Latin and Caribbean Studies

The class at Chichen Itza

March 15, 2013

Mexico is Classroom for Students Learning How Mexican Identity Developed

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After studying in Costa Rica during the fall semester, Jiselle Peralta ’13 (Rego Park, N.Y.) was excited to continue expanding her knowledge of Latin American countries. During the January interim session, she joined nine other students on the intensive short-term study abroad course Mexico Through the Centuries. “That’s the beauty of a liberal arts college—the [...]


October 9, 2011

Students Will Explore the Language and Culture of Costa Rica during New Faculty-Led Program

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For a country not much larger than Vermont and New Hampshire combined, Costa Rica is impressive in its geographic diversity. It has coasts on the Caribbean and the Pacific, volcanoes, rain forests, mountains, and other micro-climates that are home to numerous species of birds, monkeys, turtles, reptiles, and amphibians. Lafayette students can experience this beautiful [...]


September 13, 2011

Lafayette Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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The theme of this year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, running Sept. 15-Oct. 17, will be “Sin Fronteras (without borders).” “The planning committee has assembled a month of programming that we hope will inspire the Lafayette community to think about the borders we create between cultures, and to find ways to deconstruct them,” says John [...]

Members of HOLA: Front row from left, Amira Ahsan '13, Geoffrey Ferguson '12, Washcarina Martinez '11 Ramona Fittipaldi '11, and Christopher Hassler '12. Back row from left,  Szu-Ying Chen '13, Thafhim Siddiqua '11, Taisha Jerez '11, Gabriel Eusebio '11, Vichhay Khiev '12, Melanie Ruderman '14, and Premraj Deoraj '12.

June 3, 2011

Ripple Effect Helps H.O.L.A. Floor Promote Diversity through Educational and Fun Campus Events

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Mechanical engineering major Premraj Deoraj ’12 likes to think of his floor in Ramer Hall as a small pond leading into the larger ocean of the campus community. The Heritage of Latin America (H.O.L.A.) special interest floor provides a safe, inclusive place for students to share their ideas and provides the supportive environment to take [...]