University of Washington

Information for Students International Studies Degree Program

Undergraduate students please visit the IS Undergraduate Program page, and graduate students please visit the IS Graduate Program page. These pages give information on admission to the programs, degree requirements and the course work expected.

Funding Opportunities for Students

Scholarships and Fellowships:

For information about funding opportunities, JSIS scholarships and school-wide scholarships, please visit the Advising office website. For a list of upcoming scholarships and funding opportunities you can also check out the CGS E-Newsletter.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS):

FLAS Fellowships are intended to meet the national need to develop individual expertise and competence in foreign languages and area or international studies. The Center for Global Studies awards FLAS Fellowships to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in the following languages: Arabic, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian-Malay, Kazakh, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Uighur, and Vietnamese.  For more information about this funding opportunity please follow this FLAS link.

Career Opportunities for Students

Career Advising

Please visit the JSIS Career Services page for information about employment, internships and career advising. Schedule an appointment with our career counselors to talk about opportunities after graduation.

Jackson School Student Association

Undergraduate and graduate students, please consider joining the Jackson School Student Association (JSSA). The JSSA plans networking and social events to keep you informed about the Jackson School's activities and opportunities. For more information or to attend a meeting visit the JSSA website.

The Jackson School Journal

The Jackson School Journal serves undergraduates by showcasing the highest quality JSIS research. The Jackson School Journal provides a forum to engage the academic and policy making community in meaningful dialogue focused on relevant research and policy discourses. For more information please click here.

Skill Development: Research and Writing

Research Support through UW Libraries

The International Studies Resource Page at the UW Libraries offers the top recommended resources for investigation into broad international studies topics. From there, you will be directed to various Area Studies pages. All undergraduate International Studies students may also contact the International Studies Librarian, Emily Keller.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers valuable support during each stage of the writing process from brainstorming to the final draft. For information about the Writing Center, their hours or to make an appointment to see a tutor, please visit the Writing Center's website.

Task Force Workshops

All undergraduate International Studies students are required to attend two workshops associated with Task Force: a two-part "Policy Memo Workshop" in Fall quarter and a UW Libraries Workshop tailored to each specific Task Force at the start of Winter quarter. In the former, students will learn how to structure and compose a policy brief using real world models as a guide. In the latter, students will work with their identified Task Force topics to create a research concept map and develop research questions that they can use to find and evaluate appropriate policy (and other) sources. In both workshops, leaders will offer structural analyses of successful model papers to demonstrate possible strategies.

Editors and Coordinators must also attend "Strategies for Editors & Coordinators". This workshop is designed to support those students designated as editors for their Task Force teams. The workshop covers the range of decisions editors have to make about structure, citation method/style guide, and formatting as well as providing training in best strategies for offering constructive feedback to peer writers.

The 2013 Task Force Handbook is now online. Here you will find valuable information about Task Force.


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Center for Global Studies
International Studies Program
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 685-2707
(206) 685-0668 fax

Sara R. Curran
(206) 543-6479

Tamara Leonard
Associate Director
(206) 685-2354

Lauren Dobrovolny
Program Coordinator
(206) 685-2707

Robyn Davis
Fellowships Coordinator
(206) 616-8679