Amanda Knox cleared of slandering Italian police

Knox had said officers had slapped and threatened her during the interview that led to her arrest. A judge said those statements did not constitute slander.
Jan 14, 2016

10 lessons I learned by starting my dream nonprofit

Building a dream isn't easy, as Reagan Jackson learned firsthand. Here are her top 10 tips for founding a nonprofit.
Dec 22, 2015
Azeb is coerced onto the dance floor by a man named Victor at the Veracruz Zocalo. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

Black visibility in Mexico and the U.S.

In Mexico, everyone stared at our dark skin and wanted to take our photo. But it was a welcome break from the way we’re viewed as black people in the U.S.
Aug 13, 2015

Want more than tourism? Try teaching public school in Chile

While I love to travel, I wanted more than just a snapshot of a cultural experience. I was looking for a genuine opportunity to engage in a complex and rich culture.
Jan 15, 2015
Promotional material for an International Studies Abroad program in Spain reflects the demographics that dominate study abroad overall.

Why I started a study abroad program for People of Color

The two most influential forces in my life have been writing and travel. Growing up I always wanted to see the world (any place outside of Wisconsin would do). Just before I turned seventeen, my mother took me Senegal.
Oct 27, 2014

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

10 ways to avoid looking like an idiot in Vienna

10 steps to checking Seattle-ness at the gate and embracing Viennese culture. facebook: Heading to Vienna in the future? Avoid culture pitfalls with these 10 tips. Twitter: Seattleites can look foolish when traveling. Don't be one of them by reading these 10 travel tips # Vienna #CultureNavigator
Mar 1, 2014
A study abroad student at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. (Photo by KatieJean97 via Flickr)

Studying Abroad: How to find the program that’s right for you

(Photo courtesy One World Now) The increasing popularity and accessibility of study abroad programs has sparked a great debate: Are these programs really worth it?
Oct 29, 2013

Study abroad: It’s not just for rich kids anymore

International travel can be a defining moment in a young person’s life. But without help, financial and cultural barriers will keep a lot of young Americans from ever getting outside our borders.
Jul 12, 2013
Seattle high schooler James Smith after his first plane ride took him to Guatemala on a Global Visionaries program. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

The Globalist guide to high school study abroad programs

Study abroad opportunities abound for young Seattleites who can’t wait until college to get out and explore the world.
Apr 2, 2013
East Africa volunteer

Want to volunteer abroad? How to actually make a difference.

Every year, more young westerners are traveling to places like Africa, India, and South America in search of meaningful volunteer experiences. And why not? There’s plenty of valuable work to be done, travel and living expenses are low, and even the most challenging volunteer position might look easy compared to trying to find a job […]
Jun 19, 2012

Want to work overseas?: Quick tips on taking your career global

Do you dream of living or working abroad, but don’t know how to get there? A panel of globally-connected communications professionals took on the topic and shared some inside advice on Monday, as part of the UW Department of Communication’s Professional Development Month. If you didn’t make it to the event, no need to fret. Below, […]
Jan 27, 2012