Study Abroad

Liaison: Ben Fallaw

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 Spanish or Portuguese. Spanish 135 and 231 must be completed before the semester or year abroad. All study abroad plans must be approved by the director of the Latin American Studies program.

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:

CIEE Argentina

Washington University in Chile

Butler in Peru

Middlebury in Uruguay

JanPlan Abroad Courses 2015-16:

AY243  Globalization, Democracy, and Political Transformation in Bolivia  
Three credit hours.  S, I.  Tate

Students will learn a range of perspectives on recent Bolivian history; gain the ability to analyze Bolivian politics, economy, and social relations; and identify and trace critical forms of interconnection between Bolivia and contemporary global systems. Based in Cochabamba, students will live with host families, hear from analysts and activists, gain an understanding of anthropological vocabulary and concepts, conduct original research, and reflect critically on international fieldwork. Scholarships are available for students receiving financial aid through the Latin American Studies Program. Prerequisite: One year of college Spanish or equivalent, demonstrated interested in Latin America, and instructor permission.

There is an information session on September 24 at 4pm in Diamond 141. Interested students are encouraged to contact Professor Winifred Tate,

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