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

Internships

Academic Advice

Scholarships

Department Contact

Resources for Advisors

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.

Program Suggestions

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

Faculty-Led Programs

Location

Program

Available Courses

El Salvador, Guatemala

Social Work

UNDERGRADUATE:

SW 354: International Service (3 credits)

Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement.

Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement. 

GRADUATE:

SW 630: Social Work Global Service Learning (3 credits)

SEMESTER AND ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Program Type

Courses

Chile

Universidad del Bío-Bío

Partnership

Available Courses

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas

Partnership

Available Courses

Chile

IFSA: Pontificia Universidad/Universidad Tecnico Valparaiso

External

Available Courses

Colombia

ISA: Barranquilla

External

Available Courses

Dominican Republic

ISA: Santiago

External

Available Courses

Chile

API: UNIVERSIDAD ADOLFO IBÁÑEZ Viña del Mar

External

Available Courses

Mexico

Mexico Solidarity Network

External

Available Courses

Peru

ISA: Lima, Peru

External

Available Courses

Cuba

CIEE: Havana

External

Available Courses

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Location

Program

Program Type

Courses 

Dominican Republic

ISA: Santiago

External

Available Courses

Mexico

Mexico Solidarity Network

External

Available Courses

Chile 

Universidad del Bío-Bío

Partnership

Available Courses

INTERNSHIPS

Gain real-world experience globally and build your international network by participating in an internship abroad. 

Internships Abroad

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EXPLORE OTHER PROGRAM OPTIONS

 

There are other program options available. Schedule a study abroad advising appointment to learn more or browse our other program options:

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ACADEMIC ADVICE

 

  • The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year.
  • Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and Issues requirements abroad
  • Students taking at least 3 credits abroad will fulfill their Global Perspectives requirement
  • Students should be working with their faculty mentor to plan and make appropriate course selections for study abroad.

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please visit our Course Approval page. 

Once you have selected a program, schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to discuss your plans.


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Latin American and Latino/a Studies Gift Fund

Brooks College Scholarship for Study Abroad

Explore more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page 

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