Is it for me?
To find out, ask yourself: Do I appreciate and respect cultural diversity? Am I curious about the nations south of the United States? Have I had travel or work experiences that have taught me about people from these countries? Do I communicate well orally and in writing? Do I know some Spanish or Portuguese? If I don't, am I willing to master one of them? Am I a good student who can juggle diverse courses?
What Is Latin American Area Studies?
The Latin American & Caribbean Studies program offers students a broad background in the languages, history, politics, and cultures of Mexico and the countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Because the program is interdisciplinary, it draws on faculty and courses from around the university with special interests in these countries.