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Study Abroad in Latin America

Study Abroad in Latin America

Centers for Interamerican Studies: Semester in the Andes
The Semester in the Andes is unique in that it combines an extended experience in one city—Cuenca, Ecuador—with a considerable amount of travel in the Andes including the Ecuadorian Amazon basin, the Galapagos Islands, and Machu Picchu in Peru. The program provides opportunities for students to study a range of topics in Latin America. The semester is divided into two academic terms, allowing students to begin with intensive Spanish courses and then choose from several options: further language courses, an internship or service learning project, or courses from several academic disciplines taught in either English or Spanish by an international faculty.
Study Abroad in Ecuador Dates: Annually, January-May and September-December(see website for exact dates.)
Cost: See for fees for each program.
Contact: See website
Tel: +1-623-240-0858

CSA Direct Low Cost Non-Profit Programs in Latin America
Direct enrollment in low cost, non-profit academic programs in Latin American countries. Verified, fully accredited programs in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru. Discounts on tuition available. Easy to register, and quick admission documents sent. Open to all college students, high school, and adults worldwide. Flexibility with program dates, housing, travel, and payments. Earn college credit.

Go Direct with CSA – Budget Study Abroad – Since 1990.
Dates: Rolling admissions. Academic Year, Semester, and Summer terms. See CSA website for details.
Cost: Low-cost, non-profit. See CSA website for details
Contact: Program Director, Center for Study Abroad (CSA), 325 Washington Ave., S. #93, Kent, WA 98032.
Tel.: 206-583-8191

Study Abroad & Educational Field Trips In Jamaica
We offer a wide range of education abroad projects in Jamaica, such as short term faculty led programs, project based learning programs, service learning programs and educational field trips. Our educational field trips include lectures and tours of reggae music, Rastafarian culture, Jamaican Patois, Jamaica's economy, sugar and rum production, Jamaica's history, Jamaican cooking class and the maroon experience. We also offer the option to visit local universities to join lectures and tour.
Jamaica Study Abroad Programs Dates: Year Round, January Term, May Semester, Spring, Summer, Winter & Fall
Cost: Flexible (contact us to request a quote).
Contact: Jamaica International Projects
Tel: +1876-827-9801

Academic Programs International
API at Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile
API students selecting Santiago as their study abroad destination will complete their coursework at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH). The UAH is a Jesuit university focusing on social sciences and the humanities, with the goal of understanding the complex economic, political and cultural problems within Chile and Latin America as a whole. Located in a historic area of Santiago, students will enjoy studying in a beautiful environment alongside local Chilean students.
API at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso in Valparaiso, Chile
API students will study at one of the best universities in Chile, which offers courses in a wide variety of subjects. Students will study alongside other Chileans and a Latin American Studies Certificate is available for advanced Spanish speakers. This program will prove to be an invaluable experience and will include support from outstanding on-site staff and host families as well as opportunities for volunteering, community service, fun social activities, day trips, and excursions!
API at the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria in Valparaiso, Chile
API's Integrated Studies Program at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria (UTFSM) offers students the opportunity to study abroad in Valparaíso and take courses at one of the most highly ranked universities in Chile. The university’s beautiful campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean and inspires local students to spend time studying outdoors.
API at Universidad Adolfo Ibanez in Vina del Mar, Chile
API offers a study abroad in Viña del Mar at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI). UAI offers degrees in business, the liberal arts and humanities, engineering, law and the social sciences. The university offers courses designed for international students in both Spanish and English, as well as options to directly enroll in courses with local Chilean students. Students will enjoy the UAI campus in Viña del Mar with its extensive amenities and impressive modern architecture.
API Gap Year - Program in Chile
Study Abroad Program (Undergraduate or Graduate)
API's Spanish Language and Latin American Studies Program is designed for students who want to improve their Spanish language skills, learn about Chilean and Latin American culture, and participate in service learning projects in the local community.
API at the Universidad de la Habana in Havana, Cuba
Spend a term living on the biggest of the Caribbean islands and have an abroad experience like no other! It is perfect for the student who is adventurous, has an intermediate to advanced grasp on the Spanish language, and would be interested in learning about Cuba first hand. With this unique opportunity, students will experience life as a true Cuban resident. Studying in Cuba is an exciting experience that allows students to become part of a city that remains a mystery to much of the world.

Contact: 301 Camp Craft Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746 United States; tel. 5126008900;,

Institute for Central American Development Studies c/o ICADS,
Study Abroad / Internship Programs for Social Justice - Costa Rica & Nicaragua
Over 80 Social Justice oriented service learning opportunities in two countries. Offered in Spring and fall semesters as well as summer.  Explore the socio-political and economic realities that profoundly affect Central and Latin America today. The program is progressive and aimed at students who wish to work on social justice issues and on behalf of the poor, women, and the oppressed. Gain experience and fluency while working for others in health clinics, schools, feeding centers, sustainable development orgs., as well as fair trade, women’s and agricultural cooperatives. Spring/fall Semester Program - 15 credits.  Summer Program - non-credit, only Costa Rica.
ICADS Summer Internship Program – Costa Rica
This ten-week, non-credit summer study program includes three weeks of Spanish language training, as well as academic lectures and field visits highlighting socio/political, cultural, and environmental issues. During phase two of the program, students have the opportunity to choose among 50 different individual internship sites in Costa Rica. The aim of this program is to integrate the student as fully as possible into a Costa Rican community, to become as fluent as possible in Spanish, and to make a lasting contribution to an organization and/or community where s/he works and learns. Some Spanish required.
ICADS Field Course in Resource Management and Sustainable Development
The Institute for Central American Development Studies, (ICADS) offers an interdisciplinary semester program in Costa Rica focusing on development from ecological, socio-economic perspectives. Semester includes: 4 weeks of intensive Spanish and social issues, 5 weeks in the field in managed and natural ecosystems learning methodologies of field research in social and natural sciences (banana transnationals, traditional agriculture, community cooperatives; cloud forest and watershed management); 5 weeks of independent research - working in rural communities. Fall and spring semesters with academic credit.

Contact: Institute for Central American Development Studies c/o ICADS, Dept. 826, P.O. Box 025216, Miami, Florida 33102-5216;;

Penn-in-Buenos Aires
For students interested in Latin American studies, this program in the bustling and cosmopolitan Buenos Aires will offer courses in Spanish, Latin American culture, and contemporary Argentinean literature. Students will live with local familites.


Spanish, Ecology, Latin American Studies in Heredia and Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Both locations offer intensive language studies which fulfill up to 2 years of university language Spanish requirements in only 1 semester or 8-week summer program in Heredia. Additional courses offered in political science, history, biology, teacher ed., business, literature, etc. Program organized week-long and weekend field trips, homestays, and many local university activities.
Spanish and Latin American Studies in Santiago, Chile
Santiago program offers intensive language studies fulfilling up to 2 years of university Spanish requirements in only 1 semester at one of Chile's finest private universities. Additional courses in literature, business, history, political science, drama, and dance, etc. Week long program-oriented field trips to the north and south of Chile, homestays available, and many university activities included.

Contact: University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), Univ. of Nevada, USAC 323, Reno, NV 89557-0093;,

Semester in the Andes
Study with Center for Study Abroad
Study abroad in Jamaica
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