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 longstanding relationship with the Academia de Español Nicoya 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. During the Spring Term various departments offer a wide variety of programs intermittently:
- Costa Rica (Romance Languages)
- Argentina (Romance Languages)
- Nicaragua (Business)
- Belize (Economics)
- Argentina (Geology)
- Brazil (Environmental Studies)
These and others are offered periodically based on student interest and faculty resources. Check with the corresponding departments to see when programs may be scheduled.