UCF’s Latin American Studies programs promote an understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Latino/Hispanic populations of the United States. The program includes a strong emphasis on community education and involvement. UCF offers both a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and interdisciplinary minor in Latin American Area Studies.
Our mission is to provide students with the necessary tools and relevant knowledge to understand, study, and work with Hispanic populations. Students will gain a broad and thorough understanding of the Americas in terms of their historical, cultural, social, economic, and political dimensions.
The Latin American Studies programs are interdisciplinary, including the fields of anthropology, art, history, language, literature and political science.
Building Partnerships Throughout Latin America
LAS has partnered with several institutions in Latin America and Europe to provide short-term programs on their campus. Partner institutions include the University of San Ignacio de Loyola in Peru, the University Autónoma de la Yucatan in Mexico, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, and the Escuela de Idiomas in Spain.
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Spotlight on Latin American Studies Alum, Stefanie Babb
October 31, 2019 Stefanie Babb ’18 reflects on her time in the Latin American Studies program. Babb, a technical writer for a software development company, graduated from UCF with a BA in History, aBA in Latin American Studies, and minor in Spanish.
Five ways to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month 2019 at UCF
September 12, 2019 It’s September, which means it’s time for Latinx Heritage Month! Here are 5 fun ways you can celebrate with the College of Arts and Humanities.
Latin American Studies receives Department of Education grant
November 20, 2018 The Latin American Studies program has been awarded a two-year grant entitled “America: Connecting the Continents,” by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Office of Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration
- Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paolo in Brazil
- EducationUSA in Cusco, Peru and Montevideo, Uruguay