Latin American & Caribbean Studies is an interdisciplinary program of rigorous academic work designed to give students a broad understanding of the people, history, politics, arts and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean, with the broader goal of enhancing domestic and international career opportunities. The program also promotes awareness of the relationships between Latin America and the U.S. and of the Latino community in the U.S.
Faculty from several departments teach courses focused on Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino topics. We offer courses in English, Spanish, and French, and encourage study abroad in Latin America, which includes courses and internships in Ecuador and courses and service learning options in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. We sponsor and co-sponsor many academic, social and cultural events on campus every semester.
An Alum's Perspective: Nora Lang ’09
Ph.D. student and Spanish instructor, University of California, Santa Cruz
"My interests in the Spanish language, the complex nature of language learning, and issues surrounding equity in education emerged during my time at SUNY New Paltz. Today, I continue to work to weave those passions together."
Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program
Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
State University of New York at New Paltz
Old Main 204
New Paltz, NY 12561-2499
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