Latin American Studies Program

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 major and the minor. And, since living in Latin America offers invaluable experience in language, culture, and contemporary life issues, students in the program are strongly encouraged to spend a summer or semester in the region.

In addition to its attractive course offerings, the Program sponsors overseas academic activities in Costa Rica, Chile, and Brazil, a variety of scholarly and cultural events for the Villanova community.

“Inheriting the Liberal State:  Postcolonial Citizen and Ethnic Migration from Latin America to the Netherlands and Japan”
Dr. Michael Sharpe, City University of New York.
Thursday. March 31   4:30 – 6:30 pm 
Garey Hall, Cafe


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Contact Information

Latin American Studies
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Saint Augustine Center Room 273
Villanova, PA 19085

Program Director
Dr. Satya Pattnayak, 610.519.4773
Administrative Assistant
Joyce Harden, 610.519.4640
Office: SAC 277



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