Majoring in Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies

Become an expert on Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latino/a issues!

Strategic advantages of choosing to study LALC at Dickinson College:

  • Interdisciplinary approach that allows students to combine diverse interests in the region
  • Application of a variety of methods of inquiry
  • Develop critical thinking and intercultural communication skills 
  • Compare and contrast regional and cultural differences
  • Become proficient in French, Portuguese, and/or Spanish with language study and study abroad experience
  • Engage with Latino/a communities in the U.S

LALC majors and certificate alumni have found work in the following areas:

  • Organization of American States
  • Google
  • National Endowment for Democracy
  • Inter-American Dialogue
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • USAID
  • Casa de Maryland
  • NGOs:
    • Polaris
    • EcoViva

LALC majors and certificate alumni have pursued graduate studies in the U.S.A and abroad:

  • Anthropology
  • Education
  • Latin American Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish American Literature

LALC majors and certificate alumni have also been sucessful in finding opportunities abroad:

  • ETA Fulbrights (Brazil, Colombia, Spain)
  • Volunteer opportunities and jobs:
    • Peace Corps
    • Teaching English
  • Work for non-profit organizations

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