Develop a deeper understanding of the diverse heritage and cultures of Latin America, the product of one of the most dramatic intersections of human societies in world history. 

Using tools from anthropology, Spanish, economics, government, art, and history, explore the vast mosaic of peoples and places that comprise Latin America. Match your major and your interests to help shape your perspective. Expand on the cultural and linguistic skills you learn in Spanish courses. Broaden your international understanding by learning more about this vibrant region that plays such a dynamic role in the development of our world.

Study the history, art, politics, and culture of Latin America.

Learn more about the Latin American studies minor.

Faculty from a wide variety of disciplines lead Latin American studies courses.

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Get Global

Hone your language skills and experience places, cultures, and people with study abroad programs like international development in Ecuador or sustainability in Costa Rica.

The Chandler Senior Experience

You can work closely with Latin American Studies faculty to develop a Senior Experience project that incorporates your studies in this field.

Recent Senior Experiences include:

  • Gender and Revolution in the Gothic Novel
  • Cognitive Disability in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Fiction
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Latin American Studies Outcomes

International understanding and experience gives you an edge when pursuing careers with a global perspective.

On Any Given Day... an array of opportunities that await you at Lawrence University.


Jake Frederick | Open Office

Lawrence students visit the office of Jake Frederick, professor of History and Co-director of Latin-American Studies.

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Study Off Campus

IES Quito, Ecuador

Elevate your Spanish by studying in the Andes. Pursue Spanish language study, Spanish-taught elective courses, and even integrate study at a local partner university.

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Your virtual tour starts at the Arch but be sure to check out Briggs Hall, to explore social science learning spaces.