Latin American Studies



Avignon, France

Whether it's interning in London, studying in Spain or doing research in Germany, most Hobart and William Smith students will have had some kind of international learning experience before they graduate.

With some planning, Latin American Studies majors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. While the Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, faculty from the Latin American Studies department sponsor programs in the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Peru.

Santiago, Dominican Republic

As part of the Dominican Republic program, students will study in Santiago de los Caballeros and attend classes at the Pontifica Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. All courses are taught in Spanish. To further immerse students in the country's language and culture, students will reside with local families.

Mendoza, Argentina

As part of the Argentina program, students will take courses taught in both English and Spanish through the Centro de Español como Lengua Extranjera. Participants are also required to enroll in a course on the history and culture of Argentina, helping to enrich their experience and provide hands-on experience through visits to local museums, vineyards and businesses. Each student will also live with an Argentine host family.

São Paulo, Brazil

As part of the Brazil program, students will takes classes in conjunction with the Fundãcao Armando Alvares Penteado and Associacao Alumni in South America's largest metropolis. The city's racial and cultural diversity make it the perfect place to study economic development and public policy in Latin America. Students will further their cultural immersion by residing with Brazilian families in the city.

Ecuador and Peru, South America

As part of the Ecuador and Peru program, students will examine the economic and environmental issues of Ecuador and Peru through study and travel. Students are given the opportunity to explore the Amazon rainforest, as well as participate in an extended study trip to the Galapagos Islands.


At HWS, students have the freedom to study at any of our Global Education destinations.

The featured abroad programs are recommended by the Latin American Studies department based on content of the curricula.


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