The Puerto Rico Winter Institute (PRWI) is a two-week seminar in collaboration with the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras (UPR). The program is led by UPR Professor Pedro Reina Perez.
The program aims to:
Establish a new, mutually productive exchange between Faculty and students from Harvard University and the University of Puerto Rico, in an annual seminar
Foster conversation on themes of common interest for Puerto Rico that will lead to collaborations (publications, symposia, academic exchanges)
Engender awareness and understanding of Puerto Rico and its present condition to produce new scholarship and expand academic ventures
Take advantage of San Juan as a center of academic and intellectual activity at the crossroads of the hemisphere
Enhance understanding among faculty and students through teaching and outreach activities
24 students will be selected to participate in the seminar (12 from Harvard University, 12 from the University of Puerto Rico). Undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible to apply from all disciplines and schools. Preference will be given to graduate students, and/or students whose research interests best align with the themes of the seminar and region. Fluency in Spanish is required.
Each student will submit a final project/deliverable focused on selected topics relating to the program. A project blog will feature the writings of participants, together with photos and video.
- A completed application form via CARAT
A personal statement
- 500 words written in English stating your: area of expertise, research interest(s), potential contribution(s) to the outcomes of the seminar, time to graduation (year of study)
- Updated resume
Current Fall 2021 Unofficial Transcript
- You must demonstrate proof of enrollment in Fall 2021 courses
Program Costs & Availablity of Funding
The PRWI is generously supported by the Wilbur Marvin Foundation and has no program fee.
Admitted students will be billed a $50 confirmation deposit to secure their spot.
A stipend will be provided to participants to assist with participation.