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WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 4:00 - 5:00pm Safari Nation opens new lines of inquiry in the study of national parks in Africa and the rest of the world. The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s most iconic nature reserve, renowned for its rich flora and fauna. Safari Nation details the ways in which Black people devoted energies to conservation and to the park over the course of the twentieth century. Relying on oral histories, photographs, and archival research, Safari Nation engages both with African historiography and with ongoing debates about the “land question,” democracy, and citizenship in South Africa. RSVP at: Read more
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Let Canada pay your tuition* and a living stipend!—Apply now for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship!

Join our next Canada FLAS info Session: Thursday, November 12th, 2 p.m.

Sign up here:

 Applications open November 1, 2020! (deadline for submission, January 31, 2021)

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and an enhanced knowledge about...

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Where would you go if you had eight months to travel solo? Which two continents and six countries would you visit? What experiences would you seek out? How would you be transformed? Each year a handful of lucky University of Washington students get to make those decisions as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime with the support of a Bonderman Fellowship. The 2021 application is open and you may be eligible to apply for this $23,000 fellowship that supports independent exploration and travel abroad. Bonderman Fellows 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 fellows focus on exploration and discovery, learning... Read more
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November is Global Month at the UW, and the Canadian Studies Center is excited to share our many opportunities with students!

This month, we will be featuring several virtual information sessions that provide a deeper look at each of our special programs and funding opportunities, as well as giving students a chance to connect directly with faculty, alumni of these programs, and Canadian Studies staff. Undergraduate and graduate students can learn how to fund their degree by studying one of the languages we sponsor, can apply for a $10,000 award to study in Canada, become an intern at the Canadian Consulate, and more.   Monday, November 2 | 2:00-2:30pm... Read more
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About ISAIV:

Individuals Standing Against Interpersonal Violence (ISAIV) is a UW RSO dedicated to combating relationship violence through strengthening community support networks and mutual aid. We are currently recruiting new members to help us achieve our mission! As a member of ISAIV, you can take part in our current projects, including: 

  • Plan fundraisers for local domestic violence shelters

  • Collaborate with local organizations to raise awareness on IPV

  • Bridge the gaps between IPV resources and the community 

  • Create a social media platform for IPV education 

If you are interested, check out our website, e-mail us at, or message us on instagram @ISAIVofficial.

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If you are working with students new to the idea of study abroad, our virtual, What the Heck is Study Abroad? sessions are a great next step to help them get started. Students can register for any of the following dates:

Tuesday November 2, from 10:30-11:30am PST,

Thursday, November 12, from 12:30-1:30pm PST


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We need your help! Everyone’s lives have changed and have been challenged over the past several months, and we want to understand how you and your community are being affected.  

As part of the Nutritional Sciences Program, we are conducting a first-of-its-kind research study to explore the effects of various factors on eating attitudes and behaviors among UW undergraduate students during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The study involves completing an online, anonymous survey that...

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Our application for Undergraduate Community-Based Internships (UCBI) is open! Students of all majors and academic years are eligible to apply. Please help us spread the word to students who may be interested. The application deadline is Sunday, November 1 (11:59PT).

It's important that our interns share values, identities, and lived experiences with the communities with which we partner. Black, Indigenous and Students of Color, as well as LGBTQIA+ students and those who hold other marginalized identities, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Thank you for your support! Wishing you, your families,...

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