Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies is an interdisciplinary concentration designed to help students develop an understanding of culture, history, and contemporary issues in the region. Concentrators study the social, political, economic, literary, and cultural features that comprise contemporary Latin American and Caribbean societies. Concentration requirements cover four general areas: language, area studies, research, and professional experience. Concentrators develop competency in Spanish or Portuguese and many concentrators also study in Latin America for one or both semesters during the junior year. An internship or volunteer work (required of all students) in Latin America or with a local organization that primarily serves Spanish or Portuguese speakers, puts students in direct contact with Latin Americans, and builds professional skills and experience.
Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012 and 2013 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Paralegal, Legal Aid Society of New York City
- Youth Development Program Coordinator, Arab-American Family Support Center, AmeriCorps
- City Coordinator, Global Glimpse
- Corps Member/Spanish Teacher, Teach for America
- Field Organizer, Chris Donovan for Congress
- Paralegel, Joseph, Herzfeld, Hester & Kirschenbaum LLP
- Shoe Designer, Osborn Design
- Brown University Alpert Medical School, MD
- Brown University, MAT, Elementary Education
- Northeastern University School of Law, JD
- Rhodes Scholarship