Latin American Studies

Please visit the Latin American Studies major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: The study of Latin America through various humanities perspectives, with special attention to language and religion.

Post-Graduate Occupations of Past Latin American Studies Majors

  • USAID workers
  • Marketing Directors
  • Policy Consultants
  • Broadcast Journalists
  • HR Directors
  • Peace Corps Members
  • Business Managers
  • Librarians 

Professional Associations

Build Your Resume

Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers.  Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:

  • Pursue a graduate degree
  • Fulfill requirements for teaching certification
  • Get involved in on-Grounds leadership roles
  • Join professional associations as a collegiate member
  • Plan to study and/or work in Latin American countries
  • Develop communication skills in Spanish and Portuguese
  • Volunteer with community and international organizations
  • Secure faculty recommendations
  • Provide a professor with research assistance
  • Take additional courses in social work
  • Get experience through summer jobs or internships
  • Take supplemental coursework to enhance your marketability

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