The faculty-led programs in Latin America provide students with the unique opportunity to engage in an international experience close to home while saving money on international airfare. Study Abroad Home Page
Liberal Studies in Belize
Learn about the Belizean education system, the natural world, and how science and math are taught in Belize. The itinerary will include visits to two elementary schools, an after-school initiative for local children, an ancient Maya site, a Marimba performance, two animal conservation projects, the Belize Botanical Garden, the Belize Zoo, and snorkeling on Caye Caulker.
Spring Break: March 26-April 3, 2016 | Price: $1,970 | Course: GEN S 350
Liberal Studies in Costa Rica
Learn about the Costa Rican education system, the natural world, and how science is taught in Costa Rica. Students will interact with local principals, teachers and students; volunteer in elementary schools; experience the rain forest; volunteer with rescued animals at the Asis Wildlife Center; hike lava beds in Volcano National Park; and enjoy a nature walk through the cloud forest.
Spring Break: March 26-April 3, 2016 | Price: $1,965 | Course: GEN S 350
Culture, Society, and the Contemporary Cuban Experience in Havana
This course is a three-week intensive study of three interdisciplinary themes: Cuban history and the life and work of Jose Marti, issues of the Cuban economy and healthcare system, and Contemporary Cuban Society.
Summer: May 21-June 11, 2016 | Price: $4,515 | Course: LATAM 450, GEN S 450, or LATAM 798
Global Leadership and Diversity Identities in Santo Domingo
Participants are introduced to concepts of global leadership, social justice identity, diversity, and inclusion through experiential learning. We'll examine the history, culture, politics, economics, education, and the arts in the Dominican Republic, with particular emphasis on the West African impact on Dominican culture.
Summer: June 1-17, 2016 | Price: $2,163 | Course: GEN S 350
Sustainability, Global Citizenship and Community Empowerment
Participants live with local families in the Amazon jungle, the Andes Mountains, and the Galapagos Islands, and undertake life-changing service activities and coursework relating to cultural and ecological conservation and sustainable business development.
Summer: July 7-25, 2016 | Price: $4,194 | Course: GEN S 450, RTM 404, 499
Guatemala Opportunities in Learning Across Distances (GOLD)
The GOLD Program is a service/learning/teaching event that includes activities in the communities of Guatemala City, Antigua, Chichicastenango, the Mountain community of Patalup, and Panajachel on Lake Atitlan. This Central American cross-cultural learning experience provides you an opportunity to experience the culture of the Guatemalan people. If you are preparing to teach, the GOLD Program will help prepare you for teaching in the culturally diverse schools of the United States.
Spring Break: March 24-April 3, 2016 | Price: $1,842 | Course: GEN S 350
Mayan Community & School Improvement
While in Guatemala students will work in rural areas to improve primary school infrastructure, visit a local market, and teach a lesson to local children. While experiencing the distinct beauty of Guatemala's towns, villages, and ancient ruins, students will do work that strengthens communities and families. You will enjoy the beauty of the natural world while working in local community development projects and learning more about regional history, culture, and sustainability efforts.
Summer: June 25-July 4, 2016 | Price: $1,466 | Course: GEN S 350
Interdisciplinary Sciences in Tikal
This service learning course introduces the cultural, environmental, health, astronomical, and geological issues of Guatemala to students while they help to improve primary school infrastructure and teach a lesson to local children in rural areas.
Winter Break: Jan. 8-17, 2016 | Price: $2,590 | Course: SCI 596
Women's Studies in Kingston
Join us for 10 days of intensive study and travel in Jamaica. We will study with Jamaican Women's Studies and LGBT professors and visit women's NGOs and the LGBT Center in Kingston. The group will also visit the great sites of Jamaica.
Winter: Jan. 2-12, 2016 | Price: $2,606 | Course: GEN S 450 or WMNST 597
Sustainable Development in Loreto
Students in this program will have an opportunity to directly examine ecological, social, and economic sustainability issues facing Loreto and develop solutions while working on a regional environmental sustainability assessment project, in collaboration with faculty and students from UABC Sur.
Winter Break: Jan. 5-16, 2016 | Price: $2,186 | Course: GEN S 480
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: TBA
Mixtec and Zapotec Language Program in Oaxaca
This Summer Program is aimed for beginners learning the oral, reading, and written expression of Zapotec spoken in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: LATAM 110, 111, or 120