Global Economics & Regional Development

Senegal:

Dakar – Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID)

Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) Program in Senegal focuses on development and social change through classroom study and field placements. The semester is divided into three parts: seven weeks of classes in the capital, Dakar, six-weeks of field study, and a week-long final seminar. 

  • Location: Dakar, Senegal.  Field placement in Dakar or rural area. 
  • Language of instruction: French
  • Courses: Curriculum includes theory and practice of development, national and regional history, economics, culture, and intensive Wolof, the majority ethnic language of Senegal.
  • Academic themes: French, Francophone Studies, Global Development Studies
  • Field trips: include a variety of sites such as local markets and other areas around Dakar.
  • Housing: Home-stays
  • Prerequisites: French majors: 300-level French.  Non-majors: French 222.  Coursework on Africa, development, and Francophone Studies recommended.
  • Calendar: Fall and Spring semester.

Why study in Senegal?

  •  development studies focus with half-semester field placement in an NGO, school, hospital, community-based organization
  •  concentration on French-speaking Africa

You may also wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Ireland, (French) ARH 330D
Professor Roper, (Anthropology/GDS) Goodnow 204
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied French to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
French
Francophone Studies
Global Development Studies
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: Learning Abroad Center | University of Minnesota | 612-626-9000 | Fax: 612-626-8009 | umabroad[at]umn[dot]edu

Botswana

Gabarone - University Immersion in Southern Africa (ACM) (Spring)

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM): Botswana- University Immersion in Southern Africa is an interdisciplinary program in the humanities and social sciences focusing on one of Africa's most dynamic developing economies.

  • Location: Gabarone, Botswana
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Courses: Core course, Setswana language, two electives at the University of Botswana with local students, and independent study.
  • Academic themes: Anthropology, Economics, Global Development Studies, Global Health, History, Political Science, Sociology 
  • Field trips: Okavango Delta  
  • Housing: University dormitories
  • Prerequisites: None. All majors. Coursework on Africa or development recommended. 
  •  Calendar: Spring semester only.

Why study in Botswana?

  • study a dynamic developing economy in Africa
  • independent study projects on topics of interest, such as HIV/AIDS, urban migration, government planning and social policies
  • university courses with local students

You may also want to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Grey, (Political Science) Carnegie 309
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study:
Anthropology
Economics
Global Development Studies
Global Health
History
Political Science
Sociology
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: Associated Colleges of the Midwest | 312-263-5000 | Fax: 312-263-5879 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

China:

Shanghai - Alliance for Global Education: International Business
  • The Alliance for Global Education International Business in China Program is located at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). 
  • This program is designed for students majoring in Economics or similar fields, with coursework being a mixture of Mandarin language and area studies courses in Economics and Finance.  All area studies courses are taught in English by Chinese Faculty. 
  • In addition, students have the option of enrolling for a 3 credit internship.  Internships are available in Chinese and multi-national companies as well as non-business sectors.  The program also features a nine-day study trip to Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macau. 
  • All students are housed in campus dormitories with Chinese roommates. 
  • Eligibility: GPA above 3.0.  Minimum 1 semester of Chinese and two semesters of Economics. Minimum three semesters of Chinese for internship option.

The Alliance for Global Education | 1-888-232-8379 | Fax: 215-572-2174 | info[at]allianceglobaled[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese and Economics to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Economics
Finance
Website: Program Website

