Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies are uniquely suited to the University of Miami, home of a Title 6 National Resource Center for Latin America and the Caribbean. Drawing from more than 200 specialists across the University’s diverse faculty, the MA, BA and dual BA/MA combine a deep understanding of culture with an inter-disciplinary, holistic approach to solving problems, advancing knowledge and improving practice. Program strengths are in sustainability (environmental, economic and social), security, politics and political communication, cultural studies, and the region’s wider interactions with the world.
Greater Miami provides an exciting laboratory for field work and experiential learning. Not only is half of the community Spanish-speaking, but Miami is also home to Brazilians, Haitians, Jamaicans, and former residents of every country in the Western Hemisphere. More than 1500 multinational corporations operate in Greater Miami, many of which are Latin American headquarters of U.S. and European companies. Miami is also known as “The Hollywood of Latin America” because of its vibrant Spanish-language media and music industries. With easy air travel, student projects have ranged from citizenship laws in the Dominican Republic to community water management in Mexico and micro-lending in Peru.
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