Study Abroad Winter 2020 in India!

Grand Challenges Impact Lab, a UW study abroad program, is recruiting students for our Winter 2020 program in India. We accept undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines. If you have any questions you can contact me, Jenny Cronin, the Program Manager (jdmarsh).

Grand Challenges Impact Lab study abroad program is recruiting students!

Interested in a study abroad program that offers hands-on, project-based learning about Grand Challenges and social innovation that will also build your resume? Grand Challenges Impact Lab (GCIL), a UW study abroad program in Bangalore, India, is recruiting students for their Winter 2020 program!

Grand Challenges (GCs) are the big problems facing humanity – things like food security, clean water, climate change, low-income housing, education in disadvantaged communities, and access to health care. GCIL empowers students to address GCs. Through GCIL, interdisciplinary teams of 4-5 students are placed in a local organization with experience with a GC and are challenged to propose, test, and prototype solutions using tools of entrepreneurship and social innovation. Read about past team projects and watch video summaries here:


GCIL is open to junior and senior undergraduate students and graduate students from any discipline. We are excited to help you create solutions that can make a difference and hope you will consider applying


Come to an information sessions on:

Monday, Feb 11 from 1-2 pm. More Hall room 110

Wednesday, Feb 13 from 4-5 pm. More Hall room 229

Thursday, Feb 28 from 1:30-2:30 pm, Wilcox Hall room 264

Wednesday, March 6 from 10-11 am, Wilcox Hall room 264

Sign up for our interest email list to receive notifications about upcoming information sessions and application deadlines.

Follow us on Instagram or Twitter, or read blog posts from UW students currently in Bangalore to learn more about student experiences!

You can also email questions to:


Applications will open at the beginning of Spring quarter with a priority application deadline of May 15th. Applications will be available here.

GCIL study abroad includes a 1cr Autumn-quarter course at UW Seattle, and a 15cr Winter-quarter course (approximately January 3, 2020 – March 15, 2020) in Bangalore, India.

tl;dr – Grand Challenges Impact Lab is a hands-on, project-based study abroad program in Bangalore, India during Winter quarter; come to a information session to learn more and sign up for notifications here!


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