MSc Latin American Studies, 2011-12, Hertford College
First degree: BA Latin American Studies, University of Leiden, the Netherlands
Studying at the Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford has been an unforgettable and inspiring experience. I loved the broad range of courses from which we could choose (from economics to international relations to human rights), since this really enables you to select a combination of courses which suit your own interests and goals. I did my MSc Extended Essay on compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ Verdicts on amnesty laws, with a focus on Peru, Uruguay and Brazil. I hope to use the skills I have gained during this year to pursue a career in international development, journalism or publishing, and will first start with an internship in publishing over the summer. I highly recommend this course to anyone with a passion for Latin America and who wants to have an unforgettable year in a town with such an extensive academic history. The college system in Oxford will also provide you with a community in which you will easily make friends that you will hopefully keep in touch with for the rest of your life.