Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs at the University of New Orleans offer courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Spanish language, social sciences, humanities, business, and science.
Concentration Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The BAIS concentration in Latin American & Caribbean Studies is designed to produce students with a broad and deep understanding of the history, culture, politics, and society of Latin America and the Caribbean region.
The concentration prepares students for careers in international business, law, economic development, journalism, education, and social services. The Latin American & Caribbean Studies concentration also provides an excellent foundation for graduate work in Latin American & Caribbean Studies or within a particular social science discipline.
Interdisciplinary Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The BAIS Program in the College of Liberal Arts administers the minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The minor signifies that students have a basic and general understanding of this part of the world. Courses up to master’s level in Spanish language. Classes in the social sciences, humanities, business, and science—all with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean—are also on offered on a regular basis.
The University of New Orleans sponsors the following programs available to students and faculty members in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and other members of the university community:
UNO-Costa Rica Summer Program
This travel-study program provides students an in-depth learning experience in Central America. Students live with local families while attending classes in such areas as anthropology, biology, political science and Spanish taught by UNO and University of Costa Rica-San Ramon faculty members.
Year-long Student Exchanges
The University of New Orleans has signed agreements with a number of universities in Costa Rica, Brazil, and Chile to promote faculty and student exchanges and the development of joint academic and cultural programs.
To find out more, go to inst.uno.edu/costa.
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