‘current-student’ Category

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 […]

“¿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, […]

Rachel Chase, first LALACS major at Gustavus!

GUSTIE OF THE WEEK!  Rachel Chase, our first major!  This is a great article about a wonderful person and a dedicated student. Thank you, Rachel, for being our first major!

LALACS is launching a new major!

In the Fall of 2012, students can declare a major in Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies! Be among the first to graduate with the new major, which examines issues such as globalization, identity, and community in Latin America. Learn about Latin American culture and history, study abroad, and serve others while you prepare yourself for our […]

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 […]

Meet Taylor Logeais: LALACS Minor

Hi, my name is Taylor Logeais and I am from Minnetonka, Minnesota. I am a double major in Political Science and Spanish with minors in LALACS and Peace Studies. Clearly, I have a wide range of interests but they all manage to connect with one another! In addition to my studies, I am kept busy […]