The University of Washington is committed to building a global presence in research and education, as well as educating students to be global citizens. The Global Operations Support website was an outcome of central administrative efforts to provide the operational support needed by research faculty and study abroad programs, especially in the finance and compliance arenas. Other links below lead to central administrative services for study abroad programs, and for foreign scholars and students.
The Global Operations Support website provides a comprehensive array of information you need to operate university programs internationally. Subjects include:
- How to operate in foreign countries (establishing legal status, export controls, field advances, hiring abroad, intellectual property, international relocations and purchasing abroad);
- Foreign national payment and tax issues;
- Health, safety and security abroad;
- International travel and insurance
- International educational programs and research
The site contains helpful tools for compliance such as checklists, forms, sample letters and charts, and tools for reconciliation and budgeting. A list of key contacts for global issues is provided.
The Office of Global Affairs is UW's hub for global engagement.
The UW's Office of Research provides resources and guidance for research endeavors, including reporting and disclosure requirements for foreign collaborations. Review more information on Foreign Interests in Sponsored Programs and the Office of Research home page.
The Office of Academic Personnel provides guidance on visa options and resources for international scholars.
The Study Abroad office provides international study and internship options to UW students. It also provides information to visiting exchange students and faculty who lead study abroad programs.
The ISS office provides information about compliance with U.S. immigration regulations to international undergraduate and graduate students. They help students and staff to understand the interaction of federal regulations and university policies and help to resolve conflicts that may occur.
SFS coordinates with the International Student Services office to offer tax workshops to international students who receive 1098T tax forms. These workshops help international students understand the tax forms they receive from the UW and explain why they may have tax liabilities when they receive U.S. source income. SFS also offer sessions for department administrators so that they have an overview of the 1098T and tax forms related to international students.