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.
Liberal Studies in Belize
Learn about the Belizean education system, Belizean people, and the flora and fauna of Belize. Students will have an opportunity to work with local educators and children. Local excursions to Caye Caulker, Mayan ruins, Belize zoo, caves, botanical gardens, iguana conservation, etc.
Spring Break: March 24-April 1, 2018 | Price: $2,428 | Course: ED 450
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: March 24-April 1, 2018 | Price: $2,120 | 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 2018: May 20-June 9, 2018 | Price: $4,152 | Course: LATAM 450, GEN S 450, or LATAM 750
Global 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 2018: May 28-June 11, 2018 | Price: $2,552 | Course: GEN S 350
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: March 24-April 1, 2018 | Price: $2,061 | Course: ED 450
Mayan 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 2018: May 25-June 2, 2018 | Price: $1,732 | Course: ED 350
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 2018: July 5-August 3, 2018 | Price: $4,163 | Courses: SPAN 302, 342, 499
Engineering in Panama
Develop an understanding into how and why the Panama Canal was constructed. The courses will take place in Ciudad de Saber, located just outside Panama City and within walking distance of the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal, one of the modern engineering wonders of the world.
Winter: Jan. 2-23, 2018 | Price: $4,117 | Courses: CIVE 465 & 530