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Study Abroad Programs in Iberian and Latin American Cultures

All majors are encouraged to study abroad. To transfer credits from non-Stanford programs abroad, consult the Bing Overseas Studies Office. Depending on course selections, up to 20 units of course work taken abroad may be applied toward the major in ILAC and 10 units toward the minor in Spanish or Portuguese. Students planning to study abroad, or returning from study programs, are encouraged to consult with the Chair of Undergraduate Studies to coordinate the course work from abroad with their degree program.

The department and Bechtel International Center maintain information on study abroad programs. Stanford supports the options listed below and credits course work taken in academically sound programs. Students considering different options are encouraged to speak with the Director of the department or the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.


The Bing Overseas Studies Programs in Santiago, Chile and Madrid, Spain require one year of college-level Spanish (SPANLANG 3). Course work is primarily in Spanish. Information is available in the "Overseas Studies" section of this bulletin or at Internships and research opportunities may be arranged for students staying for two quarters.

For ILAC majors with an interest in Iberian Studies, the department recommends study in Barcelona through CASB, a consortium of U.S. universities of which Stanford is a participating member. This program combines courses at the program's center with open access to courses at three Barcelona universities: Universitat Popeu Fabra, University of Barcelona, and Autonomous University of Barcelona. Visiting faculty from Brown, Chicago, Stanford, and Northwestern complement the offerings of these three major universities. Admission is highly competitive. Other programs are also recognized by the department, and students are encouraged to discuss their interests with the Director of the department or with the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.


The University maintains a relationship with the Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil at the graduate level. Students interested in study in Brazil should contact Professor Marília Librandi Rocha. Students interested in study in Portugal should contact Professor Vincent Barletta.

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