Study Abroad in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, or Portugal

We strongly encourage students enrolled in either the Latin American Studies concentration or major to study abroad.  Likewise, we also invite students who choose to study in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain or Portugal to consider enrolling in a Latin American Studies program.  Students from the University of Scranton who study in these regions/countries are especially suited to the Latin American Studies, since courses taken at foreign universities in history, politics, language, literature, religion, philosophy, and other academic disciplines might be applicable to our major or concentration.   

Prior to travel abroad, students should consult with the Director of Latin American Studies for guidance and preapproval of study abroad courses so that you can be sure that you are on track to graduate when you return home. 

The Latin American Studies program is designed to advance students' awareness and understanding of Latin America. It seeks to provide both broad, general knowledge of the entire Latin American region, and in-depth knowledge of specific countries, regional groupings of countries, and cultures both dominant and marginal. The program is open to all majors and it consists of courses from a variety of disciplines with a primary focus on Latin America.

Students who wish to study for 1 semester or a full academic year abroad should contact the International Programs and Services Office https://www.scranton.edu/academics/IPS/study-abroad/index.shtml for more information.

For students desiring a study abroad experience in a shorter timeframe, The Latin American Studies program currently offers short-term study abroad programs during January Intersession.  This is an economical option, since the University of Scranton offers these courses at the discounted tuition rate, thus helping to offset the costs of travel.    

LA/WS 395 Women and Development in Latin America:  This travel course takes students to visit one or more women’s economic cooperatives in Latin America. Through reading, reflection, and site visits, students will be challenged to understand the burdens placed on women in Latin America as well as the roles that women have played in that region’s development. (Prerequisite: At least one of the following: PS 219SOC 220HIST 125HIST 126 or HIST 213PHIL 218PHIL 231WOMN 215/SOC 315 or have permission of the instructors.)

SPAN 295 Contemporary Mexican Culture and Language:   An intersession travel course to Puebla, Mexico (January 5 - 25, 2019); 3 credits in Humanities (foreign language area) and cultural diversity credit. This course is team-taught by University of Scranton faculty from the Department of World Languages and Cultures with assistance from faculty at Universidad Iberoamericana. Permission of instructor required to register. Taken in conjunction with LAS 295. (Prerequisite: SPAN 211 or higher)

LAS 295 Contemporary Mexican Culture and Language:  Taught (in Spanish) in Mexico during Intersession (January 5 - 25, 2019); counts in Spring 2019 semester.  An intersession travel course to Puebla, Mexico; 3 credits in the social sciences (political science) and cultural diversity credit. The course is team-taught by University of Scranton faculty from the Department of World Languages and Cultures with assistance from faculty at Universidad Iberoamericana. Permission of instructor required to register. Taken in conjunction with SPAN 295.  (Prerequisite: SPAN 211 or higher)