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The MAS Program offers many experiences for students to immerse themselves in new cultures, languages, and peoples. From study abroad to research to pizza socials, there are many ways for students to get involved outside the classroom.
Mellon Grant research with MAS faculty
Students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty research projects, funded by resources such as the Student Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) or Trinity’s Mellon Initiative.
Global Latinx Studies | Senior Portfolios
Seniors in the Global Latinx Studies program develop portfolios that tie together the interdisciplinary links between at least three different courses. This project represents the culmination of personal and professional growth in the understanding of Latinx communities in the Americas and beyond.
Office of Experiential Learning
Undergraduate research is central to Trinity University's values. The Office of Experiential Learning provides a place for students to gain information about internships, community service and service-learning opportunities, beyond the classroom course projects, and undergraduate research opportunities.
Today, cross-cultural understanding is as much a practical necessity as an educational standard. Study abroad is an embodiment of the liberal arts ideals and a sign of the initiative and breadth often looked for by employers.
Students have access to need-based study abroad scholarships through Trinity’s Center for International Engagement and the Mexico, Americas and Spain program.
The program fosters close ties between the University and the Latinx community in San Antonio and beyond through internships, service-learning, and other experiential opportunities.
Alvarez/MAS Summer Internship Grant Program
The Alvarez Summer Internship Grant program engages Trinity students in matters and activities falling under the MAS mission and promote Trinity University's relations with non-profit organizations whose activities are related to the MAS Program and its mission. Learn more
LatinX Leadership Program
Designed for Latinx students, this program develops nontraditional leadership skills outside of resumes and public speaking, such as community building, cultural understanding, and networking.
Trinity University Latino Association (TULA)
Trinity University Latin Association aims to celebrate the LatinX community within the Trinity and San Antonio community as a way to educate students about LatinX culture. Students of any ethnicity are welcome in the organization.
Sigma Delta Pi Honor Society
Sigma Delta Pi is the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. The society aims to honor those who attain excellence in the language, literature, and culture of Spanish-speaking people.
Lecture Series and Events
Bienvenidos a MAS! MAS sponsors programs and events throughout the academic year. There are several special guest speakers, workshops and events that happen through the year along with the First Year Experience and Inventing Mexico annual events.
FYE Inventing Mexico, Field Trip to Mexico City (Fall Recess)
Students part of the First Year Experience “Inventing Mexico” will visit important historical sites and museums that illustrate their learning on the course.
- MAS Information Table
Every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. during Nacho hour
- Mesa de Conversación
Enjoy informal Spanish Conversation and Pizza every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
For more information, contact Professor J'Leen Saeger with questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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De Colores Graduation Celebration
At De Colores—a unique celebration of Trinity’s graduating Latinx seniors that takes its name from the Spanish term for “in colors”—seniors invite their families, friends, and countless members of the Trinity community who’ve supported them in school, and each select a loved one to present them with a colorful stole in honor of their graduation.
Each Spring semester, MAS organizes the Alvarez Seminar, a series of lectures, readings, performances, films or workshops that provide a profound examination of a critical theme in the MAS world. It is interdisciplinary by nature and the coordination of the seminar rotates among MAS faculty from various departments. Alvarez Seminar events are incorporated into the courses of MAS faculty to maximize the engagement that students will have with the chosen theme.
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Student Awards and Recognition
Global Latinx Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
The program recognizes one outstanding graduating senior from the Global LatinX Studies major.