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.

Brazil | Costa Rica | Cuba | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | Guatemala | Mexico | Peru

 

Brazil

Rio de JaneiroInequality, 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

Costa Rica

Costa RicaLiberal 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: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: ED 450

 

Cuba

Havana, CubaCulture, 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

 

Dominican Republic

Santo DomingoGlobal Leadership and Diversity Identities in Santo Domingo
Participants are introduced to concepts of global leadership, social justice identity, diversity, and inclusion through experiential learning. We'll examine the history, culture, politics, economics, education, and the arts in the Dominican Republic, with particular emphasis on the West African impact on Dominican culture.
Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: GEN S 350

 

Ecuador

Otavalo, EcuadorLiberal 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: March 24-April 1, 2018 | Price: TBA2,061 | Course: ED 450

 

Guatemala

Guatemala CityMayan Community & School Improvement
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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: ED 450

 

Mexico

Mérida, MexicoCulture, 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

 

Peru

Cusco PeruGlobal 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: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: TBA