Latin American and Latino/a Studies

 

Latin American and Latino/a Studies students at GVSU focus on studying the culture and civilizations of Latin American nations. In the process, students are taught to adopt a cultural frame that prepares them to travel, develop projects abroad, and make meaningful connections with counterparts in the countries that interest them most. Study abroad is the perfect vehicle for students wishing to get a head start on accomplishing these goals while still enrolled in college.

Latin American Studies

Mexico

As a Latin American and Latino/a Studies minor, you already have the significant advantage of spending a few weeks, a semester, or even a year studying abroad in a Latin American country with a strong academic background in and knowledge of the culture. While taking in the imposing ruins of the Incan empire in Cuzco, Peru you will undoubtedly feel closer to Latin American culture than ever before. Perhaps you can see yourself giving a presentation in a Colombian classroom on Simon Bolivar’s crucial role in the Latin American struggle for independence from Spain. Or maybe you’ve always dreamt of taking in a seaside promenade with Dominican friends on the beaches of Santo Domingo.

Study abroad can help materialize the cultural frame you’ve adopted in your study of Latin America. It is the immersive experience that will transform your way of thinking about the world, strengthen your professional resume, and increase your confidence in cross-cultural situations. Hone your academic training in one of the countries that captured your imagination from the start. Whether it’s Brazil, Mexico, Nicaragua or Chile—you’ve quite the selection to choose from.

Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • Latin American and Latino/a Studies minors may take courses abroad.
  • No restrictions have been specified by the Latin American and Latino/a Studies program.
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process. Get info, here!

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and non-GVSU options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill general education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other non-GVSU options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Host Institution or University

Term

Faculty Led

El Salvador

Social Work

Summer 

Partnership

Chile 

Universidad del Bío-Bío

Semester, Non Traditional Academic year or summer

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas

Semester or Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Program Type

Country

Host Institution University

Term

Non-GVSU

Chile

IFSA: Ponificia Universidad/Universidad Tecnico Valparaiso

semester or Academic year

Non-GVSU

Cuba

Mexico Solidarity Network

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

Cuba

ISA: Havana

Summer

Non-GVSU

Cuba

Experiencing Cuba: Past & Present

Summer

Non-GVSU

Colombia

ISA: Barranquilla

Semester or Academic year

Non-GVSU

Dominican Republic

ISA: Santiago

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Argentina

IES: UCES, UCMA, USAL, UCA

Semester Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Argentina

SOL Education Abroad

Semester Academic year

Non-GVSU

Chile

API: UNIVERSIDAD ADOLFO IBÁÑEZ Viña del Mar

Semester or Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Chile

ASA: Vina del Mar

Semester or Summer

Non-GVSU

Costa Rica

USAC: Puntarenas

semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Costa rica

ISA: Heredia

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Costa Rica

USAC: San Ramon

Semester or Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Mexico

SOL Education Abroad

Semester, Academic Year or Summer

Non-GVSU

Mexico

Mexico Solidarity Network

Semester, Academic Year or summer

Non-GVSU

Peru

ASA: Cuzco, Peru

Semester, Academic Year or summer

Non-GVSU

Peru

ISA: Lima, Peru

Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Brazil

ISA: Florianopolis

Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Venezuela

UM:Venezuela

Semester, Academic Year or summer

Internships

Type of Program

Country

Host Institutions, Univeristy

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

USAC Study-Internships

Semester, Academic Year, Summer

Non-GVSU

Buenos Aires

CAPA Internships

Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CIS Study-Internships

Semester, Academic Year or Summer

Non-GVSU

Chile

ISA Study-Internships

Semester, Academic Year or Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA Service Learning

Semester, Academic Year or Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

World Endeavors Internships

Semester, Academic Year or Summer

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

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Latin American and Latino/a Studies Gift Fund

The Latin American Studies Gift Fund exists to support the scholarly and professional development of students minoring in Latin American Studies.

Students in good academic standing and a faculty reference may apply for mini-grants (up to $500) to support academic conference attendance or participation, study abroad, internships, and major research projects, or student-faculty collaborative research project

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To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact

David Stark (Primary)

616-331-3174

starkd@gvsu.edu

  • Steeve Buckridge
  • Phone: (616) 331-8110
  • Email: buckrids@gvsu.edu


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