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Student Resource Overview

Our Location and Student Life

Our location in Seattle provides students with exciting opportunities to gain research and work experience in cutting-edge research institutions and biomedical and technology companies such as the Center for Infectious Disease Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, Sage Bionetworks, Dendreon, ZymoGenetics, Microsoft,, Google, Boeing, F5 Networks, and Intel. Students also have abundant opportunities to collaborate with researchers in nationally top-ranked programs within the University of Washington, including those in the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Public Health, the College of Engineering, the Information School, and the Department of Linguistics.

UW’s Guide to Exploring Seattle 

The University of Washington’s main campus is bordered by Lake Washington and a vibrant district of restaurants, theaters, and the arts. Considered one of the most livable cities in the U.S., Seattle sits at the foot of the Cascade mountains and on the Puget Sound. It provides year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation and is one of the most exciting cities for art and music in the country. BHI students come from diverse backgrounds including a number of international students. International students are encouraged to apply.

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Student Resources

The University of Washington’s Student Guide contains a wealth of student resource information.