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January 3, 2022

Self-care tips for the winter quarter

“Self-care” is typically used as a quick and easy fix to when we’re feeling stressed, burnt out, or lacking the motivation to do work, go to classes, and hang out with others. However, it can be tricky to understand what “self-care” can include… Check out ways to practice self-care this winter quarter.     (Adopted…


June 25, 2021

International Student Stories: Bryce Wagner—Ubiquitous Identity

“I have the body, accent, and the face of Caucasian American, but I very much feel like an immigrant.” Bryce is a Swiss-American born, where he grew up in Geneva, Switzerland. He grew up with American parents in a British Schooling systems in the Suisse-Romande (french-speaking region) of Switzerland. His  identity has been ubiquitous over…


International Student Stories: Naisha Sachdev “How I overcame the pandemic as an international student”

Imagine taking classes at 3 am? Imagine being not able to sleep for 3 days straight during the finals week because of the time differences. International students already face challenges of culture shock, joining communities, and adapting to new environments when they are on campus. But what struggles our international students  face during pandemic? Naisha…


International Student Stories: Vikram Guhan Subbiah from India

“Am I Indian or am I American?” Vikram was born in America, but grew up in India. He grew up speaking Hindi, watching Bollywood movies, and listening to Indian songs. By the time he came to the U.S to attend UW, he knew he was not American as his passport said, at least not culturally….


International Student Stories: Luiz Fernando Saade Porto from Brazil

“I don’t want to go back to Seattle. Should I just stay in Rio? ” That is what freshmen Luiz said, but not anymore. Though he struggled in the beginning  of his time at UW to find friends and a community, today Luiz has successfully has made UW his home. In this episode, Luiz takes…


International Student Stories: Pum and Aries from Thailand

Pum and Aries came to the U.S. in their freshman year for the first time and they were able to bond over their shared problems of finding a dorm to stay in. Both of them decided to join the Thai Student Association and were able to find a shared connection through their Thai culture. Thus,…


International Student Stories: Tiffany Tian from Beijing, China

For this episode, meet Tiffany Tian, an international student from Beijing, China. She is an undergraduate student majoring in Economic and ACMS at the University of Washington. She is a strong young lady, who grew up in China and spent her high school experience in the U.S. Despite being one of the international students in…


International Student Stories: Maha AlHomoud from Saudi Arabia

Listen to the beautiful story of Maha Alhomoud, an international student from Saudi Arabia and an undergraduate senior in Political Economy at the University of Washington. She is a strong young lady, a cancer survivor of two years now and a passionate advocate for international student inclusion and representation. She has been involved with ASUW…


January 4, 2021

Tips for a successful winter quarter

Welcome to the new quarter and new possibilities! Although we find ourselves in challenging times right now, there are still opportunities to grow and learn. With the new quarter starting it is a good time to reflect on past experiences and apply that learning to prepare for future quarters. What strategies are working well and…


October 21, 2020

Dan Zhu, CIRCLE’s Assistant Director, is awarded the Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award during Student Life’s 2020 Kick Off Event

Congratulations to Dan Zhu, CIRCLE’s Assistant Director, on being awarded the Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award during Student Life’s 2020 Kick Off event! “Dan joined Student Life with the distinct opportunity to create a program where domestic and international students could help enhance their transitions to and engagement with diversity. If you’ve had the chance to…



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