Information for Students
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) program is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate degree program within the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies. LACS offers a major and a minor for Jackson School students. We also connect graduate and undergraduate students both, at the Jackson School and in other programs, to the wealth of resources and expertise on and about Latin America within the University of Washington through events, workshops, conferences and speakers.
The UW Latin American and Caribbean Studies program prepares students for challenging, rewarding careers in many disciplines. Through academic, extracurricular, and international study experiences, students gain valuable language, research, and cross-cultural skills that will make them competitive in today's job market.
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program is inviting submissions by graduating seniors to its Second Annual UW-LACS Undergraduate Essay Competition for current or recent essays (written during 2012-2013 school year). The winning essay writer will receive a special prize and be recognized at the Jackson School graduation. In addition, the winning essay will also be featured on our website.
- The subject of the essay should fall within the field of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Essays may be of any length.
- Submissions must be from a graduating LACS senior (majors or minors are eligible).
- Include your full name, home department, email and phone number in the submission.
Please submit your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org by MAY 15 with the subject line: Essay Competition - 2013, your last name.
Essays should be pasted into the body of the email and attached as a Word document.
The Jackson School of International Studies offers a Master of Arts in International Studies. Latin America can be chosen as the regional focus. Click here for more information.