Fellows go on a kayak trip during the Fellowship program.—Greg Martindale, 2014 Fellow


2020 Fellowship

Bellingham, Washington

Located 90 miles north of Seattle and one hour south of Vancouver, British Columbia, Bellingham is the last major city before the Washington coastline meets the Canadian border. Bellingham can be easily reached by air, road, rail, or sea and is the gateway to Puget Sound's San Juan and Orcas Islands and the majestic Mt. Baker. With its proximity to some of the most unspoiled environments on the globe, Bellingham holds appeal for outdoor enthusiasts and naturalists. Bellingham has also set itself apart as a leader in sustainable initiatives, including the use of green building techniques, an innovative recycling scheme, and many opportunities to purchase locally grown and produced products.


Kinship Fellows are housed in comfortable residence hall suites located on the Western Washington University campus in Bellingham, which also provides classroom and other meeting spaces for the Kinship Fellowship. Housing has been designed to encourage collaboration and camaraderie among Fellows, while still respecting individual needs for privacy.

High-speed internet access is available everywhere on campus. Other campus resources available for Fellows' use include a fitness center, library, and parking.


A daily lunch allowance for University dining facilities is included. Off-campus dining, downtown and the historic district are within a couple of miles of campus.