Seattle Times: UW Students Head to Nepal for Hands-on Learning

By Erica Pandey

For the first time in recent history, 10 University of Washington students will go to class about 7,000 miles from campus this August, in Nepal.

For 3½ weeks, they will participate in a seminar organized by the Nepal Studies Initiative (NSI), one of the few formal programs in the U.S. that focus on that country.

Jorge "Coco" Alarcon: Landscape Architecture & Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Student:  Jorge “Coco” Alarcon

Program: Master of Landscape Architecture, Global Health Certificate
Fellowship: Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship
Project Title: Green Spaces and Infectious Diseases, Strategies for Mosquito Control in Spaces
Location: Iquitos, Peru

Getting this support really encourages me to push boundaries of design and science, to create my own path, and to promote health in my field of architecture and landscape architecture.

Department Selects 19 Graduate Students and Trainees to Receive Travel Awards

In May 2014, the Department of Global Health awarded fellowships to 19 outstanding students and medical residents. With support from one of these five programs they will travel to 10 countries to work on wide variety of projects addressing issues such as childhood cancer, TB, and mental health. The 2014-2015 fellowship recipients are listed below.

For more information on the fellowships, visit the Global Health Resource Center's Funding and Fieldwork page.