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USF-ISLAC Study Abroad

USF offers a series of enlightening study abroad programs to Latin America and the Caribbean, icnluding the list below, which are directed by ISLAC affiliate faculty

Study Abroad Salvador Bahia, Brazil (WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN 2016)

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In 2007, under the leadership of Dr. Bernd Reiter, ISLAC initiated its first education abroad program to Sao Luis, Brazil! This year, Dr. Hordge-Freeman is excited to be expanding into other areas by leading our new study abroad program to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil! Salvador is a UNESCO Heritage, located in the northeastern region of Brazil, and it is characterized by a unique blend of African, European, and Indigenous cultures.

This program offers an intensive four week summer immersion program in 1) Afro-Brazilian culture and society and 2) Portuguese Language, earning students a total of 8 credits. The culture course will be taught with an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from sociology, political science, and anthropology to study contemporary issues such as, discrimination, Brazilian culture and social institutions, and social movements. This program is unique because students will live with Brazilian families in a home-stay arrangement. In addition, there are several excursions to nearby towns (Cachoeira and the Island of Itaparica) as well as opportunities to participate in cultural activities such as capoeira. In the past, approximately 90% of the students on this program were actively enrolled USF students, and approximately half of the USF students in the program have been enrolled in a certificate or degree program offered by ISLAC. We welcome both graduate and undergraduate students from across the country to participate. There is no cost to apply, but space is open on a first-come, first-serve basis. Apply now at:

For more information on Study Abroad Salvador, Please contact:

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman
Assistant Professor, Sociology and ISLAC

Study Abroad Argentina

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A study abroad program on Human Rights on Latin America has been slated to take place in Argentina starting in the summer of 2011. The University of South Florida will collaborate with the International Association of Studies (AIE) of Buenos Aires, to offer USF credit for a course entitled “Human Rights in Latin America” and Spanish language study, as well as service learning in Buenos Aires. The human rights course will be taught in English by Argentinean legal professionals, scholars, and activists. In addition to Spanish language instruction, the program includes an internship with a human rights organization. The program will be led by ISLAC director, Dr. Rachel May.

For more information on Study Abroad Argentina: Human Rights Internship, Please contact:

Rachel May, Ph.D.
ISLAC Director

For more information on Imagining Argentina, a culture and language program through Education Abroad, Please contact:

Pablo Brescia, Ph.D.
World Languages Department and ISLAC Affiliate Faculty
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Study Abroad Costa Rica

There is a program that features Spanish language classes from beginning through intermediate levels, taught by host institution and USF instructors in pleasant facilities.  Class sizes are small by design to facilitate learning.  Pre-departure and on-site orientations will prepare students to gain the most from the experience.  Organized cultural excursions to locales outside of San Jose complement classes. For more information, please click here
For more information on all Latin American and Caribbean Study Abroad Programs, Please contact:

Nancy D Bella
Education Abroad
CGS 101, Tel. 813-974-4314

In addition to USF-ISLAC study abroad programs, the USF Education Abroad office over International Affairs offers several programs in Latin America and the Caribbean countries including Panama Health, Honduras Anthropology, Costa Rica Spanish Language. Not all programs are offered every semester so please check with the Study Abroad Office to know the availability and requirements for each program.

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