Study Abroad

  • 26 Best Travel Books That Will Take You All Around the World

    Department of English faculty member Anu Taranath's book "Beyond Guilt Trip" is featured in O Magazine's best travel books of all time. 

    The Oprah Magazine
  • Mindful Travel in an Unequal World

    In her book Beyond Guilt Trips, principal lecturer Anu Taranath discusses how travelers can respectfully explore other cultures.

    August 2019 Perspectives
  • For Love of Stories

    Grecia Leal Pardo (BA, 2019) celebrates stories and storytelling. 

    June 2019 Perspectives
  • Going beyond guilt trips

    KUOW interviews Anu Taranath, faculty member in English and Comparative History of Ideas departments, about her new book called Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World.

  • 5 Things to Know about Study Abroad

    Wondering if study abroad is for you? Here are things to keep in mind. 

  • Challenging the Mind & Body

    Kyki Li came to the UW from China for the freedom to explore. It was everything she'd hoped for.

    June 2018 Perspectives
  • LGBTQ Program Crosses Borders

    During a summer study abroad, students explored LGBTQ issues in the U.S. and Mexico.

    September 2017 Perspectives
  • Reaching for the Stars — and Exoplanets

    Lupita Tovar never expected to go to a four-year college. Now she's a UW graduate pursuing a PhD in astronomy and astrophysics.

    June 2017 Perspectives
  • Embracing the World, One Language at a Time

    For Martin Horst, with majors in French and linguistics, language is a bridge to other cultures.

    June 2017 Perspectives
  • UW works to contact its students in Turkey amid attempted coup

    As tanks and protesters flood the streets of Istanbul and Ankara, the University of Washington is attempting to reach three students and one faculty member in the country.
    The Seattle Times
  • UW works to contact its students in Turkey amid attempted coup

    Amid the attempted military coup in Turkey, the UW has confirmed the safety of one of three students in the area. Resat Kasaba, director of the UW’s Jackson School of International Studies, is quoted.
    The Seattle Times
  • The Amazing Journey

    Through a three-quarter program in Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Cyprus, UW students explored the causes of conflict. 

    October 2002 Perspectives
  • The Rhythms of Ghana

    A new program in Ghana combines courses, frequent field trips, and independent research to introduce students to the complexities of Ghanaian society. 

    March 2004 Perspectives
  • Wind Ensemble Breezes Through Japan

    Students in the UW's Wind Ensemble describe their ten-day tour of Japan as a life-changing experience. 

    July 2004 Perspectives
  • Guatemalan Journey Inspires Giving

    Students in an Exploration Seminar in Guatemala last September were so moved by the experience that they have been raising funds for Guatemalan children since their return. 

    March 2006 Perspectives