Have you been thinking about studying abroad but you’re not sure where to begin or what program is best for you? With more than 50 USAC study abroad programs to choose from, it can be hard to narrow your options. There’s a lot to consider—location, courses, and extracurricular activities—and students often struggle with deciding which path is best for their degree and aspirations.
That’s why we launched our On Location Series: Virtual educational presentations dedicated to helping you find your perfect study abroad program. It also gives us a chance to showcase our incredible programs and on-side directors during our 40th-anniversary celebration. From March to November 2022, two to three of our programs will be featured monthly, presented virtually by our program Resident Directors. They will share the best of their cities and program offerings, including courses, alumni reflections, and Q&A, to give you a sneak peek of what awaits you abroad.
If you missed our March destinations, keep reading for a quick recap of each destination.
Study abroad in Torino provides the perfect opportunity to learn Italian, make local and international friends, and explore what the beautiful country has to offer. With the city’s Roman and Baroque history celebrated in its architecture and its role as a global business hub, Torino is the best of both worlds.
USAC Torino offers you courses in international business, politics, architecture, and Italian studies while integrating into student life at the Scuola di Amministrazione Aziendale (SAA), or School of Business Administration. You can also take part in an internship, as well as a variety of university activities like volunteering and student organizations.
Outside of the classroom, learn about Italy’s history and rich culture through a variety of field trips and optional tours. Some past destinations include:
- Piedmont Countryside
- Ivrea Carnival
- European Union Headquarters
- Italian Riviera
- Venice and Verona
Santiago, Chile is a great destination for students interested in practicing Spanish outside of Europe. Santiago is home to a diverse blend of Latin American, Spanish, and international residents, giving it an eclectic culture. Studying abroad in Santiago provides all the benefits and accessibility of a large urban city with access to plenty of outdoor activities, such as skiing, surfing, hiking, and more. This USAC destination has everything!
USAC Santiago courses are held at the Universidad Andrés Bello on the downtown Santiago campus. Here, you can take courses in Spanish language and literature, Latin American cultures, journalism, and international studies. Internships are also available in a variety of industries, including business, computer science and IT, journalism and communications, health and wellness, and more.
If you’re eager to explore the rest of Chile and Latin America, don’t worry. USAC offers field trips and tours to supplement your classroom education. Some past destinations include:
- Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
- Ocoa Valley
- Northern Chile Tour
- Southern Chile Tour
Heredia, Costa Rica
Heredia, Costa Rica, offers a relaxed, tropical environment about 30-minutes outside of San José, the country’s bustling capital city. If you’re looking for a slower-paced study abroad where you can really embrace the Pura Vida lifestyle, Heredia is the place to be.
Courses at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica are offered in Spanish language, ecology, and Latin American studies. UNA is the perfect place for USAC students to meet local “Tico” students, practice their Spanish, and excel in academics through internships, volunteering, and student activities.
Costa Rica is a beautiful destination, and we know you can’t wait to explore the region. USAC field trips and optional tours are offered each term to showcase the beauty of the area and bring your coursework to life. Possible destinations include:
- Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls
- La Fortuna Waterfall and Hot Springs
- Monteverde Cloud Forest
- Tropical Biodiversity Tour
- Tortuguero and Bocas del Toro Tour