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Earn UW credits through one of our unique Honors study abroad programs this summer/early fall? Deadlines are Jan 30 for summer and Feb 15 for early fall. Many programs have rolling admissions, so don't delay! Information sessions are still available for some of the programs. See below to learn more about these great opportunities to explore the world! Read more
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The University of Washington is hosting the 2019 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) on February 25-27 in the HUB. This is the second annual WOHESC event, which brings together students, faculty and operational staff from campuses across the region to advance sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The conference program features many University of Washington students, faculty and staff who will be sharing their experiences and lessons on incorporating sustainability into higher education and beyond in sessions, panel discussions, networking groups and more.
Registration for the conference is open now, with early pricing available until January 25, 2019. Use discount code UW2019 for a 30% discount on...

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Foster Study Abroad Programs with open applications:

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Registration for the June and July 2019 LSAT is now open. The July 2019 test administration kicks off the official transition to the Digital LSAT—when approximately half of the test takers will be assigned to take the test in a secure environment on a Microsoft Surface Go tablet, and the rest will take the traditional paper-and-pencil test. You will find a comprehensive set of FAQs here.

There is...

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The OWRC is an interdisciplinary center that offers free, one-to-one peer writing and research support for UW students, faculty, and staff. We will work with any writer, on any projects, in any discipline, and at any phase in the process. Our appointments are 45-minute consultations with peer tutors from a range of disciplines. We're proud of the diverse range of experiences, majors, languages, and backgrounds that our tutors bring. Learn more about our tutors and librarians here. The OWRC also offers Support for International and Multilingual Students 
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Alan R. Spence Scholarships for Transfer Students – Apply now!

Apply by Feb. 20 at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/541.

Get additional details at https://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/Spence.

The Alan R. Spence Transfer Support Fund was established to support transfer students in their educational pursuits at the University of Washington.  Dr. Spence had a long career as an educational leader at several Washington state...

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UW Law School JD Admissions is putting on a workshop on Funding Your Legal Education. No need to RSVP.

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The application deadlines for our busiest study abroad season are rapidly approaching:

  • January 15: application deadline for exchange programs starting in Summer 2019
  • January 31: application deadline for Summer 2019 UW programs 
  • February 15: application deadlines for Early Fall Start 2019 and Autumn 2019 UW Programs 

For more information about programs accepting applications please visit http://bit.ly/UW-Study-Abroad-apply-now

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Exploration Seminar Autumn 2019:

Applications are now open for the Exploration Seminar, Natural and Cultural History of Costa Rica.  This course is a 5 credit Study Abroad course (see notes below about credits) and the travel dates fall in between Summer and Autumn quarters (Program dates: 8/27/19 - 9/19/19). The course is led by Drs. John Marzluff and Patrick Tobin, and graduate student Robert Tournay.

Here is the Study Abroad link for specific details: Costa Rica 2019

Robert is hosting several drop-in informational sessions in Winkenwerder 103:

  • Wednesday, January 9th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Monday,...
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