Welcome to Center for Latin American Studies

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) was named a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and received a Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Grant (2010-2014). CLAS hosts an outstanding faculty with particular expertise regionally in Mexico, Brazil and Central America. Thematic strengths include Environmental Studies, Border Studies, Power & Inequality, and History & Culture. The Center offers an undergraduate major and minor; a Masters Degree, with dual degree programs in Journalism, Law, Public Health and Public Administration; as well as a PhD minor option. The Center for Latin American Studies coordinates a broad range cultural events, faculty & student research, outreach and teaching.

Center News

Please join the University of Arizona and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health as we proudly present DESGUA (Sustainable Development for Guatemala), from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, to present on their 2015 speaking tour: THE GUATEMALAN DREAM RETURNS When: Thursday, April 23rd 2015... read more
Programa Internacional de Educación y Acción Social (IDEAS) The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona invites you to participate in its renowned study abroad program in Guatemala, the International Program for Education and Social Action (IDEAS). We partner with the... read more
The Guatemalan Dream Returns
  Please join the University of Arizona and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health as we proudly present http://desgua.org/">DESGUA (Sustainable Development for... read more
Study Abroad Opportunities in Guatemala
From Dr. Elizabeth Oglesby    Dear students: we still have a few more spots for the Fall 2015 semester in Guatemala. This is an absolutely amazing program and also counts for the LAS immersion... read more