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South and Central America

Argentina

Buenos Aires

Host: IFSA-Butler Argentine Universities Program
Required GPA: 3.0
Languages: Spanish
Housing: Homestay
Approved Program Options: Argentina University or Argentina intermediate
Course Sampling: Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture; Argentine State and Society; Contemporary Argentine and Latin American Literature; Argentine Foreign Policy
Of Note: Program concentrations in directed research; human rights; gender, diversity, and minority studies, literature, theatre, cinema

Cordoba

Host: Spanish Studies Abroad - Cordoba
Required GPA: 3.0
Languages: Spanish
Housing: Homestay
Course Sampling: Cultural Realities of Argentina; Latin American Social and Economic Issues; Spanish Language; Latin American History; Los Andes: Art History
Of Note: Hiking; horseback riding; excursions to Buenos Aires, Jesuit churches, art exhibits, concerts and museums

Mendoza

Host: IFSA-Butler Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
Required GPA: 3.0
Languages: Spanish
Housing: Homestay
Course Sampling: Spanish language, Argentine Culture, fine arts, performing arts, music, dance, politics, economics, literature
Of Note: Small-city environment; self-contained campus; variety of clubs and outdoor activities; great access to exciting entertainment options

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Bolivia

Cochabamba

Host:  Amizade
Required GPA:  2.5
Housing:  Homestay
Course Sampling:  History, Global Service-Learning 6 and  Spanish
Of Note:  Includes program visits to the Incallajta Incan Ruins, The Uyuni Salt Flats, Lake Titicaca, Isla del Sol, and La Paz. Service projects include, assisting youth with disabilities and opportunities to support ongoing Amizade school and community construction projects.

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Chile

Santiago

Host: IFSA-Butler Chilean Universities Program Santiago
Required GPA: 3.0
Languages: Spanish
Housing: Homestay
Approved Program Options: Chilean University or Chilean University beginning
Course Sampling: Performing arts, architecture, philosophy, social sciences, natural sciences, business, political science, anthropology, journalism, communications
Of Note: Volunteer opportunities; teaching English at public schools

Valparaiso

Host: IFSA-Butler Chilean Universities Program Valparaiso
Required GPA: 3.0
Languages: Spanish
Housing: Homestay
Approved Program Options: Chilean University or Chilean University beginning
Course Sampling: Advanced written and oral Spanish, marine science, geography, history, literature, mathematics, psychology, economics, accounting, Chilean culture and history, Latin American politics, environmental issues
Of Note: Volunteer opportunities, student conversation partner exchange program, close proximity to beaches, Chilean dance

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Costa Rica

Heredia

Host: IFSA-Butler Universidad Nacional
Required GPA: 3.0
Languages: Spanish
Housing: Homestay
Course Sampling: Advanced Spanish, Latin American studies, Costa Rican literature, sociology, economics, business, environmental studies, ecology
Of Note: Volunteer opportunities; Volcano climbing; outdoor activities including hiking, biking and sightseeing; bus tours through San José; excursions to a coffee plantation, ecological reserve, butterfly farm, tropical forests, waterfalls and rivers

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Ecuador

Galapagos Islands

Host: IPSL
Required GPA: 2.6-3.0
Languages: Spanish
Housing: Homestay
Of Note: Volunteer service paired with formal academics, integration into the local community, academic excursions included

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Peru

Lima

Host: IFSA-Butler Pontifica Catolica
Required GPA: 3.0
Languages: Spanish
Housing: Homestay
Course Sampling: Fine arts, management and accounting, archaeology and anthropology, political science, natural sciences, engineering, education, social sciences, journalism
Of Note: Community service with NGOs; excursions to Machu Picchu, Caral and Pachácamac

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