December 20, 2012
Perozo, founder of the Latin
American Studies Program in Puebla, México, celebrated the 20th anniversary
of the program with colleagues, host families from Mexico, and friends. Perozo
teaches in both Latin
American Studies and the Department
of Modern Languages and Cultures.
Perozo was honored for his
contributions to the field and his steadfast leadership in the education abroad
program. For more than 16 years, he has fostered a partnership with the
Universidad Iberoamericana and a friendship with the people and community in
“Since the Latin American Studies program started, Jaime
has devoted his heart and soul to inspiring students to explore the world by
starting with Mexico’s amazing beauty and complexity,” said Professor Diana
Luna. “He has challenged them to step out of their comfort zone to become
Latin American Studies students acquire an in-depth,
interdisciplinary understanding of the culture, economics, environment, history,
literature, and politics of Latin America. They also have the opportunity to
study the experiences of Latinas and Latinos living in the United States.
Faculty and courses from Environmental Studies, History, International Studies,
Modern Languages, Political Science, Sociology, Theology & Religious
Studies, and Women Studies contribute to the program. The College of Arts and
Sciences offers major and minor degrees in Latin American Studies.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the
largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate
majors, 37 minors, and 7 master's degrees.
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