Latin America and the Caribbean

Argentina

Buenos Aires - Council on International Educational Exchange

Council on International Educational Exchange: Liberal Arts in Buenos Aires

Why study in Buenos Aires?

  • one of Latin America’s more important economies and democracies in a global city with a rich history of immigration and cultural life
  • rich offerings in the social sciences, humanities, visual arts, and classical music taught at prestigious institutions in Spanish, supported by CIEE staff
  • features opportunities for politically engaged service-learning, not-for-credit internships, and for-credit mentored independent study

open to all majors and may be of particular interest to students in:

Anthropology
Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies
Global Development Studies
History
Human Rights
Latin American Studies
Music and Dance
Political Science
Sociology
Spanish
Visual arts

Language of instruction: Spanish
Calendar:  Fall semester (late July to mid-Dec.) or Spring (mid-Feb to mid-July)
Prerequisites:  Third-year Spanish. 2.75 GPA. Coursework in Latin American studies and social sciences highly recommended.

To obtain advising about the program:
Campus Program Adviser:
Professor Benoist, ARH 220D

For specific questions about how the program operates:
Council on International Educational Exchange | 800-40-STUDY | studyinfo[at]ciee[dot]org

Students often also consider the following OCS options:
Chile: Liberal Arts in Santiago (Council on International Educational Exchange)
Chile: Liberal Arts in Valparaiso (Council on International Educational Exchange)
Chile: Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Santiago
Costa Rica: Community Engagement in Public Health, Educ., & the Environment (fall, ACM)
Ecuador:  Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Quito
Mexico:  Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan: Merida (IFSA-Butler University)

The Turks and Caicos Islands

British West Indies - Marine Resource Studies (School for Field Studies)

School for Field Studies (SFS): Marine Resource Studies, Turks and Caicos Islands

Why study in the Turks and Caicos Islands?

  • conduct biological/environmental field research as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • learn about the unique marine ecosystem of a Caribbean island
  • help  local government, community, and tourism developers with recommendations for economic, social, and ecological sustainability

open to all majors, and of particular interest to students in:

Biology
Environmental Studies
Global Development Studies
Policy Studies

Language of instruction: English
Calendar: Fall or spring semester
Prerequisites: At least one semester of biology or ecology required. Commitment to understanding environmental issues. Willingness to live and work in groups.

 To obtain advising about the program:
Campus Program Adviser:
Professor J. Brown, Science 1204

For specific questions about how the program operates:
School for Field Studies | 978-219-5112 | admissions[at]fieldstudies[dot]org

Students often also consider the following OCS options:
Australia: Tropical Rainforest Studies (School for Field Studies)
Costa Rica: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, & Humanities (ACM)
Costa Rica: Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet Semester (OTS)
Massachusetts: Semester in Environmental Science at the MBL Ecosystems Center
New Zealand: University of Otago (Arcadia)
South Africa: African Ecology and Conservation (Organization for Tropical Studies)
Tanzania: Ecology and Human Origins (ACM)

Chile

Santiago or Valparaiso - (Council on International Educational Exchange)

Council on International Educational Exchange: Liberal Arts in Santiago or Valparaiso

Why study in Santiago or Valparaiso?

  • a wide range of courses from three prestigious universities and the opportunity to explore contemporary Chilean society and culture through CIEE courses
  • one of Latin America’s more important economies in a country that ranges from the Andes to the Pacific with elements of indigenous and European cultures
  • volunteer with organizations involved in social policy, community service, and education
  • open to all majors, and may be of particular interest to students in:

Anthropology
Art
History
International Relations
Linguistics

Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish

Language of instruction: Spanish
Calendar: Fall semester (mid-July to mid-December) or Spring (late Feb to mid-July)
Prerequisites: Third-year Spanish. 2.75 GPA. Courses in Latin American studies recommended.

