Undergraduate Academic Affairs


The undergraduate experience at the University of Washington is, like our students, dynamic and diverse. Gain behind-the-scenes insight into the way UAA deepens and expands academics at the UW through stories about the people and programs in UAA.

Feature Stories

  • My Luce year in Cambodia

    April 3, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Living in Cambodia made it easy to travel throughout Asia. Varsha visited Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, the Philippines, China and India. Here she is after a hike in Java.

    Varsha In Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Varsha Govindaraju’s year as a Luce Scholar was a rollercoaster. As the sole scholar in Cambodia, she navigated a new culture, lived in a developing nation and adapted to a challenging work environment. At the same time, it was thrilling. She solidified her beliefs and goals; taught…

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  • UW seniors Tobi Du and Caleb Huffman selected as China’s Yenching Academy scholars

    March 13, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Tobi Du and Caleb Huffman pose together.

    University of Washington seniors Tobi Du and Caleb Huffman will join approximately 125 scholars from around the world as part of the Yenching Academy of Peking University’s 2018-19 cohort. A U.S. News & World Report poll ranked Peking University the fifth best global university in Asia, and second-best university in China. The opportunity to join…

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  • Find inspiration through audio from the 2018 Leadership Firesides

    March 7, 2018

    Bryan Nakata

    Photo of Attorney General Bob Ferguson

    Husky Leadership Initiative Leadership Firesides offer ongoing opportunities for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. The Firesides are a way for students…

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