Partnering with Latin America
From summer language programs to faculty exchange and graduate research collaborations, globally minded universities understand the importance of bilateral agreements with partner institutions around the world. These exchanges not only broaden the experiences of both local and international students, but lead the way to groundbreaking innovations that benefit everyone.
The following universities are making great strides in United States-Latin America partnerships:
Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Florida)
This university boasts highly specialized exchange agreements such as a dual degree in aviation through the Aviation Education Partnership with the Universidad Tecnologica de Panama.
Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, New York)
Located in New York, this university welcomes international students and has a Latin American Student Association that was established in 1985.
Pace University (New York City, New York)
This 110-year-old university values a diverse student body—15% are international students. International partnerships include the Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment.
University of Southern Indiana (Evansville, Indiana)
This university’s current partnerships include TESOL teacher training programs with Colombia. Local students can choose international education programs such as student teaching and internships abroad.
California State University Northridge (CSUN) (Los Angeles, California)
This public research university offers international exchange opportunities in nearly every field, and recently toured Latin America to meet personally with international students and universities. CSUN is planning an additional tour to Latin America in November 2016 and April 2017.
University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Safe and affordable UNL has hosted Brazilian Science without Borders students since 2012, and attracts students from around the world to its robust ESL institute.
Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, New Jersey)
This New Jersey university is a top research and teaching institution. International partnerships here take many forms, and the school greatly values the diversity these programs bring to Stevens.
Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Located in one of the most affordable parts of the country with a thriving Latin-American contingent, LSU-Baton Rouge partners with the Business School at University of São Paulo on their Emerging Markets Initiative . The College of Engineering at LSU-Baton Rouge works with Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC) in Honduras to create solutions related to water quality, waste treatment, infrastructure, and ecotourism solutions . Due to many similarities with Latin America, including ecological systems, subtropical climate, energy production, historical connections, and a rich multicultural heritage, Louisiana is a natural partner for Latin America. LSU-Baton Rouge is eager to build new public and private partnerships in Latin America.
University of South Florida (USF) (Tampa, Florida)
USF partners with Latin America in capacities ranging from holding conferences in the Galapagos to maintaining an office in Panama at the City of Knowledge to facilitate study abroad, international field experience, and research programs for students and faculty throughout the US . USF’s key research in Latin America focuses on tropical medicine and infectious and vector-borne diseases. The university looks forward to expanding its partnerships with universities and NGOs worldwide [http://international.health.usf.edu].