Students are highly encouraged to take advantage of opportunities that will offer first-hand knowledge of the target culture(s) through formal study abroad, internships, or individual research.
Students may choose to study abroad during the twelve-week term through a number of approved programs independent of W&L. (Consult the Center for International Education for more information.). LACS can offer suggestions about summer opportunities in Latin America. In particular, LACS has a long standing relationship with Holy Trinity College in Mar de Plata, Argentina, as well as experiential learning possibilities at Instituto Guanacasteco in Nicoya, Costa Rica.
If students prefer to study on a W&L supervised program, various departments periodically offer study abroad opportunities in Latin America, including Costa Rica, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador and Brazil among others. W&L's Environmental Studies Program also has a federally funded (no extra costs for students) 6-month exchange program (summer and fall term) with the Federal University of Amazonas and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Spring-Term Study Abroad Opportunities in Latin America by year:
Argentina (Politics); Argentina (Spanish - Theater); Argentina (Spanish - Film)
Belize (Geology); Nicaragua (Business); Brazil (Environmental Stud.); Belize (Economics)
Brazil (Environmental Stud.); Caribbean (Business); Costa Rica (Spanish); Argentina (Geology)
Nicaragua (Business); Brazil (Environmental Stud.);
Costa Rica (Spanish); St.Vincent / Barbados (Interdepartmental); Brazil (Environmental Stud.)