The Anita Herzfeld Study Abroad Award for Latin America supports student travel in any Latin American country, making study abroad more affordable and accessible for all students. The award was created to honor Professor Emerita Anita Herzfeld’s decades of service to KU's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and her tireless passion for exposing students to an international education.
Through this campaign we seek to honor her mission by continuing to make study abroad a real option for our students, supporting them as they learn the meaning of being citizens of the world - and we are pleased to announce that we have a generous donor who has agreed to match gifts up to $1,000 dollar-for-dollar!
The Study Abroad experience is, inevitably, transformative and even life-changing. Please join us in sending a new generation of students to Costa Rica, Argentina, Guatemala, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Mexico… and wherever else their curiosity may take them. Thank you!
A Little About Anita:
A renowned linguist, Dr. Herzfeld originally came to KU on a Fulbright Scholarship (which would be the first of her six Fulbrights) from Argentina, where she was teaching at an American school in Buenos Aires. She earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. at KU and went on to research and teach extensively, including launching the first Honors course in Latin American Studies and serving as the first female director for Study Abroad. Among many other publications, Dr. Herzfeld authored the first book on Limonese Creole, the dialect of Creole spoken by African-Costa Rican peoples on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Named KU’s Outstanding International in 1975, Herzfeld showed incredible dedication to a global education throughout her career.
Support student meals and activities in-country for one day.
Support a day of in-country travel and transportation.
Support student lodgings for one night.
Provide one full Anita Herzfeld Award.
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