Study Abroad

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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.

You can learn about the distinction between UW Faculty-led Programs, Exchange Programs, and Partner Programs on our Programs at a Glance page.

Programs starting in Summer 2018

Some programs will move to a rolling application process if the program deadline is extended.

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Asia/Pacific

Europe

Americas

Africa/Middle East

Global

Summer Quarter Deadlines

Program Type Application Deadline
UW Faculty-led Programs January 31, 2018
Partner Programs April 1, 2018*

*This is the latest deadline available for UW enrollment. Partner programs may have earlier deadlines, please check their website(s).

Programs starting in Early Fall 2018

Now open!

Americas

Africa/Middle East

UW Faculty-Led Programs

Public Health Uganda: An exploration of health in Uganda –  deadline extended

Featured Partner Programs

CIEE Open Campus Program in Cape Town

*CIEE Open Campus program’s Fall Semester Block I aligns with the UW early fall term

Asia/Pacific

Europe

Early Fall Deadlines

Program Type Application Deadline
Exploration Seminars February 15, 2018
Partner Programs May 1, 2018

Programs starting in Autumn 2018

Some programs will move to a rolling application process if the program deadline is extended.

Now open!

Asia/Pacific

Europe

Americas

Africa/Middle East

Global

Autumn Quarter Deadlines

Program Type Application Deadline
UW Faculty-led Programs February 15, 2018
Exchange Programs January 15, 2018
Partner Programs June 1, 2018*

*This is the latest deadline available for UW enrollment. Partner programs may have earlier deadlines, please check their website(s).

Programs starting in Winter 2019

UW Faculty-Led Programs

Coming Soon – Winter 2019 programs will open at the end of winter 2018

Americas

Spanish Department Quinto, Ecuador

Quito Ecuador Program Winter Quarter 2019

A picturesque and unique city where European and Indigenous cultures are in constant contact.  UW students will live with local families and have the opportunity to study Spanish language and Ecuadorian culture. The students will be immersed in a Spanish speaking culture and will be able to progress at a much faster pace in their learning of Spanish.

Speech and Hearing Sciences Zacapa, Guatemala – Spring Break 

UW SPHSC Service Learning

By combining academic theory with practical real-life, hands-on experience with patients in local communities, students will gain a broader and deeper understanding of the overall course content, foster a sense of civic engagement, and gain insight into a sense of place in the global community. Students will participate in recurring and pop-up clinics in local communities

Asia/Pacific

CHID Chiang Mai, Thailand 

Gender, Human Rights, and Peacebuilding in Exile

This program explores the human rights, conflict, and the peacebuilding process in Myanmar by examining the dynamics of ethnicity, gender, and power on the Thailand-Myanmar border. Based primarily in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with a field trip to the border town of Mae Sot, students will collaborate with several local organizations that work on social services and human rights advocacy.

Landscape Architecture New Zealand

Post-Earthquake Christchurch

Christchurch has undertaken an exemplary but still incomplete process to re-imagine and rebuild itself to a more resilient future. This study abroad experience will explore how these historic approaches fared in the 7.1/6.3 magnitude earthquake sequence, learn about the ongoing recovery processes, gain insight into residents’ feelings about their current and future city, and deliver novel design thinking to public spaces that render physical, social, and ecological resilience.

Europe

Jackson School Rome, Italy

 Europe in Global Context: Business, Development, and Climate Change

Task Force in Rome’ allows students to investigate Europe-related policy issues ‘in country’ with easier access to European experts and policymakers who can provide expertise and evaluate the Task Force reports and presentations. Visits to European and international organizations based in Rome and vicinity as well as visiting experts and speakers from nearby European countries enhance the experience of working on timely international policy challenges.

Communication Rome, Italy

Italian Media and Culture: Comparative and Global Perspectives

Understanding how the globalization of media manifests itself in Italy and European media differ from those found in the US.  Using ethnographic methods students will explore Rome and its surroundings and Rome’s media ecology, focusing primarily the interplay between globalization, mediatization and urbanization.

Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media Paris, France

Paris Modern

This 10-week study abroad will offer students a unique opportunity to study the emergence of the « modern » within its original cultural, architectural and historical context. Paris contains an unparalleled wealth of modernist and proto-modernist art and an essential part of the program will be visits to museums and sites were students will see the actual paintings, sculptures and artifacts that will be studied: the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Gustave Moreau, and the Musée Rodin, to name a few.

