New York City Consortium for Latin American Studies
Since 1987, CLACS at NYU and the Institute for Latin American Studies (ILAS) at Columbia University (CU) have collaborated as a consortium, recognized as the New York City Consortium for Latin American Studies (NYCCLAS). This consortium offers exciting opportunities for Master's students and faculty at NYU and Columbia, as well as for NYC teachers interested in professional development.
Each year, faculty members can apply for funding awards from the NYC Consortium for Latin American Studies. The awards support the development of a course and a conference that bring together faculty from NYU and CU and address a region-related issue in an interdisciplinary manner. For more information, please visit Faculty Resources.
Teachers can find professional development opportunities by signing up to receive K-12 event notifications via email. To sign up, enter your email address in the field on the CLACS homepage, and follow the prompts. Make sure you check the box for the K-12 Outreach email list.
For MA Students
Master's candidates from CLACS and ILAS are able to take courses on Latin American topics at NYU and CU. Registration for these courses requires the director’s permission, enrollments are limited, and students may take no more than two courses during their MA studies at CLACS. Each semester, CLACS posts relevant courses from CU on our website under the Graduate Program. While taking consortium courses, NYU and CU id cards will allow students to visit the respective libraries.
To take a class through the NYCCLAS Consortium at Columbia University, visit the course listings page for the relevant semester, choose your course, and print out two copies of the form found on the course listings page. Follow the instructions on the form.