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Interested in understanding and exploring Latin America and the Caribbean?

The Latin American Studies Center (LASC) at the University of Maryland is your gateway to the region. The Center provides:
  • Courses on Latin America and the Caribbean and related topics, taught in both English and Spanish

  • Spanish, Portuguese, and Nahuatl language instruction

  • A space for research on a wide range of subjects including Latin American cultures, democracy, governance, civil society, labor, gender, literature, ethnicity, and migration

  • Outreach programs in nearby Latino communities

  • National and international conferences and symposia

  • Internships in public, private, and non-governmental organizations

  • Study abroad programs throughout Latin America and the Caribbean



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Latin American Studies Center
2151 Taliaferro Hall, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 405-6459
Email: lasc@umd.edu