Study Abroad Opportunities
Since 2008, the iSchool has partnered with the UW’s Study Abroad Office to offer Exploration Seminars short-term study abroad programs (3-4 weeks) led by UW faculty that take place during the gap period between the end of the UW summer quarter and beginning of the autumn quarter. Additionally, iSchool faculty offer study abroad opportunities over the course of summer quarter.
Study Abroad credits and benefits
Students can earn an average of 4-6 credits toward their degree when they participate in a study abroad program. Study abroad opportunities position students as future leaders in the global information society by exposing them to cross-cultural settings and international perspectives.
How to apply
By late December or early January each year, the programs for the upcoming summer are announced on the UW Study Abroad website. Current students must apply for a spot in a program. Application deadlines range from January to February and accepted students will be notified by late March. Required application materials vary per program and may include a personal statement, answers to supplemental questions, and/or letters of recommendation.
Program costs vary and often cover tuition, room and board, some travel, and/or some meals. Financial aid may help cover program costs. Visit the Study Abroad website for further information.
Study Abroad destinations
In the 2022-23 school year, iSchool students studied in the Netherlands, Ethiopia, Vienna, New Zealand, and South Korea. Study abroad destinations for the upcoming year will be announced on the Study Abroad website.