CIEE in Buenos Aires
Fall, spring, or full year. Requires Spanish 221 or the equivalent. Emphasis on the social sciences, with direct enrollment in courses at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in addition to courses at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte (IUNA), and the Universidad Torcuato de Tella. Particularly good for ANTH, ARHA, ARST, CCIV, development studies, ECON, FGSS, GOVT, HIST, IR, LAST, MUSC, PHIL, PSYC, RELI, SOC, SPAN, THEA, and urban studies.
BRAZILBrown in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
Fall only (July - mid-December). Requires PORT 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 Sao Paulo or Salvador de Bahia
Fall, spring, or full year. Wesleyan requires that students have taken the two-semester Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers sequence at Wesleyan or acquired intermediate Portuguese elsewhere. Intensive language program followed by courses in a wide range of majors via direct enrollment. Both sites offer ANTH, ARHA, ECON, GOVT, HIST, LAST, literature, PHIL, SOC, and urban studies. Salvador da Bahía is better for AFAM, development studies, MUSC, RELI, and THEA. São Paulo is better for ARST, FILM, IR, and PSYC.
CV Starr Middlebury School in Latin America (various city options)
Fall, spring, or full year. Requires Spanish 221 or equivalent. Direct enrollment in a wide range of fields, homestay. Best for a somewhat independent student. Internships must be pre-approved by the relevant academic department and earn no more than 0.5 credit; some departments do not grant credit for internships.
We list below some academic strengths for each university; this does NOT mean that other departments at a given institution are not strong, or that you will not find those disciplines elsewhere. You can find good literature and history courses at most of these universities.
Concepción: BIOL (esp. marine biology), COMP, HIST, MB&B, Span, THEA
La Serena: E&ES, PHYS (including observatory)
Santiago: U. Andres Bello:Public health/pre-med (with internship)
U. de Chile: ANTH, COMP, FILM, GOVT, HIST, SOC, SPAN
Pontificia U. Católica: ARHA, ECON, MATH, MB&B, SOC, SPAN
Temuco: ANTH, HIST, indigenous studies. for very independent students.
Valdivia: BIO (especially botany and marine biology), E&ES, FILM.
Valparaíso: U. Católica: Music (conservatory for majors only)
U. de Valparaíso: HIST, IR, SISP, SOC, SPAN
U. de Playa Ancha: AMST, ENVS/ECON, HIST, public health internship, SPAN, THEA
COSTA RICAUniversity of Kansas in Costa Rica (San Jose)
Fall, spring, or full year (January-July or June-December). Requires Spanish 112 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
Fall or spring. Requires Spanish 102 or equivalent. Spanish language study required. 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
Fall or spring. 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. Wesleyan requires Spanish 112 or the equivalent.
CIEE in Santo Domingo
Fall, spring, or full year. Requires 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. Some departments do not grant credit for internships.
School for International Training - Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation
Fall or spring. Wesleyan Spanish 112 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.
IFSA Butler at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (Mérida)
Fall, spring, or full year. Requires Spanish 112 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 College Center for Global Education - Crossing Borders: Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica (Mexico and Guatemala)
Fall only. Wesleyan requires Spanish 112 or the equivalent, FGSS 101, 218 or 230, and a FGSS major or relevant concentration in your major. This is an intense thematic program.
TURKS AND CAICOS
School for Field Studies - Marine Resource Management Studies
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.