Office of Global Affairs

Office of Global Affairs


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…


May 11, 2016

Study abroad safety: tips from experienced students and staff

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UW Global Travel Security Manager Nicholas Hill and study abroad returnees offer important advice for students planning to study abroad to maximize health and safety. To learn more about resources available to the UW community, visit UW Global Travelers. Read more from the UW Daily…


April 20, 2016

Boosting global health partnerships for Chinese universities

Yinou Li, Director of the China office of the Gates Foundation

Supported by the Global Innovation Fund, a landmark symposium hosted by the UW last week brought together leaders and faculty from five Chinese universities, across the UW campus and the Seattle community. “Collaborating with Chinese colleagues is a tremendously high priority, both personally for faculty and institutionally here at UW,” said Judy Wasserheit, chair of the Department of Global…


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 24, 2016

Consul General of India, industry leaders engage together on campus

Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok

With support from the Global Innovation Fund, The South Asia Center and the Global Business Center are partnering to host a symposium, “US-India Economic Relations and the Contemporary Indian Economy” on campus. Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, Consul General of India of San Francisco, as well as prominent members of the local community and UW faculty experts will…


December 5, 2015

Slovenian Prime Minister visits campus

Prime Minister Miro Cerar of the Republic of Slovenia met with University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce at the University of Washington on December 4, 2015 to express interest in sustained collaboration between the UW and academic institutions in Slovenia. The Slovene Prime Minister was accompanied by His Excellency Ambassador Božo Cerar, Slovene Ambassador…


May 8, 2014

Launch party celebrates book by study abroad students

TIPS to Study Abroad flyer

A May 12 launch party will celebrate the publication of TIPS to Study Abroad: Simple Letters for Complex Engagement, a book by students from Professor Anu Taranath’s 2013 study abroad to Bangalore, India. Through the unique medium of students’ letters to Things, Ideas and People (TIPS), the book “offers a simple method to help travelers- students…


February 7, 2014

UW Rome center live-broadcasting lecture by key European leader

Franco Frattini

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to view a live broadcast from the UW Rome Center on February 13. The broadcast will feature a lecture by Dr. Franco Frattini, President of the Italian Society for International Organizations; Former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security. Dr. Frattini will explore…


November 15, 2013

Vice Provost to visit UW Rome Center

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The Vice Provost for Global Affairs will meet with faculty and staff at the UW Rome Center during his visit to the city from November 16 – 22.  The meetings will familiarize the Vice Provost with the facility and its operations. Together with Rome Center faculty and staff, Vice Provost Riedinger seeks to put the…


November 12, 2013

Meeting of public universities features Vice Provost

Vice Provost Riedinger attended the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) from November 10 – 12. A member of APLU’s Commission on International Initiatives Executive Committee, he served as a discussion panelist and engaged with university leaders from across the country around issues related to international education. The panel discussion,…



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