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Widening Circles: Online Community for Learning and Action (Study Away)

Seattle, United States

Term Offered: 
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Approximate Dates of Instruction: 
September 30, 2020 to December 11, 2020
Application Deadline: 
September 28, 2020

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We are living in a moment of paradox: the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered our ability to engage with others outside of our usual circles, yet it also reveals overlapping crises of health, inequality, and injustice that demand our collaboration. Meanwhile, so many of us are looking for connection, inspiration, and pathways for outward movement.

Widening Circles is a new three-credit "Study Away" program that responds to this moment by offering a digital ecosystem of relationships, social impact internship opportunities, curated curriculum, and multimedia storytelling.

This program is open to all UW students. It can support your existing commitments and / or point you towards new opportunities. The program is structured enough to give you a sense of direction, yet expansive and adaptable. To learn more, please visit and enter your contact information. 

Note: final approval for this program is pending, but we expect to be able to register students before the beginning of Autumn quarter. 

  • CHID 399: Internship (3 credits, Credit / No Credit)
Fulfills Requirements: 
CHID Cultural and Historical Engagement
CHID Power & Difference
I&S Credit
Total Program Fees: 

Unfortunately, this program is not eligible for financial aid, so students will need to pay the program fees out-of-pocket. The program fees cover the cost of running the program through UW Study Abroad, CHID Study Abroad, and Omprakash, a Seattle-based non-profit global network of social impact organizations, volunteers, learners, donors, and doers working since 2004 to build relationships and raise consciousness.