Central and South America

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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.
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

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

The Justice Studies Program is a program of Calvin College based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. You will live with a Honduran family and explore poor urban neighborhoods, remote mountain villages and tropical rain forests. The whole country will become your classroom as you learn how justice issues play out in the developing world. Courses include Exploring a Third World Society (3), The Problem of Poverty (3), Development Theory in Practice (3), Spanish Language Study (3) and a two-week Learning Practicum (2). This program is open to students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Calvin Justice Studies Program Homepage

Latin America Studies, Costa Rica (CCCU) Live in San José, Costa Rica. Journey to Nicaragua for a week and a half. Walk the vibrant roads of Limón. Travel not as a tourist, but as an ambassador to this complex culture. You will learn of Latin America from Latin Americans – in the classroom, during our trips, and in your homestays. COURSES: Spanish language, Perspectives on Latin America, Community Immersion/Field Experience. And then choose from three concentration: Latin American Studies, Advanced Language and Literature, or Business for Sustainability. Latin American Studies Program

Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change & Human Health (Costa Rica): Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University)

Study the biology of tropcial diseases and how environmental changes threaten human health. Visit mulitiple types of ecosystemms and communities in Costa Rica to learn about the biology and evolution of disease. Cultual immersion is incorporated into the program through a three-week homestay in Costa Rica. Working with your facutly and visiting experts, you will learn the concepts and gain the practical field skills to develop your own independent research project. COURSES: Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Humman Health, Research Methods iin Tropical Biology, Introduction to Field Ethnobiology, Cultural and Language in Costa Rica. 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 Cinema. 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 on a Changing Planet (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