Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University


Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Latin American Studies - Additional Links



  • Prospective Students
  • Current Students
  • Faculty


Apply Now



Latin American Studies - Links of Interest

Scholarships for study abroad in Latin America

  • SGA Study Abroad Scholarship application (Word document)
    An SGA scholarship for students on study abroad programs. (See SGA website.)

  • WKU World Topper Scholarship application (PDF)
    A need-based WKU scholarship for study abroad students.

  • Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
    A need-based award for undergraduate study abroad, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for U.S. citizens studying outside of Western Europe or Australia. This scholarship is intended for study abroad in non-traditional destinations, students with no prior study abroad experience, or students who are in groups traditionally underrepresented in study abroad (e.g. students with disabilities, minority students, or community college students). Contact the Office of Scholar Development for more information.

  • Organization of American States (OAS)
    The Organization of American States offers a variety of scholarships both for study at institutions throughout the Americas (especially in Latin American and the Caribbean) and to assist students from Latin American and Caribbean.
  • LIVfund
    A private fund offering $500 scholarships for anyone over 18 with plans to intern, study, or volunteer in Latin America.

General information on Latin America

Please email Dr. Marc Eagle if you have any questions, comments or corrections.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 9/24/14