THE AMERICAS

Please refer to Wesleyan's Foreign Language Policy for more information on language requirements.

  • Argentina
    CIEE in Buenos Aires 
    Fall, spring, or full year. Prerequisite: Spanish 221 or the equivalent.  Options to enroll in regular university courses at: the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO); the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA); the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA); the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte (IUNA); and the Universidad Torcuato de Tella. This program caters especially --but not exclusively-- to the needs of students majoring in the social sciences.
  • Brazil

    Brown in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
    Fall only (July - mid-December). Prerequisite: Portuguese 155-156 or the equivalent and at least one course on Brazil. Month-long orientation and intensive language followed by regular courses at the Pontificía Universidade Católica. Independent study, homestay.

    CIEE in Salvador da Bahía (Salvador da Bahía)
    Fall, spring, or full year. Prerequisite: Portuguese 155-156 or the equivalent. Intensive language program followed by courses in a wide range of majors via direct enrollment. Offers ANTH, ARHA, ECON, GOVT, HIST, LAST, literature, PHIL, SOC, and urban studies. Salvador da Bahía is strong in AFAM, development studies, MUSC, RELI, and THEA.

  • Colombia

    La Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá)
    By special arrangement, Wesleyan offers a fall and/or spring term direct enrollment experience for a small group of highly qualified students (no more than 5) at the Universidad de los Andes (UA), one of Latin America’s most prestigious institutions. Students selected for this exchange will enroll directly in advanced-level courses through the UA’s Oficina de Internacionalización. Participants may choose from a wide range of courses in all fields, most notably in the Facultad de Artes y Humanidades or in the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales. The UA is located on a state-of-the-art campus near the historic district and administrative center of Colombia’s capital. It offers great opportunities for students to engage in campus life. Participants may avail themselves of internship opportunities as part of their educational experience. Wesleyan students will live in dormitories inhabited primarily by their Colombian counterparts. The Oficina de Internationalización will manage the Wesleyan students’ orientation, registration and advising, and will attend to other aspects of the students curricular and extracurricular experience.

    For a closer look at the Universidad de los Andes, click here to view this PowerPoint.

    Students interested in participating in this exchange must have completed Spanish 221 plus one advanced seminar numbered SPAN230 or above.  Those interested should consult with Prof. B.A. González in the Center for Global Studies.

  • Costa Rica

    University of Kansas in Costa Rica (San Jose)
    Fall, spring, or full year (January-July or June-December). Prerequisite: Spanish 221 or equivalent. Direct enrollment at the Universidad de Costa Rica. Wide range of fields, including science options.

    OTS (Organization for Tropical Studies) - Tropical Biology Program (San José)
    Fall or spring. Prerequisite: Spanish language study. Hands-on field experience, program is based in research centers. Restricted to science majors and students working on the Certificate in Environmental Studies.

    School for Field Studies  - Sustainable Development Studies (Atenas)
    Fall or spring. Prerequisite: Spanish language study. Includes work in tropical ecology and sustainable development, economic and ethical issues, principles of resource management, directed study project.  Restricted to biology, CoE, E&ES, ENVS, SISP majors, and students working on the Certificate in Environmental Studies. 

  • Dominican Republic

    CIEE in Santo Domingo (Santo Domingo)
    Fall, spring, or full year. Prerequisite: Spanish 221 or equivalent. Direct enrollment at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), the Instituto Filosófico Pedro Francisco Bonó (El Bonó), and the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC). No Wesleyan credit will be granted for courses taken at UNIDCA. Caribbean Studies and development tracks, internship, and independent study options. Note: some Wesleyan departments will not approve credit for internships.

  • Ecuador

    SIT - Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation (Quito)
    Fall or spring. Prerequisite: Spanish 221 or the equivalent. Ecology seminar, fieldwork, independent study. Restricted to Biology, CoE, E&ES, ENVS majors, and students working on the Certificate in Environmental Studies.

  • Mexico

    IFSA Butler at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (Mérida) 
    Fall, spring, or full year. Prerequisite: Spanish 221 or the equivalent. Spanish language course and direct enrollment courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Focus on anthropology, archaeology, with other options in arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. 

    Augsburg University Center for Global Education - Crossing Borders: Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica (Mexico and Guatemala)
    Fall only. Prerequisite: Spanish 221 or the equivalent, FGSS 101, 218 or 230, and a FGSS major or relevant concentration in your major. This is an intensive monothematic program.

  • Turks and Caicos

    School for Field Studies - Marine Resource Management Studies (South Caicos)
    Fall or spring. Includes work in tropical marine biology, principles of resource management, environmental policy, directed study project.  Restricted to biology, CoE, E&ES, ENVS, SISP majors, and students working on the Certificate in Environmental Studies.