International Programs is the office that implements and coordinates all UW Tacoma international courses and exchange programs. We work with faculty to develop and implement study abroad programs and provide guidance and assistance to students participating in those programs.
Tracey Norris, Advisor and Program Specialist
Tracey Norris is the study abroad advisor for UW Tacoma International Programs. Tracey was born South African and spent the early years of her childhood playing in the dust of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Southwest Africa (now Namibia). She emigrated to the United States in the early '80s and became a naturalized U.S. citizen. Tracey earned a bachelor of arts in English from Texas State University and as part of her college experience, spent a summer studying in Cork, Ireland. Since then she has traveled as often as time and money would allow, visiting Malaysia, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, England, Scotland, Australia, Costa Rica, Canada, and Mexico. A staunch advocate for international educational opportunities, Tracey's goal is to send as many students, faculty and staff abroad as possible. When she's not plotting to send others far away, Tracey enjoys spending time in the wilds at home and abroad. One of her favorite pastimes is birding...last bird added to her life list? Common Iora, Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Malaysia (12.30.2014).