To obtain advising about the program:
Campus Program Adviser:
Professor Benoist, ARH 220D

For specific questions about how the program operates:
Council on International Educational Exchange | 800-40-STUDY | studyinfo[at]ciee[dot]org

Students often also consider the following OCS options:
Argentina: Liberal Arts in Buenos Aires (Council on International Educational Exchange)
Chile: Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Santiago
Costa Rica: Community Engagement in Public Health, Educ., & the Environment (fall, ACM)
Ecuador:  Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Quito
Mexico:  Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan: Merida (IFSA-Butler University)

Santiago - Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Santiago, Chile

Why study in Santiago?

  • Wide range of courses from two prestigious universities and the opportunity to explore particularly Chilean arts, economics, health care, history, and politics through IES courses
  • One of Latin America’s more important economies in a country that ranges from the Andes to the Pacific with elements of indigenous and European cultures
  • Engage in service-learning or an internship in a range of fields
  • open to all majors, and may be of particular interest to students in:

Anthropology
Art
Economics
Global Health
History
Political Science
Spanish

Language of instruction: Spanish
Calendar: Fall semester (late July to early Dec) or Spring (late Feb to mid-July)
Prerequisites: Spanish 285. 3.0 GPA. Coursework in Latin American Studies recommended.  

To obtain advising about the program:
Campus Program Adviser:
Professor Aparicio, ARH 220C


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Students often also consider the following OCS options:
Argentina: Liberal Arts in Buenos Aires (Council on International Educational Exchange)
Chile: Liberal Arts in Santiago (Council on International Educational Exchange)
Chile: Liberal Arts in Valparaiso (Council on International Educational Exchange)
Costa Rica: Community Engagement in Public Health, Educ., & the Environment (fall, ACM)
Ecuador:  Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Quito
Mexico:  Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan: Merida (IFSA-Butler University)

Costa Rica

Costa Rica - Organization for Tropical Studies - Global Health

The OTS in Costa Rica Program in Global Health, offered in cooperation with Duke University

Why study in Costa Rica?

  • immerse yourself in the scientific, intercultural, and social aspects of global health, tropical medicine, public health, ethnobiology, and research
  • visit primary care facilities in urban and rural areas, agricultural farms, and indigenous territories
  • experience life in a tropical Central American country with tremendous ecological diversity considered a regional model of political and economic stability

open to all majors, and may be of particular interest to students in:

Biology
Global Development Studies
Global Health

Language of instruction: Spanish
Calendar:  Fall or Spring semester
Prerequisites:  Minimum of one year of college-level Spanish and one year of Biology; 3.0 GPA; ability to cope with a physically and intellectually demanding program.

To obtain advising about the program:
Campus Program Advisers:
Professor Seawell, Science 1607
Jonathan Larson (OCS Assistant Director), Macy 107

For specific questions about how the program operates:

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) | Duke University | 919-684-5115 | otsadmissions[at]duke[dot]edu

Students often also consider the following OCS options:
Botswana:  Gaborone - ACM Botswana Development in Southern Africa
Costa Rica: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, & Humanities (ACM)
Denmark: Copenhagen - Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)

Costa Rica - Organization for Tropical Studies - Tropical Biology

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS): Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet, Semester in Costa Rica

Why study in Costa Rica?

  • conduct biological/environmental field research as part of an international scientific team with a leading organization for the study of tropical biology
  • experience life in a tropical Central American country with tremendous ecological diversity considered a regional model of political and economic stability
  • gain expertise in ways that humans are impacting topical ecosystems, such as through climate change and deforestation, and what is being done about it

open to all majors, and may be of particular interest to students in:

Biology
Environmental Studies

Language of instruction: Spanish
Calendar:  Fall or Spring semester
Prerequisites:  Minimum of one year of college-level Spanish and one year of Biology; 3.0 GPA; ability to cope with a physically and intellectually demanding program.

To obtain advising about the program:
Campus Program Advisers:
Professor Jacobson, Science 1205
Jonathan Larson (OCS Assistant Director), Macy 107

For specific questions about how the program operates:
Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) | Duke University | 919-684-5115 | otsadmissions[at]duke[dot]edu

Students often also consider the following OCS options:
Australia: Tropical Rainforest Studies (School for Field Studies)
British West Indies: Marine Resource Studies (School for Field Studies)
Costa Rica: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, & Humanities (ACM)
Massachusetts: Semester in Environmental Science at the MBL Ecosystems Center
South Africa: African Ecology and Conservation (Organization for Tropical Studies)

San Jose - Community Engagement in Public Health, Education, & the Environment (ACM) (Fall)

Associated Colleges of the Midwest: Community Engagement in Public Health, Education, & the Environment in Costa Rica

Why study in Costa Rica?

