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In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Education Abroad

The Office of International and Intercultural Affairs supports UAA's International and Intercultural Learning Values by facilitating education abroad opportunities for our students. It also supports the development of institutional and college-level international partnerships, including managing exchange agreements, and it assists the institution in welcoming visiting delegates.

Where Do You Want to Go?

UAA offers hundreds of education abroad opportunities for students, including international student exchange programs, study abroad programs, international internship programs, faculty-led programs, and more! Students have the opportunity to earn UAA credit abroad that can apply to your degree program. Whether you go for a few weeks, a semester, or a year, there's a program that's just right for you! You can even go on more than one program! While some programs do have foreign language requirements, many others are taught in English and/or offer beginning-level language courses. Costs depend on the program and location, but you can use most financial aid on program costs, and there are lots of scholarships opportunities available.

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UAA's International & Intercultural Learning Values

  1. Understand one's own culture(s) within an Alaskan, national and global context.

  2. Apply knowledge and critical thinking to global and cultural issues, trends, and systems and use diverse frames of reference to address problems.

  3. Communicate and connect with people in other communities to extend one's own access to information, experiences and understanding.

  4. Foster additional languages, including Alaska Native languages, as a compliment of the UAA experience.

  5. Develop an informed critical awareness and understanding of cultural differences, similarities, and ambiguities. 

  6. Gain an Alaskan, national, and international perspective on careers.

Approved March 9, 2012