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The Husky Experience is a global experience

No matter where students are from, their exposure to a global society and world class education begins the moment they arrive on campus. CIRCLE (the Center for International Relations & Cultural Leadership Exchange) is the UW’s primary portal to resources, community and activities that help international and domestic students maximize their Husky Experience, together.

A home away from home, a portal to the world

CIRCLE streamlines critical support for international students and engages both domestic and international students so that they thrive at UW and in the global economy. CIRCLE is a key component to delivering on UW’s promise to our community and our world; it is a logical extension of our values, and further reinforces our role as a leading global university.

Our pillars

Our pillars

CIRCLE connects several offices to improve the quality, consistency and efficiency of UW’s international student support.

CIRCLE harmonizes and bolsters the domestic and international student experiences at UW through shared engagement opportunities and leading-edge programming.

CIRCLE better prepares both domestic and international students for a globally-interconnected, knowledge-based economy by equipping them with the skills, experience and network to thrive in a global economy.

CIRCLE helps further position Seattle and Washington as hubs for global innovation, education and commerce by forging globally-minded leaders among domestic students and deepening international student connections and engagement within our communities.

Our People

Learn more about the professional and student staff who help UW CIRCLE realize their mission and vision.

Our People

CIRCLE First Year Highlights

We invite you to explore the updates and videos on this page, which highlight the impact that CIRCLE has had over first year.

First-Year Highlights