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Undergraduate Programs

Undergrad Study Abroad Essay Contest

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) invites student submissions for its Second Annual Undergraduate Student Essay Contest. Participants should produce original essays that highlight study abroad experiences in Latin America or the Caribbean. CLACS Undergraduate Student Essay Contest.

Latin American & Caribbean Studies can enhance your perspective on the world, as well as better prepare you for a career in a variety of fields.

Students may choose to pursue a minor or an undergraduate area certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies as they obtain a Bachelor's degree in a primary discipline. These programs are designed to offer integrated regional expertise to students planning careers in teaching, research, journalism, government, business, the non-profit sector, and other areas. View a list of our current undergraduate students on our People webpage.

Course Offerings

Please see the CLACS courses page for more information about specific courses.

Career Opportunities

CLACS sends out weekly notices of available job openings as well as volunteer and internship opportunities in our Novedades e-newsletter (sign up here). Check out our alumni page to see where alumni of the CLACS undergraduate certificate and minor have found employment.

Other resources:

Study Abroad

Student Spotlight

Maria DeSanto is a senior graduating in May 2016 majoring in Political Science and Hispanic Literature with minors in CLACS and Latino Studies as well as a certificate in Political and Civic Engagement. In 2015, Maria spent six months in South America where she studied Social Policy, History, and Literature in Buenos Aires, Argentina and volunteered at a non-profit in La Paz, Bolivia. More >>

Visit our Study Abroad page for more info on various opportunities to study in Latin America or the Caribbean.


To schedule an advising appointment with Natalie Techentin, the CLACS Undergraduate Academic Advisor, use Starnet. Search for "Natalie Techentin" and please reference LTAM or CLACS in your appointment notes. If the Starnet appointment times do not work in your schedule, please email ndwittma[at] or call 812-855-3118 to schedule another time.