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LACSI Ambassador Study Abroad Scholarship



LACSI Ambassador Study Abroad Scholarship

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute established this award to promote study abroad by providing scholarships for undergraduate students planning to study abroad in a Latin American or Caribbean country. One $500 award will be given to a student studying abroad during Maymester, Summer, or Fall semester. Applicants must be undergraduates who have declared a major or minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The recipient will serve as a LACSI Ambassador, whose role will include promoting Study Abroad through blog posts while abroad in addition to a presentation upon return to UGA. Students may have additional opportunities as the LACSI Ambassador.

Deadline: The 2016 deadline has passed. 

Study Abroad Scholarship Application 2016

For more information regarding adding a LACS major or minor or applying for the Latin American and Caribbean Study Abroad Award please contact Rachel Ward, rvward@uga.edu, 290 South Hull St. Athens, GA 30602


Hi, I’m Shelby Miller. UGA en Buenos Aires, Argentina has been my greatest adventure. For three and a half months, I lived in a city with over fourteen million people. I was able to go rafting, wine tasting, zip lining, attend a university with Argentinian students, hike a glacier, see salt flats after driving through the Andes Mountains, study in a rose garden, and intern at La Fundación Leer. I traveled to Iguazu where there are over two hundred waterfalls. It’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. I improved my Spanish daily by speaking with my host family, fellow students and professors, and the women in the office at my internship. This increased my understanding of their language and culture. I made friends that will last a lifetime. I urge anyone and everyone to study abroad. LACS supplies scholarship money, and they helped me make these memories.

This is me jumping over the salt flats.


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