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Latin American Studies

Explore Latin American Studies at USF and discover more of yourself as you focus on a fascinating, dynamic, and crucial region of the world. Enjoy the comparative perspectives shared by gifted and energetic professors and engaging fellow students. Look across disciplinary lines as you take Latin American Studies courses in the Humanities, Literature and the Arts, and the Social Sciences. Learn Spanish and study in Latin America for a summer or a semester and gain a profound understanding of the region and its peoples. Prepare yourself for a future where a Latin American Studies degree will give you the skills to navigate and thrive in the increasingly interconnected Americas. Do all this and more by majoring or minoring in Latin American Studies at USF.

The Latin American Studies program fosters close student-teacher relationships as it promotes high standards of academic excellence and prepares leaders who will work for justice for all people. Students will find a rigorous but humane program that supports their personal and intellectual development as it prepares men and women to shape a multicultural world with creativity, generosity, and compassion. The interdisciplinary and comparative nature of Latin American Studies encourages flexibility in perspective and openness to new approaches among faculty and students alike and expresses USF's commitment to the liberal arts.

Study abroad and summer programs give students the profound experience of completing requirements for their major or minor while in Latin America. Experiential learning promotes academic maturity and intellectual growth as students spend a semester abroad at Jesuit universities in Mexico, El Salvador, or Chile. Both majors and minors in Latin American Studies also have the option of taking a month-long summer course, "Border Issues," in Tijuana, Mexico, or the "El Salvador Today" course based in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Outstanding faculty from the departments of Economics, Fine and Performing Arts, History, Media Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and Theology and Religious Studies contribute to Latin American Studies at USF and give life to its curriculum. We share our passion for learning with students who we trust will become teachers of Latin America's importance to the United States and future leaders in the Americas.

Explore Latin American Studies at USF and savor the richness of a fascinating part of our world as you discover yourself and set your future direction.