Latin American and Latinx 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 and Latino/a Studies Study Abroad Programs

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 external 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 external options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Host Institution or University

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Faculty Led

El Salvador, Guatemala

Social Work

   

 

Partnership

Chile 

Universidad del Bío-Bío

 

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas

   

External

Program Type

Country

Host Institution University

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

External

Chile

IFSA: Pontificia Universidad/Universidad Tecnico Valparaiso

 

External

Cuba

Experiencing Cuba: Past & Present

   

External

Colombia

ISA: Barranquilla

 

External

Dominican Republic

ISA: Santiago

External

Argentina

SOL Education Abroad

 

External

Chile

API: UNIVERSIDAD ADOLFO IBÁÑEZ Viña del Mar

 

External

Costa Rica

USAC: Puntarenas

 

External

Mexico

Mexico Solidarity Network

External

Peru

ISA: Lima, Peru

 

External

Brazil

ISA: Florianopolis

 

External

Cuba

CIEE: Havana

 

Internships

Type of Program

Country

Host Institutions, Univeristy

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

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)

starkd@gvsu.edu

105 Lake Ontario Hall

Steeve Buckridge

buckrids@gvsu.edu

105 Lake Ontario Hall