Six courses traveled to tropical field stations in February

Fifty-seven students joined their Cornell professors for courses in the Bahamas and Belize during block 6. Cornell courses have traveled to the Gerace Research Center in the Bahamas for years, and 2013 marked the third annual trip to a field station in Latin America. Read More

Boughton takes advantage of Spanish immersion opportunities

Block plan enables Spanish study in Guatemala

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Latin American Studies

Program overview

Major/minor: Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary program that includes courses from a range of disciplines, including politics, anthropology, art, economics and business, and Spanish. 

One Course At A Time

Pursuing Latin American Studies at Cornell College is a unique experience.  The One Course At A Time system allows our students to be immersed in one class for three and a half weeks without the interference of other course work.  Because of the small class size (cap of 25 students), it is a great opportunity for students who want to have in-depth discussions and personalized instruction. 

Off-campus study

One Course At A Time makes it possible for students to travel to travel to countries like Guatemala for immersive language instruction. Cornell's associations with the ACM (the Associated Colleges of the Midwest) and SIT (School for International Training), also provide access to semester-long programs in Costa Rica, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. In addition, Cornell faculty lead various block-long courses to Latin America: the Spanish department regularly takes students to Mexico and Bolivia, and students in areas as diverse as economics and business, education, and biology have all traveled to Latin America recently. Many of these programs are outlined in greater detail on the Spanish website.

Careers

Latin American Studies prepares students for many different kinds of graduate school or career experiences and can be especially useful in such careers as government service (both foreign and domestic), the ministry and other forms of church service, journalism, teaching, international business and trade, social work, and international service organizations in the United States and abroad.