The Villanova Latin American Studies Program, established in 1988, offers students in all of the university's four undergraduate colleges the opportunity to acquire a broad multi-disciplinary understanding and appreciation of Latin America. Students may pursue either a minor or the more comprehensive major. Both are designed to complement a variety of majors; many concentration and minor courses can also be used to satisfy core curriculum requirements.
Since language is essential to understanding any culture, a degree of language proficiency is an integral part of both the concentration and the minor. And, since living in Latin America offers invaluable experience in language, culture, and contemporary life and issues, students in the program are strongly encouraged to spend a summer or semester there.
In addition to its attractive course offerings, the Program sponsors overseas programs in Costa Rica, Chile, a Sustainable Development program, and a variety of scholarly and cultural events for the Villanova community.
- Study Abroad in Costa Rica, 2013
For more information, please see the ICDS website and their brochure.
Conference On Latin American Studies and Open House
Student Research in Focus
The Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium (GPLASC) & Villanova -Latin American Studies Program Celbrating the 25th Year
Friday, December 6, 2013
12:00 p.m.~5:00 p.m.
Keynote Speech at 12:35 p.m. by:
Mariana Pardes, Research Associate, Department of Sociology and Criminology.
Murgueros Making Public Space Public in Buenos Aires
Since March 2012, Mariana Pardes has served as a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Villanova University. Mariana earned her Master's degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University (2011). Previously, Mariana worked in a variety of capacities within social service, educational, and nonprofit organizations. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College (2000).
Lecture and Reading by
Joan Martins, Poet/Author Born in Portugal
November 11, 2013
St. Augustine Center 300
Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies
SUMMER 2014- CONSIDER CHILE!!!!
LANGUAGE, CULTURE and INTERNSHIP IN CHILE
At the PONTIFICIA CATOLICA UNIVERSIDAD en VALPARAÍSO (PCUV)
Catholic University at Valparaíso.
Do you want to improve and/or enhance your Spanish language skills? Do you want to experience a complete immersion into the language and culture? Do you want to earn credits towards your major or minor in Spanish; Economics; History; Business; Latin American Studies?
If you have a good command of Spanish you may want to apply for an Internship* in the following disciplines :
- Negocios (Business)
- Comunicación y cultura (Communications Studies; Cultural Studies)
- Desarrollo social (Social Service; Social Development; Social Affairs)
Relevant for the following majors:
Business- Marketing- Economics- Communication- International Studies- Social Services- Social Work- Latin American Studies.
*An interview via Skype prior to acceptance is required!
Apply NOW for this exciting six-week summer program in CHILE! You can earn up to 6 credits!
Cost: TBA soon!
Included: Guided study tours in Valparaíso, Santiago, Viña del Mar.
Also, a 4-day TOUR of BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.
The program will enrich your mind with an in-depth exposure to the following course offerings on Chilean culture, politics, economic model, and language.
May 22 - July 4, 2014
CATOLICA PONTIFICIA Location
For more detailed information contact us ASAP
Faculty Program Coordinator
Dr. Adriana Merino
Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
College of Arts & Sciences
St. Augustine Center 344