Graduate students seeking to document their area expertise are encouraged to earn a Certificate in Latin American Studies in conjunction with an advanced degree in any UNC-CH graduate program.
Candidates demonstrate expertise in Latin America through their graduate or professional field but are also encouraged to pursue inter-disciplinary studies to enhance their professional development.
Certificates are issued twice a year:
Submit all materials to: Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz, ISA Associate Director, 3200 Fed Ex Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St, CB 3205, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3205.
The UNC-Duke Consortium sponsors research and training working groups designed to combine an innovative form of interdisciplinary inquiry with apprenticeship-style opportunities for graduate students. The working groups encourage collaboration among Latin Americanist faculty and graduate students across disciplines and between campuses. Learn more.
The Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Program offers LAC course options (independent seminars, discussion sections, combined discussion sections, and research components) in numerous languages including Spanish in a wide variety of disciplines. Learn more.
Students interested in strengthening their marketability on the academic job market can register for INTS 789 Teaching LAC and/or pursue the Graduate Certificate in LAC Instruction, the only professional training program in LAC pedagogy offered nationwide. For more information, visit the LAC Website.
Every year, a representative group of UNC graduate students is nominated to serve on the ISA Graduate Student Forum. The Forum works with ISA to coordinate activities of particular interest to graduate students working on Latin American issues across campus. Events organized by the Forum can be diverse. The Forum has served as host to short-term Cuban scholars and coordinated interdisciplinary lectures by members of the Argentinean Colectivo Situaciones.