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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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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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