Real-World Experience

The Department of Chicano & Latino Studies offers undergraduate students a number of opportunities to get outside the classroom, obtain job skills and real-world experience, and make connections on campus and in the Chicano and Latino community. Below are just a few of the ways that students can become involved with work outside of their studies at the University:

  • Internships & Volunteering
    Internships and volunteering give Chicano and Latino studies students the opportunity to collaborate and contribute to the success of a local, Latino-led or Latino-focused business or organization while gaining hands-on experience to supplement their education.
  • Service Learning
    Students can complete service work at a community partner site through a number of departmental courses. Sites include educational centers where undergraduate students mentor K-12 students to promote higher education as an obtainable goal.
  • Research Opportunities
    Students can gain valuable research experience as undergraduates by participating in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
  • National Student Exchange (NSE)
    Through the National Student Exchange, students can study at another school in the US or Canada for a semester or a year. You can choose from almost 200 schools and access many new classes while still earning credit toward your U of M degree.