Claire McCreery

Political Science, University of Washington, 2021-2022 Corbett Recipient


I am a junior at the University of Washington from Honolulu, Hawaii. My major is political science with minors in international studies and global health. I am pursuing a career in international relations to help address the many multinational and global issues we face. The Corbett Exchange Program will connect me with students from Canada to learn more about a variety of cross-border topics like tribal policy from another perspective. Growing up in Hawaii and being part Native American myself, I know the importance of addressing Indigenous issues.  I would like to expand on my understanding from the Canadian point of view.

There is no better way to know the culture, history, and issues of Canada than by learning from the country’s experts and alongside students with similar interests. The exchange program will help me do just that. I am looking forward to the experience and to meeting and gaining valuable insights from students from the Universities of British Columbia and Victoria.

The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program Fund provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington to spend two semesters at the University of British Columbia or University of Victoria; and for students from the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria to spend three quarters at the University of Washington.