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Ecological Restoration Learning Opportunities in Eastern and Southern Africa

Edutours Africa is a ground handler and African-based company with our own vehicles and learning centers, meaning we are able to keep student costs low. Our accommodation in Kenya is called Brackenhurst. We also have liability, risk assessment and emergency procedure documents for the countries we operate in.

We are an African academic provider that has been facilitating educational programs and learning experiences in Eastern and Southern Africa Since 2003. We provide our own student accommodation, vehicles and learning centers in Nairobi, Kenya; Arusha, Tanzania; Harare, Zimbabwe; and Cape Town, South Africa.

You can find our website here, which displays various customizable modules, set-departure programs and service learning opportunities in Eastern and Southern Africa. In particular, I would like to share with you some of our wildlife and community conservation modules here as well as permaculture and forest restoration modules in East Africa’s largest indigenous forest here.
Digital Flyer Ecological Restoration Set Course Muna Mist.pdf
Digital Flyer Ecological Restoration Set Course Muna Moon.pdf

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Financial Planning Workshops for Winter Quarter

Just wanted to share with you the Financial Planning Workshop schedule for UW Study Abroad. Students are invited to learn some useful tips about paying for a study abroad. The workshop will cover financial aid, scholarships, cost comparisons, budgeting and strategies to generate extra cash before going abroad.

Tuesday Jan 23, 3-4:30, MGH 171

Wednesday Jan 31 3-4:30, SMZ 580

Tuesday February 13, 3-4:30 EEB 303

 

KIANA PARKER
Global Opportunities Adviser
UW Study Abroad

459 Schmitz Hall Box 355815
206.221.6059 / kmparker / washington.edu/studyabroad

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Summer 2018 Study Abroad to Jordan about Water Resources and Treatment/Monday Nov 20, 12:30 – 1:20PM More Hall room 110

Information Session: Monday Nov 20, 12:30 – 1:20PM More Hall room 110

Come learn about a Summer 2018 Study Abroad to Jordan about Water Resources and Treatment.

Learn about the connections among water resources and water engineering in one of the most water scares nations in the world, and be ready to be amazed.

Interact with Jordanian students, scientists, and engineers. Visit desalination plants on the Dead Sea. Hike through water ravines. Tour wastewater treatment plants designed to reuse water. View first-hand archeological sites with ancient water infrastructure.

This course is co-sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. It led by UW faculty and counts as 5 credits toward your UW degree. Both graduate and undergraduate options available.

During the information session, you will have opportunity to hear from students who have taken this course in the past, and to meet the primary UW faculty instructor.

Additional information can be found here:
https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/1193167

Heidi Gough, PhD, PE
Research Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Washington

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STEM Research Internships in Germany: DAAD RISE Open

Greetings!

The DAAD RISE application for summer STEM research internships in Germany opens November 1. The deadline is December 15th, a full month earlier than most years. This year there are 548 internship positions for undergrads; students can search the positions on the DAAD Rise website.

DAAD RISE INFO SESSION

DAAD RISE program for undergraduates is a summer internship program for students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and engineering. The internship takes place for 2-3 months during the summer in Germany. Learn more at the information session and Q&A for all students.

– November 2nd at 4:30pm

– November 8th at 11:30am

– MGH 171

– RSVP: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/647

EMILY SMITH
Assistant Director
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Mary Gates Hall 171 Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195-2803
206.543.4170
emilys42 / expd.uw.edu/scholarships

* Students, you can schedule scholarship advising appointments using Google Calendar. Follow the link, http://bit.ly/23LXpx4, and choose a time that works for you!

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Foster School Study Abroad Fair – Oct 25 from 12-1:30pm

Greetings from the Global Business Center,

LEARN HOW YOU CAN STUDY ABROAD THROUGH FOSTER!

Mix and mingle over a FREE LUNCH with Foster School study abroad alumni! Learn how you can study abroad while working towards your business degree.

FOSTER STUDY ABROAD FAIR

Wednesday, 10/25, 12:00-1:30 pm

Anthony’s Forum, 3rd Floor, Dempsey Hall

There will be information on Foster School Exploration Seminars, the Foster Rome Program (with a NEW option to study in Rome for Summer A-Term, B-Term or the FULL summer quarter!), Foster Exchanges, and our NEW PROGRAMS to Barcelona and Buenos Aires. Each program will have a table with info and students that participated in the past to answer your questions.

