The faculty-led programs in Latin America provide students with the unique opportunity to engage in an international experience close to home while saving money on international airfare.
Inequality, Activism and Sustainability in Brazil
This program is particularly relevant because now, more than ever before, polarizing issues around ethnicity, gender, and class have resulted in individual and community unrest, conflict, and turmoil. As part of the course, there are several cultural activities, course-related field trips, and travel excursions included.
Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: TBA
Liberal Studies in Costa Rica
Learn about the Costa Rican education system, the Costa Rican people, and the flora and fauna of Costa Rica. Students will interact with local educators and students. They will experience the rainforest, volunteer with rescued animals at the Asis Wildlife Center, go river tubing, interact with bats and butterflies, hike in a waterfall, and much more.
Spring Break 2019: March 30-April 7 | Price: $2,174 | Course: ED 450
Culture, Society, and the Contemporary Cuban Experience in Havana
This course is a three-week intensive study of interdisciplinary themes: Cuban history and the life and work of Jose Marti, issues of the Cuban economy and healthcare system, arts of Cuba and Contemporary Cuban Society.
Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: LATAM 450, GEN S 450, or LATAM 750
Liberal Studies in Ecuador
Participants will interact with educators and students in Ecuador. Additionally, participants will engage with unique aspects of the area. Excursions include visits to the equator monument and museum, butterfly farm, chocolate farm, Peguche waterfall, Otavalo market, boat ride at Lake Cuichocha, river tubing in Mindo, etc.
Spring Break 2019: March 30-April 7 | Price: $2,200 | Course: ED 450
Education in Guatemala
While in Guatemala, students will work in rural areas to improve primary school infrastructure, visit a local market, and teach a lesson to local children. While experiencing the distinct beauty of Guatemala's towns, villages, and ancient ruins, students will do work that strengthens communities and families.
Summer: May 24-June 1, 2019 | Price: $1,746 | Course: ED 450
Culture, Art, and Society in Mérida
Mérida, the vibrant capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, has a rich Mayan and colonial heritage. The city’s focal point is Plaza de la Independencia, bordered by the fortresslike Mérida Cathedral and Iglesia de la Tercera Orden, both colonial-era churches built using relics from ancient Mayan temples.
Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Courses: SPAN 302, 342, 499
Global Public Health in Cusco, Peru
This three-week course will expose students to public health issues in the beautiful mountainous state of Cusco. Students will be staying in the homes of Peruvian families, and will engage with local communities to address public health issues. Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, provides a beautiful setting to learn about Incan, Spanish, and contemporary Peruvian cultures.
Summer 2019: June 9-28 | Price: $3,414 | Course: GEN S 450, PH 497, or PH 650R