Beijing - IES: Contemporary Issues

Institute for International Education of Students (IES) in Beijing

  • The IES Beijing program offers two distinct academic options: the Language Intensive Program, designed for students who have already begun studying Chinese and wish to concentrate on the developing their fluency, and the Contemporary Issues in China Program, featuring three Intensive 300-level Area Studies Courses, taught one at a time, and accelerated Chinese language, offered at varying levels. Both programs are located at Beijing Foreign Studies University (Beijing Waiguoyu Daxue), one of Beijing’s most prestigious academic institutions, enrolling 4,000 students, including approximately 700 foreign students mostly from non-English speaking countries. IES is currently the only resident U.S. program at the university.
  • The Intensive Language Program offers small classes and individual tutorials, equivalent to one year of Chinese taught in a semester, as well as English-language area studies courses, including economics, film studies, political science, history, literature, philosophy, sociology, and field research. Chinese-taught area studies courses are available for heritage speakers and very advanced students. The program offers a variety of internship opportunities in business education, and community service organizations.
  • Field trips take students to parts of China rarely visited by tourists. The multi-day fall field trip usually includes travel along the Silk Road (Xinjiang Province) to such places as Xi’an, Urumg, Dunhuang, Xiahe, and Kashgar, where you explore the cultures and religions of China’s minority people and the magnificent landscape. The multi-day spring trip normally travels to Yunnan Province, including stays in a variety of areas that are home to ethnic Naxi, Yi, Bai, Dai, and other minority peoples. A long-weekend trip takes in destinations such as Shaolin Temple (martial arts and historic capital cities), Pingyao (ancient and imperial China), Mt. Wutai (Buddhist studies), Anyang (pre-historic China), and Mt. Tai and Qufu (Confucian studies).
  • Housing options include living with a Chinese roommate in a campus residence hall or homestays with Chinese families.
  • Eligibility: One year of college-level Mandarin Chinese or the equivalent.

Institute for International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen: shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Website: Program Website

Beijing - Pitzer College

Pitzer College in China

  • Exclusively for neuroscience students, the Pitzer in China program offers an opportunity to study Chinese language, culture, society, and traditional medicine while participating in research projects with Chinese neuroscientists. Offered in cooperation with Beijing University, classes are taught by university faculty, scholars and specialists.
  • All students take the "Core Course", a cross-disciplinary study of Chinese society and culture, including history, religion, philosophy, art, and economy, providing the context for learning from a wide variety of cultural immersion experiences offered throughout the program. The intensive study of Chinese language - offered at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels - is required.
  • In addition, neuroscience students will take a course in traditional Chinese medicine, combining theory and practice with an introduction to special medical techniques. The program also features an independent study project, which is conducted in the neuroscience laboratories of the University of Beijing under the supervision of Chinese researchers.
  • Field trips are offered as an integral part of the Core Course to such famous sites as Wutaishan, Pingyao, Suzhou, and Shanghai.
  • Students are housed in dormitories for most of the semester with Chinese roommates and also in homestays of ten days to two weeks each with urban and rural Chinese families.
  • Eligibility: Highly selective program requiring advanced study in neuroscience and recommendation of the Program Adviser. Prior study of Chinese strongly recommended. In cases of equally qualified candidates, students with Chinese language background will be preferred. 

Pitzer College | Office of External Studies | 909-621-8104 | Fax: 909-621-0518 | external_studies[at]pitzer[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Lindgren, (Biology) Science 2010
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Website: Program Website

Japan:

Tokyo – CIEE: Sophia University

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) at Waseda University in Japan

  • The ACM Japan Study Program is located on the campus of Waseda University, one of Japan's premier universities, and emphasizes the study of Japanese language and culture.
  • Morning classes are devoted exclusively to language acquisition, and assignments often take students out into the local community to practice their skills. Additional classes in English are offered in social studies, arts, and humanities, covering various topics in Japanese and Asian Studies.
  • Independent study in the form of social research projects, apprenticeships in fine arts, and parliamentary internships can be arranged with the support of the student's home college academic adviser.
  • A range of field trips are offered in Tokyo and the surrounding area.
  • Extracurricular activities, especially membership in Japanese student clubs and sports teams, are encouraged.
  • Students live with host families throughout the program in Tokyo and also participate in a month-long rural homestay.
  • Eligibility: At least one semester of Japanese. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Japan Study Office | Drawer 13 | Earlham College | 765-983-1224 | Fax: 765-983-1798 | japanstu[at]earlham[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Schimmel, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 406
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Japanese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
East Asian Studies
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website

Korea:

Seoul – CIEE: Yonsei University

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) at Yonsei University, South Korea

Program Summary will be posted soon.

Council on International Educational Exchange
300 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101-4739
PH: 207-553-7600 | Fax: 207-553-7699
E-mail: info[at]ciee[dot]org
Website: www.ciee.org

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Professor Schimmel, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 406
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study:
East Asian Studies
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website

India:

Delhi - IES

Why study in Delhi?

