University of Washington

Information for Students

Undergraduate 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.

UW Brazil Club
To learn more about the club, visit:

UW Latin American and Caribbean Studies Association (LACSA)
To learn more, visit:

Graduate Students

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.

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Here is a list of our featured courses for Fall 2015



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