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The National Student Exchange gives our eligible students access to the resources of nearly 200 member colleges and universities which range in size from some of the largest research universities to some of the best, small liberal arts colleges. NSE includes Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions; and a number of ethnically mixed campuses. Since its beginning in 1968, NSE has placed more than 110,000 students for exchange.

Our students can participate for a single term or an academic year to access courses and programs not available here. Students also participate in NSE to look for graduate schools or employment opportunities. Since the majority of our students are from this area, it is a great benefit for them to have exposure to other areas of the country and to other academic settings. The changes seen in student attitudes, understanding of other people in...

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Categories: Advising, Study Abroad

The Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference is the place to find a unique set of workshops and conversations to help you hone your leadership skills. This is a free conference for UW students held annually on the UW Seattle campus. Dinner is included and you have a chance to win cool raffle prizes.

Take advantage of a wide variety of workshops presented by leadership practitioners from the UW community and beyond to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes you need to be an effective change agent. Here are just a few of the sessions:

  • Leadership Based in Anti-Oppression Principles
  • Allyship & Cross-Cultural Engagement
  • Introverts, Extroverts and Other-verts
  • Fail Fast, Fail Forward: Nurturing a Resilient Mindset
  • Storytellers for Change

Husky Spring Training is brought to you by the Husky Leadership Initiative (HLI), the Career Center, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), Housing and Food Services and...

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Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

Complete your Foreign Language Requirement or accelerate your progress towards a major or minor this summer!

ASIAN 205 Literature and Culture of Japan from Tradition to Modernity (5 credits) Introduction to Japanese literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in its cultural context. May also include some Korean literature. Texts in English translation. 

  CHIN 134 First-Year Intensive Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners (15 credits) Introduction to the standard Mandarin Chinese. Emphasis on learning correct pronunciation and basic structure. Drill in oral use of the language. Open only to students without previous training in Mandarin.    CHIN 234 Second-Year Intensive Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners (15 credits) Continuation of first-year non-heritage Mandarin Chinese. Stresses advanced grammar and vocabulary expansion. Continues aural and oral practice and structural drills.    JAPAN 134 First-Year Intensive Japanese (15 credits) Fundamentals of the modern... Read more
Categories: Advising, Courses

The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. Only 25 students from across the country are selected each year to become i3 Scholars. Those students undertake a yearlong experience that includes two summer institutes hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences and a research project spanning the year.

Introductory Institute: June 14-July 10, 2015

Held on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh

  • Participate in special-topic workshops that highlight the many specialties and research areas in the information sciences. 
  • Take part in professional development seminars led by industry and research experts that focus on graduate school applications, mentoring, résumé building, and networking
  • Complete two-week modules on research design...
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Categories: Advising, Announcements

It’s nearly time for our department's annual graduate student book sale again!
The book sale inventory is provided by donations from faculty, students, and other community members, and the proceeds from the sale go toward funding travel to conferences for graduate students in the department, as well as other activities.

Event Details
Dates: Thursday, April 16th (9am to 5pm)* 

and Friday, April 17th (9am to 5pm)
*Husky ID required for entry from 9am to noon)
Location: Gowen M218 (Student Lounge)

We will continue to accept donations of texts written in or about Asian languages, cultures, and literatures until the day before the sale. Please bring donations to the Asian Languages and Literature main office (Gowen 225) before Wednesday, April 15.

Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

Department of Asian Languages and Literature Graduate Student Colloquium

Event Details
April 25th, 2015, 10-5pm
317 Thomson Hall
University of Washington

The Graduate Student Union of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington is pleased to announce the 2015 Graduate Student Colloquium. This annual event has always been a great opportunity for graduate students from across different departments and schools at the University of Washington, and farther afield, to interact with each other and to catch up on the latest Asia-related research happening in our own backyard.

All graduate students, and any qualified undergraduates, are encouraged to submit abstracts and proposals to present in this year’s colloquium. The only restriction is that the subject be Asia-related — all disciplines welcome. We are hoping to get a good mix of presenters this year from many departments here at the University of...

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Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and a group of students are leading a campus wide effort to educate ourselves on the nature of consent, understand how to support victims and survivors, and highlight that the majority of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim.

In order to change the culture on our campus we invite all UW students to:

  • Watch this video
  • Take the pledge to better our community
  • Visit us at RAINN Day this Friday, April 3rd from 11am-3pm in Red Square
At RAINN Day you will learn about RAINN 'EM IN. It's a human powered horse race against sexual violence where teams race on inflatable ponies and... Read more
Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

Event Details
Thurs, April 16th
HUB Ballrooms

The Details
All UW students & alumni from all 3 campuses can attend
Dress code is business casual
Info about what to expect is here

Next Steps

  • Get to know the employers who are coming (being knowledgeable about organizations that interest you shows preparation, interest, and professionalism).
  • Attend or download our Career Fair Success workshop and/or our Resumes & Cover Letters workshop.
  • Spruce up your...
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Categories: Advising, Jobs, Lectures and Events

Do you enjoy writing?  Do your professors or TAs write comments like “great work,” “fantastic,” or “excellent point” on your essays?  Do you already give your peers good feedback on how to improve their papers?  If so, would you like to get paid for what you are doing already?!

If you can answer yes to the aforementioned questions, please consider applying for a position as a writing tutor for the Political Science/LSJ/Jackson School/CHID Writing Center.

Pending continuation of funding, tutors may receive either a wage of $10.91 per hour or Political Science 499 credit (2 credits per quarter for if 6 hours worked each week, graded C/NC). Work-study recipients are welcome, too. Tutors are classified as hourly academic student employees and become union members after 110 hours of employment. See for more information.


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Categories: Advising, Jobs

Are you passionate about your subject area?
Do you enjoy discussing theories or concepts in your field?
Do you enjoy teaching and supporting others?
Are you looking for a way to give back to UW and your fellow Huskies?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need to apply to be a CLUE tutor. We are hiring for many different positions for the 2015-2016 school year. Check out the ‘working with us tab’ on the website for more information, qualifications, and needed application materials.

We are hiring

  • Chemistry tutors
  • Writing tutors
  • Math tutors
  • Physics tutors
  • A French tutor
  • A Japanese tutor
  • A Korean tutor
  • A CSE tutor

Applications are due April 10, 2015.

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Categories: Advising, Jobs


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