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Hope y'all are doing well. I wanted to let you know that CLUE is still hiring tutors in multiple subjects and Front Desk Managers for the 2020-2021 academic year. If you or your colleagues know of any students who are interested in an on-campus job for the next year, please have them apply via Handshake or through our website:

Applications will be open until filled; please encourage any interested students to apply soon!

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The scholarship adventure continues! We have several upcoming opportunities for students to learn more about scholarships. I hope you’ll share these with your students.

Scholarships for 2nd and 3rd Year Students

Rising sophomores and juniors join us to learn about opportunities to fund your experiences and education! We’ll talk about what makes a competitive application and highlight several awards.

April 22 | Noon | Zoom link

Beyond your Bachelor’s- Gap & Grad Fellowships

Join a UW Fellowships advisor to learn about options for Gap Year and Graduate school fellowships. For third, fourth & fifth year students from all fields.

April 24 | 12:30 p.m. | Zoom link

Personal Statement Writing

Learn tips and tricks for creating a personal statement that represents you well.

April 29 | 3:30 p.m. | Zoom link

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The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is now hiring for multiple hourly student positions for the 2020-2021 academic year. If you or your colleagues know someone who might be both interested in and qualified to apply for work as a peer writing tutor or Student Program Assistant at the OWRC, please feel free to share the following link ( and encourage them to apply on Handshake.

The OWRC is an interdisciplinary writing and research center that aims to support UW students, staff, and faculty on their diverse writing and research projects through one-to-one tutoring sessions, group tutoring sessions, workshops, and other programs.

Our tutors are undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of academic fields, and we provide a rich learning environment for writers and tutors alike. We consistently hear from tutors that their work here is challenging and...

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Take French Online this Summer!
Continue your French language study, earn VLPA
credits, and set yourself to study abroad or travel in the

Francophone world!

 FRENCH 201 A Intermediate French - A term
Online MWF 9:40-11:50am

 FRENCH 202 A Intermediate French - B term
Online MWF 9:40-11:50am

 FRENCH 315 A Everything but Writing
Advanced Oral Skills Development - A term
Online TThF 9:40-11:50am


Call (206) 616-3486

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We've been getting a lot of student questions about whether or not we will still offer intensive language classes this summer since full term will be remote. I wanted to confirm that at least in the Asian Languages and Literature Department we will indeed offer these intensive classes -- as long as we can get sufficient enrollments! Please share the below information with any students you think might be interested.

Intensive Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Courses @UW.

Classes are open to non-matriculated students and non-UW students, including community members and high school students!

In these intensive classes, students can learn an entire years’ worth of language in just two months (and earn 15 credits)!

- CHIN 134: 1st Year Chinese
- CHIN 234: 2nd Year Chinese

- JAPAN 134: 1st Year Japanese
- JAPAN 234: 2nd Year Japanese
- JAPAN 334: 3rd Year Japanese

- Korean 134: 1st Year Korean...

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Spring is here and it’s time for rising seniors, seniors, and bachelor’s alums to plan and apply for fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year. Fulbright and several other similar programs have launched their applications, and UW scholarship advisors are available for support. There are opportunities to research, study, teach and even intern abroad.

We have 3 great ways for interested students to learn more and to get started.

Sign up for our Global Fellowships Prep online resource to learn, prepare and apply for fellowships.
Attend a Global Fellowships information session to learn about the kinds of opportunities available.
Attend a Fulbright information session

To see the full schedule, please visit our calendar! We hope to see some of your students in advising or at an online session soon!

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Hello everyone!
Our application due date for our 2020-2021 Scholarships and Fellowships is approaching! Applications will close at midnight on May 1st, 2020. You can view and apply for our scholarships and fellowships at:

Award Recipient Feature!: Rhiannon Rasaretnam

Rhiannon Rasaretnam speaking at the March for Our Lives gun control rally in 2018 following the mass shooting at Parkland.

The daughter of two immigrants, Rhiannon is an inspiring young activist. In her junior year of high school, she founded a club called Activists for Change which focused on providing a safe discussion space for students to talk about current events while also advocating for fair and respectful policies in their school. In 2018 she helped organize the March for Our Lives in Seattle and used the event to not only draw attention to the horrors of mass...

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I hope you and your family are keeping safe! I am Hielen, I work with UW Alene Moris Women's Center. I am contacting you to ask you spread the word about our SPRING GRE Session. Because of our current State situation, we are working with the instructor to provide the spring GRE Session ONLINE. We will keep you updated with any new updates. We are monitoring this very closely. Information about the session is provided bellow:

Spring Schedule – Online:
May 3,10,17,24th 9:00AM – 2:00pm
Price: $375
registration link:

For more information:

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

Side note: Please bare with us while we are reevaluating and updating our...

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We hope the quarter is running smoothly so far. Despite the current circumstances, we would like to inform everyone that the Odegaard Writing & Research Center is still open for the Spring 2020 Quarter! As a reminder of the services we provide for UW students, staff, and faculty:

The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) offers free, one-to-one, 45-minute tutoring sessions for undergraduate, graduate, and professional writers in all fields at the UW. We will work with writers on any writing or research project, as well as personal projects such as applications or personal statements. Our tutors and librarians collaborate with writers at any stage of the writing and research process, from brainstorming and identifying sources to drafting and making final revisions. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please see our website: ...

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