Semester Study Abroad

The LACS program is pleased to support students seeking study abroad opportunities. “There is no reason to not study abroad. Go now, before it’s too late.” These are the closing words of an impassioned article by a Hofstra undergraduate, Christine O’Dea, that appeared in The Hofstra Chronicle. The article expresses an important reality, that there is a growing demand for the kind of exposure to other cultures that only a sustained study-abroad program exposure can provide. Enumerating the many advantages of having studied abroad—it has made her more confident, more eloquent, and more globally attuned. We believe that study abroad is an intellectually, emotionally, and professionally enriching experience. Latin America is replete with exciting opportunities for students to pursue a variety of studies.    

Through two partner institutions, Arcos Learning Abroad and Spanish Studies Abroad, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program at Hofstra University now offers the opportunity of a semester-long study abroad to any Hofstra student, from any school and major, in the following locations: 

Please contact one of the LACS co-directors, Benita Sampedro ( or Brenda Elsey ( for further information.

Hofstra in Cuba

January 5-23, 2018

The Hofstra in Cuba Study Abroad program offers an academically rich experience that will result in new understandings and enduring insights – global and personal. Two Hofstra faculty members – an international communications specialist, researcher, and journalist and a health care educator and program consultant – have teamed up to offer an integrated experiential opportunity that will provide interactive learning experiences, as well as a distinctive introduction and analysis of Cuba’s complex past, its changing present, and its promising future.

Learn More About Hofstra in Cuba