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Traditional alpaca wool wares, Nicaragua
Traditional alpaca wool wares, Nicaragua

The Latin American Studies Program facilitates learning about Latin America. It blends the Cornell curriculum, functional pathways bringing together students from diverse colleges, and fruitful collaborations with other institutions in the US and Latin American countries. LASP enriches formal instruction with experiential learning abroad, film and seminar series, visiting scholars, sponsored events, faculty and student research, and ready access to scholarly resources through campus repositories and loan programs.

Mexican students gain research experience on campus

Assistant professor of government Gustavo Flores-Macias meets with exchange students Melissa Alvarez and Adriana Padierna. 


 By Daniel Aloi 


Cornell has joined President Barack Obama's 100,000 Strong in the Americas Iniative, an effort to increase international study and student exchange between the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.

New Book by LASP Faculty Member Lourdes Casanova

Congratulations to Lourdes Casanova, co-author of "The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power: In Search of the Brazil Dream, published by Palgrave Macmillan June 2014. 

The Latin American Studies Program Introduces another International Exchange to the Ithaca Campus

(from left to right: Rodrigo Morales Mendoza, Diana Aguilar Gomez, Fernanda Lammoglia, Anna Paula Guerrero Castillo, Dr. David Skorton, Jennifer Trejo, Melissa Mercedes Alvarez Silva, Alejandra Quintos Lima, Blanca Guiterrez, Anahi Higuera Rodriguez, Roberto Llerenas, and Pamela Cejudo)

ABC Alum Presents a Paper at the AIAA Student Conference this April

Rogerio BonattiAcademia do Brazil em Cornell alum, Rogerio Bonatti, was invited back to Cornell on April 25th to present his paper, Influence of Building Geometry on Wind Power Potential, at the prestigious AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Student Conference. Rogerio is a Mechatronic Engineering major, studying at the Escola Politenica in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Cornell Initiates Semester Abroad in Havana

For the first time, Cornell students have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in Cuba, conducting research and taking courses at the University of Havana.