The Stone Center for Latin American Studies offers Tulane undergraduate and graduate students, and their colleagues from other universities, the exciting opportunity to spend part of summer vacation exploring the beauty and richness of Latin America. Currently our 2015 programs invite students to Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Guatemala, and offer 6-10 Tulane credit hours. All of the Stone Center’s summer programs are designed to bring the participants closer to the region’s politics, society, history, and culture through intensive class work and stimulating explorations outside of the classroom.
See our SCHOLARSHIP resources below.
Non-Tulane students are welcome to apply to our programs. Some programs do not require a language prerequisite. Grades and credits are transferable according to each school’s policies.
TULANE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR SUMMER STUDY ABROAD:
Students are responsible for researching the requirements and deadlines for each scholarship listed below.
TULASO Scholarship Program: Available to Tulane undergraduates applying for a Stone Center Summer Abroad program —2014 Information (2015 forthcoming)
The TULASO Scholarship, initiated in 2005, was designed to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to travel to Latin America and the Caribbean on Stone Center summer programs. The scholarship is sponsored by the Tulane Undergraduate Latin American Studies Organization (TULASO) and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. This is a unique program in which Latin American Studies students, members of TULASO, administer the competition, evaluate the applications and decide on award recipients. All full-time, continuing Tulane undergraduate students applying for a Stone Center Summer Program are eligible for the TULASO Scholarship.
Application deadline: March 2015 (date TBA)
FLAS Fellowships: Available to students studying Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or an indigenous Latin American language
Graduate students, click here. (scroll down to “FLAS Summer Fellowships”)
Undergraduates, click here. (scroll down to “FLAS Summer Fellowships”)
Application deadline: February 20, 2015
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Available to undergraduate students
The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program awards up to $5,000 each to United States students receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad. The goal of this program is to provide aid to students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs.
Application Deadline: March 3, 2015
Boren Scholarships for International Study: Available to undergraduates studying critical U.S. National Security countries and fields
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students studying abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Latin American countries, and to students studying less-commonly taught languages like Portuguese.
ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
International Financial Aid Scholarship Search (IEFA) is search engine for study abroad scholarships. Although many of the applications are for specific schools or programs, there are plenty open for any student to apply. The scholarships are arranged by country.
Stone Center Flickr Photos:
View photos from the Stone Center’s Summer Abroad programs here!
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LATEST SITE UPDATES
- MARI Brown Bag: Christopher Rodning "Joara, Cuenca, and Fort San Juan: The Northern Borderlands of La Florida, 1566-1568"
- Summer in Argentina Program Info Session
- MARI Brown Bag: Jason Nesbitt "Sourcing Obsidian at Campanayuq Rumi: New Perspectives for Understanding Chavín Interaction (1100-500 BC)"
- Native American Chiefdoms and Spanish Conquistadors in Western North Carolina 1540-1568
- Mesa Redonda/Round Table Discussion: U.S.-Cuba Relations
- Photographic Exhibit: "Mexico, World Heritage Cities"
- Death in Paradise: Archaeology and the Atlantic Slave Trade on St. Helena Island
- MARI Brown Bag: Rachel Horowitz "Production at the Source: Lithic Extraction and Production at Callar Creek Quarry, Belize"
- Local Students Exposed to Maya Culture
- Nora Lustig cited in BBC Mundo
- Nora Lustig Cited in Buenos Aires Herald
- Ana Lopez and Tulane's Cuba programs featured in New Wave
- Associate Director of CCSI Reflects on Cuban Policy Changes Announcement
- Summer Abroad in Latin America Applications Now Available!
- Director of Tulane in Cuba Reflects on Fall Semester with Students and December 17th Announcement
- CCSI Affiliates Comment on Recent Developments between Cuba and the U.S.
- CCSI Affiliate and former Greenleaf Professor at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies Comments on Recent Cuban Policy Changes
- CCSI Director Dr. Ana Lopez Speaks with Local News about Recent Cuban Policy Changes
- Nora Lustig Interviewed in El País
Mesa Redonda/Round Table Discussion: U.S.-Cuba Relations
¡Viva Cuba! Now what?
The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute presents a round table discussion on the restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, and what it may mean for life on the island. Panelists include Tulane students and faculty.
- Dr. Ana M. López, Associate Provost, Director of CCSI, Professor of Communication
- Dr. Martin Dimitrov, Associate Professor, Political Science
- Dr. Annie Gibson, Professor of Practice, CGS
- Jimena Codina, M.A. Candidate, Latin American Studies
- Boris Martin, Ph.D Candidate, History
- Dr. Carolina Caballero (moderator), Lecturer, Spanish and Portuguese
All are welcome to attend. Q & A session to follow.
Friday, January 30th
100A Jones Hall
Greenleaf Conference Room
MARI Brown Bag: Christopher Rodning "Joara, Cuenca, and Fort San Juan: The Northern Borderlands of La Florida, 1566-1568"
Dr. Christopher Rodning, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, will present on his research on Spanish contact with Native North Americans in the southeastern United States.
M.A.R.I.'s Brown Bag talk series is meant to provide a venue for students and faculty focusing on topics related to Mesoamerica to discuss their latest research in an informal and friendly setting. If you are interested in presenting, please email Marcello Canuto (email@example.com) for more information. For the current speaker list of this talk series, please click here.
Please remember to bring your lunch!
Mobilizing at the Margins: Citizenship, Identity, and Democracy
Tulane University's Latin American Graduate Organization invites your attendance at the 2015 Graduate Conference where you can meet graduate scholars, faculty, and community leaders interested in Latin America, explore the city, and experience the unique Mardi Gras season in New Orleans!
