New Exchange Program with American University in Cairo!

The American University in Cairo and the College of Charleston have recently partnered on a new academic cooperation and student exchange program for both undergraduate and graduate students for a period of five years.

Students from AUC and CofC will receive a scholarship to spend a semester or year abroad at the other institution, providing students with a unique international experience and strengthening East-West cultural ties.

AUC Trustee Jonathan Wolf (YAB ’75), founder and president of Wendover Housing Partners, LLC who was a study-abroad student at AUC, and his wife Nancy were instrumental in making this program a reality. They will provide funds for AUC students to spend a semester or year abroad at CofC, while Hilton and Catherine Smith, who serve on the College of Charleston’s School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs advisory board, will fund CofC students to study at AUC.

CofC Launches Exchange Program with American University in Cairo

Also check out the article by The American University in Cairo on the signing!

 

 

 

 

LACSaCast Episode 2 – Arden Sherman ’05

Dr. Avendaño, Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, interviews CofC alumna (2005) Arden Sherman to discuss her undergraduate experience at the College of Charleston as a double major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Studio Art, her time studying abroad in Brazil and Cuba, and her professional activities following graduation. At the time of the podcast, Arden is the Director and Curator of Hunter East Harlem Gallery at Hunter College in New York City.

HispaCasts: Episode 7, Esther Ferguson (Philanthropist and Founder of CofC’s Program in Trujillo)

Click the link below to hear the 7th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team.

Dr. Del Mastro with Esther Ferguson

Episode 7 – Esther Ferguson – June 18, 2019

Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of Hispanic Studies, interviews Esther Ferguson, philanthropist, community leader and founder of the College of Charleston’s program in Trujillo, to share Esther’s story behind her and her late husband James Ferguson’s donation of their historic properties in Trujillo, Spain to the College of Charleston in 1996.

Department of Hispanic Studies Boasts Salient Achievements for AY 2018-19

Department of Hispanic Studies
Academic Year 2018-19

Salient Achievements

23% increase in declared Spanish majors
4% increase in declared Spanish minors
15% increase in declared Business Language Spanish minors
120% increase in declared Portuguese & Brazilian Studies minors

Launch of HispaCasts podcast series (6 episodes to date)
New Hispanic Studies Trujillo Scholarship (founded by HISP Advisory Board)
4 Speakers for our HISP Career Seminar Series

9 Featured Students in our Student Focus Series
3 Spanish majors and 1 Spanish minor receive Fulbright Awards
First graduates of our Portuguese & Brazilian Studies Program: George Gabriel and James Riggs
Return/reinstatement of the Casa Hispana/Spanish Language House

10 Featured Faculty in our Faculty Focus Series
Dr. Raúl Carrillo Arciniega inducted into the international Order of José Martí
Professors Devon Hanahan and Lauren Hetrovicz receive college-wide Distinguished Faculty Awards
Dr. Owens receives Dean’s Excellence Award for Faculty Research

This in addition to an astounding array of faculty presentations and publications,
other student achievements and departmental programming as found at our department’s News Blog
and elaborated in our upcoming spring 2019 newsletter: HispaNews (stay tuned!)

11th Annual LCWA World Cultures Fair!

The LCWA World Cultures Fair was a huge success this year! Check out some photos below and TONS more on the Facebook Page!