Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Earn Your M.A. in Latin American Studies in Costa Rica Apply Online


Prospective graduate students should apply online to the M.A. program in Costa Rica here. Once on the School of Liberal Arts graduate program application site, scroll down to the APPLY HERE: School of Liberal Arts MFA, MA, 4+1 MA or PhD Application Form section and click on the “Application Form” link. This will lead you through the process of setting up an application account. You must apply to the Costa Rica M.A. Program through the regular Latin American Studies graduate program. When you are asked to indicate the Term in which you wish to enroll, please select “Fall 2018.” (Please note that selecting “Fall 2018” is just an application system formality. The M.A. Program in Costa Rica does not actually start in Fall 2018, but in May 2018.) For the Degree selection, choose “MA-Masters of Art.” For the Program selection, choose “Latin American Studies.” And under the MA program selection field, select “Costa Rica.” From there, proceed to completion of all other parts of the online application. If you have any additional questions or would like more information, please call 504-865-5164 or email the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Applicants must also take the GRE exam. Application deadline is February 1. For more information, contact the Stone Center Graduate Advisor, Dr. James Huck, at, or 504-865-5164.

Language Requirement
The requirement for graduation with the M.A. in Latin American Studies for this program is demonstrated competence in Spanish. Students are expected to pass an oral language examination in Spanish during the course of the program. The required level of competence in Spanish corresponds to “intermediate” on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) scale. This competency is considered a minimum requirement.
Students will be informed about how to schedule the language competency exam, which will be administered on site at CIAPA or by some form of video conferencing. Native Spanish speakers are exempt from this requirement. Students who may need Spanish language instruction or review in order to prepare to meet this requirement may, at their own expense, enroll in Spanish language courses offered through private companies in Costa Rica.

Estimated Costs of Attending the Program
Tuition for the ten-month M.A. in 2018-2019 is offered at a discounted rate of $24,500; regular Tulane Graduate School tuition in 2016-17 was $49,030. The non-tuition costs on the program are also the responsibility of the student. With regard to housing, students will be able to participate in a homestay program or will make their own independent living arrangements.  Apartment living can cost up to $15,000-$20,000 for an individual living alone, although economies of scale could clearly reduce these considerably. Airfare is not included in the program price to travel to and from Costa Rica, in addition to visa or other migratory costs that may be applicable. In addition, students enrolled as full-time students must demonstrate that they have adequate health coverage both in the U.S. and in the country where they are studying abroad.

Financial Aid
Information about financial aid is posted at Financial Aid. While Tulane University’s Office of Financial Aid can assist prospective students in the process of submitting a request for Federal Financial aid and loan programs, it is the student’s responsibility to secure the necessary funding to cover the costs of the program.

Again, to go directly to the online application system for the Latin American Studies M.A. in Costa Rica. program, click here and follow the instructions in the “Application” section above.

Graduate M.A. Program in Costa Rica Main Page
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2018 Program Schedule, MA in Costa Rica

For any questions or more information, please call 504-865-5164 or email the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at

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Why Marronage Still Matters: Lecture with Dr. Neil Roberts

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What is the opposite of freedom? Dr. Neil Roberts answers this question with definitive force: slavery, and from there he unveils powerful new insights on the human condition as it has been understood between these poles. Crucial to his investigation is the concept ofmarronage—a form of slave escape that was an important aspect of Caribbean and Latin American slave systems. Roberts examines the liminal and transitional space of slave escape to develop a theory of freedom as marronage, which contends that freedom is fundamentally located within this space.In this lecture, Roberts will explore how what he calls the “post-Western” concept and practice of marronage—of flight—bears on our world today.

This event is sponsored by the Kathryn B. Gore Chair in French Studies, Department of French and Italian.
For more information contact Ryan Joyce at or Fayçal Falaky at

Newcomb Art Museum to host María José de la Macorra and Eric Peréz for Gallery Talk

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Join us at the Newcomb Art Museum in welcoming Mexican artists María José de la Macorra and Eric Peréz for a noontime gallery talk as they discuss the current exhibition Clay in Transit: Contemporary Mexican Ceramics (which features works by María José de la Macorra) and the focus and process of their work. The talk is free and open to the public.

The Newcomb Art Museum is featuring two ceramic exhibitions entitled Clay in Transit featuring contemporary Mexican ceramics and Clay in Place featuring Newcomb pottery and guild plus other never-before-exhibited pieces from the permanent collection.The exhibit presents the work of seven Mexican-born sculptors who bridge the past and present by creating contemporary pieces using an ancient medium. The exhibit will feature works by Ana Gómez, Saúl Kaminer, Perla Krauze, María José Lavín, María José de la Macorra, Gustavo Pérez, Paloma Torres.

Exhibition curator and artist Paloma Torres explains, “In this contemporary moment, clay is a borderline. It is a material that has played a critical role in the development of civilization: early man used clay not only to represent spiritual concerns but also to hold food and construct homes.” While made of a primeval material, the exhibited works nonetheless reflect the artists’ twenty-first-century aesthetics and concerns as well as their fluency in diverse media—from painting and drawing to video, graphic design, and architecture.

The exhibit will run from January 18, 2018, through March 24, 2018. For more information on the exhibit and the artists, please visit the Newcomb Art Museum’s website.

Clay in Transit is presented in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Jennifer Wooster (NC ’91), Lora & Don Peters (A&S ’81), Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, Andrew and Eva Martinez, and the Newcomb Art Museum advisory board

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: kibe

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Bate Papo! Try a bit of Brazil’s Middle Eastern flavor with these kibe treats. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at

Loyola University to host talk by Ward Churchill on Indigenism in North America

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Loyola University is excited to welcome acclaimed activist-intellectual Ward Churchill, author of the new book Wielding Words like Weapons: Selected Essays in Indigenism, 1995–2005 and 30 Year Anniversary edition of Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America.

Ward will give an explanation of indigenism, moving from there to the concepts of the Fourth World and the three-legged stool of classic, internal, and settler-state colonialism. He will discuss historical and ongoing genocide of North America’s native peoples and the systematic distortion of the political and legal history of U.S.-Indian relations.

A prolific American Indian scholar/activist, Ward Churchill is a founding member of the Rainbow Council of Elders, and longtime member of the leadership council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. In addition to his numerous works on indigenous history, he has written extensively on U.S. foreign policy and the repression of political dissent, including the FBI’s COINTELPRO operations against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. Five of his more than 20 books have received human rights awards.

Please contact Nathan Henne ( for additional information.

Sponsored by
The Loyola Latin American Studies Program
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Loyola
The Department of Language and Cultures
The Department of English

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: bolo de aipim

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Bate Papo! Drop by the LBC mezzanine floor for a slice of manioc sponge cake. We will be spread out across the green couches so come by to take a load off and chat for a bit. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: Romeo & Julieta

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Bate Papo! Join us once again in the LBC mezzanine area to sample the most romantic treat in all of Brazil: Romeo & Julieta. Never heard of it? Come give it a try! It is like nothing you’ve ever tasted before… This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at