study abroad students on excursion

The Latin American & Caribbean studies program seeks to develop a deeper understanding of the peoples and cultures of our Latin American and Caribbean neighbors. Through a multidisciplinary program in the humanities and social sciences, students prepare to pursue their interests in international organizations, education, business, government, communication, and journalism.

Language Skills

Demonstrated proficiency in Spanish beyond the intermediate level is required. Normally this can be fulfilled by successful completion of one 300-level course. For native speakers and in the case where the student’s area of interest is better served by knowledge of another language (e.g., Portuguese or French), proficiency will be determined by an examination administered by the World Languages & Cultural Studies Department.

Study Abroad

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in a study abroad program. We are affiliated with institutions in Mexico and Costa Rica. Our students have studied at the Tecnológico de Monterrey and the Universidad Iberoamerica in Mexico, as well as the International Center for Development Studies in Costa Rica. Others take advantage of the International Internship Program with a placement in Latin America or the Caribbean. In addition, students have the option of participating in a domestic internship related to Latin America or the Caribbean.