Program in Latin American Studies
The Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) promotes student research in Latin America and organizes a wide range of related on-campus public programming.
Students earning a certificate in Latin American Studies are strongly encouraged to spend a semester in Latin America. Up to two courses taken abroad may be counted toward the LAS certificate.
PLAS provides generous research support for undergraduate students in the form of travel and research grants.
Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to apply for summer support via the Sigmund Scholars program, while juniors are invited to submit proposals for senior thesis research funding during the summer between junior and senior year.