LALACS and Spanish Students Kick Off the Fall Semester

    On Sunday, September 14th, 2014 students of Spanish & LALACS gathered in the Arboretum for a picnic and a literal kick off to the fall semester. In spite of the rain, the soccer match was on! Two opposing teams of faculty, students (and future students) formed, sporting LALACS tees in honor of Brasil (yellow) […]


“¿A utz a wach?” Maya Quiché spoken near campus

                     It seems that “¿A utz a wach?” or “How are you?” is an important phrase to know in St. Peter and its surrounding areas. As part of her internship at St. Peter High School, LALACS senior Andi Doebler ’14 (Spanish & LALACS) has been tutoring […]


Extraordinary Day of the Dead celebration at Gustavus!

El Día de los Muertos:  We were reminded on Friday night that the Day of the Dead is a day to remember our loved ones, to laugh, and to revel in life.  And we did just that –in an extraordinary celebration that spanned the entire day, with a chapel service and a nighttime celebration. We […]


LALACS major Andi Doebler in Guanajuato, México

LALACS/Spanish major Andi Doebler is studying this semester in Guanajuato, México on the CIEE program. She appears in the latest blog post by CIEE in several pictures taken on a course trip to Mexico City. Here, she listens to a “walking lecture” in the Zócalo (the main plaza). Go Andi! We miss you at Gustavus, […]


Learning to Serve Spring Break Program in Petatlán, México

Petatlán, México – March 29-April 6, 2014 The Learning To Serve Spring Break Program in Petatlán has been an amazing experience for many Gustavus students. This time, let it be you! On the program, you will work with the local community, stay as the guest of a Mexican family, and practice Spanish (no matter your level!) For more […]


Drugs, Guns, and US Policies in Mexico

LALACS is proud to host human rights activist Francisco Cerezo, in a talk presented by Witness for Peace of the Upper Midwest    What: “Drugs, Guns and US Policies in Mexico” When: October 9 at 7 pm Where: Confer 127 When Francisco Cerezo’s three brothers were arrested in Mexico for student activism, they never dreamed they […]


Meet the Majors: Yaisa Rodríguez

Hola/hi!   My name is Yaisa Rodriguez and I’m a psychology and LALACS double major. I was born in Havana, Cuba, and later moved with my family to Miami FL. Here I have been involved in various organizations some are, SLP, Building Bridges, Crossroads, and Big Partner Little Partners. This year I was an SLP […]

Lecture on Labor Violations in Colombia: The Trade-Offs of Free Trade

Join LALACS and Witness for Peace on May 1 at 7pm in Confer 128 in welcoming Sohely Rua Castañeda, Secretary of Women and Labor for Colombia’s National Union School. Hear first-hand testimony about the struggle for labor justice in Colombia on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The […]


Go to Cuba for J-Term 2014 (no Spanish needed!)

Religion, Culture, and Identity in Cuba – J-Term 2014 There is NO LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT! EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE:  This January 2014 course will take students across the island – from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to the capital city of Havana to the western region of Pinar del Rio. This rare opportunity will enable […]