Study Abroad

The Office of Study Abroad website has complete and up-to-date information on full-year, semester, intersession, and other approved study abroad options. Below are our most commonly run programs:

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. There is no better time to study and visit Brazil, as the eyes of world are focused on the South American giant as it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. 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 Chile – Universidad Finis Terrae

Terms: Fall, Spring, Academic Year
Location: Santiago, Chile
Eligibility: 6 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent; 3.0 GPA
Housing: Homestays

Students on the Hopkins Chile program will study Spanish literature in Spanish at the renowned private university, Universidad Finis Terrae. Students will take up to 5 literature and creative writing courses taught in Spanish by renowned Latin American writers. They will also have the opportunity to take courses in the history and journalism departments as well as attend conferences with distinguished international speakers. This program is designed for students with a high level of Spanish proficiency and independence as they will be directly enrolled at a Chilean university and one of very few international students. Courses will be small and students will have the opportunity to get to know faculty and fellow students well. Students will also participate in cultural activities and fieldtrips as part of the program.

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.