  • experience life in a tropical Central American country with tremendous ecological diversity considered a regional model of political and economic stability
  • improve your Spanish and get to know Costa Rican society through life with a host family in San Jose and a program rural community practicum outside of the capital
  • experience the intimate instruction and support offered by a small program that has deep ties to Costa Rica, including through possible courses at the University of Costa Rica, one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America
  • open to all majors, and may be of particular interest to students in:
Anthropology
Education
Environmental Studies
Global Development Studies
Global Health
Latin American Studies
Sociology
Spanish
 

Language of instruction: Spanish

Calendar:  Fall semester

Prerequisites:  Minimum of three semesters of college-level Spanish, four strongly recommended. Coursework in Latin American Studies recommended.

To obtain advising about the program:

Campus Program Advisers:

Professor Aparicio, ARH 220C

OCS Asst. Director Jonathan Larson, Macy 107

 

For specific questions about how the program operates:

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

Students often also consider the following OCS options:

San Jose - Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, and Humanities (ACM) (Spring)

Associated Colleges of the Midwest: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, & Humanities in Costa Rica

Why study in Costa Rica?

  • experience life in a tropical Central American country with tremendous ecological diversity considered a regional model of political and economic stability
  • improve your Spanish and get to know Costa Rican society through life with a host family in San Jose and mentored independent research outside of the capital
  • experience the intimate instruction and support offered by a small program that has deep ties to Costa Rica, including to the University of Costa Rica, one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America
  • open to all majors, and may be of particular interest to students in:
Anthropology
Biology
Environmental Studies
Global Development Studies
Global Health
Latin American Studies
Sociology
Spanish
 

Language of instruction: Spanish

Calendar:  Spring semester

Prerequisites:  Minimum of three semesters of college-level Spanish, four strongly recommended. Coursework in Latin American Studies and research methods strongly recommended.

To obtain advising about the program:

Campus Program Advisers:

Professor K. Jacobson, Science 1205

For specific questions about how the program operates:

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

Students often also consider the following OCS options:

San Jose - Institute for Central American Development Studies

Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS): Social Justice and Development Internship in Costa Rica

Why study in Costa Rica?

  • Gain a hands-on appreciation for issues of economic development, education, environmental issues, human rights, indigenous and migration issues, and public health through an intensive 8-credit internship
  • learn about Central American politics and culture through a provider with a long commitment to educating for social justice in the region
  • experience life in a tropical Central American country with tremendous ecological diversity considered a regional model of political and economic stability
  • open to all majors, and may be of particular interest to students in:

Anthropology
Environmental Studies
Global Development Studies
Global Health
Sociology

Language of instruction: Spanish
Calendar:  Fall or Spring semester
Prerequisites:  Minimum of three semesters of college-level Spanish; two years strongly recommended. Preference given to students with demonstrated interest in community service. Coursework in Latin American Studies recommended.

To obtain advising about the program:
Campus Program Advisers:
Professor Roper, Goodnow 204
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107

For specific questions about how the program operates:
Institute for Central American Development Studies | 011-506-2225-0508 | info[at]icads[dot]org

Students often also consider the following OCS options:
COSTA RICA: Community Engagement in Public Health, Education, & the Environment (ACM) (Fall)
ECUADOR: Minnesota Studies in International Development
SENEGAL: Minnesota Studies in International Development

Ecuador

Ecuador - Quito - Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Quito, Ecuador

Why study in Quito through IES?

