International Programs


International Programs is your guide to all foreign study opportunities offered through UW Tacoma, including information about upcoming programs, answers to frequently asked questions and links to various resources for both students and faculty. So, whether you are a current student, prospective student, faculty, staff or visitor, we welcome you.

Order your study abroad graduation sash now...

Want to add a little flair to your ceremonial garb for Commencement? UWT student participants of study abroad programs are now able to wear a study abroad sash at Commencement that reflects the flag colors of their study abroad country! Our office will order sashes in bulk to save students some coin. Place your order by:

2014 study abroad programs now accepting applications:

ITALY Summer 2014Italy summer study abroad program poster

Global Honors in collaboration with the Institute of Technology is proud to present their first study abroad program to Rome, Italy. This program provides students with a unique opportunity to experience a different culture and learn about the complex relationships between technology and society from both global and historical perspectives. Applications due April 21, 2014. [Learn more...]

Germany Summer 2014Germany program poster

Aplications due April 21 (deadline extended)

Brazil Early Fall 2014Brazil poster

Applications due May 19

Ecuador Summer 2014Ecuador poster

Applications due April 21 (deadline extended)

China Summer 2014China program poster

Applications due April 21 (deadline extended)

UW Global Opportunities Scholarships

  • The GO! Scholarship is funded by the Washington State Legislature. This competitive scholarship helps academically promising undergraduate students with significant financial need access international learning opportunities.
  • The Fritz Undergraduate Scholarship is funded by the Chester Fritz Endowment. This academically competitive scholarship provides funding to students majoring in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Deadline to apply: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5 pm.


Student on program in EcuadorSonia in Ecuador

Communication senior, Sonia Rodriguez, is studying abroad in Ecuador for the winter quarter. To learn more about her program, see her amazing photos, and read about her experiences, you can visit her blog:

Sonia Goes to Ecuador

Carmen in the NetherlandsCarmen in the Netherlands

Study Abroad Ambassadors

Thinking about Study Abroad? Have questions or concerns? Come meet the new Study Abroad Ambassadors. We specialize in the programs that YOU are interested in! To make an appointment, drop in: GWP102 Or, send us an email: You can also find us on Facebook (UWT.abroad) or follow us on Instagram (#uwtstudyabroad).

Benefits of study abroad

Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to leave the classroom and travel with faculty to a distant site to study diverse topics. If your program is offering a study abroad course, it could be an excellent opportunity to meet degree requirements while having a more diverse, in-depth experience than you could here on campus. You can visit new places, experience different cultures, broaden your perspectives and enhance your life experience while simultaneously earning credit towards your degree.