Regards,

Theresa

THERESA MALONEY
Program Manager, Global Business Center
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington

Mackenzie Hall 137, Box 353200, Seattle, WA 98195
206.221.2205 / tmaloney / foster.uw.edu/centers/gbc/

Mark your calendar for the Foster Study Abroad Fair on 10/25 from 12-1:30pm in Anthony’s Forum, Dempsey Hall!

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Wildlands Studies Campus Visit & Student Info Session Tue Oct 24, 4pm Anderson 22

JOIN US FOR WILDLANDS STUDIES STUDENT INFO SESSION

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 – 4:00 PM

ANDERSON 22

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

This season students can choose among eighteen wildlife, wildland and cultural ecology field studies searching for solutions to environmental and cultural challenges. Field
studies take place in: Yellowstone, Big Sur (California), Banff (Canada), California Channel Islands, Vancouver Island, Fiji, Belize, South Africa, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru,
Chile, Thailand, Nepal, Indian Himalaya, Costa Rica, Panama, Baja, Australia, and New Zealand. Information on all of our programs is available on our website: http://www.wildlandsstudies.com. Our email address is wildlands@wildlandsstudies.com.

Please join us at the Student Information Session and learn how to participate.

JOIN US FOR A WILDLANDS STUDIES INFO SESSION – 10 24 17.docx
Wildlands Studies Info Session – U Washington – 10 24 17.pdf

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Middle East Course & Spring Break Study Tour to Oman & Qatar

The Foster School of Business and the Jackson School of International Studies have partnered to offer a Winter Quarter Course on “Business and Economic Trends in the Middle East” (JSIS 487/587 for 3 credits) that is linked to a 1-credit study tour during spring break to Qatar and Oman.

Students can take just the course, just the study tour, or ideally both! Both the Gulf Study Tour and course are open to graduate and undergraduate students from across campus.

Gulf Study Tour & Middle East Course Details:

See attached flyers. The application will open this week and be linked to our website here.

Information Sessions:
Oct 18, 3:30 – 4:20, PACCAR 456

Nov. 2, 12:30 – 1:20, PACCAR 456

Nov. 13, 3:30 – 4:20, THOMSON 317

The Foster School and the Jackson School are offering a Spring Break Study Tour for 10 days to Qatar and Oman from March 15th-25th, 2018. Earn one-credit and spend spring break learning about key trends that are reconfiguring the economic and business landscape in the Middle East. The study tour will compare and contrast the two countries, examining public policy, diplomacy, economic development, and the overall business climate.

Students will hear directly from policy makers and then visit businesses, oil refineries, ports, and academic institutions. The program seeks to demystify a region that is actively engaged, but poorly understood in the West. Group visits, activities and discussions aim to introduce students to the history of the Middle East, create awareness of the realities and challenges of their economies, and explore everything from supply chain management to foreign direct investment in the Gulf region.

The program cost is $2,400 and includes 1-credit, study abroad fees, housing, in-country transportation, meals, etc. On top of the program fee, students will need to purchase airfare to and from the Middle East.

This study tour is linked to a 3-credit course that is offered during Winter Quarter, called “Economic and Business Trends in the Middle East”. Students can enroll for either a business elective (IBUS 490) or a non-business elective (JSIS 487/ JSIS 587). The course will be listed on the Time Schedule for Winter 2016 under JSIS 587. It is taught by JSIS faculty member and ME expert, Kristian Coates-Ulrich.

Kathleen Hatch Allen
Associate Director, Global Business Center

Foster School of Business

University of Washington

Mackenzie Hall 137, Box 353200
Seattle, WA 98195-3200
206.543.3960 / khatch
foster.uw.edu/centers/gbc/

Mid East Course Flyer 2018.pdf

Qatar and Oman – Gulf Study Tour Flyer.pdf

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Financial Planning Workshops

UW Study Abroad is launching a new workshop designed to help students make more informed decisions about the financial costs of studying abroad. Our Financial Planning workshop will cover the basics of financial aid, scholarships to consider, cost comparisons of different programs, budgeting tips, money generating strategies and important forms and deadlines for students. We are offering the workshops at three different times to make it convenient for students:

Tuesday October 24, 3-4:30, Mary Gates Hall 171

Wednesday November 1, 3-4:30 in Schmitz 450

Wednesday November 15, 3-4:30 Ethnic Cultural Center

 

