Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

International Programs

Tulane undergraduate students have the opportunity to study for one or two semesters in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, or Uruguay through academic programs administered by the Center for Global Education at the prestigious institutions below. Tulane credit and grades are awarded for course work completed while studying for one year or one semester at these institutions.

Argentina
Buenos Aires:
IFSA-Butler/COPA (fall, spring)
Middlebury College in Latin America at Universidad de Buenos Aires (fall, spring)
SIT Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments (fall, spring)

Brazil
CIEE Liberal Arts Program in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil *
SIT Salvador: Public Health, Race, & Human Rights *
CIEE São Paulo *
CIEE Rio de Janeiro: Liberal Arts (fall, spring)
CET Brazil: São Paulo (fall, spring)
Middlebury Schools in Brazil: Florianópolis, Belo Horizonte, Niterói (fall, spring)

Chile
CIEE Santiago: Liberal Arts (fall, spring)
CIEE Valparaíso: Liberal Arts (fall, spring)
SIT Arica: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment (fall, spring)

Colombia
Universidad de los Andes: Bogotá (fall, spring)

Costa Rica
San José:
CIAPA: Central American Experience Fall Semester *
CIAPA: Tropical & Environmental Studies Spring Semester *

Cuba
Junior Semester Abroad (JSA) Havana (fall) * (inactive for 2018)

Ecuador
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (fall, spring)

Mexico
IFSA-Butler: Mérida (fall, spring)
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM): Mexico City (fall, spring)

Nicaragua
SIT Managua: Young Culture, Literacy, and Media (fall, spring)

Panama
SIT Panama City: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity (fall, spring)

Peru
IFSA: Lima (fall, spring)

Uruguay
Middlebury: Montevideo (fall, spring)

Students are immersed in the respective Latin American country’s culture as they live and study with other university students. A wide range of courses in the Social Sciences and Humanities is available for academic credit.

* program no longer active

LATEST SITE UPDATES

NEWS

EVENTS

All Events

Upcoming Events

Bate papo!: Portuguese Conversation Hour

View Full Event Description

A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome!

The theme for this semester will be Passion Fruit. So bring your sweet tooth to try this week’s homemade delicacy: Arroz doce de maracujá.

MARI Brown Bag: Rachel Witt "Chosen for death: Preliminary results from a study of human sacrifices from the Moche Valley, Peru"

View Full Event Description

MARI is happyy to announce the fifth talk of the Fall 2019 Brown Bag talk series. Rachel Witt, PhD candidate in Anthropology at Tulane University, will present her recent research in a talk entitled “Chosen for death: Preliminary results from a study of human sacrifices from the Moche Valley, Peru.” See you on Friday, and remember to bring your lunch!

CIPR Fall Speaker Series

View Full Event Description

Please join us Mondays at noon for our Fall speaker Series
Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America
October 14, October 21, November 11, and November 18.

In the 2019 fall series, Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America, speakers will discuss emerging issues that have surfaced as the result of the opportunities and challenges to democratic governance that markets have brought to the region. Latin America experienced a major influx of investment, particularly in the resource sector, over the past several decades. While this foreign investment helped hasten economic development, it also brought a backlash of resource nationalism and increased calls for redistribution. Moreover, Latin America is now a model in its own right, with other countries in the Global South adopting its state-sponsored development strategies in the resource sector. These presentations will also explore how Latin America is navigating a sea change in geopolitics, with China emerging as a challenger to the United States as the region’s main trade partner and ally.

For more information, check out our Fall Series Poster

Refugee Crises Now: A closer look at the Americas, Syria, and the Rohingya

View Full Event Description

The Tulane History department, Jewish Studies program, CELT, and the Altman Program are sponsoring a talk by Jana Mason from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Mason will be addressing the refugee crises from various parts of the globe, including Venezuela and Central America.

Graduate Student Writing Group

View Full Event Description

Weekly structured writing sessions for Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

View Full Event Description

Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.