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Student Overview

MSU offers academic and extracurricular opportunities for students interested in Latin America and the Caribbean and students from the region.  


For undergraduates, MSU offers an interdisciplinary major in Global and International Studies with a track in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as an interdisciplinary minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  

At the graduate level, CLACS offers a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies that can be combined with majors in any academic discipline. 

MSU is home to several student groups related to Latin America and the Caribbean:

  • Brazuca -- organization of Brazilian students
  • Caribbean Students Association -- on Instagram MSU Caribbean Students
  • Comunidad Latinamericana -- organization of students from the region.
  • International Students Association -- find on Facebook MSU International Students Association
  • SACNAS -- Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science on Facebook SACNAS MSU Chapter

A variety of student-organized conferences provide the experience of putting together a major event as well as presenting scholarly research.