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DRCLAS awards grants, travel internships

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The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) is sponsoring more than 130 students traveling to Latin America for research and internships this summer.

DRCLAS awarded research travel grants to 14 undergraduates for honors thesis research and 23 graduate students for dissertation research in Latin America. DRCLAS has also provided grants to 26 undergraduate and 10 graduate and professional School students for internships in Latin America.

The center’s Summer Internship Program places students in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Peru. In each country, students work at organizations that align with their personal or career interests. The center arranges host family stays and once-a-week seminars, lectures, and excursions. A record total of 67 Harvard undergraduate students will take part in the internship program coordinated by the DRCLAS Chile regional office and the Brazil office, with 19 students traveling to Chile, 30 to Argentina, one to Bolivia, 10 to Peru, and seven to Brazil.

DRCLAS awarded eight grants to undergraduates participating in WorldTeach this summer. Four students will receive funding to teach in Costa Rica, and four will receive funding to teach in Ecuador.

Finally, the center will also award four summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships to students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard Kennedy School for intensive summer language training in Latin America or at other U.S. universities.