Central and South America

Buenos Aires

 

BCA Study Abroad Abroad: Quito, Ecuador (Open to Spanish majors/minors only)

Take classes at The University of San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), one of the best in all of Latin America.
With hundreds of available courses and abundant resources, students couldn’t find a better option in Ecuador. As a BCA student, you will take Spanish language classes as well as regular university courses
with Ecuadorian students. Life in Quito offers a mix of Spanish, indigenous, and modern
international traditions. Rooted in the values of peace and justice, BCA Study Abroad promotes international understanding, awareness of global citizenship and academic scholarship through educational exchange. Two semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent) are required. Minimum 2.6 GPA. BCA Quito Homepage.

Creation Care Studies Program, Belize (Open to all majors)

This semester-long program explores biblical stewardship first-hand, as students study environmental issues in Belize. Designed for non-science majors, the program includes opportunities for study, reflection, research, and travel. During the program you will experience community in motion as you travel with a group of students for four months throughout the country of Belize. Rigorous classes will give you direct field experiences and confront you with current world issues. CCSP readily awaits adventure-seeking, biblically-minded students, who want to take on the challenge of learning how to care for God’s earth and all its creatures—both human and non-human. This program is open to students with a minimum 2.75 GPA. CCSP Belize Homepage

Development Studies Program, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Calvin College) (Open to Sociology and Anthropology majors only) (Fall only)

The Development Studies Program is a program of Calvin College based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Students study development by living with Honduran families and traveling to urban squatters' camps, remote rural villages, and tropical rain forests. Students will also talk with national leaders about Honduras’ problems and its future. It is an opportunity to experience hands-on the issues surrounding poverty, development, and living in the Third World. COURSES: Exploring a Third World Society (3), The Problem of Poverty (3), Development Theory in Practice (3), Spanish Language Study (3). This program is open to students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Calvin Tegucigalpa Homepage

Global Health (Costa Rica): Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University)

Students who go on this program will study scientific and social issues of tropical medicine, public health, and ethnobiology. Courses are taught by full-time physicians and scientists, with guest lecturers specializing in a variety of fields such as anthropology, sociology, tropical medicine, and biology. Students will also have the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua and Panama to study and compare the health systems and cultures of neighboring countries. COURSES: Tropical Medicine and Public Health (4), Ethnobiology (4), Culture and Language in Costa Rica (4), Research Practicum (4). Duke OTS Homepage Global Health

 

NYU Buenos Aires, Argentina (Open to Communication Studies majors/minors only)

NYU Buenos Aires offers students the exceptional opportunity to learn about the people, history, culture, politics, and economy of Argentina and the region while living in one of South America's most vibrant cities. The program focuses on Global Media, Journalism and Cinima. Courses are taught in Spanish and English by some of Argentina's most talented scholars, journalists, public health professionals, as well as renowned writers and musicians. All students at NYU Buenos Aires take a Spanish language course at their appropriate level upon arrival or, if advanced, an elective in the language. NYU Buenos Aires Homepage

Tropical Biology (Costa Rica): Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University)

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The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) has three field sites (La Selva, Las Cruces, and Palo Verde) in Costa Rica where students can immerse themselves in the country's rich biodiversity. Each site is located in a unique habitat and specializes in a different kind of ecology research. Students will take four courses during the semester: Fundamentals of Tropical Biology (4), Environmental Science and Policy of the Tropics (4), Field Reseach in Tropical Biology (4), and Spanish Language and Latin American Culture (4). Duke OTS Homepage