Latin American Studies Center

Certificate and Minor Programs

The certificate and minor in Latin American Studies are a 21-credit and 15-credit program respectively, designed to explore Latin American and Caribbean cultures, democracy, governance, civil society, labor, gender, art, literature, ethnicity, and migration. The certificate is a research-based program, which requires a 3-credit capstone course during your senior year (offered only in the Fall). The minor focuses on a professional path by requiring the completion of a 3-credit internship in a prestigious local and/or international organization (during the Spring or Fall semesters). To Learn more about class visits click here.

El Boletín

To receive our monthly Boletín of local Latin American events and register for our listserv, email us at

UPCOMING CONFERENCE Disruption: Destructive and Generative Ruptures in Latin America and the Caribbean

The virtual conference will take place on Zoom webinar. We welcome contributions in English, Spanish, Spanglish, Portuguese, French, or Creole. Inquiries may be sent to the Latin American Studies Center at the University of Maryland,

Virtual Office Hours

Tuesday AND Thursday -12 to 2 PM Or by Appointment email