  • capital of world’s largest democracy, center of growing economic power 
  • university courses with local students 
  • volunteer opportunities in fields of environment, development, health, and human rights

Institute for the International Education of Students in Delhi, India focuses on contemporary India in its cultural and historical context and offering an extremely wide  range of possible coursework, including university courses with Indian students.

  • Location: Delhi, India
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics:  Required: Cities of Delhi and  Hindi .  IES Center electives include courses in Anthropology, Economics, English Literature, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Film Studies.   Courses may also be taken at Delhi University, and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). 
  • Field trips: Agra and Taj Mahal, Delhi region, South India.
  • Housing: Homestay or rooming house
  • Prerequisites: Minimum 3.0 GPA. Coursework on India or development recommended.
  • Calendar: Fall and spring semester. 

You may also wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Dobe, (Religious Studies) Steiner 310
Professor Kapila, (English) Mears 215
Professor Prevost, (History) Mears 306
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Economics
English
Global Development Studies
History
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen: shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Madurai – South India Term Abroad (SITA)

Why study in Madurai, India?

  • liberal arts study of traditional South Indian culture 
  • religious studies in the major Hindu pilgrimage site  
  • small program with personal cultural mentoring  
  • excellent homestays

South India Term Abroad Program (SITA) operates in the temple city of Madurai in the southernmost Indian state of Tamil Nadu, one of India's most important centers of religious pilgrimage. 

  • Location: Madurai, India
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics:  Required: Tamil Language, Ethnographic Field Methods, and Independent Study.  Two electives: Environmental Issues in South India; Media, Culture, & Urban Identity in South India; Modern Indian Fiction; Myth, Religion, and Art in South India.
  • Field trips: Various sites in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka
  • Housing: home-stays
  • Prerequisites: None.  Minimum 3.0 GPA.  Coursework on India, especially religious studies
  • Calendar: Fall or spring semester. 

You may also wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Dobe, (Religious Studies) Steiner 310
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies
Religious Studies
Sociology
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: SITA Program Executive Director | The George Washington University | Office for Study Abroad | 202-355-5964 | Fax: 202-994-9133 | sita[at]gwmail.gwu[dot]edu

Pune – ACM India Studies

Why study in Pune, India?

  • university town in area of rapid economic growth
  • independent field research
  • broad liberal arts curriculum

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM):  Culture, Traditions, & Globalization India Studies provides an excellent opportunity to study the interaction of tradition and modernity that characterizes India today. 

  • Location: Pune, India
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics:  Marathi language, Contemporary India, and Independent Study plus elective from Modern Indian Literature, Public Health in India, Indian Cinema & Society  
  • Field trips: Ajanta and Ellora caves, Karla, Mahableshwar, Sihagad Fort, Sanskriti  
  • Housing: hotel and homestay
  • Prerequisites:  None.  Coursework on India or development recommended.
  • Calendar: Fall semester only 

You may also wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Dobe, (Religious Studies) Steiner 310
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Global Development Studies
Global Health
Literature
Sociology
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: Associated Colleges of the Midwest | 312-263-5000 | Fax: 312-263-5879 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

Denmark:

Copenhagen - Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)

Why study in Denmark?

  • Offers well planned subject tracks in virtually all subject areas
  • Core course includes extensive travel in Denmark and other European destinations 
  • Courses taught by a wide range of experts, including former government officials, working professionals, and university faculty
  • Optional study tours to a wide range of locations throughout Europe and Russia

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Denmark is a large program offering an extensive selection of subject tracks in a broad range of subject areas, integrating extensive course-embedded travel.

  • Location:  Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics: Curriculum is subdivided into distinct programs, each with a specific academic focus.  Students choose one program and enroll in its associated core course, Danish, and three electives.   
  • Field trips:  Each core course has two associated study tours, usually to different parts of Denmark and Europe. Optional study tours are organized to a wide variety of locations during semester breaks. 
  • Housing: homestays, dormitories, apartments 
  • Prerequisites: None. European History and/or Politics are recommended 
  • Calendar: Fall or Spring.

You may also wish to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Seawell, (Psychology) Science 1607 - (Available for consultation Spring 2013)
Professor Levandoski, (Chemistry) Science 2009
Professor Henry, (GWSS) Mears 301
Professor Marzluff, (Chemistry) Science 2208
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Biomedicine
Child Development
Economics
European Studies
Genocide Studies
History
Human Rights
Medical Practice and Policy
Migration Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: DIS North American Office | 800-247-3477 or 612-626-7679 | Fax: 612-625-2299 | dis[at]umn[dot]edu

Germany:

Freiburg - IES: European Union Program

Why study on the European Union Program?

