International and Area Studies (IAS) encourages research and teaching on societies and cultures around the world. The program provides opportunities for scholarly inquiry and intellectual innovation, encourages faculty and student interchange, and organizes conferences and public events on international and global topics from an interdisciplinary perspective. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of both the humanities and the social sciences, and aims to provide our students with a critical vocabulary and theoretical basis for understanding key international issues across different world regions and academic disciplines. Washington University offers both an undergraduate Latin American Studies major and a graduate Latin American studies certificate, which, by themselves and in combination with other majors or minors, positively impact the job market profile of our students.

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