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Apply Global Engagement Student Group

Increase equity in global engagement, identify barriers and find solutions!

The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) launched its first-ever Global Engagement Student Group during Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 quarters. The Global Engagement Student Group was created to further our commitment to equity and antiracism in how we serve students, center identities and build community. We cannot do this work alone. We need the engagement of the entire UW community to succeed, especially those of students.

You are the experts. We want to give your voices a platform to create change!
Meet the current group!

Apply Now Applications are now closed for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking student ambassadors who can speak to barriers, challenges and experiences that often get overlooked in global engagement and study abroad. Do these activities feel accessible to you? For individuals from your community? These include but are not limited to: first-generation, LGBTQ+, transfer students, students with disabilities, non-traditional students, military veterans, Native American students etc.

This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines regardless of citizenship status. No study abroad or global experience needed.

Program Details

As a workgroup member, you will help shape and influence the equity-driven efforts of the Office of Global Affairs and UW Study Abroad. As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize we have an extraordinary opportunity to make our advising services, workshops, program offerings, and office culture not only more responsive to the needs and interests of a wide range of students, but we also want to build upon what it means to build a global community on campus. Whether students go abroad or never board a plane, we want to be able to offer students a global engagement experience that helps them grow in ways that foster curiosity, empathy, and justice.

You will:

  • Assist in the review and development of resources for targeted student populations
  • Pilot new content, give feedback and make recommendations
  • Participate in the selection process of Global Innovation Fund recipients
  • Review our recruiting and inclusion strategy and materials
  • Propose themes for programming, help identify campus and community partners

This group will meet once per month for 1.5 hours. The time of the meeting will be determined after the group members have been selected.

  • These meetings may occur virtually or in-person, depending on the needs of the workgroup
  • Subcommittees may be formed as part of this work, so individual participation may vary based on student availability and area of interest
  • Members may also be asked to assist in the execution of large events hosted by the Office of Global Affairs or UW Study Abroad.