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University of Washington Study Abroad Application Tips and Basics

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A brief overview of the process of applying to University of Washington Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs, as seen from the University of Washington Bothell

A brief overview of the process of applying to University of Washington Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs, as seen from the University of Washington Bothell

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  • 1. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS Natalia Dyba, Director of Global Initiatives Study Abroad Ambassadors http://www.uwb.edu/globalinitiatives
  • 2. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  • 3. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  • 4. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  • 5. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS • This is where you set the parameters for what you are looking for in a program • Location, duration, and program subject or topic can all be sorted
  • 6. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  • 7. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS If you leave your search general, you will have a lot of results to look through so don’t get overwhelmed
  • 8. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS • Look at the different options—this is your once in a lifetime opportunity • Try and find 2-3 programs that really interest you
  • 9. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS Is this program right for me? • Read ALL of the program description • How does it fit in your academic schedule? • Am I interested in/passionate about the subject matter? • Questions? Contact the program directors—they are there to help! Don’t apply because it sounds convenient or easy—lack of genuine interest shows through in your application!
  • 10. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  • 11. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  • 12. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS Some programs run multiple terms, so make sure you apply for the correct one
  • 13. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS While it looks like there is a lot, there are actually only three sections
  • 14. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS This is the standard application for all UWfaculty led programs
  • 15. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS • This is your chance to tell the directors why deserve to be on this trip, not just what you will get out of it but also what your participation will add to it • They want to see a genuine interest—a connection to the location or the program subject • Straight from a program director: “I look for evidence that the applicant is (not only personally, but) academically curious about what she/he will encounter” –Marc Miller, Professor, UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
  • 16. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS • • • • Think realistically about how you plan on financing the program FAFSA funding, study abroad scholarships Meet with a study abroad advisor about funding and scholarships Just remember, these are a few expenses for a priceless opportunity
  • 17. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS How have your travel or lack of travel experiences influenced your decision to study abroad? • You will be living, eating, and studying with this group of students • Let them know you can and will be a team player • What group experiences have you had, and how have you made them positive/successful?
  • 18. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS Give you recommender enough time—minimum two weeks before the application deadline
  • 19. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS • We strongly suggest you have a UW faculty member provide your letter • It is best to notify them before you send the request so they know to look out for it, and tell them when you have sent it
  • 20. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  • 21. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS Course information will help them remember you in a specific classroom setting
  • 22. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS This shows that you have successfully sent the recommendation request
  • 23. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS When your letter has been received the box will be checked off Make sure to send a thank you note to your recommender—they will appreciate it
  • 24. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS This is quick and easy
  • 25. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS • When all the boxes are checked, your application is complete • If all parts are completed your application is ready to be reviewed, no further steps are necessary CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE DONE!
  • 26. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS