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.

UWT Bloggers Abroad

Gilman scholarship recipients: project study abroad!

To help expand the impact of the Gilman Scholarship Program, all Gilman Scholars are required to carry out a Follow-on Service Project upon their return from abroad that helps to promote international education and the Gilman International Scholarship. This project can be done on their home campus or in their local community. This year's Gilman Scholarship recipients are currently making preparations for their departure. They invite you to get involved and share the experience!

Tiffany Fox

A junior majoring in Global Studies with minors in Asian Studies and Criminal Justice, Tiffany Fox is spending the 2014-15 academic year in Chengdu, China, as part of a UW exchange program and is a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year.

大家好!Hello Everyone!
I'll be leaving this August to spend 12 months as a student at Sichuan University (SU). The program I am taking part in is a direct exchange between the UW and SU. Four other students from the UW will join me on this adventure and while we won't be living together, we will have the opportunity to see each other on campus and may have a class or two together.
My main focus while at SU is to take intensive language courses in Mandarin. I also signed up for Tai Chi and Chinese Calligraphy which I hope will be offered upon my arrival. I am the only UWT participant in this program and receiving the Gilman Scholarship has been monumentally helpful in attaining my dream to study abroad.
While I am abroad, I plan to blog about my experience and I invite you to check it out on Postcards, the International Programs blog for UWT students and faculty studying around the world. I am interested in any questions that you might have about my experience, preparation, or life in Chengdu. Of course there will also be pictures! I look forward to hearing from you; I may be able to provide some assistance to any of my fellow UWT students who are planning a study abroad or I could host discussions with those that are interested in learning about my exchange.

Christine Brubaker-Holland

A senior majoring in Healthcare Leadership with a minor in Business, Christine Brubaker Holland is spending the summer in Lanzhou, China, as part of a UW Tacoma study abroad program and is a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for summer 2014.

Dear Study Abroad Enthusiasts,
As part of my follow-up project in accepting a scholarship from Gilman International, I am initiating the formation of UWT Study Abroad Student Club this summer. The Club would be fully operational beginning autumn 2014. Please let me know if you wish to be one of our founding members or an officer or both. This would be a great opportunity for your future employer to see your leadership skills. Please email me at clb36<at> no later than July 15.
Thank you!

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship program

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. [Learn more]

Study Abroad Ambassadors

Thinking about Study Abroad? Have questions or concerns? Meet with a Study Abroad Ambassador to get the answers. 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.