The Global Education Office has complete and up-to-date information on full-year, semester, intersession, and other approved study abroad options. These are our most commonly run programs. The program can also help you find summer travel grants for research in Latin America.

Brazil: History and Society

Terms: Intersession
Credits: 3 (H)
Dates: Typically runs in even numbered years
Language of Instruction: English
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; open to all majors
Program Cost: TBA
Instructors: TBA
Assessment: Participation, attendance, readings, journal

Brazil: History and Society is a course that introduces students to Brazilian history, culture, language, society, and ecology through a combination of study and travel. Brazil is undoubtedly one of the world’s most mesmerizing countries. Whether one is enchanted by samba rhythms, entranced by a juggernaut economy, concerned for the countless hectares of Amazon rainforest destroyed each year, uplifted by the yellow and blue uniforms of its soccer maestros, or concerned about the sprawling urban slums in the world’s most unequal industrialized society, this intersession course will interest students from all backgrounds and majors, from history and anthropology to the natural sciences. In order to gain an appreciation of Brazil cultural, historical, and geographical diversity, students will visit four distinctive cities and their surrounding regions: Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, and Manaus.

Hopkins Cuba – CASA Consortium

Terms: Fall, Spring, Academic Year
Location: Havana, Cuba
Eligibility: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent; 3.0 GPA
Housing: Students will share living accommodations in the Residencia Paseo Habana guest residence

Students will have an opportunity to enroll in up to four courses taught in Spanish in either of the following combinations: 1. Four courses offered through the Cuba study center or 2. Combination of courses offered through the Cuba study center and direct-enrollment courses through the University of Havana. Courses will be delivered by a group of carefully selected faculty, recognized experts from Casa de las Americas and the University of Havana. Students can choose from courses in literature, the arts, Afro-Caribbean studies and music at the University of Havana’s Faculty of Arts and Letters, or courses in Cuban history, philosophy and religion, political sociology, and Latin American thought through the Faculty of Philosophy and History.