Study Abroad
Short-Term Programs

Journey Cuba


March 10 - March 18, 2018

UCF students will dive into today’s vibrant Cuban culture. This course and affiliated short-term study abroad trip examine Cuban culture through exploration of visual arts, literature, music, history, and other themes. This rare opportunity is open to UCF students across all disciplines and would appeal particularly to students in history, political science, Latin American studies, Spanish, literature, education, art, engineering and music. Through this course, students will gain an... Read More

Transgenerational Service Learning in Cusco, Peru


March 12 - March 17, 2018

Students will work daily on a choice of four community projects directed by our in-country partner and visit the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. This program is open to students from all academic disciplines as well as both undergraduate and graduate student. Spanish is NOT a requirement for participation but an extra asset for working in the area. The Latin American Studies program, in partnership with the University San Ignacio Loyola (USIL) and grassroots community organizations, is... Read More

Conversational Spanish in Nerja, Spain


May 20 - June 02, 2018

An intensive two week Spanish language program in Nerja, Spain for native and non-native speakers. Includes a visit to Granada. As an enhancement to the Spanish Language curriculum, this study abroad program is for students interested in a Spanish Language and Culture program in the quaint city of Nerja, Spain, which is located in southern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. This program offers students a unique opportunity for full linguistic and cultural immersion intended to develop their... Read More

Spanish Heritage Program in Nerja, Spain


May 20 - June 02, 2018

An interdisciplinary program that improves the language skills of native heritage speakers of Spanish in the lovely seaside town of Nerja on the Mediterrean. The Spanish Heritage Language Program is intended for heritage speakers, who were raised in a home where Spanish was spoken. This program was designed to improve the Spanish language skills of heritage speakers and for students to learn and experience their cultural heritage. The Spanish Heritage program is housed at the Escuela de... Read More

Teaching in Latin America, Brazil


May 27 - June 09, 2018

The LAS program, in collaboration with Casa Thomas Jefferson, is excited to offer UCF students an opportunity to teach English abroad. CTJ is currently the largest Binational Center in Brazil, with around 17,000 students and over 250 teachers.The CTJ has developed distinguished expertise in the teaching of English to difference age and proficiency levels, in both face to face and online environments. For more information, contact... Read More

The Future of Puerto Rico


June 10 - June 23, 2018

The Latin American Studies program in partnership with Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, is offering this short-term study abroad program to San German, Puerto Rico. This program will give students the opportunity to explore the cultural richness and distinct geographical location of Puerto Rico, as well as to learn firsthand about the current political and economic crises that beset the island and the future of Puerto Rico. This program is open to all students interested in learning... Read More

Explore the Yucatan, Mexico


June 17 - June 25, 2018

Explore the Mayan ruins at various archeological sites including the UNESCO World Heritage Centre at Chichen-Itza. Visit Tulum, an ancient Maya fortress overlooking the Caribbean and learn about the Maya culture by visiting villages, taking cooking lessons and exploring the colonial cities of Merida and Valladolid. Students will learn about ancient and modern Maya culture and have the opportunity to experience Yucatan's natural beauty, including excursions to cenotes (underground rivers) and... Read More

Internship Programs

EducationUSA in Cusco, Peru


“My internship was in connection with a company called Education USA. The office is hosted in an English school called Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano Cusco, or ICPNAC. Education USA provides advising and support for students who wish to study abroad in the United States at any level of higher education. I spent my time tutoring students for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam, helping students through their application processes to universities, tutoring groups... Read More