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For Students

Georgetown offers a range of curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students to engage around Latin America.

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M.A. in Latin American Studies

This M.A. is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Participants focus on the politics, economics, and social processes of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Innovation and Leadership in Government Program

The Innovation and Leadership in Government (ILG) program equips Latin American public managers with the necessary tools to help them generate and implement innovative public policies in their home countries.

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Department of Spanish and Portuguese

This academic department in Georgetown College offers doctoral, master's degree, and undergraduate programs in language, literature, and cultural studies.

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Latin American Student Groups

Georgetown University has a vibrant Latin American community and the Latin America-related organizations active on campus reflect that.

Apply Now for Student Fellows Program

Grants will support students in deepening their interest and understanding of the Western Hemisphere. Priority will be given to graduate students working on their capstone projects or doctoral thesis and may include travel to participate in relevant conferences, to support an internship in the region, ongoing research, capstone projects and dissertations among other things.


Jenifer Colpas

Jenifer Colpas, GCL 2019 from Colombia, has been awarded the 2022 GCL Impact Award. Her GCL project Tierra Grata, which she co-founded, provides portable sanitation, energy, and water infrastructure solutions to remote and vulnerable communities in the Caribbean and Pacific regions of Colombia…

COVID-19 Cases Map of Latin America and the Caribbean

Students from the Medical Center’s Center for Global Health Science and Security and the School of Foreign Service’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) will publish their final update to an interactive map detailing the impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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The Georgetown Americas Institute is accepting applications from recognized student organizations for one-time grants that support events, conferences, and other convenings that relate to Latin America and/or the wider hemisphere.

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The Georgetown Journal of International Law (GJIL) and Center for the Advancement of Law in the Americas (CAROLA) invite students to submit notes analyzing a specific challenge that is emerging from the pandemic and suggesting possible solutions. The deadline is August 30, 2021.

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In a bilingual blog written by students pursuing an M.A. in the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), bloggers engage with one another and the wider university community to share their academic perspectives on Latin America.

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Two recent Georgetown McDonough MBA graduates, Tomas Valdes (MBA’21) and Tristan Schnader (MBA’21), received placement in the distinguished Fulbright U.S. Student Program to pursue their research in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates.

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Three master's degree students in the Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies—Isabella DeSpirito, Aiyanna Maciel, and Majaella Ruden—will be presenting their capstone research at the University of Pittsburg's Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference, held online from March…