Study in Latin America

USF boasts international exchange programs with Jesuit universities throughout Latin America. For further information on all Study in Latin America programs contact the Center for Global Education.

The programs include:
Semester-long programs

Argentina (Córdoba)

The program is offered at Universidad Católica de Córdoba. Students are enrolled with Argentine students and volunteer and service learning opportunities exist.

Argentina (Buenos Aires) 
Study abroad at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica's urban, modern campus in the heart of Argentina's capital city near the beautiful River Plate. Classes are offered in subjects from Economics and Psychology to International Relations and Music.

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) *temporarily suspended
Spend a semester or year in what is probably one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world through the Jesuit university in Rio, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil (Porto Alegre)
Study in the State Capital of Rio Grande do Sul, in Southern Brazil, between the Atlantic Ocean, Uruguay, and Argentina. 

Chile (Santiago)
Study at the Universidad Jesuita Alberto Hurtado in Santiago. Santiago is located within easy reach of the Andes (for skiing or trekking) and not far from world famous lakes and beaches.

Colombia (Bogota or Cali)
Experience Colombia by studying at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. The school has two locations giving you the option to study in either Bogota or Cali and ranks as one of the oldest, most prestigious universities in all of Colombia.

Ecuador (Quito)
Spend a semester right on the equator at the feet of the Andes mountains while studying at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador. Students live in a homestay with an Ecuadorean family, giving them an opportunity to really learn about life and culture in Ecuador.

Ecuador (Quito)
Try out a Community Internship in Latin America through Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) and experience a hands on internship focused on issues like globalization, oil politics, and indigenous rights.

El Salvador (San Salvador)
This program at the Casa de la Solidaridad of Santa Clara University offers students an opportunity for service learning in developing communities undergoing a process of democratization.

Mexico (Guadalajara) *temporarily suspended
The program is located at the Jesuit ITESO university in Guadalajara, a city known for its parks, fountains, and temperate climate.

Mexico (Mexico City) *temporarily suspended
Academic year or semester programs are available at the Jesuit Universidad Iberoamericana – Santa Fe campus in Mexico city, where students can enroll in Spanish language courses, Latin American studies courses, and regular university courses, depending on proficiency.

Mexico (Puebla) *temporarily suspended
The Jesuit university campus of Universidad Iberoamericana – Puebla is located in one of the most attractive Mexican cities. Puebla is located less than two hours from Mexico City and is one of the world’s Cultural Heritage cities.

Nicaragua (Managua)
Students live with families while they experience a country of unique cultural richness that is developing a democratic tradition.

Uruguay (Montevideo)
Study in one of the most dynamic, forward thinking countries in all of Latin America at the Universidad Catolica del Uruguay. Students may live in residencies or off campus apartments and courses are offered in Business, Sciences, Arts and Law.

Summer and January Programs

Please see the Center for Global Education’s Short-Term International Programs site for the most updated information: USF Short-term International Programs 

Immersion Programs 

The Arrupe Immersion experience offers students the opportunity to work, study, reflect, and engage in a multicultural dialogue with community members in socioeconomic environments lacking in social justice. USF offers immersion trips to Peru, Jamaica, Guatemala, and Belize. For information, contact the University Ministry office

Global Service-Learning in Bolivia
USF's McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good offers a summer service-learning program in Bolivia in which students have the opportunity to work with community development organizations, live with host families, and deepen their understanding of global social justice issues. For more information please visit the McCarthy Center