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May 12, 2016

A world of strength: international students and cultural resilience

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International students will share stories of stamina, strength and ultimately success in the face of adversity from their home cultures and at the UW. There will also be opportunities for participants to reflect on the theme of resilience in their own story and context. Wednesday, May 18, 5-7 p.m. in Alder Auditorium Free and open to the…


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 23, 2016

UW a top producer of Fulbright scholars

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The University of Washington is one of the top producers of Fulbright students for 2015-16, according to lists released Monday in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Fulbright Program, operated by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Ten students from the UW — including…


February 22, 2016

Re-thinking safari tourism

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UW Bothell professors Ben Gardner and Ron Krabill will lead an exploration seminar called “Critical perspectives on ecotourism in Tanzania” to examine many of the issues raised in Gardner’s newly-released book “Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism” and ongoing research in the area. The seminar is funded by a Global Innovation Fund grant. Read…


October 28, 2014

A world of good rankings: UW rated among top institutions

US News & World Report released its first Best Global Universities rankings Tuesday. UW tops the list at #14, edging out many other leading institutions. The ranking system focuses on the academic research and overall reputation of more than 500 institutions across the globe, scoring universities on criteria that includes number of publications, percentage of…


August 19, 2014

Want to stay healthy on your trip? Seek pre-travel health advice!

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More than half of King Country travelers who fall ill while abroad have not sought pre-travel health advice. That’s the finding from a recent survey by Public Health – Seattle & King County in partnership with UW School of Public Health. International travelers can protect their health by seeking pre-travel health advice and screenings.  The Travel Clinic at…


June 16, 2014

Study abroad programs, scholarships shaped grad’s Husky Experience

GO! and Fritz Scholar Shangé Purnell

English literature major Shangé Purnell was chosen for the honor of carrying the Arts & Sciences college banner at this weekend’s graduation. Study abroad played an important part her Husky Experience and helped develop her exciting future goals. Shangé plans to earn a doctorate in English literature and teach at the college level. Through this work, she wants…


May 23, 2014

Student researchers present at UW Tacoma Global Honors Colloquium

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Presenting at last week’s Global Honors Spring Colloquium, Noelle Gichohi started by thanking her mentors and supporters. “I stood in front of the audience and said, ‘I grew up in a village in Kenya, and it took a village to get me here’”. Her ‘colloquium village’ included UW Tacoma professors and librarians, a Highline Community College…


April 3, 2014

Graduate students partner with Peruvian community to build gardens

Landscape architecture student helps residents with design

In poor communities outside Lima, Peru, green space is limited and fresh food is scarce. An interdisciplinary group of UW professors and graduate students aimed to bring change to one community by supporting residents in constructing and cultivating household gardens. Read more from NewsBeat of UW Health Sciences and watch a video about the project…


April 2, 2014

Study abroad students connect with Roma communities

Art Historian Timea Junghaus talks with UW students

During winter quarter, Comparative History of Ideas’ (CHID) Legacies of Empires study abroad program took students on a journey to Rome, Budapest and Istanbul to connect with Roma communities through experiential learning. Read more from CHID…



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