Skip to main content
Study Abroad

Apply now!

The upcoming programs below are open to new applicants. If a program you are interested in is not on this list, it might just be too early to apply. If you have questions about the availability of a particular program, you can write to us at studyabroad@uw.edu.

UW Programs

UW programs accept applicants after a specific application deadline. Many programs in the same term have the same deadline, but you should check the individual program brochures (available below) for specific dates. Some programs will move to a rolling application process if the program deadline is extended.

Winter 2018

Spring 2018

Now open!

CHID Prague: History, Memory and Human Rights in Central Europe – Spring

CHID Spain: The Basque People and the Spanish Nation

Classics Rome: Classical Seminar in Rome

English Italy: Dialogues Across Time

English London: Spring in London

Germanics Austria: Spring in Vienna

Landscape Architecture Nepal: International Design Activism | Nepal Spring

Spanish Leon: Beginning / Intermediate Spanish

The rest of the Spring 2018 applications will be open soon. Most of these programs’ application deadlines will be mid-autumn quarter 2017.

 English Rome: Sack Rome – Creative Writing at the Center of the World

If one figures the imagination of the West as a spectrum whose color-bands are the academic disciplines, Rome is the prism before the scatter. Here science and art, language and literature, history and geography, the color and vagary and sensate onslaught of contemporary life all constellate in the literary imagination. Led by English Department faculty Richard Kenney and Carol Light, this program offers 15 credits in English and Creative Writing. Classes will held at the University of Washington Rome Center at the 17th-century Palazzo Pio, situated in the vibrant center of the city’s historical district, as well as out and about in the city itself. A number of field trips, museum visits, and excursions will also be included in the program fee. Housing will be in shared apartments arranged by the UW Rome Center.

Italian Studies in Rome and Calabria

The Italian Studies in Rome and Calabria is a well-established, highly successful and popular program designed for all purposes for a full immersion within Italian language and culture.  It attracts students interested in accelerating their Italian language skills and their general knowledge of Italy.  It runs for the first five weeks of the quarter at the UW Rome Center, while for the following five weeks the program moves to the small town of Rogliano. As part of their course work, students will have the opportunity to visit major artistic and historical monuments of the city.

UW Program application deadlines

 Term Application Deadline
Summer February 15
Early fall March 1
Autumn March 1
 Winter  May 15
 Spring  November 15

UW Approved Programs

UW Approved programs are providers of  study abroad programming outside of the network of our exchange partner universities or UW faculty-led programs.  You may choose any program offered by our UW Approved partners.  These programs have their own deadlines.

Program Spotlight: The National University of Ireland – Galway

This program is geared to students who want to fully immerse themselves in the life and culture of Irish society and student life.  It is one of the most immersive opportunities we have, and UW students can take advantage of a reduction in program costs, which makes it among the cheaper program options available as well.

Worthy of particular distinction is the University’s Celtic Studies Program offering classes in the language, literature, history and civilization of Celtic peoples.  The University also has a strong Theater Arts program.

Apply now for summer, fall or the full year!

Program Spotlight: CIEE Open Campus Programs offer quarter long programs

CIEE’s Open Campus programs offer maximum flexibility to engage and experience one of 6 different cities (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, and Cape Town) in your own way.  Match the academic experience with your interests, aspirations, and degree requirements: Take one, two, or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement, select your academic track from five diverse options, then choose from a wide range of courses and subject areas.  You’ll receive UW credit for everything you take.  You also receive an automatic discount from CIEE!

Program Spotlight: Om Prakash – UW Engaged Learning Abroad: Research, Service, and Immersive Internships

This is a new and exciting program that builds a platform for students interested in some of the most intensive collaborative community building work available through UW Study Abroad. It is a partnership between UW Study Abroad and Omprakash, a Seattle non-profit that creates transformative educational experiences by connecting grassroots social impact organizations around the world with an audience of volunteers, donors, and classrooms that can learn from and support their work.

Apply Now

UW University Exchanges

University exchange programs accept applications on a pooling basis, meaning that all exchanges have the same deadline and they accept all applications until that deadline, pool the applicants together, and then nominate students who are the best fit for that particular exchange.

We are currently accepting applications for the spring semester 2018.

There are two applications cycles for exchanges every year

In the 1st cycle, you may apply for the 1st semester, the 2nd semester, or the full academic year. The 1st cycle’s deadline is January 15th for the following academic year.

In the 2nd cycle, you may apply to 2nd semester (sometimes referred to as the spring semester) exchange programs, but space may be limited by students selected during the 1st cycle. The 2nd cycle’s deadline is May 15th for the spring semester of the following year.

Exchange Applications

Term(s) Deadline
1st Cycle 1st semester, 2nd semester, full academic year January 15th
2nd Cycle 2nd semester May 15th

IE3 Internships

Summer quarter: January 31

Winter quarter: September 1

Spring quarter: November 15