by Sara Curnow Wilson

Your college roommates might disturb your sleep and occasionally act like animals, but have you ever been woken up by an actual monkey? Or zip-lined for college credit? Has staying out all night dancing ever helped your studies?

For students in the Latin American Studies Semester (LASS), a small program in the College of Liberal Arts making a big impact throughout the university, the answer to these questions may be “yes.”

“There is no other program like this at Temple,” says LASS Director and Department Chair Hiram Aldarondo. “For those students who cannot afford to live abroad, LASS offers them the opportunity to be part of an immersion program while also being at home.”

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