October 2011

The UW Tacoma Office of International Programs is now accepting applications for an Argentina Study Abroad program: the Urban Geography of Buenos Aires. This program offers students the opportunity to live and study in one of the world's greatest cities, Buenos Aires, this coming Spring Quarter.

Urban Studies Director and Professor, Brian Coffey, will lead *12* students on this urban field course which includes 9 credits of T URB 379 and either 5 credits of Spanish through the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero or a 3-5 credit internship with an organization working with the city's homeless population.

Ready to get to know the city of Buenos Aires like the back of your hand? Want to learn how to make a difference in an urban context?

If you're interested: check out the program and download your application today. Priority consideration will be given to student applications received by November 16. Learn more and get ready to tango... ¡Vamanos!

What are your plans for this winter? Studying hard at UWT? How about studying hard at UWT in KENYA!

The UWT Office of International Programs is offering students the opportunity of a lifetime: A 12-credit course, winter quarter 2012, centered around a month-long stay in Kenya.

Environmental Science Professors John Banks and Jim Gawel will lead *15* students on the field studies course, Sustainable Development in East Africa. Highlights include:

  • Homestays in communities active in Green Belt Movement's tree restoration and food security projects.
  • Safari in the savanna of the famous Masai Mara game reserve, with lectures from wildlife managers on reserve design and challenges.
  • Visit the Arabuko-Sokoke forest reserve on the coast north of Mombasa, participating in an ongoing research effort to link declining bird populations with arthropod resources.
  • Work with local efforts on the coast to improve urban planning and sustainable water management.

If you’re interested, don’t wait: check out the program and apply now…priority consideration will be given to student applications received by October 31st.
Learn more

The deadline for fall quarter applications for GO! and Fritz scholarships is November 3 at 5pm.

  • GO! Scholarship – available to UW students of all majors, applicants must be eligible for Pell Grants or Husky Promise and must be Washington residents
  • Fritz Scholarship – applicants must be declared social science or humanities majors and have at least a 3.0 average GPA

If you’re planning to study abroad during winter or spring quarter 2012 should apply now; if you’re planning to study abroad in summer, early fall, or fall quarters, you should apply at the April deadline.

For more information and to apply, you’ll want to check out the newly-updated website, which includes a “Student Scrapbook” with work by GO! and Fritz Scholars, and there's a new Facebook page.