Latin American and Latino/a Studies students should plan early how they intend to fulfill their capstone requirement. Participation in the study abroad program in Latin America is one option.
Students may attend any Latin American study abroad program approved by the Towson University Study Abroad Office. Students studying abroad earn credits toward fulfilling the Towson University Latin American and Latino/a Studies program requirements only by completing courses in Latin American and Latino/a Studies-related disciplines (for Spanish grammar, composition and conversation courses, only Spanish 301, Spanish 302, Spanish 331 or their equivalents may be counted), and are subject to the approval of the Latin American and Latino/a Studies director. Credits earned abroad may not be counted more than once toward fulfilling any Latin American and Latino/a Studies program requirement.
Travel-study courses to Latin America may also count toward the Study Abroad Option of the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Capstone experience requirement, subject to the approval of the Latin American and Latino/a Studies director.
For more information, please contact Towson's Study Abroad Office, 410-704-2451.
One Student's Experience:
"I had the opportunity to serve the Latino community in Baltimore this summer through a LAST 497 Internship with the Education-Based Latino Outreach. Working with EBLO allowed me to experience both the inner workings as well as the outreach aspects of a non-profit organization. I especially loved volunteering at the annual LatinoFest cultural celebration, and interacting with Latino/a youth through EBLO's Mi Segunda Casa Summer Program! If you aren't able to participate in a study abroad program, an internship is a great way to complete your Capstone Experience and discover more about the Latino community in the U.S."