Bachelor On Campus

Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies

48 months
62850 USD/year
62850 USD/year
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The Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies program at Haverford College offers students the opportunity to explore in depth the cultures of Spanish America, Brazil, and the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal).


The Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies program from Haverford College is designed to supplement the course work undergraduates are engaged in as majors in one of our cooperating departments (among them, History, Religion, Political Science, Anthropology, and Spanish), the concentration brings together students and faculty from a wide range of academic backgrounds. Together, we create a highly interdisciplinary and exceedingly vibrant learning environment.

Curriculum & Courses

Our strengths in the study of the Spanish language, Latin American politics, and Latin American history are well-established. At the same time, we are opening new areas of inquiry—including, most recently, courses on the Latino experience in the U.S.

We provide our students with great flexibility as they pursue their interests within the concentration. We do that by keeping our requirements minimal and our course offerings wide-ranging and diverse. Our academic partnerships with Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and University of Pennsylvania open an even broader array of classes to our concentrators.

As concentrators pursue their individual courses of study, all of them must achieve competence in the Spanish language and complete Latin American and Iberian Cultures and Civilizations, our one-semester introductory course. In addition, they must complete four courses connected to Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies, two of which must be outside their own major.

Research & Outreach

Our program is rich in learning experiences that happen outside the classroom—among them, an eclectic array of visiting speakers and extensive study abroad and internship opportunities throughout Latin America.

All students in the concentration must produce a research paper, at least 20 pages long, on Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, or Latino culture. For many of our students, this is the culmination of their work within the concentration. In it, they explore a particular area of interest, situating it within the history, literature, or social and political thought of Latin America, Spain, the Iberian Peninsula, or Latino culture. The paper is developed in conjunction with a course in the student’s major or the concentration and in close collaboration with a faculty member. In some cases, our students prepare creative work such as a film in fulfillment of the research requirement.

Programme Structure


  • Concentrators must demonstrate competence in Spanish to be achieved no later than the junior year, demonstrated by the completion of at least one course in Spanish at the 200 level or above.
  • SPAN H240 at Haverford, or GNST B245 at Bryn Mawr. One of these two courses will be taught every year, usually in spring, alternating between Haverford and Bryn Mawr.
  • At least two, and no more than three, courses must be completed in the departmental major.
  • At least two other courses in Latin American or Iberian Studies, representing at least two departments outside of the major. These courses are to be chosen from the offerings listed under the concentration in the Catalog or the Course Guide. Students should consult with their advisors as to which courses are most appropriate for their major and special interests: some apply more to Latin America, some to the Iberian Peninsula and others to the United States.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application and Personal Statement
  • Haverford Common Application Supplement and Honor Code essay
  • School Report with most recent transcript (including 1st quarter grades if applying ED)
  • School Profile and Counselor Report
  • 2 Teacher Evaluations (English, Math, Science, Social Studies or Foreign Language)
  • $65 Application Fee or fee waiver
    • Required as soon as first trimester or first semester grades are available: Mid-Year School Report Form with attached Secondary School Transcript
    • Optional: Standardized Test Results: Either the SAT or ACT Exam. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    62850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 62850 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    62850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 62850 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Ardmore

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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