Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Academic Programs

Prospective graduate students should apply online to the M.A. program in Costa Rica here. 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 504-862-3148. 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.

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
Students on the program can choose to live on the CIAPA campus or make their own living arrangements. Full board with utilities and internet at CIAPA will be approximately $18,900 for ten months.  Students who choose apartment living could pay 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.

To go directly to the online application system for the Latin American Studies MA in Costa Rica. program, click “here”. APPLICATION PAGE WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.

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Upcoming Events

K-14 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Havana, Cuba | June 17 – July 1, 2017

The Application Deadline has Passed
$3,500.00 for 15 days

This two-week program through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Cuban and Caribbean Studies, and in collaboration with Primary Source provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

Tulane’s summer program is locally sponsored and supported by the National Union of Writers and Artists. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and several cultural venues. In addition to field trips in Havana, there will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the Che Guevara monument in Santa Clara, Playa Girón, and Viñales.

For more information and for the institute application, please visit the institute webpage.

Summer Reading at the Pebbles Center Algiers

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Our summer story hour will take place in June, July, and August on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM. All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, and Mango, Abuela, and Me. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes

June 13

July 11

August 8