Undergraduate Opportunities

Undergraduate Opportunities

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduate students entering or currently enrolled in one of its undergraduate programs.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships are available to undergraduate and graduate students for the intensive study of Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or Quechua/Kichwa. Other languages might be accepted as well, check with the CLAS Academic Advisor.

During her distinguished career at CLAS, Shirley Kregar, always a fervent advocate for international study, mentored hundreds of students in their quest to gain cross-cultural experience.

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is very pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the Violeta F. Rodríguez Scholarships for international study abroad. 

The Undergraduate Teaching Award offers undergraduates the opportunity to enrich their educational experience, enhance their resumé, and receive a cash award of $1,000. 

This intensive, two-part program incorporates a cross-cultural homestay with individualized field study. The program is open to undergraduates of any major at the University of Pittsburgh and welcomes applicants from any field with sufficient Spanish language proficiency and an interest in Latin American culture.

Learn more about our programs, Pitt in Ecuador, and the Pitt Study Abroad Office.

Panoramas is a space for students to foster academic discussion among students and faculty about Latin America. This innovative project is a perfect place for students to develop their technical skills and publish their work in an academic forum. The Panoramas project is hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and maintained by the students in its certificate programs.

On December 31, 2013, Kathleen Musante ended her term as longest-serving Director of CLAS. CLAS is proud to make available awards named in honor of her parents, Edward J. and Jacqueline M. Musante. One award of $1,000 will be offered this year to provide financial support for travel and other educational expenses to undergraduate students who are conducting research in Latin America.

Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation is working in conjunction with the Center for Latin American Studies, University Center for Int’l Studies at the University of Pittsburgh to offer a 3-credit internship for undergraduate students enrolled in the Center for Latin American Studies during the summer and fall semesters.