  • interaction with economic and political experts and government officials, as well as corporate and NGO executives
  • field trips to key EU organizations, including: European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Court of Justice in Luxembourg, the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, the Commission and Council of the European Union in Brussels, and the World Bank in Paris
  • summer internships for advanced-level students of German after spring-semester program

IES European Union offers intensive study of the European Union.  Based in Freiburg, Germany, the program benefits from its location in the center of Europe.

  • Location: Freiburg, Germany.  Extended field studies throughout Europe.
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Academics: Required: German, EU Studies Integrative Seminar.  Electives include: International Relations, Political Science, and Area Studies.  Post program internships for students with advanced level of German.
  • Field trips: Students receive briefings at the United Nations and World Trade Organization in Geneva, the OECD in Paris, and NATO in Brussels. Additional field study trips are offered to the new member states of the E.U., such as Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania and Latvia.
  • Housing: Dormitories
  • Prerequisites: At least one semester of German. Prior coursework in modern European history, politics, or economics recommended.
  • Calendar: Fall or spring semester

You may also want to consider:

Advisor(s):
Professor Byrd, (German) ARH 231A
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors with at least one year of German
Related Fields of Study
Economics
International Relations
Political Science
Western European Studies
Website: Program Website

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen: shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Sweden:

Stockholm - The Swedish Program

Hamilton College in Sweden

  • The Swedish Program: Liberal Arts at the Stockhom School of Economics , primarily recommended for students intending to work on advanced projects in the social sciences, focuses on how Sweden has addressed political, social, artistic, and economic issues relevant to all advanced societies.
  • The curriculum reflects the country's innovative responses to public policy challenges such as environmental protection, gender equality, women's issues, immigration, workplace democracy, day-care, health care, and education; topics which are pursued in an interdisciplinary and critical tradition. Comparative study compares and contrasts Swedish social and economic policies with those of the United States and its European neighbors. Course work also includes the required study of Swedish language as well as offerings in Swedish literature, film, art, and architecture. All content courses are taught in English. Classes promote experiential learning through direct observation and discussion with Swedi sh professionals, and students are expected to keep journals in order to record and interpret their everyday experiences.
  • Field trips have included visits to the Swedish Parliament, art museums, the Royal Theater, public schools and private companies. The fall semester program offers an extended excursion to the islands of the Stockholm Archipelago while in the spring semester students travel to the Dalarna region 200 miles north of the Stockholm. An optional excursion is also offered to the island of Gotland.
  • Program participants have the option of living with a Swedish family or in university-owned apartments throughout the city.
  • Eligibility: Background in sociology, anthropology, and/or political science. Detailed plan of study.  

Hamilton College | 315-737-0123 | Fax: 315-737-0127 | info[at]swedishprogram[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
European Studies
Health Care
International Relations
Migration Studies
Political Science
Public Policy
Swedish & Scandinavian Studies
Sociology
Women’s Studies
Website: Program Website

Costa Rica/Nicaragua:

San Jose – ACM: Language, Society and the Environment

The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Language, Society & the Environment

  • ACM in Costa Rica is located in San Jose in its own center equipped with classrooms, library, and computer facilities near the University of Costa Rica.
  • The program offers in-depth cultural studies strengthened by immersion in the daily life of the country through a combination of coursework and field study. The academic program has three major components including intensive Spanish language study during the first five weeks of the program; an Introduction to Costa Rica, providing an overview of the country through classwork, field studies and a two week rural stay; and a choice of core courses, taught by local experts dealing with issues in economics, politics, and development issues.
  • The core course incorporates a major independent study project in the social sciences or humanities on a topic of personal interest relating to areas covered in class and may be written in English. During the second half of the program, students continue to develop their abilities in Spanish by selecting a language elective in Latin American Literature, Advanced Composition or Advanced Conversation.
  • Throughout the semester, the academic program is complemented by field trips allowing students to explore the diverse human and physical geography of the country.
  • Housing is provided in homestays with Costa Rican families. 
  • Eligibility: At least three semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent. Preference given to students four semesters.  

