PERLA: Program for Education and Research in Latin America

Opportunities at the University of Washington

Adelante! Mentorship Program
Adelante! is a mentorship program for the University of Washington aimed at the retention of Chicano/Latina/o students.
Architecture Mexico: Mexico City
The programís focus will address urban and architectural issues in Mexico City. Students will live and work in downtown Mexico City. Studio workspace will be within Luis Barraganís studio located within the Museo Casa Barragan. The program of study will address the geography, history, urban design, housing, and architecture of Mexico. The program will be comprised of a six-credit Architectural Design Studio, complimented by a five credit course entitled Representation, History, and Professional Practice in Mexico City; and a four credit course entitled Architectural Studies Abroad: Urban Fieldwork.
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting, UW Student Chapter
ALPFA is the largest Latino association for business professionals and students with chapters nationwide and over 18,000 members. ALPFA is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos and building leadership and career skills.
Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine
CCM is a Pre-Health organization striving to increase the number of under-represented minorities in Healthcare and committed to improving the health outcomes of under-served minority populations in our community through education and activism.
Engineers Without Borders
Engineers without Borders-UWS (EWB-UWS) is an interdisciplinary student organization at the University of Washington that was initiated by a small but dedicated group of concerned students and faculty in early 2005. Since that time the group membership and activity has increased dramatically. From 2006 until 2010, the chapter worked extensively in the Acasio region of Bolivia to improve communities' roofs and stoves. Since then, the chapter has begun work in the community of La Vega de Volcan in Guatemala on fish hatchery and community center projects. In 2013, the chapter opened two additional opportunities for its membership through the cookstoves and UW Farm projects.
Global WACh
The mission of Global WACh is to improve global health by cultivating excellence in research, education, and leadership focused on the lifecycle of women, adolescents, and children.
Latino Medical Student Association
The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is a network of students, alumni, and health professionals whose mission is to promote the development of Latino students through educational, volunteer, professional, and networking opportunities.
Latino Student Union
The Latino Student Union at the University of Washington is a student led organization that empowers the Latino community through education, philanthropy, service, and multicultural awareness.
Latino/a Faculty Staff Association
The University of Washington Latino/a Faculty and Staff Association (LFSA) is an advocacy, leadership development and social network that addresses Latino/a issues in higher education, including the educational concerns and advancement of the UW Latino/a community.
Program on Global Mental Health
The members of the Program on Glboal Mental Health, from multiple disciplines across the University of Washington, seek to close the gap between those with mental illness who receive care and those who do not, through research, training, and service.
Pronto International
PRONTO International aims to optimize care during birth. PRONTO develops and implements innovative training strategies that act as a catalyst for health care providers to make individual, team, and systems changes.
Puente Piedra Project
The Puente Piedra Project aims to improve the health of the students and surrounding community, measure the impact of structural improvements upon health, educate subsequent generations of children regarding sustainable water, sanitation and energy, and serve as a reference center for both students and community groups.
Unfinished Sentences: History, Memory and Justice in El Salvador
Unfinished Sentences is an initiative of the University of Washington Center for Human Rights to encourage public participation in support of human rights in El Salvador.