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. 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.
Cost: See www.international.cedei.org for fees for each program.
Dates: Annually, January-May (see website for exact dates)
Contact: Director of International Programs, PO Box 460577, Denver, CO, 80246-0577
Tel: (877) 2-CUENCA
Semester and Spanish in Buenos Aires — Road2Argentina
Road2Argentina Spanish and semester programs are available in Buenos Aires and Mendoza, Argentina. Intensive Spanish courses start each month and can be taken in conjunction with a university semester program. Each month of Spanish includes 60 hours of class time and weekly group activities. Semester courses are available in English, Spanish (designed for international students) and from the entire university catalog (classes with Argentines). Students receive an official transcript upon completion of their Spanish and/or semester program that can be used to receive transfer credit from the home university.
Dates: Spanish classes start every month and Semesters begin in March and July.
Cost: See website for program costs.
Contact: Road2Argentina, Anchorena 1676, Buenos Aires CP1425ELL, Argentina. Tel.: 1-800-998-9251. Tel. in Argentina+54-11-6379-9391.
How will you touch the world? Cultural and Development Studies in Latin America with ProWorld
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and culture of Latin America through this life-changing program. ProWorld’s semesters balance academics and service in sustainable community development projects for a truly rewarding study abroad experience. Community service, field study, and excursions complement coursework with local and international professors.
Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters
Cost: Program fees include tuition and fees, project work, housing, all meals, onsite transportation, cultural/adventure activities, travel/health insurance, and 24-hour onsite staff support. Program fees can be found online on the website. Scholarships and fundraising support available.
Contact: ProWorld Headquarters, ProWorld Service Corps, 1215 Taylor Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
Tel: 877.42WORLD (US & Canada), 870.750.7202 (UK & Europe)
The Center for Global Education
French Language Study in the Caribbean
Spend your winter break away from the cold and learn French in the Caribbean! Need we say more? This program offers introductory French credit and is therefore open to all undergraduate and graduate students, including the general public. Guadeloupe is located in the lower Antilles of the Caribbean. It is a center of Creole culture, which is a lively blend of French and African influences....
Contact: tel. 703.993.2154, firstname.lastname@example.org, globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/guadeloupe.html
George Mason University—Study Abroad Programs
Peru and Ecuador: Empires of the Sun (Inca and Spanish Empires)
“Travel is not about finding something.It’s about getting lost—that is, it is about losing yourself in a place and a moment.” This course explores one of those moments, the intersection of three empires in the southern continent of the New World. Visit Peru and Ecuador, staying the night at Machu Picchu.
Contact: email@example.com, globaled.gmu.edu
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.icads.org.
Peru: Ecology, Community and Indigenous Spirituality in the High Amazon
Journey to Peru’s Andean-Amazon region to learn firsthand from local communities living lightly and
in harmony with their local environment. Experience indigenous Quechua principles of cultural autonomy and respect of
ancient practices that ‘talk back’ to global systems of capitalism and politics and assert the wisdom of a worldview
that values the ‘other-than-human’ living world of plants, animals and spiritual energies. Build skills in working
effectively with peers and contribute to the regeneration of local communities through service learning projects
promoting agricultural biodiversity, sustainable environmental action, and right livelihood.
Contact: Director of Admissions, 284 N. Pleasant Street, Suite 1, Amherst, MA 01002 USA; (888) 515-7333; www.livingroutes.org.
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; email@example.com, usac.unr.edu.