Hispanic and Latino Studies - Study Away
Hispanic and Latino Studies students are encouraged to consider studying away!
If you’d like to study away for a semester, you can expand your intercultural knowledge and immerse yourself in language learning in Oaxaca, México or Granada, Spain. Learn more below.
If you’re thinking of studying away in J-Term, faculty led study away courses vary each year. Program offerings are announced each January one year in advance for the following J-Term. Recently, Lutes have studied in Montevideo, Uruguay and Oaxaca, México.
Gateway Program: Oaxaca, México
- Explore Mexican history, development, society and environment through an interdisciplinary view of Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Mexico
- Learn about U.S.-Mexico relations and gain an in-depth perspective of Mexican immigration to — and the hispanization of — the United States
- Experience approaches to, and strategies for, social change, and the value placed on these processes by diverse groups in the Oaxaca region and across Mexico
- Integrate academic knowledge and intercultural skills in an internship with a local nonprofit organization focused on an issue related to your academic, personal or professional goals
- Build knowledge of pressing issues facing Mexico today through extended study tours to Mexico City and the states of Puebla and Morelos
- Increase Spanish proficiency to advanced, advanced plus or superior through a complete immersion program
Featured Program: Granada, Spain
In Granada you will find yourself immersed in a city with a deep and interesting history, a modern flair and old world beauty. At the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada’s jewel, the Alhambra, watches over the city. During the day you will dive into the Spanish and Granadan language and culture through courses, museum visits, cultural events and interactions with your host family. Through the evening you will continue your cultural and language immersion as you chat with some of the many thousands of university students, relax in a café or tapas bar, or simply sleep and dream in Spanish. Program Overview The Granada program is available during fall and spring semesters. Courses are taken at the ILACA Granada Center and the University of Granada’s modern language center, El Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM). The CLM provides Spanish language courses to students from around the world taught by experienced professors in a beautiful and traditional facility. Each semester begins with a comprehensive orientation program followed by an intensive Spanish language course (Intensivo). After Intensivo, students choose, depending on language ability, from a variety of topics courses taken at the ILACA Granada Center or at the CLM.