Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Amérique latine
Centre de recherche et de documentation sur les Amériques


With more than 50 years of experience an exceptional location at the very heart of Paris, internationally renowned visiting professors, a varied and rich offer of cultural and university events, the IHEAL is a core centre for intellectual exchange with Larin America.

By directing all its energies to the students’ benefits the IHEAL, in collaboration with the Pierre Monbeig Library and the CREDA  - a research “Mixt Unit” of the  University Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, "Centre national de la recherche scientifique"), gives students a wide array of excellence courses to choose from.

An important number of visiting professors specialised in studies about Latin-Americans societies, coming from European, North- and South-American universities contribute every year to the quality of IHEAL overall academics.

Taught Courses

DELA Diploma

Focal Point: David Dumoulin


M1 Focal Point: Juliette Dumont


Focal Point : Vera Chiodi


Specialisation in "Latin-American studies"

PhD programme



Academic Calendar and Programmes timetable


Grading Criteria

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Student Life

Whether you are a prospective student or already studying at IHEAL, you will have plenty of opportunities to bond with colleagues and friends. Join the vibrant associative life of our Institute, you will gain new experiences and contacts!

Be part of the Association “Aves de Paso”, or propose your candidature as Students representative in the IHEAL Management Council.  

Remember that as a student of Sorbonne Nouvelle, you can also contact the CEVU, Council for University Life, and benefit from their wide offer of services and activities. The “Bureau de la Vie Etudiante” (Office for Students’ Life) .  
Below you will find specific information on initiatives developed by IHEAL students, as well as on student mobility to Latin America that must be planned beforehand..