KIANA PARKER
Global Opportunities Adviser
UW Study Abroad

459 Schmitz Hall Box 355815
206.221.6059 / kmparker / washington.edu/studyabroad

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SFS News: Face to Face with Asian Elephants in Cambodia

 

The School For Field Studies

Environmental Field Studies Abroad

October 11, 2017

Face to Face with Cambodia’s Asian Elephants

SFS Cambodia’s Dr. Megan English and her students recently embarked on an expedition to the Mondulkiri highlands to visit the Elephant Valley Project, an organization helping to give a more natural life to elephants that previously worked in tourist camps and logging industries. As silent observers, students collected data and witnessed a true animal lovers’ treat: elephants bathing in the river and spraying themselves with mud! READ MORE

+ Indigenous Livelihoods Under Threat: Dan Oliveira (Clark University / SFS Cambodia) describes recent meetings with the Bunong people, an indigenous group in the Mondulkiri area whose traditional lifestyles are threatened by urbanization and deforestation: “The Bunong people are true environmental stewards, having existed sustainably with the land for generations.” READ MORE

Discovering the “SFS Magic” in Australia’s Rainforests

What makes the SFS learning style stand out? SFS Australia’s Student Affairs Assistant, Anne McGarvey describes it perfectly: “Everywhere a student turns at the field station, the information in the world around them directly reinforces the information they learn in class. It makes things personal for students when they see their new home in the Australian tropics deteriorated by drought and the Great Barrier Reef bleached by climate change. This deep emotional connection with the ecological world is the magic behind studying abroad with SFS.” READ MORE

+ In Search of the Tooth-Billed Bowerbird: Imagine you’re hiking in the Atherton Tablelands. Rolling farmlands to your left, dense tropical rainforest to your right. The canopy around you closes, the air cools, and the sounds of whipbirds, bowerbirds, and cockatoos echo through the forest. Just then, you hear a large crash somewhere nearby… READ MORE


Why SFS, Why Now?
“It is difficult to be a strong advocate for environmental rights without physically seeing how other countries are dealing with environmental issues. There is so much that I am learning about and appreciating through this program, and I could not be more grateful to be here right now.” – Abbey Churchill (University of Denver / SFS Costa Rica)READ MORE
Work Has Begun in TCI
With an amazing, hardworking crew on the ground, and generous support from the greater SFS community, rebuilding efforts are underway in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Docks, boats, buildings, and other infrastructure will need to be repaired, but the community on Big South has never been stronger. READ MORE

Breaking Free from the Classroom
“As an anthropology major, I had always assumed that forestry was technical and, albeit important for grazing and timbering regulations, minimally applicable to broader issues of social importance. Looking at forestry through the lens of small-scale social forestry, rather than large-scale operations, brings concepts of equity, livelihoods, and development to the forefront of our learning.” – Renne Baldwin (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities / SFS Bhutan) READ MORE

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Study Abroad News

WORKSHOP: FINANCING YOUR STUDY ABROAD

Learn what study abroad costs, and the basics of financial aid and scholarships.
First workshop on Tuesday, October 24 from 3 to 4:30pm in Mary Gates Hall 171.
Check our calendar for more workshops and info sessions!

CALENDAR

 

 

DROP-IN ADVISING

Need help getting started? Meet with a Study Abroad Peer Ambassador in-person or via chat!

We’re available Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm in Schmitz Hall 459 and online.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer scholarships for UW Study Abroad students! No additional application is required – just check a box on your study abroad program application to be considered. We can also help you learn about other study abroad scholarship

GLOBAL CAMPUS PHOTO CONTEST

UW students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to share photos from study abroad, work, travel or life overseas. Enter by December 15. Top photos will be displayed at the UW Study Abroad Fair in January!

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: SPRING IN VIENNA

Travel to Austria with UW professors! Using the city of Vienna as our classroom, we will engage hands-on with local music, literature, visual studies, and other cultural experiences. We will also explore issues related to gender and sexuality, identity, decay and renewal, music appreciation, and food and drink culture.

 

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October 10, 2017 · 3:00 pm

Want to learn about SEA Semester?

A representative, Eric Stengrevics, from SEA Semester will be on campus tomorrow. He will be tabling in the HUB, 11:30-1:30. You can find his table on the 1st floor between the information desk and the Lyceum.

