MSIS Study Tour

MSIS International Study Tour: A Can’t-Miss Student and Alumni Experience

The MSIS Study Tour is a fast-paced experience that provides insights into the opportunities and challenges faced by information systems professionals operating in a global environment and highlights the business skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly global economy. Participants experience business and culture first-hand through personal meetings with executives and senior managers, company visits, and cultural excursions. The tour commonly includes company visits to multinational, local, start-up, and governmental organizations.

The tour is a 9-10 day immersive experience held during the University of Washington spring quarter break and both current students and alumni are encouraged to attend each year. It is an incredible opportunity to bridge the gap between in-class learning and real-world experiences – but don’t just take our word for it!

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Featured Study Tours


Our most recent Study Tour, students and alumni trekked to Singapore to visit Boeing, Avanade, Expedia, Zscaler, Singtel, Grab, the Global Sport Innovation Center, and the U.S. Embassy. Stay tuned to read more about the Singapore trip in our upcoming blogs!


The Study Tour to Australia was a whirlwind trip to 3 cities and 8 company visits. The group met with the Sydney Startup Hub, MasterCard Tech Hub, Atlassian, Boeing, Telstra Labs, the U.S. Consulate, and the Victoria State Government. The tour ended with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Read more: Continental Connections: Sydney, Continental Connections: Melbourne, Continental Connections: Cultural Excursions

Spain & Amsterdam

Stephanie & Wayne at Paccar during Study TourIn the inaugural Study Tour, the group traveled to the Netherlands and Spain for an immersive European experience. They met with DAF Trucks, CISCO, fast-fashion company Mango, AgroMapping, and Seat to learn about the cross-section of manufacturing and technology. Read more: Continental Connections: Netherlands, Continental Connections: Spain, Continental Connections: Cultural Excursions

Student Testimonials

MSIS Alumni Ben Hou on Study Tour

Ben Hou, MSIS Class of 2017

The MSIS Study Tour is a fantastic opportunity. Through participating in cultural activities, exploring new places, and meeting with local tech leadership, students are given the time and space to challenge their assumptions, experience exciting events, and combine new understandings with coursework to enrich their skills. One of the most impactful takeaways is the chance to practice and cultivate skills in communicating with senior organizational leaders.

Kwame Opoku, MSIS Class of 2022

For the first time, I interacted with business professionals on a global scale, expanding my network internationally. Maintaining a relationship with the connections I made in Singapore will help me grow professionally and open doors to opportunities, advice, and insights.


Abhishek Sharma, MSIS Class of 2019

I would have never been able to do a trip like this on my own. It was mind blowing. We came together as classmates, as professionals, and as individuals. I had the chance to explore these new cities with what grew to be a close circle of friends.

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