Apply Now! Grand Challenges Impact Lab: India – WIN19 Study Abroad

Do you want to work on developing solutions that can make a difference, with the real world as your classroom? 

Applications are now being accepted for Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India Study Abroad

In Winter Quarter 2019, UW Study Abroad will be offering Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): Indiaas a 15-credit course.

  • Study global GRAND CHALLENGES
  • Work hands-on to learn IMPACT INNOVATION
  • Design impact VENTURE SOLUTIONS
  • Pitch your idea for SEED FUNDING

Grand Challenges are the big problems facing humanity – things like food security, clean water, and climate change. The Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India is a new UW study abroad experience that empowers students to learn about Grand Challenges and propose and test solutions to them. The program offers an active, hands-on learning laboratory and is open to graduate and undergraduate junior and senior students from any department.

Attend an information session to learn more: 

  • Thursday, April 26 at 3:30-4:30pm, in More Hall 110
  • Tuesday, May 1 at 3:30-4:30pm, in Raitt Hall 229
  • Friday, May 4 at 12:30-1:30pm, in More Hall 110
  • Monday, May 7 at 12-1pm, in Anderson Hall 22

Apply now!  Application Deadline is May 15.

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For more information about GCIL India, visit

Transportation Challenge in Norway

Transportation Design Challenge in Norway- Spend a week in Norway solving a challenging transportation problem- fully funded, cash prizes. 

About the challenge: The UW’s Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center (SCTL) and PacTrans, along with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) are sponsoring a design challenge to support the seafood industry. Ten UW students will be selected for a fully-funded trip to Norway to develop innovative solutions to improve the transport of seafood on two economically critical routes- by Skjervoy north of Tromso in arctic Norway and on Froya west of Trondheim in central Norway- with the winning team receiving a cash prize.

Background: The ability to sell fresh seafood to international markets is an important contributor to the Norwegian economy. Because this product loses considerable value if delayed, the reliable operation of Norway’s transportation infrastructure is critical to the seafood industry. Mobility is a challenge because Norway is a rugged northern country with many bottlenecks including constrained right of ways, ferry routes, narrow tunnels and bridges as well as severe weather and rural areas with limited technology and infrastructure. Continue reading

Study Abroad Jordan Application and Scholarship Announcement

Interested in Water Resources and Water Engineering?

Join “Engineering Jordan: Water in an Arid Land” – a Summer 2018 Study Abroad program (August 26 through September 19, 2018)

Scholarships and Financial Aid Available! (more scholarships available this year than ever before!) To be eligible for scholarships, complete your application by: February 15

To view the application, use this link

  • Study Abroad in Jordan with UW faculty.
  • Learn about the connections among water resources and water engineering in one of the most water-scare nations in the world, and be ready to be amazed.
  • Interact with Jordanian students, scientists, and engineers.
  • Tour desalination plants on the Dead Sea. Hike through water ravines. Tour wastewater treatment plants designed to reuse water. Visit the dying Azraq Oasis. View first-hand archeological sites with ancient water infrastructure, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra.

This course is co-sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. It is led by UW faculty and counts as 5 credits toward your UW degree. Both graduate and undergraduate options available. CEE students earn credits (CEE 497 or CEWA 597) towards their major. And, new this year, ESRM 490 will focus on management perspectives across multiple stakeholders in water engineering.

Additional information can be found at the course canvas Information Page, or contact Dr. Heidi Gough, lead instructor at

Bioengineering Nepal: Technology Development for Global Health

Bioengineering Nepal: Technology Development for Global Health Exploration Seminar August 21 – September 11, 2018

Application deadline: February 15th, apply here

Course: BIOEN 498/599, Technologies for Improving Global Health, 5 credits (I&S, DIV, Engineering elective)

Program Description: Students will explore the needs of medical workers in Nepal. Through shadowing of clinicians in both Dhulikhel Hospital and affiliated medical outreach centers, students will define technological needs to improve health care delivery in three focus areas: cardiovascular health and disease prevention, infectious disease diagnosis and prevention, and accident and trauma care.

There will be an information session this Friday, February 2nd at 12:30PM in the Electrical Engineering Building, Room 303.

Questions? Contact Karen Thickman,

Summer Engineering Study Abroad Info Sessions

COE is hosting additional info sessions for students to learn more about options to study engineering abroad this summer. Applications for most programs are due on January 15, 2018. Learn more at

Engineering Summer Study Abroad Info Sessions

Friday, January 5

  • 12-1pm

Tuesday, January 9

  • 3:30-4:30pm

All sessions in EEB 303

2018 Bonderman Fellowship -Final info session!

CEE majors (especially Honors program students) interested in the Bonderman Travel Fellowships… Info Session on Thurs. and deadline on Monday….

Hello and happy 2018,
This is a reminder that the final information session for the 2018 Bonderman Fellowship is this Thursday, 1/4, 4:30-5:30 pm in the Allen Auditorium, Allen Library, and we hope to see you there!

Additionally, the application deadline is next MONDAY, January 8, 2018, 12 noon (PST).

This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. Up to eight graduate and eight undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2018. Each Fellowship carries a $23,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Please see for more information about eligibility requirements and to access the application.

Summer Engineering Study Abroad Info Session

The College of Engineering is hosting an info session for students to learn more about options to study engineering abroad this summer on Tuesday, December 5th, from 3:30 pm – 4:30pm in EEB 303.

Come learn about programs to earn engineering credit while studying for 4-10 weeks in counties such as Australia, China, Japan, Jordan, Nepal, Denmark, France, and more! Applications for most programs are due on January 15th, 2018.

Learn more at If you are unable to attend the info session, contact Mike Engh at for more information.

Summer 2018: Sustainable Development in the UK

Sustainable Development Urban & Regional Perspectives in the United Kingdom

  • Summer 2018 Study Abroad
  • 8 Weeks
  • 15 Credits
  • Includes 2 week practicum

There are two info sessions coming up to learn more about this study abroad opportunity- Monday, Dec. 4th, 2017 at 5:30PM in Gould 142 and Tuesday, Jan. 16th, 2018 at 5:30PM in Gould 142. Light dinner will be served. This course is open to all UW undergraduates and graduate students. There are no prerequisites.

For more information visit, the UW Study Abroad website, or contact David Blum, Affiliate Instructor at