Program on the Environment lecturer Yen-Chu Weng has worked with UW Study Abroad to develop a new study abroad program to Taiwan.
View program information and apply now (Application Deadline 01/31/2019)
– Wed, Jan. 9, 4-5pm – PoE Commons (3737 Brooklyn Ave NE)
– Fri, Jan. 11, 12-1pm – HUB 307
– Mon, Jan. 14, 12-1pm – PoE Commons (3737 Brooklyn Ave NE)
See details below and look out for final program details via UW Study Abroad or contact Yen-Chu for more information: email@example.com.
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