Office of Global Affairs

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 Vision

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Our Values

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Our Team

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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

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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

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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

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Fostering an Inclusive and Collaborative Team

We intend to:
-Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
-Foster a positive work environment

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