A Global University

UW students are driven to discover – on campus and around the world. Countless faculty bring global expertise to the classroom. Students explore world problems and help develop solutions through coursework, service learning, research, internships and study abroad.

Opportunities for students

Canoe Journeys program

College of Arts & Sciences
On campus, study 50 world languages or choose from the seven majors and 16 minors offered by the Jackson School of International Studies. Or explore subjects from biology to the Classics while studying abroad with expert UW faculty.

China Village Studio

College of Built Environments
Discover how planning practices can respond to rapid urban growth, or help develop green infrastructure solutions through research and design with local communities and international partners. Study abroad to see your classroom learning in action.

Students and professor at a factory

Foster School of Business
With the Global Business Center, you can join the Global Social Ambassador program, study abroad or earn a Certificate of International Studies in Business. Or take your career to the next level with a global MBA or certificate.

Dentistry student and kids

School of Dentistry
Connect with the Center for Global Oral Health to learn about global collaborations in research and education and opportunities for student exchange with partner universities around the world.

Teacher and kids

College of Education
Learn to improve practice related to equity issues and intergroup relations with the Center for Multicultural Education. Prepare for educational leadership roles with a degree in Multicultural Education.

Engineering students in Jordan

College of Engineering
Prepare for a career in global engineering through study abroad, or engage in research on global issues. Enhance your degree with a globally-focused graduate certificate.

Teacher and kids

College of the Environment
The environment is global, and your education should reflect it. Explore global environmental challenges through study abroad, student groups or research. Work with researchers to help address ocean acidification, climate change, changing polar regions, risk from natural hazards and more.

Grad students in class

The Graduate School
Discover if a graduate degree is right for you with more than 110 options, including Second and Foreign Language Teaching. The Center for Teaching & Learning offers resources for enhancing equity in instruction and teaching multilingual students.

iSchool students and faculty

The Information School
Tackle key social and technical problems with a global impact through undergraduate research. Study abroad programs led by iSchool faculty offer the chance to explore information and technology in diverse global contexts.

Moot Court winners

School of Law
Get started by attending the Global Mondays speaker series. From there, connect with the Center for Law in Science & Global Health and the Barer Institute for Law & Global Human Services, or consider pursuing the Global Business Law LLM.

Medical students

School of Medicine
Our graduates improve healthcare around the world and practice in areas of great need, like rural towns, inner cities and developing nations. Join the Global Health Interest Group to learn how you can effectively serve diverse communities around the world.

Nursing student

School of Nursing
The Center for Global Health Nursing offers study abroad, service learning and research opportunities as well as scholarships and to promote training and make sustainable improvements in health and healthcare. Scholarship support is available.

Graduate student in lab

School of Pharmacy
Help improve the access, quality and affordability of medicines in lower income countries by connecting with the Global Medicines Program. Learn about global healthcare markets and systems by earning a Certificate in Health Economics and Outcomes Research.

Graduate student

Evans School of Public Affairs & Governance
Engage in globally-focused events and connect with the Marc Lindenberg Center to learn about international research and education opportunities. Prepare to tackle global policy issues with the Global MPA or an International Development Policy and Management Certificate.

Graduate student in lab

School of Public Health
Public health majors engage in experiential learning through study abroad, research and internships. Consider a global health minor, and explore the many opportunities for graduate students and even high school students through the Department of Global Health.

Social work students in Cambodia

School of Social Work
Engage locally with global issues through field education placements across the Seattle region. Explore social justice issues in global context through study abroad, and learn more about our Cambodia partnership.

COIL students

UW Bothell
Engage in high-impact global learning through multi-disciplinary Collaborative Online International Learning courses, an alternative to study abroad. COIL courses are available to all three campuses. Consider a Global Studies major or the Cultural Studies masters program.

Global Honors students

UW Tacoma
Explore global learning opportunities in the Global Honors Program, study abroad, and Global Urbanism and Global Studies concentrations. Work with globally-engaged faculty in small classes across academic units and attend engaging globally-focused series like Views on the Pacific and the Institute for Global Engagement.