Students at Latin America festival

Latin American Studies (LAS)

A holistic exploration of culture, society, and languages.

In this comprehensive, multidisciplinary concentration you’ll  examine Latin American cultures and societies with work in both the humanities and social sciences. You’ll be pushed to take advantage of travel opportunities to study in a Latin American country where you’ll expand your knowledge of its people, languages, and society. You’ll put these skills to work in a senior research project and internship programs, and leave Grinnell prepared for graduate school or an array of careers with Latin American connections, such as social justice, health, law, business, education, and translation. 

Department News

Yesenia Ayala ’18

Yesenia Ayala ’18 Wins IES Abroad’s 2017 Global Citizen of the Year

Ayala is a part of “the next generation of U.S. college global citizens who are changing the world,” according to the nonprofit study-abroad organization.
A drawing of a line of women covered by waves

Witness for Peace: The Feminist Resistance in Columbia

Witness for Peace’s fall speaker, Carol Rojas, will address popular education and intersectional organizing in a dynamic of escalating violence in post-accords Colombia.
Yesenia Ayala ’18

Yesenia Ayala Awarded Truman Scholarship for Graduate Study

Ayala aims to earn a Master of Public Administration and influence education policy.

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