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Strategic Plan 2022-2026

In the Office of Global Affairs, we envision the University of Washington as a positive force for change by educating, collaborating, and engaging across cultures, disciplines, and borders to solve pressing global challenges and build intercultural competence and understanding.

Our Strategic Plan


Our Values


Our Team


Over the next five years, we will focus our work in four areas:

Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are committed to:
-Reducing barriers to global engagement for faculty and students
-Building community and connection around equity and ethical global engagement


Innovating and Expanding Student Global Opportunities

We believe in:
-Building a strong and sustainable pipeline to broaden student access to global education opportunities
-Proactively developing scalable programming that meets the needs of our diverse student population


Catalyzing Community Global Engagement

We aim to:
-Convene faculty, staff, students, alumni, and partners around strategic global themes and topics
-Advocate for the importance of global engagement to leaders across the UW
-Build a global information hub to proactively share our information, data, resources, and services


Expanding and Improving Services and Support for International Travelers

We intend to:
-Implement new blanket medical coverage for all UW official travelers abroad
-Expand outreach to increase and improve knowledge of policies & processes around international travel at UW
-Increase knowledge of the support that is available from UW Global Travel Health and Safety