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Latin American Area Studies Program

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Center of Latin American Studies

The nationally recognized Center of Latin American Studies promotes interdisciplinary study of Latin America and its languages through teaching, scholarship, outreach, study abroad, and international exchanges. It administers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and graduate certificate programs in Central American and Mexican Studies and Brazilian Studies. Areas of particular strength are Central America, Mexico, Brazil, and Paraguay. Languages include Spanish, Portuguese, Kachiquel Maya, Quichua, and Haitian Creole. The center coordinates Latin American events on campus including lectures, films, exhibits, and theatrical performances. Exchanges and study abroad programs have been developed in Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. The center offers outreach to schools, businesses, and the community and serves as a resource for the state, the region, and the nation.

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