University of Washington

Student Research

When Does the Program Start?

Starting in the fall of 2011, selected students will have the opportunity to spend one or two academic terms abroad, enrolled as full time students in one of the DIVERCITY consortium universities in Brazil. One course (3 credits), is devoted, under the supervision of a local professor, to the study of one specific aspect related to DIVERCITY issues in the city where the student resides. Credits earned abroad are recognized by the University of Washington, and financial assistance will be provided to the candidates selected.

In addition, DIVERCITY will organize an annual virtual seminar devoted to one specific topic related to creating and maintaining sustainable diverse urban communities. These seminars involve selected professors and students from the four universities. Students receive credits for their work.

Who Can Participate?

In order to participate in this new exciting program, you must be a full time student at the University of Washington, preferably in The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies or The College of the Built Environments, be motivated to learn Portuguese and above all, be committed to pursuing your education in a different intellectual, social and cultural environment.

Still have questions? Please see the discussion board. Or, for more details about the program, please contact:

Jonathan Warren
Chair, Center for Brazilian Studies
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University
redstick at


Fritz Wagner, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Department of Urban Design and Planning
(206) 543-7549
fwagner at

Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Box 353650, 419 Thomson Hall
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 616-0998
Advising: (206) 543-6001

Dr. Josť Antonio Lucero

Dr. Linda Iltis
Academic Advisor
(206) 543-6001

Joni Marts
Academic Advisor
(206) 543-6001

Deb Raftus
LACS Librarian

Monica Rojas-Stewart
Assistant Director
(206) 616-0998