Liaison: Lindsay Mayka
Study Abroad Policies and Recommendations:
Majors are required to spend at least one semester in Latin America matriculated in a program that offers university-level courses (not in a language acquisition program); all course work abroad must be conducted in either Spanish or Portuguese. All study-abroad plans must be approved by the director of the Latin American Studies Program. Programs not on the preapproved list will be considered through our own petition process (apart from that of Off-Campus Study). Petitions may be sent to the Director of Latin American Studies, and will be shared with the Board. For study in Brazil, please explain how you will be prepared to study and live in a Portuguese-speaking environment. If a major has attended this program previously, please mention this. We strongly encourage you to read evaluations on file at OCS before petitioning.
Students may count up to four semester courses of foreign study credit toward the major if they study abroad for an entire year, but only up to two semester courses if they study abroad for just one semester. Students with transfer credits should be advised that four semester courses, combining study abroad and credits from other institutions, is the maximum total permitted to count toward the LAS major.
Follow the links for each approved program below: