Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean

Academic Departments and Programs

Academic departments offering specific courses featuring study of this region include African-American StudiesHispanic Studies, and Latin American Studies. In addition, students interested in Comparative Literature, Comparative American Studies, International Studies, and Third-World Studies may find curricular offerings dealing with this area of the world. Many courses taught through Anthropology, English, French, History, Musicology, Politics, or Religion focus on this region in part or all of the course content. Search the Oberlin Course Catalog for specific courses.

Approved Study Away Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean

For complete information and details about Oberlin's approved study away programs, please see the Study Away website and the list of Oberlin's Consortial Programs or Affiliated Programs.


Liberal Arts, Buenos Aries (CIEE)


Amazon Resource Management and Human Ecology (School for International Training)

Liberal Arts, Salvador da Bahia (CIEE)

Liberal Arts, Sao Paolo (CIEE)

Social Justice and Sustainable Development (School for International Training)

Central America:

Sustainable Development and Social Change in Central America, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaraugua (Center for Global Education)


Liberal Arts, Santiago (CIEE)

Liberal Arts, Valparaiso (CIEE)

Costa Rica:

Language, Society and the Environment (Associated Colleges of the Midwest)

Research in the Environment, Social Sciences and Humanities (Associated Colleges of the Midwest)

Sustainability and the Environment, Monteverde (CIEE)

Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Monteverde (CIEE)


Culture and Development (School for International Training)

Winter-Term Projects

Group winter-term projects in this region have recently included the Oberlin in Solidarity with El Salvador (OSES); Intensive Language Study in Guadalajara, Mexico; Guatemala Delegation; Fossil Coral Reefs of the Western Dominican Republic; the Panama Project, Witnesses for Peace in Venezuela; and a musical project in Ecuador. Many of these projects are long-standing annual programs.

International Students

International students come to both the arts and sciences and the conservatory from more than 40 countries. This map shows the home countries of our current international student population. The Office of International Students is dedicated to serving the needs of international students by offering a full range of services and advice.

Other Resources

Students studying Spanish will also find important resources through the Paul and Edith Copper International Learning Center, La Casa Hipánica (a residence hall for students who want to live and learn in a Spanish-speaking environment), and the Spanish in the Elementary Schools (SITES) program.

Student Organizations

Review our list of student organizations, including Oberlin Latin American Activists (OSSGUA), Students of Caribbean Ancestory (SOCA), the International Students' Organization, and La Alianza Latina.