This year's conference encourages participants to engage with historical and emerging confrontations and reconfigurations of national identification, expressions of individual or communal identity, performances of citizenship, and re-imaginings of democracy within the context of Latin America. Latin America and the Caribbean encompass vast cultural, linguistic, and geographic diversity, making the region a subject of prolific scholarly study across disciplines. Within this complexity, conceptualizations of citizenship, identity, and democracy are constantly being negotiated, contested, and reframed in a multitude of contexts. These various encounters highlight the ways in which individuals interact with their communities, how communities define themselves within and/or beyond the framework of national borders, and how power and politics play out in an increasingly interconnected and decentralized global community.
Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Lara Putnam. Lara Putnam is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research has explored labor migration; state racism; and the ways kinship, gender, and sexuality both shape and are shaped by large-scale political and economic shifts. Publications include Radical Moves: Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age (UNC Press, 2013), The Company They Kept: Migrants and the Politics of Gender in Caribbean Costa Rica, 1870-1960 (UNC Press, 2002), and recent articles in Modernism/Modernities, International Labor and Working-Class History, the Journal of British Studies, and Small Axe. Work in progress uses examples from the history of Venezuela, Trinidad, and Grenada to explore methodological and theoretical dilemmas within history's transnational and digital "turns."
Photographic Exhibit: "Mexico, World Heritage Cities"
The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the photographic exhibit “Mexico, World Heritage Cities” from January 22 to February 15, 2015. An opening reception will be held on January 22nd at 6 PM.
To date 721 sites worldwide have been listed as World Heritage sites including 167 cities. Of these cities, 10 of them are located in Mexico. The cities were chosen due to their historic, architectural, and urban importance. They include Campeche, Guanajuato, Morelia, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Miguel, Zacatecas, and Mexico City.
Summer in Argentina Program Info Session
TULANE SUMMER IN ARGENTINA PROGRAM
JUNE 14 – JULY 17, 2015
Summer in Argentina is a Tulane-run five-week program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that offers six credits of courses in Spanish and Political Science. It’s ideal for students who want to have an experience abroad and strengthen their Spanish skills, but cannot commit to a semester-long program. It’s also an outstanding opportunity for anything who wants to have a rich experience in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.
Come meet the director of the program, talk to alumni of the 2014 program, and enjoy some Argentine food!
A representative from the Stone Center for Latin American Studies will also be present, so bring all of your questions.
Wednesday, February 25
100A Jones Hall, Greenleaf Conference Room
For more information about the program, contact Professor Marilyn Miller (mgmiller_at_tulane.edu), or Laura Wise (sclassum_at_tulane.edu).
Congreso internacional de literatura y cultura centroamericanas (CILCA XXIII)
Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, y Purdue University Calumet tienen el gusto de invitar al CONGRESO DE LITERATURA y CULTURA CENTROAMERICANAS (CILCA XXIII) que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de New Orleans, Louisiana, del 11 al 13 de marzo del 2015 en el campus de Tulane University y Loyola University New Orleans.
Desde el primer congreso realizado en Nicaragua 1993, CILCA se ha caracterizado por ser un espacio de intercambio intelectual y de amistad para académicas/os, escritoras/es y lectoras/es. El congreso se ha efectuado en todos los países centroamericanos y por primera vez en su historia, CILCA se realizará en los Estados Unidos. La ciudad escogida es Nueva Orleáns, puerta de entrada hacia el Caribe y los países de América Central. El intercambio cultural entre Nueva Orleáns y América Central ha sido intenso por muchísimos años, y la ciudad alberga una de las comunidades de origen hondureño más grandes de los Estados Unidos. Tulane University tiene estrechos lazos con la región a través del Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, y the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola University New Orleans se ha distinguido por el trabajo con las comunidades hispanas que realizan varias de sus unidades académicas, incluyendo the Law School y el Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
La organización de CILCA XXIII la realizan la Dra. Maureen Shea y el Dr. Uriel Quesada, expertos en literatura y cultura centroamericanas, con el apoyo del Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creador y promotor de CILCA.
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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Purdue University Calumet invite you to the Congress on Literature and Culture of Central America (CILCA XXIII) which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana March 11-13 2015 on the campuses of Tulane and Loyola New Orleans.
From the first conference, held in Nicaragua in 1993, CILCA has been a space for intellectual exchange and friendship for academics and writers. The conference has been held in all of the Central American countries and for the first time in its history will be held in the United States. New Orleans, the gateway to the Caribbean and Central America, has been chosen as the location. New Orleans and Central America have a longstanding cultural exchange and New Orleans has one of the largest Honduran communities in the United States. Tulane has long connections with the region through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, and the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola New Orleans works closely with hispanic communities particularly through the Law school and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
CILCA XXIII is organized by Drs. Maureen Shea and Uriel Quesada, experts on the literature and culture of Central America, with the support of Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creator of CILCA.
- CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2015. Call for papers is available here
- MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE HOTEL HERE.
Registration prices are listed below:
Early Registration (BEFORE January 15, 2015):
- $150.00 U.S. academics
- $125.00 U.S. Latin American academics traveling from Latin America; graduate students in the U.S.
- $100.00 Latin American graduate students traveling from Latin America
Late registration (AFTER January 15, 2015):
- $165.00 U.S. academics
- $140.00 Latin American academics traveling from Latin America; graduate students in the U.S.
- $115.00 Latin American graduate students traveling from Latin America