  • The capital city of a country with biodiversity spanning topical coastal, Amazonian, and Andean regions.
  • Experience a Latin American country with one of the largest concentrations of indigenous people, with coursework provided by some of the most prestigious institutions in Ecuador
  • Improve your Spanish through a homestay and learn about the country through IES-sponsored service-learning, internships, field trips, and activities
  • Choose between the Area Studies and Language Program or a wider selection of courses through the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) Direct Enrollment Program.

open to all majors, and may be of particular interest to students in:

 Anthropology

Environmental Studies

Latin American Studies

Political Science

Sociology

Spanish

Language of instruction:  Spanish

Calendar:  Fall or Spring (on a U.S. semester schedule, unlike some Latin American direct enrollment)

Prerequisites:   Spanish 285 for Area Studies and Language Program, 300-level for USFQ Program. 3.0 GPA. Coursework in Latin American Studies recommended.

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:

Campus Program Adviser:

Professor Aparicio, ARH 220C

For specific questions about how the program operates:

International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | info[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Students often also consider the following OCS options:
Argentina: Liberal Arts in Buenos Aires (Council on International Educational Exchange)
Chile: Institute for the International Education of Students in Santiago, Chile
Chile: Liberal Arts in Santiago (Council on International Educational Exchange)
Chile: Liberal Arts in Valparaiso (Council on International Educational Exchange)
Costa Rica: Community Engagement in Public Health, Educ., & the Environment (fall, ACM)
Mexico:  Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan: Merida (IFSA-Butler University)

Ecuador - Quito - Minnesota Studies in International Development

Minnesota Studies in International Development in Ecuador

Why study in Quito with MSID?

  • The capital city of a country with biodiversity spanning topical coastal, Amazonian, and Andean regions.
  • Experience a Latin American country with one of the largest concentrations of indigenous people, with coursework emphasizing field experience and social justice
  • Improve your Spanish through a homestay and learn about the country through internships, field trips, activities, and research
  • Choose between the Area Studies and Language Program or a wider selection of courses through the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) Direct Enrollment Program.

open to all majors, and may be of particular interest to students in:

 Anthropology

Education

Environmental Studies

Global Health

Latin American Studies

Sociology

Spanish

Language of instruction:  Spanish

Calendar:  Fall or Spring

Prerequisites:   Spanish through the fourth semester, or the equivalent. At least one course each in Global Development Studies and Latin American Studies highly recommended.

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:

Campus Program Adviser:

Professor Roper, Goodnow 204

For specific questions about how the program operates:

Learning Abroad Center University of Minnesota | 612-624-3949 | umabroad[at]umn[dot]edu

Students often also consider the following OCS options:
Costa Rica: 
Community Engagement in Public Health, Education, & the Environment (ACM) (Fall)
Costa Rica: Institute for Central American Development Studies
Senegal: Minnesota Studies in International Development

Mexico

Mexico-Merida- Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan: Merida (Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University)

Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University: Mexico Study Abroad at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Why study in Mérida, Mexico?

·         One of the largest countries in Latin America, with a rich indigenous and colonial heritage, of great cultural, political, and economic importance to the U.S.

·         A program located at one of the best universities in one of the safest locations in Mexico, committed to the local cultural heritage, with tutoring support available

·         Improve your Spanish through a homestay and learn about the country through IFSA-Butler’s Exploring Community & Culture program

open to all majors, and may be of particular interest to students in:

                 Anthropology

                 Economics          

                Global Health

                History

                Latin American Studies

               Sociology

              Spanish

Language of instruction:  Spanish

Calendar:  Fall or Spring

Prerequisites:   Third-year Spanish. 3.0 GPA.

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:

Campus Program Adviser:

Professor Benoist, ARH 220D

For specific questions about how the program operates:

Institute for Study Abroad Butler University | 800-858-0229 or 317-940-4249 | studyabroad[at]ifsa-butler[dot]org

Students often also consider the following OCS options:
Argentina: Liberal Arts in Buenos Aires (Council on International Educational Exchange)

Chile: Liberal Arts in Santiago (Council on International Educational Exchange)
Chile: Liberal Arts in Valparaiso (Council on International Educational Exchange)
Chile: Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Santiago
Costa Rica: Community Engagement in Public Health, Educ., & the Environment (fall, ACM)
Ecuador:  Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Quito