Eva Longoria Heads Back To School

Actress Eva Longoria poses in the press room after hosting The ALMA Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009. (AP Photo/Dan AP

Eva Longoria Parker says she is going back to school to learn about her Mexican roots.

The 34-year-old "Desperate Housewives" actress says she will enroll in a master's program in Chicano studies and political science.

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In its Mexico edition released Wednesday, Hola magazine quoted Longoria as saying that she wants to "learn more about the history of the country we come from." She didn't say what university she will attend.

Longoria says she also is polishing her Spanish. The Texas native's family is originally from the northern Mexican city of Monterrey.

The actress was in Mexico City last month to take on a Spanish-speaking role for the first time in a Mexican film about kidnapping titled "Days of Grace."

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