There are many exciting options throughout Latin America for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx 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.
The Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies major and minor cover the broad spectrum of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx experience. Any course taken abroad that focuses on Latin American, Caribbean, or U.S. Latinx 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 LACLS study abroad liaison.
Sample of Approved Programs with Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies Coursework
- Brandeis in Mérida: Public Health in the Yucatán - Mérida, Mexico
- Indigenous Peoples and Globalization in Cusco (SIT) - Cuzco, Peru
- Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (SSA) - San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Social Justice and Inequality in Sao Paulo (CET) - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer LACLS coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to filter options or search for unique program traits like internships or research. Additional programs might have acceptable coursework, but this list shows the primary locations where LACLS courses may be available.
Study Abroad LiaisonTo assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the Study Abroad Liaison. As every department has different policies regarding credit from abroad, the Study Abroad Liaison can assist you with guidance on major/minor credit. Find the Study Abroad Liaison for LACLS here.
Requesting Credit in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx StudiesStudents wishing to receive credit in LACLS for coursework done off-campus during the academic year should discuss these plans with the Study Abroad Liaison. All students as part of their application process for either a summer or semester term abroad will be required to have a course proposal reviewed by the department if they wish to receive credit in that major/minor. For the semester, this is an initial conversation and students should continue to discuss plans with the department as they have more course information (syllabi, etc.). For the summer, courses are pre-approved. Upon return, semester students should complete the Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form for final and formal review.
The Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (LACLS) 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.