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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…


May 17, 2021

UW mask distribution for International Huskies – May 2021

International Huskies, if you are in Seattle, you probably have seen other students wearing the Husky PACK Pledge masks. Earlier in the year, CIRCLE helped the UW distribute masks to students who were in Seattle either through an in-person distribution or by mailing to your home. Next week, we will help one last time to get these masks…


April 19, 2021

In the Loop podcast: UW Student Legal Services (Season 4, Episode 4)

On our podcast today, we will be learning more about Student Legal Services at the UW, the services they offer to students, and how students can connect with them. Our special guest is Amanda Reynoso Palley, who is a staff attorney at Student Legal Service. She discusses some of the services that SLS provides to…


In the Loop podcast: Internships for International Students–Tips for Success (Season 4, Episode 3)

This podcast is the second of two that will discuss internships for undergraduate international students. In the podcast today we will focus on “Tips for success in finding an internship”. To learn more about getting started with the process and what things to keep in mind as an international student. please check-out the first podcast of…


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