If you haven’t heard about SEA, here is the website: http://www.sea.edu/

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Boren Awards Program Visit October 18th: Funding for Study Abroad

Greetings!

I’m excited to share that Michael Saffle from the Boren Awards will be visiting the UW on October 18th to talk with students about Boren funding for study abroad. He’s offering an information session in Mary Gates Hall 171 at 4pm. Below I’ve listed a few highlights of the Boren Funding and I’ve included photo of a few of our 2016 undergraduate Boren Scholars.

A few highlights to share about the Boren Awards:

· Open to U.S. citizens

· Up to $20,000 for undergraduates who study language abroad during the academic year (semester or longer)

· Must be studying a language abroad (list of preferred languages here)

· Up to $8,000 for STEM students to study a language abroad during the summer

· Special language African Languages and South Asian languages initiative.

· Up to $30,000 for graduate students who will study a language abroad

· Special initiative for ROTC students

Learn more about the award on October 18th at 4pm! RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/239

EMILY SMITH
Assistant Director
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Mary Gates Hall 171 Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195-2803
206.543.4170
emilys42 / expd.uw.edu/scholarships

* Students, you can schedule scholarship advising appointments using Google Calendar. Follow the link, http://bit.ly/23LXpx4, and choose a time that works for you!

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NEW Barcelona Study Abroad Program – Info Sessions & Mixer

The Foster School is excited to partner with ALBA Study Abroad to offer a new quarter-long study abroad program to Barcelona, Spain! Undergraduates can earn business and non-business credit while living and studying in the heart of the city. Students can study in Barcelona Fall Quarter 2018, Winter Quarter 2018 or Spring Quarter 2019. This program is open to all UW undergraduates. Priority will be given to Foster School students. Applications will open this fall and close in January 2018. Read more here: goabroad with questions.

Attend an info session to learn more about this NEW program, and get your questions answered on how you can apply and participate!

Information Sessions

Monday, October 9th, 12:30-1:20pm, Dempsey Hall 233

Tuesday, October 10th, 12:30-1:20pm, Paccar Hall, Deloitte Commons, 2nd Floor

Alumni & Student Mixer Event

Come enjoy Spanish eats and drinks and mix and mingle with alumni and program managers

Tuesday, October 10th, 5:30-7:00pm, Paccar Hall, Deloitte Commons, 2nd Floor

Kathleen Hatch Allen
Associate Director, Global Business Center

Foster School of Business

University of Washington

Mackenzie Hall 137, Box 353200
Seattle, WA 98195-3200
206.543.3960 / khatch
foster.uw.edu/centers/gbc/

Barcelona Study Abroad Info Sessions and Mixer.pdf

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London and Rome Study Abroad Information Sessions!

The English Department is offering two faculty-led Spring 2018 study abroad programs

(to Rome and to London) open to all majors:

Two upcoming Information Sessions for our Rome Spring 2018 study abroad program:

Thursday October 12, 6:00 p.m. (CMU 226)

Thursday, November 9, 6:00 p.m.(CMU 226)

Two upcoming Information Sessions for our London Spring 2018 study abroad program:

Friday October 27th, 3:30 pm (Allen auditorium Library)

Friday November 10th, 3:30 pm (Allen auditorium Library)

ROME program information: https://english.washington.edu/study-abroad/2018/spring-quarter-rome-2018-dialogues-across-time

LONDON program information: https://english.washington.edu/study-abroad/2018/spring-quarter-london-2018

MonaModianoRomeSpr2018FLYER.pdf
LondonFlyerSpring2018.pdf

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Funding Now Available | Sustainability Abroad: Winter, Spring, Summer Breaks 2018

Funding has become available for students to join us abroad in 2018. Interested students are now
able to apply to The GREEN Program and our GREEN Advantage Fund with the opportunity to receive funding to join us abroad.

Now Enrolling: Winter, Spring, Summer Breaks 2018

Explore The GREEN Program

 

https://thegreenprogram.com

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New SFS Summer Program: Conservation of Asian Elephants in Cambodia

NEW PROGRAM: Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Elephants – Cambodia, Summer 2018

SFS is excited to announce a new special topics program offered at our Center for Conservation and Development Studies in Cambodia
– Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Elephants. This 4-week/4-credit program will be offered during Summer Session II beginning in 2018.

