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The Center for Latin American Studies at San Diego State University has been providing educational opportunities since 1942, and is renowned for program offerings in the indigenous languages of Mexico. We offer a multidisciplinary undergraduate major and minor in Latin American Studies and a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies at the graduate level. We are also proud to offer three concurrent graduate degree programs in professional studies: Master of Arts in Latin American Studies plus a Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Health (MPH), or Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Through active participation in Latin American communities, partnerships with different educational institutions, and multiple transnational collaborations, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) seeks to provide students a unique opportunity to explore Latin America. CLAS supports research, community outreach, conferences, internships, study abroad, and other activities dedicated to teaching students, working professionals, and community members about Latin American economies, aesthetics, ecology, society, culture, and languages.
News and Events
- Ready to study abroad in Brazil?
Here’s an opportunity to get to know Brazil better, as well as learn some Portuguese. In support of launching Brazil’s Science without Borders program, The Universidade Paulista of Sao Paulo, Brazil is offering a scholarship program, open to students from around the world at the 3rd- 5th semester undergraduate/graduate levels for short-term study in Brazil.
Learn more about this program
- From the Fringes to the Front lines: The Fashion and Passions for Everyday Life
Recognizing the importance of addressing crucial issues that the LGBT Latina/o community faces in Latin America and in the U.S., The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) presents an event that creates awareness of the marginalization of these communities.
Learn more about the event
- The Brazil Program (TBP) for Faculty
The Brazil Program announces funding opportunities for Faculty who work in or on Brazil. Information on the proposals and review periods can be found under Funding Opportunities.
- New Hot Spot: Protesting Democracy in Brazil
Cultural Anthropology announces the publication of a new Hot Spot, edited by Alexander S. Dent and Rosana Pinheiro-Machado: "Protesting Democracy in Brazil."
Learn more about the publication
- Mexican Art & Civilization Collection at SDSU Library
The SDSU Love Library's Department of Special Collections is now host to a wonderful new collection pertaining primarily to Mexican Art & Civilization received last year and now finally cataloged: The Christopher D. Sickels Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection.
Learn more about the collection
- CLAS e-Bulletin
Listing of Latin America related events, programs, conferences, fellowships, and scholarships.
View the e-Bulletin