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

Seattle, WA, USA

Term Offered: 
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Approximate Dates of Instruction: 
August 23, 2021 to September 28, 2021
Application Deadline: 
August 1, 2021
Info Sessions: Wednesday, April 28, 12:00 PM, and Tuesday, May 4, 4:00 PM,

Are you ready to reach out beyond your everyday circles?

Are you looking for new modes of connection, inspiration, and outward movement?

Omprakash is a Seattle-based global non-profit that has partnered with UW Study Abroad and CHID to help students connect with social impact organizations around the world and engage in critical dialogue and reflection about the complexities of striving for justice while crossing differences of culture and power.

"Widening Circles" is a five-credit CHID "Study Away" program that responds to this unique moment of the global pandemic 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 about Omprakash and the "Widening Circles" curriculum, visit

  • CHID 399: Internship (5 credits I&S)
Fulfills Requirements: 
CHID Cultural and Historical Engagement
CHID Power & Difference
I&S Credit
Total Program Fees: