LALACS

Why LALACS? Current Students’ Perspective

Nicole Phalz’19 || (Psychology / LALACS) Electing a LALACS major has created significant connections not only to my Spanish minor, but also to my Psychological Science major. I have been able to work with individuals from cultures that differ from my own in a way that has propelled me to pursue graduate school to become […]

Why LALACS? The Faculty’s Perspective

Scott Ickes || Faculty in History I love teaching the historical diversity of Latin America and deflating the common stereotypes of the region, and I love disrupting the self-serving narrative here in the U.S. of North American “success” versus Latin American “failure.” Latin American History for me is a fascinating theater of contrasts and similarities, […]

Why LALACS? Notes from an Alumnus’ Perspective

Written by: Bjorn Kjelstad’17 (LALACS / Spanish) One of the first questions I received upon returning home for Thanksgiving and after having declared my LALACS and Spanish double major was, “What are you going to do with that?” The question, however, should be, what do you value about your major? What I have come to […]

Why LALACS? Notes from an Alumna’s Perspective

Written by: Hannah Smith (LALACS / Spanish)   Studying an interdisciplinary major like LALACS not only opened my eyes to the ways in which social themes like immigration, climate change, and economic disparity are intertwined, but it gave me the agency to choose courses and make these connections in line with my personal vocation.  The […]

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 […]