Study Abroad Week (November 6-8)


Each year, the Study Abroad office hosts a Study Abroad week with events to provide an opportunity for students to explore international study and internship opportunities, learn about funding options, and connect with study abroad alumni.

Study Abroad Week consists of multiple events that will help get you excited to study abroad. Advisers, fellow UW students and faculty will be at each event to answer your questions.

Study Abroad Mixer. Tuesday, November 6th 5:30-7pm, ECC Unity Suite RSVP

Explore programs, speak with advisers, connect with faculty, learn about scholarships to study abroad and have fun with fellow students at our fall social. This is a great event for students who want to learn more about study abroad in a smaller setting with more individualized support. This event is especially useful for students who may need additional support in considering and (hopefully) applying to a study abroad program. Dinner included! RSVP required.

“Remixing Your Reality” with Blake Brandes. Wednesday, November 7th 6-8pm – Intellectual House RSVP

Freestyle rapper and beatboxer Blake Brandes will deliver a performance that will have you getting creative, reaching higher and writing your own story about your purpose at the UW and beyond. RSVP to attend.

Dr. Blake Brandes is a TEDx speaker, America’s Got Talent performer, and co-founder of the personal development company, Motivational Millennial. With a Ph.D. in hip-hop and global youth cultures, Blake has presented to over 100,000 students to help them “remix their realities” and achieve their dreams. Blake was the recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, one of the most competitive postgraduate awards in the world, and he is also a rapper, beatboxer, and Top 40 music producer who has performed over 200 shows in Europe and the US, including with the creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda.  This event is co-sponsored by the Husky Leadership Initiative, Comparative History of Ideas and Peer2Peer Scholarship.

Study Abroad Fair. Thursday, November 8th 10am-2pm, HUB Ballroom (no RSVP required)

Over 2,000 students visit the fair every year. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with program directors, advisers and study abroad alumni. Bring your questions – we’ll help answer them! NOTE – Our own Prof. Susan Pitchford will be present to talk about the Sociology Department’s Rome program!

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