There are many programs and directly UW sponsored programs.  And many programs have scholarships!

Because sometimes it is nice to think about other things…

At UW:

Here are a few others to think about:

Outside UW:

these tend to be more camping/trekking type, price is nice, but no affiliation with UW, so it is like taking a quarter off and attending another school (technically the credits come from Western Washington University) this does not work well with financial aid.


tend to see students go to Tanzania and Turks/Caicos, these programs have field sites that are well established many for decades, typically you are in more permanent housing.


they have these cool around the world programs:

here is an example program:

And energy in Iceland:—–

If there is a particular country you are interested in sometimes there are specific programs.

For example Denmark: (they have large scholarships!)

Also the UW CHID department has super interesting study abroad programs:

For Domestic (Study Abroad for some):


Lisa Nordlund

Undergraduate Adviser (BSE/ESRM)

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences | 206-543-3077

Make an advising appointment (Online:Zoom):

My Zoom Room (link to get to the meeting):

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” –  Martin Luther King Jr