Global Education Latin America
As you consider the many options to study off campus, we encourage you to think about what enhances your academic experience overall, and, when possible, your major area of study. Keep this in mind as you browse the programs and talk with your academic advisor(s). The Global Education staff can help you find a program that best fits your needs and interests.
Please be aware that students must first apply to the Office of Global Education for approval to participate in an affiliate program. Priority will be given to upper-division students and students whose major or minor requires global study. Please contact us at email@example.com for further information or to schedule an appointment to learn more about the process.
Westmont in Mexico
On Westmont in Mexico (WIM) you will discover a Mexico you've never known before...Are you the kind of person who loves a challenge and an adventure? Does becoming more fluent in another language and building relationships with people of other cultures excite you? Would you like to explore Christianity in a new context and grow in ways you never thought possible? Well, Westmont in Mexico may be just for you! WIM is a fall semester program led by Westmont faculty and located in the beautiful, colonial city of Querétaro. Students gain skills for effective cross-cultural living, experience incarnational ministry, and improve their Spanish language abilities. WIM offers students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Mexican culture through home stays, coursework, and field trips within the context of a supportive Christian community.
BCA Study Abroad Abroad: Quito, Ecuador
As a BCA Study Abroad student, you will take classes at the University of San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), one of the best in all of Latin America. 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. (Open to Spanish majors/minors only)
Creation Care Study Program, Belize
CCSP Belize is a semester-long program that explores biblical stewardship first-hand, as students study environmental issues in Belize. Designed for non-science majors (but certainly open to 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. Minimum 2.75 GPA required. (Open to all majors)
Justice Studies Program, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Fall only)
Justice Studies Program through Calvin College is based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The whole country will become your classroom as you learn how justice issues play out in the developing world. You will live with a Honduran family and explore poor urban neighborhoods, remote mountain villages and tropical rain forests. 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. (Open to Sociology and Anthropology majors only)
Latin America Studies Program, 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 include Spanish language, Perspectives on Latin America, Community Immersion/Field Experience. And then choose from three concentrations: Latin American Studies, Advanced Language and Literature, or Business for Sustainability. Latin America Studies Program (LASP) is through BestSemester. (Open to all majors)
NYU Buenos Aires, Argentina
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. (Open to Communication Studies majors/minors only)