Loyola University Chicago

Latin American & Latino Studies Program

Study Abroad

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a wide variety of study abroad programs that may be of particular interest to students with minors in Latin American studies. Consider the following study abroad opportunities.

La Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile

In this program, students will study at La Universidad Alberto Hurtado, a Jesuit university in Santiago, Chile with which Loyola is affiliated. The university is small, with a warm, familial atmosphere, and is located in the heart of the city of Santiago. Students will have three weeks of Spanish immersion classes (three hours of academic credit) followed by an opportunity to travel throughout South America during the month of February. Students will then begin the regular Universidad Alberto Hurtado semester in early March. The return to Chicago will be after final exams at the beginning of July.

Casa de la Solaridad, Santa Clara University, San Salvador, El Salvador

Casa de la Solidaridad is an academic initiative between the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador, and Santa Clara University. Each semester, an outstanding group of students live together in a learning community near the University of Central America. You do not have to be Catholic or Christian to participate in the Casa de la Solidaridad, but you must be open to reflection on the spiritual and religious dimensions of life. This experience offers you many opportunities for personal and shared reflection, spiritual development, and collaborative academic learning. And you'll have the chance to talk with and learn from policy makers and business leaders, academic and religious leaders, human rights activists and community organizers, members of women's organizations and union workers, and the poor and the marginalized of El Salvador.

La Universidad Iberoamerica, Mexico City, Mexico

Located in a lovely western suburb of Mexico City, our sister Jesuit institution Universidad Iberoamericana offers two distinct program cycles. One is direct enrollment at the university for students with a high proficiency in Spanish. The other is university courses for foreigners only (courses in Spanish or English) which are geared towards students who wish to greatly improve their command of the Spanish language. Students are offered home stays with Mexican families or may organize their own accommodation. In addition to students from Mexico and the United States, Loyolans will study with other exchange students from Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The Universidad Iberoamericana offers a truly international experience.

Additional study abroad programs are available in 29 countries throughout Latin America. For additional information, contact the Office for International Programs.