Spanish Cadiz

This one or two-semester, advanced level Spanish language, literature, and culture program offers a full range of 300- and 400-level courses designed to fulfill Spanish major and minor requirements at UW. SPAN 321, 322 and 323 are taught both autumn and spring semesters, as are SPAN 301, 302, 303, and SPAN 406, in addition to literature, linguistics and cultural studies electives. Program courses are taught in Spanish by local University of Cadiz faculty, but yearlong and more advanced students in spring semester are also welcome to enroll directly in one or more approved regular University of Cadiz courses (differences in academic calendars make doing so more difficult for students there only for the autumn semester). Typically, students earn 20-25 credits in autumn semester and/or 25 credits in spring semester.

Programs starting in Spring 2019

UW Faculty-Led Programs

Coming Soon – Spring 2019 programs will open at the end of spring 2018

Europe

CHID Prague, Czech Republic

 History, Memory, and Human Rights in Central Europe

The Prague Program, which is one of the oldest CHID study abroad programs at UW (since 1996), is all about immersing yourself in Prague and the other great Central European cities – Vienna, Krakow, Budapest and Berlin, where we will go on 4-day trips each – in order to develop a complex understanding of the dynamic historical, cultural and political life of Central Europe as a whole. The program itself is strongly anchored in the philosophy of CHID: it combines academically rigorous seminar-style courses, international field trips aimed at provoking personal reflection and exploration, and cultural events that transform our program into a living community.

CHID San Sebastian, Spain

The Basque People of Spain and France

Students will travel to the enchanting city of San Sebastián in the Basque country of northern Spain to study the culture, politics, and history of the Basques.  The Basque culture of Spain and France is one of the most ancient in Europe, having maintained its separate identity since before Roman times.  Even though Spanish is widely spoken in the Basque country, the Basques have their own language, unrelated to Spanish, and the death of the dictator Franco in 1975 and the ensuing re-integration of Spain into modern Europe sparked movements of cultural and linguistic renewal in the Basque country—including a separatist movement that would like the Basques to have their own independent country.

Classics Rome, Italy

Classical Seminar in Rome (Innovation and Engineering)

Students become hands-on learners through thrice-weekly visits to Rome’s historic sites, monuments, and museums.   In order to speak to this year’s focus on ancient innovation and engineering, we will take a weekend trip to Sicily to learn more about Archimedes and his inventions, and an end-of-quarter day-trip (overnight, budget allowing) to Florence, to visit the Museo Galileo and the Museo Leonardo da Vinci.

English London, United Kingdom

Spring Quarter in London

The Department of English will offer this exciting, long-standing, and highly successful quarter-long program of study in London. Students will learn about literature, culture, art, and society–and their interactions–by being immersed in the exciting environment of London. The rewards are incalculable and the experience life-changing.

Germanics Austria

Spring in Vienna

Vienna is the large capital of a small country. For centuries the city was head of a multi-national empire, and to this day has remained a magnet for millions of people who visit Vienna every year, attracted by the artifacts of an incredibly rich history. While learning, students will take place in the traditional forum of the seminar meetings and can expect the major part of learning to occur during extensive city tours and the many visits to historical sites, museums, and the opera.

Jackson School Greece (Spring Break)

Greece in Relation to Europe and the Balkans: Travelers, Migrants, and Tourists

This Spring Break program, hosted by Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, focuses on the Roma (“Gypsies”) and recent refugees in the country. It is an intense but richly rewarding program that puts students in the forefront of social injustice with an eye to reducing its poisonous and dehumanizing residue.

Sociology Rome, Italy

Christianity in Rome: Church vs. Empire, Church as Empire

This program examines the evolving relationship between church and worldly power in ancient Rome, the medieval period and beyond.  Most weeks throughout the program each student will spend 4-5 hours volunteering at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center, a walk-in day center where refugees can get food, clothing and toiletries, legal referrals, language and computer lessons and other resources. They also make art, music, play sports, and hang out in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Students can expect Tour excavations at Pompeii.

Spanish León, Spain

 Intermediate Spanish Learning

Participants in this Spanish language and culture program will take SPAN 201 and 202 OR SPAN 202 and 203, as well as a 5-credit Spanish culture/history class (SPAN 299).  In addition, students will participate in 1 credit of Service Learning (SPAN 292), which will give them the opportunity to work with English teachers in local schools.  All classes will take place in the Palacio del Conde Luna, a 14th century palace that houses the UW Leon Center.