Get out of the classroom

What about internships and study abroad?

When you study women and gender, you engage in praxis, which simply means putting your intellect and your expertise to work outside the classroom, the library, and the lab. We offer you plenty of chances to get out there and make change—internships, community engagement, research with faculty, and creative projects.

Get out of the classroom


Put your knowledge of women, gender, and sexualities to what matters outside the classroom through the Internship Program.

You will work with Professor Gary Atkins and earn course credits by interning, under professional supervision, at one of a wide range of organizations in the Seattle area—including museums, academic societies, activist groups, and community service organizations.

As an intern, you will better grasp the meaning of an interdisciplinary degree that gives you a different perspective than you get in the classroom. Your experience will open doors to both professional employment and graduate school.

Contact Professor Gary Atkins by email.

Study Abroad

When you study abroad, whether a short- or long-term program, you will immerse yourself in another culture and experience the world in a meaningful way.

Studying abroad opens doors and minds and creates important bridges that link societies and foster an exchange of ideas that will stay with you for a lifetime.

We work closely with you to find the best program, whether it’s an independently organized program of study or one sponsored by Seattle University’s Office of Education Abroad.