STUDY ABROAD

Earn academic credit while learning first-hand about the people, cultures, and landscapes of different regions.

Student at the summit of Torres Del Paine in  Chile

Contemporary Cuba: Collective Visions

This one-month summer program is typically led by LAS Department Director Marcela Vásquez-León and offers students the opportunity to study a unique and controversial country between excursions to tropical beaches and lively nightclubs. The interdisciplinary field-based program uses a social justice lens to examine Cuba's recent history and contemporary processes of change and continuity, focusing on environmental, political and socioeconomic transformations.  Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.

Courses Offered:

  • LAS 495G/595G: Special Topics in Latin American History: History of Cuba (3 credits)-
  • LAS 462/562-A, B, or C (Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced): Special Topics in Contemporary Latin America: Language and Culture  (3 credits)
  • Independent Study 399

The deadline for applications is February 25, 2019. To learn more or apply, please see the following Study Abroad application page.


IDEAS: Antigua, Guatemala

Coordinated by LAS core-faculty member Elizabeth Oglesby, the IDEAS (International Program for Education and Social Action)  study abroad program is a summer, semester or year-long program. It is a unique experience that combines rigorous academics with for-credit internships around themes such as development and public health, ethnic relations and human rights, and indigenous and environmental politics. It partners with the Association for the Advancement of the Social Sciences in Guatemala, one of Guatemala's leading intellectual centers that emphasizes the connection between research and social action.

Students can take a maximum of 12 credits during the summer and 15 credits during the semester. 

Required UA Coursework:

  • LAS 495F: Colloquium in Latin American Studies (2 credits).

Courses Offered:

  • LAS 493: Internship (1-6 credits). 
  • LAS 462: Special Topics (students can select from multiple below)
    • Central American Narratives of Identity and Nationhood (3 credits). 
    • Visual Anthropology (3 credits). 
    • Visualizing Biopolitics: Migrations (3 credits). 
    • Guatemala: Violence, Memory and Struggle for Human Rights (3 credits).  
  • LAS 499: Independent Study (3 credits). Available upon arrangement.

The deadline for applications is February 25, 2019. To learn more or apply, please see the following Study Abroad application page.


Cultures, Land and Politics in Oaxaca

This research-based eight-week program offers students the opportunity to conduct research in social or environmental science while further offering each student the ability to design and conduct their own research project under the supervision of knowledgeable and experienced local researchers.

The program offers up to 9 LAS elective credits. 

The deadline for applications is February 25, 2019. To learn more or apply, please see the following Study Abroad application page.


Security and Peacebuilding in Colombia

This 10-week program in Bogotá, Colombia, offers an academic experience alongside for-credit internships in security and conflict resolution. Students earn 9 units of U of A credit studying security while contributing to a lasting peace in Colombia. The program includes opportunities to engage the leaders behind the 2016 peace accord, and excursions to peace communities and the comunas of Medellín. 

Students will earn 9 units of credit on this program.

Courses Offered:

  • LAS/POL/ANTH 348: Drug Wars & Oil Fortunes in Latin America (3 units)
  • LAS/POL 395: Special Topics- Conflict & the Peace Process in Colombia (3 units)
  • LAS/POL/PA/ANTH 493: Internship (3 units) Internships are tailored opportunities with a flexible schedule. Internship areas include: security sector, NGO, IGO & nonprofit.

The deadline for applications is February 25, 2019. To learn more or apply, please see the following Study Abroad application page.


Arizona in Brazil

Advance your Portuguese language skills during this six-week summer program in Fortaleza, a city off the north coast of Brazil. Immerse yourself in Brazilian culture by living with a local family and exploring this beautiful country through cultural excursions.

Students will earn 6 units of credit on this program.

Required UA Coursework:

  • PORT 101: 1st Semester Portuguese
  • PORT 102 or PORT 305: 2nd Semester Portuguese or  Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

Courses Offered:

  • PORT 397R: Portuguese Language Skills and Culture
  • PORT 497R or PORT 597R: Advanced Intensive Portuguese and Brazilian Culture

The deadline for applications is February 25, 2019. To learn more or apply, please see the following Study Abroad application page.