The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.More information
Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Learn more than you ever dreamed possible when you study abroad. Immerse yourself in the culture of Latin America and polish your Spanish while you fulfill your language immersion requirement and gain credits toward your degree. Choose to spend a summer, semester or year studying at one of the schools listed below, or discover other possibilities by talking to to the director of LAS or one of the faculty members. Don’t overlook the possibility of living with a host family as a way to maximize the impact of your experience abroad.
Living and studying in a Latin American country is an invaluable way to develop fluency in Spanish and experience the culture of Latin America. All LAS majors or minors are therefore required to complete a six-week language immersion in a Latin American country, although a full semester is recommended whenever possible, especially for those in the comprehensive teaching major.
No matter what destination you choose, plan to talk to an advisor to make sure the program fits into your degree plan and fulfills your LAS language immersion requirement.
Eric Duwe, '07 LAS graduateStudying abroad was a truly eye-opening, life-changing experience for me. I learned to think more globally and was humbled when I came to realize how narrow my thinking had been. It set the tone for the work I've been doing in international education since my days at UWEC.
Now a study abroad coordinator with the Center for International Education (CIE), Courtney Brost reflects on the value of her study abroad program in Costa Rica and the inspiration behind adding Latin American Studies as a second major. As a former peer advisor, Brost found she loved helping students find the perfect study abroad program, a quality that carries on in her current work with CIE.Follow Courtney's path
Don’t forget to photograph your best experiences while immersing yourself abroad. The winning entries in the CIE photo contest will garner recognition and campus-wide celebrity — and be displayed in the library showcase! Take and submit photos that are high-resolution (at least 2000 pixels wide, no Instagram), clear and crisp. Each year has different themes, so check the link below, and it's always good if you can get shots of yourself or other Blugolds participating in immersion activities.
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