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Become a Global Technology Leader 

GIX Global Technology Experiences combine curated study at world-leading centers of excellence with immersive company visits at leading industry destinations, including Japan, Finland, and Taiwan.

Deepen your understanding of advanced technologies and expand your career horizons through a Global Technology Experience offered by the University of Washington’s Global Innovation Exchange.

Global Technology Experiences are immersive, 5-credit summer short courses for graduate students and alumni from the University of Washington who are interested in topics at the intersection of engineering, business, and design.

For 2024, students have the opporotunity to learn mixed-reality design at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Finland or have an immersive robotics experience at Tokyo Metropolitan University in Japan.

Gain a Competitive Edge

See advanced technologies from new perspectives, develop relationships with students from around the world, and immerse yourself in some of the world’s most vibrant innovation ecosystems – giving yourself a competitive advantage as you accelerate your career as a global technology leader.


Each Global Technology Experience has a specific technology focus – and is delivered in a country or region that is globally recognized as a center of excellence in that field.

Learn from Centers of Excellence

Developed in partnership with leading universities and technology companies around the world, the Global Technology Experience blend hands-on instruction, project- and team-based learning with site visits to tech companies and discussions with industry experts.

World-Class Learning

Every Global Technology Experience is supported in-country by a dedicated faculty and staff team from UW’s Global Innovation Exchange, ensuring a world-class learning experience.

Upcoming Programs

XR Academy in Finland

Learn XR design at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Finland.

Robotics Experience in Japan

Learn robotics from Tokyo Metropolitan University in this 3 week Robotics experience.