LASP is designed to extend your program of study by providing experiential learning not available on your home campus. All students take immersive Spanish classes (based on your written and oral placement exam). These are foundational for building relationships and gaining insight into Latin American cultures. In all classes, assigned readings, guest speakers, and learning trips are carefully planned to develop critical reflection about your surroundings. Sharing a cafecito, working alongside a local small business owner, and having three unique homestays will all expand your view of the cultures of this vibrant region.

RECOMMENDED CREDITS (16-18)

In addition to the required courses, each student chooses an elective. Courses with an asterisk can be taken in Spanish or English.

 

REQUIRED COURSES CREDITS
Spanish Acquisition 6
Perspectives on Latin America* 3
Regional Study Travel* 1-3
Community Immersion* 3

 

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES CREDITS
Responses to Third World Reality* 3
Community Immersion/Field Experience* 3

 

ADVANCED LANGUAGE & LITERATURE CREDITS
Language & Literature Seminar 3
Community Immersion/Field Experience* 3

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CREDITS
Business Seminar 3
Community Immersion/Field Experience* 3