Each spring semester, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a Latin American Studies Semester (LASS) immersion program. Students who successfully complete the LASS program may be awarded a Certificate in Latin American Studies and a waiver of the General Education World Society requirement. The 17-credit Certificate in Latin American Studies combines 9 credit hours of intensive Spanish language with 8 credit hours of study focusing on geography, history, and culture in Latin America and a 21-day trip to a Spanish-speaking country.

Applications for LASS are received between April and November for the following spring. For information, please visit Study Abroad or contact Montserrat Piera (215-204-8285).

Certificates are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Campus Location: Main

Program Code: LA-LAS-CERT

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.

Learn more about the undergraduate certificate in Latin American Studies.