International Studies & Programs

CLACS Undergraduate Scholarship

The CLACS endowment funds support undergraduates pursuing research, internships or study abroad in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

To apply, complete the application document.  Applications are due October 10th and February 10th of each year.  

Undergraduate Student Projects

Diego Aceveda (2017)

Civil Engineering major, will travel to Cuba this summer for the Cultural Heritage & Social Transformation program.

Drewzella Andrade (2017)

Global & International Studies major, will participate in the summer Cuba program on Cultural Heritage & Social Transformation.

Rachel McIlvaine (2017)

Urban & Regional Planning major, also will go to Cuba for the Cultural Heritage & Social Transformation program.

Emma Repp (2017)

Comparative Culture and Politics major, will intern this summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Gabrielle Temple (2017)

Double major in Spanish and Pre-Physician Assistant, will spend the summer in Oaxaca, Mexico learning Spanish for healthcare professions.

katie-sbs.jpgKatherine Edwards (2016)

Comparative Cultures & Politics, will participate in the MSU program to Huamachuco Peru where she will conduct community research and intern. She hopes to help connect Rotary International in Chicago with the club in Peru.


Estefania Sanchez (2016)

Social Relations & Policy, will spend the summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina at a non-governmental organization focused on children, immigrants, and /or education.


della-ba.jpgDella Uekert (2016)

Social Relations & Policy major, interned and took classes in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  She learned about Argentine culture, attended a soccer game, and partook in a demonstration supporting a women's rights group, #NiUnaMenos.



Kathryn Harger (2016)

Spanish and Arts & Humanities major, will spend the 2017 spring semester in Quito, Ecuador.



Lauren Russell (2015)

A senior in Arts and Letters, Laura studied abroad in Ecuador for Spanish and World Politics.