David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

Mexico Program

The Mexico Program at DRCLAS and the Mexico Office are committed to deepening engagement with the region through an active program of events and activities, academic and internship opportunities for students, and support for faculty research. The DRCLAS Mexico Office was established in 2012 in Mexico City.

Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB)

Since 2012, the Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB) Program has offered one-to-one mentorships that help high need Brazilian youth develop confidence, critical thinking and English language skills. Combining quality mentorships with engaging content, our program provides positive, life-enriching experiences for youth to learn from older peers and explore common interests.

Health Reform and Community Medicine Course in Chile

The Chile course this year offers a chance to learn about an innovative health system that has been a model for several countries around the world and to observe Chile’s initiatives in primary care including an important public private partnership and the development of a family medicine approach to community health care. During the first two weeks, we will interview key actors in the health system and visit clinics and hospitals to learn about:

Harvard Medical School Exchange Clerkship Program

The Harvard Medical School (HMS) has created a special opportunity for Chilean students in their final year of studying medicine at the Universidad de Chile and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to participate in a month-long clinical rotation (or possibly two one-month rotations) at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile: January-term Program

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) Regional Office invites Harvard students to participate in the January program, DRCLAS-Universidad Mayor January Experiential Learning Program: Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile. This program is intended for Harvard undergraduate students interested in improving their Spanish language skills, while engaging in public service in rural indigenous communities.

CASA Argentina

The CASA-Buenos Aires program provides undergraduate students with the unique opportunity for full immersion in Argentine culture and the Spanish language, while receiving transfer credit to apply toward their home university degree. Students take a Pro-Seminar course as well as local university courses with Argentinean students, completed at one or more of four top local universities: Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT), Universidad de San Andrés, and Universidad Nacional de las Artes.

Steve Reifenberg Traveling Fellowship

The Steve Reifenberg Fund is intended to encourage graduating seniors to engage in a transformative international experience in the area of social or environmental development.

Andes & Southern Cone Program

The Andes & Southern Cone Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) works to increase the visibility of the countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela at Harvard University through diverse academic programmatic activities. The Initiative aims to enhance collaborative research among Harvard faculty and their counterparts in the Andean region by encouraging faculty and student engagement, and serving as a portal for Andean-related activities for the Harvard community and the public at large.


Arts@DRCLAS seeks to foster and develop the scope of Latin American visual and performing arts at Harvard University through exhibits, conferences, concerts, and performances hosted by the David Rockefeller Center local and overseas offices. Working with the Harvard University Committee on the Arts, Arts@DRCLAS aims to provide educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the Harvard and greater Boston community, as well as becoming a resource for students and faculty working in the arts.

Harvard Summer Program in Santiago, Chile

This eight-week program gives you the unique opportunity to combine Spanish language coursework, Latin American cultural immersion, and engagement with the fields of medicine and public health through study and service.


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