From the Director: Academic Year 2017-2018 in Review

July 10, 2018

The end of Spring Semester provides a welcomed respite, an occasion to cast retrospective glances back over academic year 2017-2018, to take note and to make known some of the notable achievements of the past twelve months.   And a … Continued

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From the Director: Academic Year 2016-2017 in Review

June 4, 2017

Louis A. Pérez is the J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History and the Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas. As the tempo of academic life at Carolina slows into “summer mode,” we pause to reflect upon … Continued

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LTAM Major Spotlight: Raina Enrique

February 26, 2017

The Latin American Studies Undergraduate major (LTAM) provides students with the opportunity to master multiple methodological skills and acquire the language competence through which to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the Latin American and Caribbean experience. In preparing students for … Continued

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Cake Fights and Teaching Accomplishments

June 25, 2012

By Matt Austin June 25, 2012 Everything is still going well here in Trancas!  Last night, we returned from a 1 ½ day trip to San Miguel.  Alejandro, a college student from Mexico City who is teaching math in Trancas, … Continued

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Teaching in El Gusano: Creative Approaches

June 25, 2012

By: Jennifer Ibarra Last week Gilly wrote about some of the issues that have made it difficult to teach classes, such as not being able to teach in the primaria, various community events that interfere with our after-school classes, like … Continued

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“¿Y qué hacen ustedes?”

June 16, 2012

 By: Jennifer Ibarra This first week in El Gusano has been full of interesting and exciting experiences.   As you may know, our mission in these ranchos, or extremely small towns, is to promote education. We do this by teaching English … Continued

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Feeling at Home in Trancas

June 14, 2012

By: Tim McEachran It is crazy to think that we have been in Mexico for three weeks and in Trancas for a little over two! The time seems to have flown by, but it also feels like I know this … Continued

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Second First Impressions

June 12, 2012

By Cora Lavin   Our first week in Mexico has involved a lot of traveling and has allowed us to see several different landscapes. I was an intern with Project Guanajuato last summer, so it was nice not to be … Continued

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