• Arroyo Martine

    Students and faculty pose with Professor Jossianna Arroyo-Martíne after her lecture "Writing Secrecy in Caribbean Freemasonry."

  • LAS Faculty

    Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies faculty with Dr. Roberto Márquez, Mount Holyoke College, after his talk on "Culture and Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean."

  • Spanish/Latin American Studies senior Brooke Elmi '12 presenting her senior capstone in Latin American Studies.

    Spanish/LACLS major Brooke Elmi '12 presenting her senior capstone in Latin American Studies.

  • Dr. Alvaro Kaempfer with students

    Dr. Alvaro Kaempfer, Director of the Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program, with Brooke Elmi '12 and junior Bridget Footit '13 at the departmental receptions in 2012.

  • Departmental receptions

    Spanish/Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies faculty and students at the departmental reception in Spring 2012. Pictured: Professor Verónica Calvillo, Brooke Elmi '12, Professor Alvaro Kaempfer, Professor Radost Rangelova, Bridget Footit '13.

  • Bridget Footit

    Spanish/LACLS major Bridget Footit presenting her senior capstone in 2013.

  • Julia Hammond

    Spanish/LACLS major Julia Hammond presenting her senior capstone in 2013.

  • panel discussion

    Spanish/LACLS majors Elizabeth Mueller, Bridget Footit, Mike Molinaro and Julia Hammond, during a panel discussion of their senior research projects.

  • Departmental reception

    LACLS faculty and students at the departmental receptions in Spring 2013. Pictured: Professor Verónica Calvillo, Bridget Footit '13, Julia Hammond '13, Elizabeth Mueller '13, Professor Radost Rangelova, Professor Alicia Rolón, Professor Paula Olinger.

  • Departmental reception

    Bridget Footit '13 and Professor Radost Rangelova at the departmental receptions in Spring 2013.

  • Departmental reception

    Spanish/LACLS seniors Julia Hammond, Mike Molinaro, Elizabeth Mueller and Bridget Footit at the departmental receptions in Spring 2013.

  • Departmental reception

    LACLS faculty and students at a lecture by Dr. Mark Padilla (FIU), titled "Tourism and the Political Economy of Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic." Fall 2013.

Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Programs

Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies (LACLS) offers a minor in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies and a  combined major in Spanish and LACLS.

Students taking the combined major spend at least one semester studying abroad, and LACLS minors are also encouraged to take advantage of Gettysburg College's Study Abroad opportunities.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Prof. Istvan Urcuyo
"Environmental threats of Nicaragua's New Interoceanic Canal"
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Mar. 16. at 6:30 p.m.
Silvia Tandeciarz, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures, College of William & Mary
"Framing Absence: The Visual Turn in Post-Dictatorship Argentina's Labors of Memory"
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April 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, Associate Professor of Spanish, Modern Languages & Literatures, Trinity University
"Pachucas & Cholas, in the Philharmonic: María Elena Gaitán's Performance Art"
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Student Profile

Sam Wonderling '14 discusses his LACLS/Spanish and political science majors and his study abroad experience in Chile.


Faculty Profile

Prof. Emelio Betances was recently featured on Musselman Library's blog, Next Page. In the blog he discusses how growing up in turbulent times in the Dominican Republic sparked his passion for reading.

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