For Students

For Students

The number one priority of the Center for Latin American Studies is its students. CLAS seeks to expand and enrich resources on the Latin American and Caribbean region at the University of Pittsburgh in order to offer its students the highest quality multidisciplinary academic training programs that complement a degree in a discipline or profession.

Undergraduate Students

Any undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh may enroll in the Certificate or Related Concentration of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). The earlier you enter the program, the easier it is to incorporate Latin American courses into your plan of study. As a CLAS student, you will become eligible for grants and fellowships awarded by the Center. Additionally, you will receive information on a wealth of resources, opportunities, and events at Pitt and in the community.

Graduate Students

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) offers two graduate certificates in Latin American Studies: the Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies and the Latin American Social and Public Policy Certificate. It also develops and coordinates resources relating to Latin America and the Caribbean. These resources include: lectures, conferences, cultural events, funding opportunities, etc.

Study Abroad

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) offers unique experiences for students who wish to go abroad, including the Seminar and Field Trip, which has been providing students research experience in Latin America and the Caribbean for 46 years.

Resources

Schedule an adivising meeting with Luis Van Fossen Bravo, the Academic Advisor for the Center for Latin American Studies, and peruse course listings related to Latin America and the Caribbean and eligible for undergraduate/graduate certificate credit.