in March 2015, and in April, King 5 news covered the story. By early 2016, at least one mother and child from the documentary…



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