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Find out what former UCL Institute of the Americas students have to say about the programmes.
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Max Traeger

BA History and Politics of the Americas | 2018-2021

'At the Institute of the Americas I felt that I had my own village community within UCL to belong to. I decided to swap from a different degree to BA History and Politics of the Americas after a call with the ever-supported Nick Witham, and I never regretted my choice.' Read more

Dr Paul J. Angelo

Dr Paul J. Angelo

Research Degree | 2015-2019

'In deciding among PhD programs, I was looking for a department that would be challenging, stimulating, and supportive, and I have absolutely no regrets about my decision to attend the Institute of the Americas.' Read more

Daniela Giambruno Leal

Dr Daniela Giambruno Leal

Research Degree | 2015-2019

'The academic relationship I had with my supervisor gave me the space and freedom to think, make mistakes, and develop my own concerns and line of thinking as a professional and researcher. I am extremely grateful for this...' Read more

Dr Daniel Willis

Dr Daniel Willis

Research Degree | 2014-2018

'Whilst at the Institute, I was encouraged to follow my interests but was also supported to explore new research topics and contexts by supervisors and other staff.' Read more.

Teresa Kuhn

Teresa Kuhn

MA Latin American Studies | 2017-2018

'What I particularly enjoyed about my time at the Institute was becoming part of a close-knit community of people with different backgrounds and interests, who share a passion for the Latin American region.' Read more

Natalia Koper

Natalia Koper

MSc International Relations of the Americas | 2015-2016

'UCL Americas provided me with the confidence and skills to advance my career in ways that I didn’t expect. I would strongly recommend this programme to anyone passionate about comparative politics, international relations, and human rights in the region.' Read more

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