Why study Latin American studies at La Trobe?

Leaders in cultural research

La Trobe is home to Australia's first research centre dedicated to understanding Latin American culture.

Learn more about the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS)

Top-rated globally

La Trobe is in the top 1.1% of universities worldwide.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2020; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2019, Ranking Web of Universities

Over 50 majors and minors

Choose your own adventure with majors, minors and electives from more than 50 interest areas.

Tailor your arts degree, combining interest areas in humanities, social sciences, business, health or science

Career opportunities in Latin American studies

Career pathways

Studying Latin American studies builds skills in research, communication and attention to detail to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Diplomat
  • Foreign correspondent journalist
  • Aid and development adviser
  • International trade specialist
  • Policy adviser
  • Academic research assistant

Future employers

Potential employers of Latin American studies graduates include:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Customs and immigration services
  • UN agencies and government consulates
  • Translating and interpreting services
  • Tourism councils and agencies
  • Museums and cultural centres

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