Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Study Abroad Programs
Fall or spring
Eligibility requirements: 2 years college level Spanish; Coursework in economics, sociology, political science, or development studies
Housing: host family in Buenos Aires, small hotels and hostels during excursions
Details: Focus on the southern cone region of Latin America with coursework on history and politics, economic development, social movements and contemporary issues. Educational excursions to Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay are integrated into this focus. Independent study project helps students apply coursework. Intensive Spanish language course offered, as well.
Fall or spring
Eligibility requirements: None
Housing: students stay in family-run resorts with wireless access. Breakfast is included during the week, but students prepare their own lunches and dinners.
Details: Courses in cultural anthropology and archaeology with supervised field research opportunities. Focus on Mesoamerican civilizations, including Mayan ruin sites and indigenous communities. Course on development examines Western constructs of progress and presents an indigenous perspective.
Fall and Spring
Eligibility requirements: Advanced level of Spanish
Housing: Host family or shared apartment
Details: Students take intensive Portuguese plus two elective courses. UFJF program focuses on human impact on the mountainous ecosystems north of Rio de Janeiro. UdB program focuses on the vast biodiversity of the Carrado savannah and the impact of agriculture in the region.
Eligibility requirements: 5 semesters Spanish for integrated classes; 2.75 gpa
Housing: Host family in Viña del Mar
Details: Core courses in Spanish literature, conversation, and composition for foreigners at multiple levels, as well as area studies courses. General curriculum is available to students with adequate Spanish proficiency, determined by a placement examination. Community engagement opportunities available.
Eligibility requirements: Jr. or Sr with coursework in the proposed research discipline. The equivalent of 2 years of college Spanish preferred, enrollment in a Spanish course the semester or summer before departure; background in field methods recommended.
Housing: Host family, other housing possible during field-work.
Details: Study with Americans in Spanish; limited curriculum, student plan a month-long research project in discipline of choice during the semester, present a project paper; open to all majors.
Eligibility requirements: 4 semesters Spanish; 2.75 gpa overall, with 3.0 gpa in Spanish courses
Housing: host families
Details: Area studies courses cover culture and society, gender issues, and literature of the Hispanic Caribbean, folklore and film of the Dominican Republic, and Afro-Caribbean cultures. Spanish language course is required and students agree to only speak Spanish, except in emergencies, during the program.
Exchange, fall, spring or academic year
Language: Courses in Spanish or partly in English
Eligibility requirements: 2 years of college Spanish; enrollment in a Spanish course the semester or summer before; 3.0 cumulative gpa and 3.0 in Spanish; previous course work for studio art courses; courses with a Latin American focus strongly recommended.
Housing: Host family
Details: Orientation in Quito; full range of science and social science courses, some with field study trips; study with local students; excursions; volunteer opportunities.
Eligibility requirements: 4 – 5 semesters of college French, 2.75 gpa
Housing: Host families or dorms.
Details: Courses in French as a foreign language and in Creole language. Integrated courses in arts, geography, history and linguistics, medical studies, and economics.
Language: Instruction in Spanish; text books in English and Spanish
Eligibility requirements: 2 years college-level Spanish
Housing: double-occupancy dorms 1 block from campus
Details: Caribbean studies courses include contemporary societies and cultures of the Caribbean, popular movements in the Caribbean, nationalism in Latin America and the Caribbean, and economic development in interdisciplinary perspective, among others.
* Exceeds the cap on tuition transfer off campus. Check program fee for total cost.
D: Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student
Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student
P: Provider program. Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.
Non-tuition educational expenses: Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider: airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities.
Last updated: 10/12