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Designed for students interested in business, economics, sociology, and political science, this multi-location interdisciplinary program offers a unique comparative perspective of two of the most notable emerging economies in South America: Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. NO Spanish required.

You'll begin in Buenos Aires, where the first half of the semester is held. Then, the group will travel to Peru for a week-long program, before moving to Santiago, Chile to complete the second half of the semester.

During this program you will learn about key emerging economies of Latin America, in addition to many other disciplines.


Area(s) of Study

  • Business, Government, And Soci
  • Environmental Science
  • International Business
  • Liberal Arts
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Spanish
  • Economics
  • Humanities
  • Latin American Studies
  • Undergraduate Studies

Sponsored by IES - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

Students will select courses from business, history, Spanish, cultural studies, economics, environmental studies, and international relations. All IES Abroad courses are taught in English, except for language courses.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Spanish


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Homestays - You have a furnished room in the home of a senora or family during your time in Buenos Aires and Santiago. In Buenos Aires and Santiago, your homestay hosts provides 2 meals a day.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

ALL UT students receive a $2,000 Public University Grant. $24,000 in UT Latin America scholarships awarded annually - International Education Fee Scholarship - $1000 scholarships for LAS majors or LAS (IRG) students. Merit-based scholarships are also available from IES. Additional awards available including possible $1000 Gilman match

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • February 15, 2021 to May 19, 2021
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2020
- Fall
  • August 24, 2020 to December 4, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website

Next Step

1) Attend 'Explore Latin America' info-session for summer OR semester programs. See website for dates and locations. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend Ready to Apply session with Eli Klosterboer. Further instructions provided at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change