The department Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies encourages students to pursue study abroad as an integral part of their intellectual, professional, and personal growth. We believe that this experience offers rich possibilities for meaningful and transformative learning. Living, studying, and working in an unfamiliar culture challenges them to make sense of new ways to see and engage the world.
For students who move mindfully through the study abroad experience, it has the potential to change their worldview, provide a new perspective on their course of study, and yield a network of mind-expanding relationships.
Our emphasis is on the studentâ€™s learning and development, and we embrace a model of shared responsibility for learning. We carefully design programs that facilitate the dual dialectics of action/reflection and experience/abstraction. Knowledge results from the combination of grasping and transforming experiences.
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