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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brazilian Carnival at Gustavus

From OLAS, the organization for Latin American and Spanish Cultures: TIME FOR THE Brazilian Carnival!!!!! When:  March 16, 10pm-1am What:  Food, a band with the famous Dandara, face painting, and lots and lots of dancing. So join them at the Carnival where you will get a chance to learn about the Brazilian culture and meet new people.    […]

La Tierra del Olvido: Playing for Change

Check out this amazing video by the organization “Playing for Change.” The videographers brought together 75 musicians from across Colombia. Their goal: “to unite and inspire the people of Colombia so they can move forward from years of conflict and create a positive future.”    

Irma Márquez: young immigrant’s journey leads to permission to stay

Irma Márquez, a 2012 Gustavus grad, is an amazing young woman with an incredible story, here told to Minnesota Public Radio.