Latin America & the Caribbean

World Partner Programs in Latin America & the Caribbean

To begin your application, click the link in the appropriate program title, and then ‘Apply Now.’ Most program applications are due March 15 for fall and October 1 for spring. Please note that some programs have early application dates –  check the individual program pages for details.

Barbados, Jamaica, or Trinidad & Tobago

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has campuses across the Caribbean region – in Cave Hill (in Barbados), Mona (in Jamaica), and St. Augustine (in Trinidad). Courses are distributed among the Faculties of Law, Humanities & Education, Pure and Applied Sciences, Social Sciences, and Medical Sciences at Cave Hill; Arts & Education, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Pure & Applied Sciences at Mona; and Agriculture & Natural Sciences, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences at St. Augustine. Courses are taught in English and the courses you desire abroad will determine which of UWI’s three physical campuses you attend.


The CET Brazilian Studies and Portuguese Language program is open to students in all majors and at all levels of Portuguese language study. Based in Sao Paulo, all students take the core course: Poverty & Inequality in 21st Century Brazil. The course includes a weekend excursion to Itapevi, where students stay with local families and learn about the daily life of people who live in economically depressed communities. The curriculum is completed with the choice of two electives.

Costa Rica

The Organization for Tropical Studies at Duke University offers two programs in Costa Rica. Under the direct guidance of experienced ecologists, the Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet program will help students gain an in-depth understanding of tropical ecology and an insight into some of the social, political, economic and scientific aspects of resource management. The Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change & Human Health program provides an outstanding opportunity for students considering careers in public health.


The Centers for Interamerican Studies (CEDEI) is a not-for-profit institution of higher learning dedicated to the study of American languages and culture. On the CEDEI Semester in the Andes program, you will take a full semester of courses as well as having the option of an internship or service learning project. Courses are taught in English and are available in environmental studies, health education, political science, Quichua, Spanish and sociology. The program also includes study tours to the Galapagos Islands and Peru.