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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 […]

NEW J-term 2013!! Study about the Haitian Diaspora in Miami

The Haitian Diaspora: Surviving and Thriving in Miami Are you interested in Haiti but not ready to make a trip abroad? Join Assistant Professor of Geography, Anna Versluis, as she and her class spend January 2013 living and studying in Miami’s own Little Haiti. Discover a Miami you never knew. Photo courtesy of Mark Diamond […]

Summit of the Americas

Cartagena, Colombia, is ready to host the 6th summit of the Americas that will gather 33 heads of state, including President Obama, on the 14 and 15 of April, 2012. The five topics on the agenda cover a wide range of regional interests from security issues to efforts on poverty reduction. However, different participating countries […]

Meet Avery Wallace: LALACS Minor

Hi! My name is Avery Wallace and I am from Madison, Wisconsin. I am currently a sophomore Spanish and History double major with a LALACS minor. When I am not studying you might find me practicing in the pool. I am on the Gustavus Swim team which takes up a good chunk of my time […]

OLAS Brings Brazilian Carnival to Gustavus!

  On Sunday, February 26th a 12 person Brazilian band under the direction of Robert Everest will be performing in Alumni Hall. The featured singer is well-known Bahian sensation: Dandara. They will all be performing over the weekend in full-fledged carnival-style in the Cities. For more information check out: Carnaval Brasileiro.         […]