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Central & South America

(including Mexico and the Caribbean)

Puerto Natales: SFS - Wild Patagonia: Fire and Ice

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Based at Center for Climate Studies in Patagonia. Set curriculum in climate change, geology, coastal and alpine ecology. Directed research project. Students are encouraged to apply for SFS scholarships.

Sao Paulo: CET Brazil: Social Justice & Inequality

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Core course on Poverty and Inequality; Portuguese language; 2 electives. Traveling seminar to Salvador da Bahia. Fall: Late July-late November; Spring: Feb-mid June.

Galapagos: IES -- Marine Ecology and Environmental Studies

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For Biology and Environmental Studies majors only. Three tracks: Evolution and Ecology; Marine Ecology (PADI certification req); People and the Environment (requires 2 sems of Spanish). Month in Quito (at University of San Francisco); 3 months on San Cristobal island. Bates requires the Spanish language course.

Bocas del Toro: SFS - Tropical Island Biodiversity

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Students live and study at research station. Tropical coast ecology; Environmental policy and socio-economic values; directed research. Spanish language experience helpful.

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Environmental Studies Tropical coast ecology

Augsburg: CGEE - New Activisms, Human Rights and Social Justice

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The history, culture, and anti-oppression struggles of the peoples of Central America, with a focus on Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Indigenous cosmovisions, the role of religion in social change, legacies of armed struggle, community organizing and engagement, and the impact of globalization and immigration. Diverse approaches to environmental conservation, sustainability, economic issues, and social justice; topics include liberation theology, eco-theology and indigenous peoples.

Havana: IFSA - Universidad de La Habana

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Courses at the University of Havana with Cuban students. Prior coursework in Latin American or Caribbean studies required. Students live with Cuban families in accommodation similar to a bed and breakfast. For the independent, flexible student; limited email/text access, no access to social media. North American calendar. Early application required. Total enr.: 6,000 Students are encouraged to apply for IFSA-Butler scholarships.

Buenos Aires: SIT - Public Health in Urban Environments

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Public health and epidemiology in Buenos Aires; language course in Spanish for the Health Sciences; independent study project. Previous coursework in public health, anthropology or development studies. For the independent student who wants the challenge of living in a large, cosmopolitan city of 10 million with rich heritage. Students are encouraged to apply for SIT scholarships.

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Public Health Public health in an urban environment

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