Professor Martin Camps conducts a class sessionLos Danzantes de Pacifica perform a traditional danceA Latino Graduation banner reads, "Si Se Pudo," which means "Yes We Can"
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Latin American Studies Program

The Latin American Studies Program is open to students in every school, major and discipline. Choose the social and academic options of interest to you. A minor in U.S. Latino or Latin American Studies? We have it. Ballet Folklórico? We will teach you. Need to learn or improve your Spanish? Join our Spanish conversation tables or take advantage of our tutoring service. Better yet, take advantage of our intensive summer immersion program in Antigua, Guatemala.  

Time to have some fun?  Join us for a Latin Music Performance or a Latin Dance Night. Looking for community? Hang out with us in Raymond Lodge. Come live in Casa Jackson. Join us on field trips to special cultural events and destinations. And yes, there is an intellectual side. Listen to and meet famous writers, artists, filmmakers, activists, musicians and academics from the U.S. and Latin America.  

Join us for an exciting calendar of events for LATIN@ HERITAGE MONTH 2013! 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTSStudents pose in front of a mural in the San Francisco Mission district

  • Spanish Conversation Tables
  • Minor in Latin American/U.S. Latino Studies
  • Casa Jackson Living and Learning Community
  • Latin Dance Nights
  • Ballet Folklórico
  • Spanish Language Movie Series
  • Field trips
  • Enhanced leadership and career opportunities
  • Intensive Summer Language Immersion in Guatemala


The interdisciplinary minor in Latin American and US Latino studies is designed to provide students with linguistic and cultural competencies that will deepen their intellectual experience while providing a competitive edge in any profession.
A faculty adviser will help each student plan an individualized course of studies within the framework of the minor. Students choose a focus (a concentration in Latin America or U.S. Latino Studies or a combination of the two) in accordance with their academic interests and professional goals. Students who enter the program without a high intermediate level of Spanish may need to complete foundational language courses prior to enrolling in some required courses.

Who can benefit from a minor in Latin American / U.S. Latino Studies?
Students majoring in Business, Economics, Pre-Law, Natural Sciences, Art or Theater. Future healthcare workers, Speech and Language Pathologists, Educators, Psychologists, Social Services and Law Enforcement Professionals. Anyone who is interested. Anyone who is looking for a way to enhance their resume.

Enhanced Career Opportunities
The minor in Latin American / U.S. Latino Studies provides graduates the high level of cultural and linguistic competency sought after by employers in all fields. Gain the competitive advantage by adding the minor to your degree.