CLAS in Latin America


Country Programs

Currently, the program offers graduate summer programs in BrazilChile and Colombia, and encourages undergraduate study in Ecuador and Argentina.  Most students receive financial aid to attend these summer programs - in 2016 nearly all applicants received some form of aid.  We will shortly announce when the application opens.

In each country students participate in coursework and internships at organizations that match their stated objectives. 

Click here to read the CLAS Summer Blog which features posts written by CLAS students.

If interested. please fill out the Summer Program Application Form and email it to Julie McMurtry.

spring break global experience: PEru

Make Spring Break count and embark on a week-long journey through the history, culture, and politics of Peru with the Center for Latin American Studies!

This week will provide students with firsthand knowledge of contemporary Peruvian politics, economics, and culture, as well as of Jesuit missions in Peru and the opportunity to connect with Peruvian students and educators.  

Application due Friday, December 8, 2017.


MA students have the opportunity to apply for internship funding to support unpaid and minimally-paid internships throughout the world.  The guidelines allow for students to propose and pursue their own internships, tailoring their international experiences to better suit their interests and aspirations. 

Travel Research Grants

Students may also choose to apply for travel research grants.  In recent years, CLAS students have received funding to research political participation in Brazil, impacts of tourism in Colombia, the Guelaguetza festival in Mexico, Oil and Revolution in Cuba, and narratives of identity in Peru, to name a few.