Micah Long

Japanese and Economics, UW to University of British Columbia
Micah Long smiles in front of an aquarium room with sharks


Hello my name is Micah Long and I am a second year Japanese major at the University of Washington Seattle but my main goal is majoring in Economics as well. I was born in Tacoma, Washington and I have lived in Washington for nearly my entire life. Even though I’ve always been close to Canada I’ve never visited for more than a couple days so I am excited to explore Vancouver and see what the city has to offer. Within economics, I am particularly interested in behavioral economics and how people react to the economy and markets. While in Canada, I want to see how advertising, economy, and government are all publicly viewed and how it may differ compared to Washington / the U.S.

Besides economics, I love going hiking, camping, rock climbing, and most things involving the outdoors. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I have come to love the natural beauty of Washington and since British Columbia is so close, I’m sure that I’ll love it just as much or even more. I am also looking forward to meeting people who share these interests with me and hopefully keeping in touch with them after the program too!

I am very excited to be a part of the Corbett Exchange Program and I am looking forward to this upcoming school year!

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.