Associated Colleges of the Midwest | 312-263-5000 | Fax: 312-263-5879 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Aparicio, (Spanish)  ARH 220C
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Spanish to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study
Latin American Studies
Anthropology
Sociology
Development Studies
Website: Program Website

San Jose – ACM: Field Research in Environment, Social Sciences, or Humanities

The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences & Humanities

  • ACM in Costa Rica is a program for advanced independent work in the natural and social sciences and the humanities.
  • Students design and conduct supervised research projects. During the first four weeks, students take an orientation course combining the intensive study of Spanish and Costa Rican culture while preparing a detailed research proposal based on a wide variety of possible projects.
  • Research opportunities exist in the areas of tropical biology and ecology; the social sciences, such as economics, political science, sociology, and public health; archeology and cultural anthropology; and literature and the arts.
  • Each student works at a carefully selected field site during March and April under the supervision of a project adviser who provides professional advising on research methodology and the practical problems of operating in the field. During a month-long period in San Jose at the end of the semester, students complete research papers and formally present their results.
  • In San Jose, housing is in homestays with Costa Rican families. Although housing arrangements differ widely during fieldwork at research sites in various parts of the country, many students are placed with families who speak only Spanish during this phase of the program.
  • Eligibility: Coursework in the proposed research discipline. Minimum of 3 semesters of Spanish or the equivalent. Preference given to students with strong backgrounds in Spanish. Familiarity with statistics and field work methodology strongly recommended.  

Associated Colleges of the Midwest | 312-263-5000 | Fax: 312-263-5879 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Aparicio, (Spanish)  ARH 220C
Professor K. Jacobson, (Biology) Science 1205
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Spanish to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study
Humanities
Social Studies
Biology
Environmental Studies
Website: Program Website

Costa Rica/Nicaragua - Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS)

The Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS) in Costa Rica

  • ICADS, a center for social and environmental research in Central America, focuses on women's issues, economic development, public health, education, human rights, and environmental issues.
  • The stated aim of the institute is to foster an increased understanding of the region and to stimulate critical evaluation of current development strategies, especially as they impact women, the poor, and the environment.
  • The Semester Internship and Research Program offers an initial four weeks of intensive Spanish language training and specialized seminars in history and culture, environmental problems, and women's studies followed by an eight-week supervised internship in Costa Rica, Nicaragua or Belize. Students may choose a research internship on a subject of interest to them or work on subjects of a more applied nature with trained professionals, e.g., environmental attorneys, public health professionals, teachers, and community organizers. One student is placed at each internship site in the interest of language learning and maximizing immersion in the local culture.
  • Housing is in homestays. The program concludes with a four-day study-tour to either Nicaragua or Panama. 
  • Eligibility: Minimum of three semesters of college-level Spanish; two years strongly recommended. Preference given to students with demonstrated interest in community service activities.  

Institute for Central American Development Studies Department | 011-506-225-0508 | Fax: 011-506-234-1337 | info[at]icads[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Roper, (Anthropology) Goodnow 204
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Spanish to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study
Sociology
Anthropology
Global Development Studies
Website: Program Website

Ecuador:

Quito – Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID)

Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) in Ecuador

  • MSID in Ecuador focuses on problems of development and social change through grassroots internships in poor communities.
  • The program is divided into three phases: seven weeks of classroom work in Quito, the capital of Ecuador; six weeks in a field study placement with an agency or development project in Quito or in a rural community; and a week-long final seminar. Course topics include theories and topics of development, national and regional history, economics, and culture.
  • Field study placement categories include public health, education, environmental protection, social services, women in development, agriculture, and small business, involving a minimum commitment of 30 hours a week. Courses are taught in Spanish, which is essential to communicating with local people.
  • Housing is in homestays with local families.
  • Eligibility: Spanish through the 200 level (4 semesters) or the equivalent. At least one course each in Global Development Studies and Latin American Studies highly recommended.  

Learning Abroad Center University of Minnesota | 612-626-9000 | Fax: 612-626-8009 | umabroad[at]umn[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Roper, (Anthropology) Goodnow 204
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Spanish to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study
Sociology
Anthropology
Global Development Studies
Website: Program Website