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We will focus on the design and building of a sensory garden for Casa Forabosco, a community based association for people with autism. Students will live near, and work on the campus of the University of Perugia in collaboration with Italian students under the direction of Professor David Grohman. Students will explore and sketch the urban and rural environs of ancient Perugia, learn its fascinating history, crafts and participate in-several field trips including Florence, Siena, Rome, and Assisi.

Information Sessions: 

August 31 11am PCT zoom

September 23 11am PCT zoom

October 19th 11am PCT zoom

Zoom meeting ID: 952 8637 2780

Applications due: November 15, 2020

Questions? Contact Professor Daniel Winterbottom:

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Join FIUTS for a 5-week facilitated virtual discussion series focused on race and racism in the United States, to be held Thursdays 4:00-5:30 from August 13-September 10. These discussions will provide a safe space for international and U.S. students and others to learn with and from one another about how to understand and talk about race and racial justice in the U.S. today. Learn more about the program and register at Questions? Contact FIUTS Manager of Education Programs, Ellen Frierson, at Read more
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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for the Study of South Asia

Competition re-opened for AY 2020-21 fellowships

Application Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2020 at 5pm PST

The South Asia Center has re-opened the competition for 2020-21 Academic Year graduate and undergraduate Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. This is a quick turnaround, especially for obtaining letters of recommendation. Please apply as soon as possible.

Award amounts:

  • Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
  • Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend

FLAS ...

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Tuesday, August 4 | 1 – 2 pm PT

Gather ‘round the campfire and hear from UW Alumni Wes Hather and Gordon Hempton, co-founders of, as they share Outreach’s origin story, discuss their first steps as founders, finding product-market fit, and general tips for university founders and startups. All attendees will be eligible to apply for $1k in AWS credits.


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The Remote Sensing of Environment course this course is open to all students and is only offered in Autumn qtr.  Writing credit is available, for more information please see link below.

 You can learn more about the class here:

 The course objective is to develop an understanding of remote sensing fundamentals and the ability to interpret and manipulate high-resolution remotely sensed images and datasets. Students will be presented with the traditional and ‘state of the art’ image processing techniques, and a firm theoretical and practical background in remote sensing...

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EDC&I 495- Writing Towards  A Hope In the Beloved Community 

SLN: 23514

Meets Wednesday’s 1:30-3:20pm/online format

2 credits (credit/no credit)

Open to all students

Instructor: Siamak Vossoughi, is the former College of Education Artist-in Residence & a featured guest speaker at the 2020 College of Education Graduation ceremony. For more information about Siamak and his incredible work, please visit

Course Description: This will be a space of writing, expression, and group discussion of stories and their power toward social change. How does the writing of stories, either fiction or nonfiction, challenge the either/or thinking that marks a moment as...

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New course this autumn. JSIS 578: Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Relief (SLN 23736)
Instructor: Warren Acuncius
2 credits, Autumn 2020

Earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, conflict in Syria, and Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and Congo are just a few examples of humanitarian...

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  • (I&S,DIV) 
  • SLN:  23630

Looking for a great I&S or DIV class?  This popular course has just been added to the Jackson School’s Autumn Quarter schedule.  Here are some of the questions will be explored in JSIS B 324 Immigration.  (Prior familiarity with immigration is not required.)

What drives people to leave their homes and go to unfamiliar countries where they may be subject to harsh treatment or even detention and expulsion? Why do states welcome certain people at certain times and restrict migration at other times? At what point do ‘foreigners’ cease to be foreign? What do the children of immigrants say about their identities? How have ‘America First’ policies, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter protests impacted...

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