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CLACS Undergraduate Scholarship

How to Apply

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.  


2018 Undergraduate Student Projects


Marissa.jpgMarissa Weil

Junior majoring in Global & International Studies with minors in Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Spanish; and creative writing.  This summer, Marissa will participate in the MSU study abroad program, Community-Based Research and Engagement in the Peruvian Andes.  Marissa will live with a Peruvian family for seven weeks and engage in international community development practice through research and service with a non-profit agency.   

SinDog (1).jpgKathryn Harger 

Senior double majoring in Spanish and Arts & Humanities, will return to Quito, Ecuador and pursue advanced coursework at the Universidad San Francisco to enhance her language proficiency as she prepares to become a future Spanish teacher.

 


2017 Undergraduate Student Projects

borre headshot.jpgElizabeth Borre (2017)

International Relations major in James Madison College.  Betsy will spend the spring semester in Quito, Ecuador. 

 

 

 

 

 

  


drezella-sbs.jpgDrewzella Andrade (2017)

Global & International Studies major, studied in Santiago Chile for the summer. She took classes on the students involved in the student movements for democracy and on native cultures of Chile. At the end of her program, she participated in a field study in the Atacama Desert. Living with a host family allowed her to improve Spanish and be immersed in Chilean culture. 

 


 

emma iguazu sbs.jpgEmma Repp (2017)

Comparative Culture and Politics major, studied Spanish and interned for three months in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  After 2 weeks of intensive Spanish school, she began working at Instituto Latinamericano para la Paz y la Ciudadanía where she helped create a network of peace NGOs across Argentina and Latin America.  She attended conferences and ran the Institute's social media accounts.  When not working, she explored Buenos Aires as well as Iguazu Falls and Colonia, Uruguay.  Through living with a host family, she fully immersed herself in porteño culture for an extraordinarily memorable experience. 

 


temple-sbs.jpgGabrielle Temple (2017)

Double major in Spanish and Pre-Physician Assistant, spent the summer in Oaxaca, Mexico learning Spanish for healthcare professions.  Oaxaca is a Mexican state located in southern Mexico, which is known for being the state with the highest indigenous population - as well as having the third poorest economy. In the mornings, she shadowed Mexican physicians, rotating each week between hospitals and rural clinics. After lunch with her host family, she attended classes which focused on Mexico's healthcare system and drew upon her experiences during our rotations. One aspect of our study was contrasting indigenous traditional beliefs and their modern treatment system. On the weekends they would travel to other cities and towns within the state of Oaxaca. 

2016 Undergraduate Student Projects

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. 

 


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, #NiUn

  


Estefania Sanchez (2016)

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


 

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Kathryn Harger (2016)

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