Resources

International programs and exchanges

This office manages all international study opportunities for the UW Seattle and Bothell campuses. UW Tacoma students are eligible to participate in these programs, and are encouraged to consider the vast range of options available.

UW study abroad insurance

Study abroad insurance coverage is required. We recommend UW students take advantage of the UW Study Abroad Insurance, as an easy and affordable option. Students with personal insurance may petition for a UW Study Abroad Insurance waiver. Details can be found at the bottom of the page on UW Study Abroad Insurance.

Postcards blog

Want to write about your travels? UW Tacoma’s travel blog, Postcards, offers students and faculty who are studying abroad an opportunity to write about their travel experiences. Email uwtintl@uw.edu with information about your study abroad opportunity to get started.

Managing your money abroad

The UW's Student Fiscal Services office provides information on budgeting and two short videos to help you develop a spending plan. SAVINGS TIP: Use the same budget you use at home to help you avoid spending money in the host country like a tourist on a vacation.

Passports

Need to get or renew a passport? This website explains the process.

Visas and expedited passports

The UW has a contract with A Briggs Passport & Visa Expeditors for expedited services at discounted fees. For more information about this service, see the UW A Briggs Q&A or you may go directly to the UW A Briggs website.

U.S. State Department

Want to learn more about a specific country before applying to a program? Need to make sure you're prepared once you've been accepted to a program? This website is a comprehensive resource, whether you'd just like to learn more about a country, or are looking for a specific travel or health warning.

Currency Exchange

Curious how far your spending money will go in terms of foreign currency? This website can tell you.

Forms

Evaluation Form

Your feedback is always welcome. Let us know about your study abroad experience by completing our online evaluation form.