Why Latin American Studies?

The Latin American Studies program takes an interdisciplinary approach to providing students with language and cultural skills that serve as the foundation for careers in various sectors, such as business, law, public service, humanitarian work, and healthcare.

Professional Development

  • Community Interpreter Internship: A community-based experience helping lawyers translate and interpret for the Philadelphia Hispanic community 
  • Center for Culture, Art, Training and Education (CCATE)
  • Cultural competencies, awareness, and sensitivity 
  • Appreciation for cultural differences 
  • Language proficiency 
  • Research and presentation skills 
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving 
  • Ability to work with diverse populations 
  • Education/Language Services 
  • Foreign Service 
  • Global Health 
  • Government/Politics 
  • International Sales/Business 
  • Tourism and Travel Industry 
  • Public Administration 
  • International Law 
  • Nonprofits 


Chiji Akoma, PhD
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies
(610) 519-6967

Joyce Harden
Administrative Assistant