Cornell students in Costa Rica

Major or minor in Latin American studies

Pursuing Latin American studies at Cornell College is a unique experience. Because of the small class sizes, which are capped at 25 students, you have in-depth discussions and personalized instruction.

The Latin American studies program offers invaluable skills in communicating, writing clearly, and in critical thinking—skills that are especially useful in the era of globalization. Latin American studies prepares you for many different kinds of graduate school or career experiences and can be especially useful in careers in government service (both foreign and domestic), the ministry and other forms of church service, journalism, teaching, international business and trade, social work, and international service organizations in the United States and abroad. 

Benefits of One Course At A Time

The One Course At A Time curriculum offers the freedom of long class periods and allows you to be immersed in one class full-time for three and a half weeks.

Off-campus study

One Course At A Time makes it possible for you to travel to countries like Guatemala for immersive language instruction. Cornell's associations with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) and the School for International Training (SIT), also provide access to semester-long programs in Costa Rica, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.

In addition, Cornell faculty lead various block-long courses to Latin America and students in areas as diverse as economics and business, education, and biology have all traveled to Latin America recently.