4 credits (2 credits for winter quarter course. 2 credits for London/Paris trip)
Selection criteria will include a serious interest in global employment, an openness and desire to learn about professional fit including a good attitude and ability to function in a cross cultural team environment.
UW Career & Internship Center
Mary Gates Hall 134
Dempsey Hall, Room 004
Foster School of Business
As leading cities in Europe and the world, London and Paris are the ideal introduction to navigating the global economy. Open to all UW students, this course is ideal for those interested in either working abroad or preparing to work in today's interconnected global workforce through understanding different work cultures, economies and opportunities for international careers.
This country is part of the Schengen area. Note that there are strict rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area that may impact a student's ability to travel within the region before or after their program, or to attend two subsequent programs in this area. It is critical that the student reviews the information and scenarios here to learn more about Schengen area visa requirements.
London and Paris are leading global cities in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation. A goal of the course is to help undergraduates understand global work cultures, economies and opportunities for international work. Career trek to London and Paris lends itself to an introductory lesson in the global economy and career options. After the weekly winter quarter career course students will participate in a career trek to both London and Paris visiting top employers from a variety of industries and network with UW alumni at events.
London, United Kingdom; Paris, France
Students will be staying in urban hotels and/or university dorms.
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
Selection criteria will include a serious interest in global employment, an openness and desire to learn about professional fit including a good attitude and ability to function in a cross cultural team environment. Students will need to handle a demanding schedule, with solid self management skills and a professional presentation. The ability to adapt to a rigorous schedule is paramount, which will include treks through London and Paris visiting employers, alumni and cultural locations.
4 credits (2 credits for course. 2 credits for London/Paris trip) UW Quarter Credits
MGMT 490/IBUS 490 or GST 391: Globalizing your Career: London and Paris (4 credits)
Weekly career course during winter quarter culminating with a spring break career trek to London and Paris
Learning goals include:
Design a career plan that reflects personal interests, occupational research and global employment trends. Demonstrate skills and knowledge associated with success in working internationally such as cross-cultural communication, adaptability, and problem solving during the course and spring break trek. Build meaningful connections by practicing effective networking techniques such as informational interviewing and personal brand building. Create professionally relevant and targeted job search materials. Explore global work cultures and values.
Executive Director, Career Services. Foster School of Business
Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - TBD)
Food (some meals are included)
UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.64/day)
Other health expenses/immunizations
Personal spending money
Payment Due Date: January 24, 2020
Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.
A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.
There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW Study Abroad administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application. You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship. Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure online orientation provided by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
You will be able to access the online orientation through your study abroad application once you have been accepted to a program. Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by contacting the consular offices of those countries. You can read more about this topic on the Passports and Visas page of the UW Study Abroad website.
Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.htm.
For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
$350 of the total program fee and the $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once you have submitted a contract. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy will be included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal application is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
Submit a withdrawal application to UW Study Abroad.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.