Education Abroad Programs

Students majoring or minoring in Latin American Studies are urged to participate in a study abroad program in Latin America or the Caribbean for a summer, a semester, or a year. UConn sponsors several programs throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

UConn Nursing and Social Work in Puerto Rico (summer):

Nursing students receive intensive immersion into Hispanic culture in the thriving city of San Juan, while completing the required coursework for majors in their 6th semester. Earn up to 17 UConn credits.

UConn Migrant Studies Seminar in Oaxaca, Mexico (May):

Live with a Mexican family in a culturally diverse mountain valley in Southern-Central Mexico. Earn up to 4 UConn credits in Mexican History and culture and immersion in Spanish.

UConn Social Entrepreneurship in Guatemala (summer):

Eight week long program for UConn students interested in International development. Work directly with field professionals and social entrepreneurs in Guatemala to help develop and sustain micro-consignment supported business. Earn up to 9 UConn credits.

UConn in Costa Rica: Human Rights Colloquium (winter session):

Two weeks in the mountains and one week in Smara Beach. Students take one course on human rights issues in Latin America (topics change yearly), and one Spanish Language or literature course. 6 credits.

Go to UConn Education Abroad for more details.

Financial Aid Resources

The Dr. Paul B. Goodwin, Jr. Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship, coordinated by El Instituto, will be awarded through the Office of Study Abroad to undergraduates with financial need who demonstrate interest in Latin America. For more information contact Anne Gebelein anne.gebelein@uconn.edu

UConn Education Abroad Financial Assistance

Gilman Scholarship Fund

Foundation for Global Scholars