Office of Global Affairs

Office of Global Affairs

Making dreams of study abroad a reality

UW senior Kainen Bell has studied around the world with the help of scholarships. Now, he’s helping other students make their study abroad dreams come true, too.

UW is No. 1 for Peace Corps volunteers

For the second year in a row, the University of Washington produced the most Peace Corps volunteers with 72 Huskies currently serving around the world.

Partnering for safe water

Eric Stowe, '01 and '03, and his non-profit, Splash, are bringing clean water used by restaurants and hotels to schools and orphanages. They provide safe water to hundreds of thousands of children living in urban poverty in Asia and Africa.

Latest News


  • Learn locally, speak globally: welcoming students to a world of language study

    April 29, 2016

    Asian Languages & Literature

    UW students can choose from 45 different languages. Videos created by Asian Languages & Literature introduce students to the study of Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi and Urdu, and offer tips on career opportunities and scholarships available to students of these languages. Watch the videos...


  • Sir? Caballero? Faculty member knighted by Spain

    April 28, 2016

    Anthony Geist, UW professor of Spanish and Portuguese studies, is honored with a knighthood by the Kingdom of Spain

    Anthony Geist, professor and former chair of the University of Washington’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, has been awarded one of Spain’s highest civil honors. Read more from UW Today...  


  • Myanmar goes mobile, with UW's help

    April 25, 2016

    mobile users in Myanmar

    A reformist government speeded Myanmar's transition to democracy three years ago, dramatically increasing access to information. In 2011, just four percent of the population had mobile phones. Now the figure is closer to eighty percent, with many people owning smartphones. But navigating the flood of online information can be problematic for new users with no experience…


  • Board of Regents approves first UW master’s program through Global Innovation Exchange

    April 21, 2016

    Shwetak Patel

    The UW Board of Regents has approved the Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) degree, a 60-credit interdisciplinary program developed by the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), in collaboration with the UW departments of Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Human Centered Design & Engineering, the Foster School of Business, the Information School and the School…


  • UW experts hail Paris climate agreement

    April 20, 2016

    Eiffel Tower

    Professors and students comment on the signing of the Paris climate agreement as countries move toward implementing its contents. Read more from UW Today...