Cecilia Zhong uses a computer at FIUTS, a nonprofit that helps international students adjust to life at UW — and avoid becoming targets of scammers. (Photo by Bernard Ellouk)

Scammers zero in on UW international students

UW police report an increase in scams targeting international students, from phony tuition discounts to fake letters from the IRS.
Nov 23, 2016
Sylvia Zhao, 22, sits in her newly rented room in a townhouse owned by a fellow Chinese international student in Lake City. (Photo by Katherine Jinyi Li)

Are Chinese international students feeding Seattle’s real estate crisis?

For some wealthy Chinese families hoping to park money offshore, sending a kid to study in Seattle and buying them a new house seems like a great investment.
Oct 3, 2016
Students in the North Seattle College International Program were involved in a fatal crash on the Aurora Bridge Thursday morning. (Photo via Seattle Fire Department Twitter.)

Ride the Ducks may resume limited tours in Seattle

Ride the Ducks may resume limited tour operations in Seattle, several months after a fatal crash that killed five International Students.
Dec 21, 2015
The University of Washington and Tsinghua University will team up to open the Global Innovation Exchange in Bellevue. (Artists rendering provided by the University of Washington.)

UW teams with ‘MIT of China’ on new tech program in Bellevue

The University of Washington and a top Chinese research university Tsinghua University announced a partnership to open a technology program in Bellevue focusing on innovation.
Jun 19, 2015
Joey Lu performs as his drag persona, Yuki. (Photo courtesy of Joey Lu)

Asian LGBTQ students speak up on being out at UW

LGBTQ students at UW who hail from Asian countries talk about the differences between being out in Seattle versus attitudes in their home countries.
Jun 9, 2015
Chinese students make up the largest portion of international students in the University of Washington. (Photo by Irene Lu)

Chinese students swoon at visa extension announcement

Longer visa validity will mean a big break for Chinese students, and more Chinese visitors to Seattle.
Nov 20, 2014
UW students Sophia Lo (Left) and Tina Choi (Right) hold yellow ribbons to show support for the Hong Kong protest. (Photo by Katy Wong)

Chinese students in Seattle respond to Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong is 10,404 km away from Seattle. But that's not stopping students at the University of Washington from supporting the protests in Hong Kong.
Oct 15, 2014
Umbrellas, used by student protesters in Hong Kong to shield themselves from police pepper spray, have become symbols of the nacent pro-democracy movement. (Photo by Gennie Gebhart)

Umbrellas up: UW students turn out in force behind Hong Kong protests

Seattle’s skies were clear on Wednesday night, but the University of Washington’s Red Square was a sea of umbrellas.
Oct 2, 2014
An FN Five-seven pistol similar to that used by Nidal Malik Hasan in the 2009 Fort Hood Shooting. (Photo from Wikipedia)

Gun violence has foreign visitors fearful of US

Do foreigners still see America as the land of opportunity — or as the land of gun violence?
Jun 27, 2014
An event held by the Chinese Students & Scholars Association in September 2013 to welcome new students from China. (photo via ???)

UW International students say new fees discriminate

School may nearly be out for summer, but University of Washington international students are still up in arms about a new fee added to their tuition last fall. More than 1,300 UW students have signed a petition calling for the repeal of the $45 quarterly fee, which is charged only to international students.  The fee replaced […]
May 28, 2014
Exchange students try their hands at American football (with mixed results) in a still from "We Are Unity"

From China to rural Oregon, cultures come together in “Welcome to Unity”

Seven foreign exchange students move to a tiny Oregon town and join the football team to make friends. No, it's not the latest Will Ferrell movie.
May 23, 2014
Author Hannah Langlie on her visit to Paris. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Langlie)

12 study abroad resources for students with disabilities

For students with disabilities, studying abroad can be unchartered territory. Hannah Langlie shares best tips on how to make it work.
Mar 21, 2014
An international student who asked for his identity to be concealed works illegally as a dishwasher at a restaurant in Edmonds. (Photo by Yue Ching Yeung)

Frustrated with regulations, UW international students turn to illegal work

With international student populations at UW increasing every year, more and more are working under the table to make ends meet.
Mar 18, 2014
University of Washington international students (from left) Hans Mohrmann from The Netherlands, Tess Murphy of New Zealand and Anna WüŸst of Germany show off their passports at a Mariners to celebrate the first day of class. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Challenges facing big numbers of foreign students entering UW

The number of international students at University of Washington doubled in the last 5 years. But the resulting cross-cultural experiences aren’t always easy.
Sep 27, 2013
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International students from Asia filling more seats at UW

Huge numbers of international students are making their mark on UW. But is Seattle making enough of a mark on them?  
Mar 5, 2013
International students in last years World Affairs Council programs bond during a break from their busy program schedule (Photo courtesy World Affairs Council)

World Affairs Council seeking host families for international students this summer

Traveling abroad can mean adventure, challenging life lessons, and the chance to kindle friendships across cultural barriers. But it’s not the only way to have an international experience this summer. The World Affairs Council is seeking hosts families for four State Department-sponsored youth programs, bringing students from Mexico, Zambia, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle […]
Jul 19, 2012