Welcome to the new GH Blog!

The Global Honors Program is the University of Washington Tacoma's interdisciplinary honors program, adding distinction to the bachelor's degree. It offers a global curriculum, a stimulating learning environment and an active community of high-achieving, motivated students from majors across campus. Through rigorous core seminars, immersive study abroad opportunities, and extra-curricular events, honors scholars embark on enriching pathways to community leadership and global citizenship.

The Global Honors student blog is a forum for program participants to share their experiences, thoughts and advice. Official program information and other details can be found on our website.

Recent Posts

Posted: 1 year 10 months ago

GH Senior Jody Matthews was selected to attend this year's NCHC conference in New Orleans. As the UWT and GH student rep, she was tasked to attend workshops that would enhance her personal approach to honors education, and report back on best practices that could benefit UWT honors student life. Here, she reflects on her experience:

First, I am so deeply honored to have been given the opportunity to participate in the NCHC (National Collegiate Honors Conference) this year in New Orleans.

Posted: 2 years 4 months ago

Graduation is only a month away, and the Global Honors Colloquium is this coming Thursday--May 16th--and I am currently trying to memorize as much of the presentation of my thesis as possible. I think all of the information is "in there," but the big question will be, "can I find it when I need it?" I certainly hope so!

Posted: 2 years 4 months ago

On March 23rd, 2013, I had the amazing opportunity to go to a conference at Seattle Center called Citizen University. This conference was based on the empowerment of the citizens to be more engaged in civics, encourage our friends to become more engaged and ways to do so. I went up to Seattle with many different people all round campus who were also looking for ways to drive civic engagement in our community.

Posted: 2 years 5 months ago

My name is Latif Davis and I am a senior in the Global Honors Program. This program helps me prepare for graduate school work and keeps me informed of global issues. I’m excited about my Reflection essay for the Global Honors Colloquium this spring quarter. I have a great advisor who has been keeping me on course and steering me in the right direction. My topic is based on my study abroad in Kenya in the Winter of 2012.

Posted: 2 years 5 months ago

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend despite the rain. This Saturday the Global Honors community kicked off Earth Month with our GH Day of Service at Yokwala Bay, and we had quite the turn out, with over a dozen people representing GH on Saturday. The event was sponsored by Earth Corps and Citizens For a Healthy Bay, and we teamed up to remove non-native invasive plant species along the beach. Armed with garden tools, leather gloves, and raincoats, we were able to clear blackberries from a considerable stretch of beach.

Posted: 2 years 6 months ago

You'll forgive my excitement here, I hope! I just got word that a paper I had submitted to the Augsburg Honors Review is being published!!

Yippee!!!!!!!!! (Ok, I've got that out of my system. Now I can proceed...)

Posted: 2 years 7 months ago

So here I am, almost a week late on my blog post, writing it on my lunch break in the break room
at the Capitol. I guess that’s what happens when you decide to take on a full load of courses and
work full time for a state senator in Olympia… But enough about that. I just wanted to use my blog
post to speak to the amazing community I have found in the Global Honors program. Coming into the
program, I did not, by any stretch of the imagination, anticipate that I’d be surrounded by such an

Posted: 2 years 7 months ago

I'm taking a break right now from feverish Friday thesis drafting, so this seems to be a good time to discuss the Global Honors thesis. I realize that the idea of writing an undergraduate thesis can sound a bit scary to some, but honestly, the challenge it presents is pretty exciting!

Posted: 2 years 8 months ago

Long before my days of being a global honors student I learned about stress early. In particular what I learned is that even though stress can be very helpful if it is harnessed. Even though I do not recommend procrastinating, I will say that I understand how it is helpful. Knowing the immediate pressure of having a six page paper due the next morning brings a sense of urgency to complete a task. It wasn’t until starting at UWT, I learned how invigorating it is to get things done early. When assignments and readings are done early then free time becomes free time to relax and enjoy.

Posted: 2 years 8 months ago

Hi my name is Latif Davis and I'm a Senior in Global Honors at UWT. I was interested in joining Global Honors because I wanted to learn more about globalization. I was also told that it would be good preparation for graduate school. I like the idea of being a global citizen and being a part of a challenging program that encourages study abroad.