Pre-Built Path

El Camino: Latinx Studies, Latin American Studies, and Multilingual Education

Deepen your knowledge of Latinx, Latin American, and immigrant communities and gain skills for careers in education through coursework, community-based learning, and study abroad.

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About El Camino: Latinx Studies, Latin American Studies, and Multilingual Education

This Path offers the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Latin American and Latinx culture, history, politics. You can also study  the theories, research, and methods used to teach English-language learners in the US and abroad. Build real skills through community-based work, language study, study abroad, and more. Reconnect with your cultural heritage or strengthen your skills in cross-cultural communication. 

This Path give you one-of-a-kind opportunities to shape your future work with Latinx and Latin American communities. You’ll get hands-on experience and build real skills in:

  • Community-based learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Cross-cultural communications
  • Qualitative research
  • Teaching
  • Writing, speaking, and reading in English and Spanish

You will have the opportunity to develop and deepen your Spanish language skills at all levels, from beginning to advanced. Our language programs, which combine language learning with the study of history, culture, and politics, mean you’ll learn more than just Spanish—you’ll explore the history behind the language and learn Spanish within its cultural contexts.

You’ll have hands-on opportunities that bring the Spanish language to life, like studying abroad or working with Spanish-speaking communities closer to home.

The El Camino Path gives you lots of opportunities to take your education beyond the classroom. Evergreen’s Centers and Institutes can help you find opportunities to engage with the community and build real-world skills you’ll use in your career or graduate studies after Evergreen.

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Prepare for Careers and Graduate Studies Beyond this Path

Career Opportunities

  • Community-based organizing
  • Education policy
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Immigration-based advocacy and law
  • International relations
  • Literacy development
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Research and outreach
  • Social work
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages
  • Teaching K–adult English language learners

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Creative writing
  • Education
  • Literature
  • History
  • Master in Teaching
  • Master in Arts
  • Master in Public Administration
  • Doctoral work in social sciences or humanities

El Barrio

“El Barrio” translates to “the neighborhood.” It’s a community hub for everyone on the El Camino Path to connect on shared interests, host events like game nights, celebrate holidays like El Día de los Muertos, and more.

This space is home for El Camino students, but also welcomes students from other Paths to share their experiences and learn from others. Having a shared space creates a supportive community you’ll grow with on your journey through college.

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Individual Study

El Camino faculty want you to pursue what you’re passionate about. You’ll have opportunities to connect with local organizations through internships or even start your own project related to topics within El Camino’s Path.

For example, you could do an internship with an immigrant justice organization, pursue creative work in Spanish, do advanced qualitative research, and more.

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Study Abroad

This Path offers study abroad opportunities in Latin America designed for Evergreen students in collaboration with community partners in Mérida, Mexico, and Santo Tomás, Nicaragua. Travel with a tight-knit group of students and faculty to explore the cultures and histories of communities in these two locations, while engaging in community-based work and staying with local families.

You’ll grow by immersing yourself in a community, mutually sharing knowledge and experiences, and learn to apply your new skills to your pursuits after college.

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