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Latin American Studies

Latin American student

Latin American Studies

The LAS program at UW-Eau Claire has come to distinguish itself as a unique program for its focus on international immersion experiences and its expectation of a high level of language proficiency from its students. Along with developing language proficiency in Spanish, students also gain in-depth knowldge and understanding of Latin America and Latinos/Hispanics in the United States through an array of courses from multiple disciplines including economics, geography, political science, art history, religion, history, anthropology and public and environmental health.

Your Gift Supports:

Support the general needs of the Latin American Studies program with a gift of any amount to the Latin American Studies Advancement Fund, which is used to meet the needs of the program that cannot be met by the state-assisted university operating budget. The fund enables the department to take advantage of opportunities to advance its cause.

  • Scholarships and general funds to provide the greatest level of flexibility for operations and ongoing program development.

  • An endowed Latin American Studies Scholarship to ensure a guaranteed source of annual scholarships. The initial endowment goal is $15,000, with an ultimate goal of a $100,000 scholarship endowment. This will provide a guaranteed pool of $4,000 to be awarded for scholarships.

  • Flexible support for student programs, recruitment of faculty and students, and exploration opportunities out of the classroom. Ideally, we would like to have an endowment of $25,000, which would provide an annual allocation of $1,000 to be used to meet the greatest needs of the program.
Thank you for considering a gift to benefit the Latin American Studies program at UW-Eau Claire. For more information, contact Dr. Analisa DeGrave, Latin American Studies director, at or 715-836-4546.
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"It is so important and so wonderful to know about other societies, and the LAS program helped to enrich my own view of the world."

- Shayna, Latin American studies major