This program focuses on the ecology and conservation of the Asian elephant and is perfect for students pursuing pre-veterinary
studies or interested in wildlife conservation. Due to a drastic decrease in wild elephant populations, the reality of a world
without these charismatic megafauna is becoming more likely. In Asia this is primarily due to a booming human population and
increased demand for space. Elephants are of great scientific interest due to their intelligence, complex behaviors, and social
interactions. Saving these elephants requires improved scientific understanding of the species and the increasingly complex
environment that they inhabit.

In Cambodia, there are between 250-600 elephants remaining in the wild. Elephants have long been a symbol of power and prestige as
well as a symbol of tradition in Cambodia. From the Angkorian Empire to contemporary royal traditions, elephants have played a
central ceremonial role. Today, elephants continue to play a role in traditional livelihoods of the indigenous Bunong people in Cambodia’s highlands.

This program will be delivered at our Center in Siem Reap as well as within the Keo Siema Wildlife Sanctuary at the Elephant Valley
Project in Mondulkiri Province. Students will explore Cambodia’s highland ecosystems, wildlife management policies, elephant
health and welfare, and the pressures associated with increasing human populations and habitat destruction.

Applications for this program are open and space is limited. To learn more about the SFS Center for Conservation and Development
Studies and our semester and summer programs in Cambodia, please visit our website.

 

The School For Field Studies

100 Cummings Center, Suite 534-G Beverly, MA 01970

800-989-4418

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Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program in Nepal

International Design Activism | Nepal Winter | Spring | 2018

International Design Activism | Nepal is an immersive 1-2 quarter (1 semester+) study abroad program focused on innovative, interdisciplinary problem solving and community-based planning, design and project implementation in the marginalized urban communities of Kathmandu, Nepal. During the program, students will gain an in depth knowledge of the social, political, cultural and environmental context of Nepal, explore Kathmandu’s urban form, architecture, ecology and technology and learn to speak basic Nepali. They will work in close collaboration with local students and stakeholders to plan, design, implement and assess the impacts of a community-driven project and learn about development practice from representatives of local universities, NGOs and government agencies.

Graduate and advanced undergraduate students from schools across campus (Built Environments, Arts, Environmental Sciences, Global Health, International Studies, Engineering, Business etc.) are encouraged to participate in the program during both the winter and spring quarters (spring semester+) of 2018. Students may also elect to participate in the program during the winter or spring quarter alone.

In anticipation of the winter/spring program, we will conduct a Seattle-based/online 2 credit preparatory seminar during the fall quarter (fall semester). Participation in a minimum of 3 orientation sessions during the fall seminar are required for enrollment in the program during the spring/winter quarters. Full enrollment in the fall seminar is not required but is recommended.

The program is sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture Informal Urban Communities Initiative in collaboration with the Jackson School of International Studies/Nepal Studies Initiative.

Applications for Winter Quarter are due by June 15th

Applications for Spring Quarter will be due by November 15th

For more information:

Visit the UW International Programs and Exchanges program webpage

Visit the Informal Urban Communities Initiative webpage

‘Visit the Nepal Studies Initiative webpage

Contact Ben Spencer at bspen@uw.edu

2018_Winter_Spring_Nepal Study Abroad Program_Brief_UW_061117.pdf

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Study Abroad in India!

Details HERE

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May 22, 2017 · 7:39 pm

Take French or Italian courses this summer (VLPA, Study Abroad)

Take French or Italian courses this summer and earn VLPA and pre-requisite course-work to study abroad! First year language courses through 103 can count for VLPA if you have already met your FL requirement.

Summer Term A June 19-July 19
Summer Term B July 20-August 18
Full Term June 19-August 18

To make an appointment with Sabrina Tatta, the French and Italian Studies Undergraduate Adviser, go to https://frenchanditalian.calendarspots.com
FIS flier 2017 summer courses – UPDATED 1.pdf

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Limited Spots & Funding Available: Global, Career-Focused Sustainability Programs

The Green Program

 

All GREEN Program applications and registration is reviewed & filled on first-come, first-serve basis; Limited Availability


The GREEN Fund
Coming soon!

We partner with a consortium of organizations that leverage the GREEN Advantage hiring platform to meet their talent and recruitment goals while investing in the GREEN Scholarship Fund. Collectively, our goal is to increase diversity in the workforce and serve underrepresented students by providing a transformative experience and accelerating their careers with The GREEN Program.

* Applications for scholarship opportunities will be available soon.
Learn more about why corporations and organizations are hiring GREEN Program Alumni here.

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