Study Abroad Opportunities
Students in the Latin American & Hemispheric Studies M.A.
have a variety of options to study abroad for a semester, summer,
or for other short programs as an integral part of their degree.
LAHSP students can earn up to 10 credits towards their M.A.
degree while studying for a semester at Elliott School International
Exchange Partners in Buenos
Aires and Ottawa (Canada)
and in other locations around the world. For any of these destinations,
students should plan to go abroad during their first spring semester
or second fall semester in the program; study abroad during the
final semester is not recommended.
Students in LAHSP can participate in GW
Summer Abroad programs. LAHS often offers students an opportunity
to take a one-credit field study each spring break. Past destinations
have included Costa Rica and Peru. While in Peru, students
attended lectures by government officials, economists and political
analysts, and representatives working in the private and non-profit
sectors. Students visited the legendary Machu Picchu and the
Sacred Valley, where they explored Peru's history and learned
about the country's efforts to preserve its national heritage
while developing its economy. New programs are announced by
GW each December.
Finally, students may participate in other accredited
study abroad programs, with the permission of the Program
How can study abroad fit into your Plan of Study?
Below is an example for an LAHSP student with a major field
in political science and history.
|Fall, 10 credits
||Spring, 9 credits
||Fall, 11 credits
||Spring, 9 credits
|– IAFF 6341 Latin America: Problems & Promise (cornerstone)
– ECON 6285 Latin American Econ. Development (core)
– HIST 6710 Research Seminar: Modern Latin America (core)
– IAFF 6502 Professional Skills Course: Cross-cultural Communication (elective)
Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires
– South America in Intl. Politics (major field)
– Intl. Economic Negotiations of Argentina and Mercosur
– Political Economy of Regionalization (major field)
|– IAFF 6342 Drug Trafficking in the Americas (major
– IAFF 6358 Special Topics: Political Econ. of Latin America (elective)
– IAFF 6502 Advanced Writing for the Intl. Affairs Professional
– GEOG 6261 Latin American Geopolitical Trends
– IAFF 6503 Professional Skills Course: Organization of American States (elective)
|– IAFF 6359 LAHS Capstone
– IAFF 334 Indigenous Social Movements (major field)
– PSC 6349 International Security Politics (elective)
– IAFF 6502 Professional Skills Course: Political Analysis (elective)