¡Bienvenidos! The LALS program is exceptionally proud of our students' academic and personal accomplishments. Here, we would like to showcase some of these remarkable experiences. Below you can find links to narratives from a current student in our program, Aric Faulkner, and Allison Fishbein, one of former students. More outstanding student testimonials soon to come!
Aric Faulkner is currently a senior at ISU studying Spanish with a minor in both Latin American and Latino/a Studies and Sociology. In the Fall semester of 2011, Aric traveled to the Dominican Republic to study the Spanish language.
Allison Fishbein, a former student in the Latino Studies program, participated in a semester long internship with The Immigration Project. The Immigration Project assists in the legalization applications with appeal briefs and responses to the INS, and a wide array of immigration and immigration related legal services, immigrant community education projects, and social service assistance.
For more information about this program contact: Janet Claus, email@example.com.
'Ser culto para ser libre. To be educated is to be free' -José Martí.
"The above quote represents how my education in the LALS program has opened my mind to a deeply important and complex demographic in our country as well as abroad. This program does not only require a learning of Latino and Latin American phenomenon, but also an examination of one's self and a reassessment of the assumptions that one has made throughout their lifetime in order to form a more concrete and accurate understanding. It is this understanding between cultures that sets us free from stereotypes and traditional images, and lets us see things more clearly."