Jack S., Argentina – Spanish-Language Intensive (Global Studies)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I completed two levels of Spanish classes as well as a class on the history & culture of Argentina, however, Spanish was the main focus of the semester abroad. The dialect of Spanish taught in Argentina is different in many ways from … More Jack S., Argentina – Spanish-Language Intensive (Global Studies)

Alysha B., Argentina/Chile – Human Rights and Cultural Memory Program (Global Studies)

I had always dreamed of studying abroad in college, but as the date approached I was scared to leave UCSB and everything that I had become familiar with. Forward four months later and I did not want to leave Chile at the end of the program, the friends and experiences that I had, no matter … More Alysha B., Argentina/Chile – Human Rights and Cultural Memory Program (Global Studies)

Melanie M., Argentina/Chile – Human Rights and Cultural Memory (Sociology/History major)

Hello Sociology and History majors!! If you’re thinking about studying abroad – especially if you’re considering Latin America – then you’re in the right place! Afraid you won’t pick a program that offers you the right credits? Get ready to hear about the most AMAZING program that UC Santa Barbara – actually, the WORLD has … More Melanie M., Argentina/Chile – Human Rights and Cultural Memory (Sociology/History major)

Katie Schmid, Argentina & Chile, Human Rights & Cultural Memory, Buenos Aires & Santiago (Sociology)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? I was definitely worried about the language barrier before going abroad. I had only gotten up to Spanish 3 by the time of my departure, so I was nowhere near fluent. Once I got to South America, however, I … More Katie Schmid, Argentina & Chile, Human Rights & Cultural Memory, Buenos Aires & Santiago (Sociology)