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Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The University of South Florida's international programs educate and train students to prepare them for positions in the changing global economy, culture and polity. The Latin American and Caribbean region is just "next door." It is also the United States' most important import and export market, surpassing trade flows with the European Union. In addition, it is an area of enormous cultural and ecological diversity and cultural creativity. The need to understand this rapidly changing and expanding area of the "other" America is fundamental for those who are interested in conducting business in the region, who are involved with security issues, or who wish to engage in artistic contemplation. This certificate provides students with the opportunity to benefit from lectures by distinguished writers and scholars and to travel to various locations under the Study Abroad credit course.

Additional Information for the Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies


The School of Interdiscplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida offers a Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Carribean Studies. For a listing of the admission and degree requirements needed to obtain the Graduate Certificate, students should consult and adhere to the Graduate Certificate Catalog under which they were admitted. 

Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA. International students must provide certified proof of a degree equivalent to the U.S. bachelor's degree. International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.

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