We believe that person-to-person diplomacy as key to international understanding, and that connections between individuals can lead to bonds between communities and bridges between cultures and nations. When people from diverse backgrounds share experiences, conversations and learning in a safe environment, they build relationships that have the potential to shape the future for all of us. All FIUTS programs engage participants as ambassadors of their own experiences and connect them with people who think and act differently, providing space and time for curiosity, dialogue and reflection. 

Since the start of the pandemic, we have adapted our programs in important ways to offer opportunities for people to connect to each other in spite of their differences, and build bonds within our community that reach across the globe

Please make a gift this Husky Giving Day to provide social opportunities for UW international students and our Puget Sound community. Your gift will fund innovative and free programs like:

  1. Language Exchange: We've evolved our language exchange bulletin board to an online version, making it possible for people to seek a language partner no matter where they are in the world. More than 260 people are now connected, sharing and learning over 14 languages together.
  2. Race and Racism Discussion Series: As our country continues to grapple with systematic racism and the oppression of minority voices, this is an opportunity for people to come together virtually with facilitated dialogue about their own experiences of race and questions about racism here and around the world.
  3. CulturalFest: Our annual celebration of diversity, international art and culture was entirely online this year. The interactive International Expo and streamed Performance Showcase featured more than 35 countries and cultures, honoring the diversity of our UW student and greater Seattle community.

Your support makes a difference. 

Husky Giving Day Participation Leaderboard
All Areas of Support
Rank Areas of Support Donors
1 Athletics 1,300
2 UW Medicine COVID-19 Response 581
3 College of Arts & Sciences 483
4 School of Public Health 279
5 Foster School of Business 230
6 Undergraduate Academic Affairs 195
7 Allen School 176
8 Student Life 173
9 College of Engineering 167
10 UW Bothell 157
11 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 135
12 College of the Environment 131
13 UW Libraries 107
14 School of Social Work 101
15 Scholarships and Student Aid 92
16 College of Built Environments 91
17 UW Professional & Continuing Education 66
18 Alumni Association 61
19 School of Law 60
20 School of Nursing 59
21 Evans School of Public Policy & Governance 57
22 UW Tacoma 53
23 Information School 41
24 School of Pharmacy 39
25 School of Dentistry 27
26 Kente Graduation Ceremony 25
27 Meany Center for the Performing Arts 24
28 College of Education 21
29 Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design 21
30 Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture 16
31 UW Rome Center 15
32 Clean Energy Institute 10
33 Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) 10
34 Senior Class Gift 2021 6
35 FIUTS 5
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