Many of the students in the Latin American and Latino Studies Program have studied abroad at universities in countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.
There are many wonderful options for Latin American and Latino Studies major and minors to study abroad. This page contains information that will assist students in determining how to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.
Generally, students who study abroad for one semester or an academic year have no difficulty completing the Latin American and Latino Studies major or minor.
The Latin American and Latino Studies major and minor cover the broad spectrum of Latin American and Latino experience. Any course taken abroad that focuses on Latin American or U.S. Latino experience from the disciplinary perspective of history, arts, literature, politics, economics, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, political science, public health, etc, might count toward the major or minor. Such courses can be conducted in either English or Spanish.There can be exceptions to these guidelines. It is important to discuss your courses with the LALS study abroad liaison.
Sample of Approved Programs with Latin American and Latino Studies Course Work
For a list of programs with Latin American and Latino Studies course work visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Approved Program List. Additional programs might have acceptable coursework, but this list shows the primary locations where previous Brandeis students in LALS have studied.
Study Abroad Liaison
Each academic department and program has a study abroad liaison who can answer questions about receiving major/minor credit and help you make choices about your study abroad program. You should speak with this faculty member before you go abroad, and again once you have returned.
The liaison for Latin American and Latino Studies is Professor Fernando Rosenberg.
Requesting Credit in Latin American and Latino Studies
The Office of Study Abroad and the Office of the Registrar decide whether a course may be counted as Brandeis credit, and how much credit a course might receive. If you have questions about course credit, please contact the Office of Study Abroad in Usdan 127 or tel. 63483.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the Latin American and Latino Studies study abroad liaison receives copies of all official paperwork regarding your study abroad. To ensure this, you will need to contact the Office of Study Abroad. Please keep all materials (syllabi, handouts, exercises, quizzes, exams, papers) from each course for which you hope to receive credit in case questions arise.
Students wishing to receive credit in Latin American and Latino Studies for non-Brandeis courses during the academic year should download the Petition for Major/Minor Transfer Credit (TC03). After filling out the form and gathering the necessary paperwork, please make an appointment to meet with the study abroad liaison listed above.
The Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) program each year awards Jane's Travel Grants to Brandeis students to conduct research in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Latin American diaspora in the United States.
The Office of Study Abroad also has information on both Brandeis-based and national scholarships for study.