Center For Global Education

GALA Fall 2010

Butler Semester in Latin America

GALA LA group pix

Butler's Semester in Latin America is currently underway.  Over the course of the Fall 2010 semester, students will live and learn in the following locations:

Panamá, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico

This study abroad program is traveling in Latin America while completing four core classes plus a two week homestay & internship experience. Taught by Butler professors - all with field experience in the region - the classes will be a blend of classroom and on-site lectures, discussions, site visitations, written assignments and exams.  Learn in context by traveling to:

The group will spend three weeks in Panamá, four weeks in Nicaragua, a week in Guatemala and five weeks in Mexico connecting with cultures and the environment along the way.

Students will earn a total of 16 credit hours that fulfill core or general elective requirements and waive one semester of Change and Tradition (C&T) or Global and Historical Studies (GHS) upon successful completion of the program.  Spanish language was NOT required (though helpful).

You will pay your regular tuition to Butler University and will be able to apply 100 percent of your institutional aid (i.e., Butler scholarships) to your tuition costs.


Environmental Biology

(5 credits - CC214: Natural World/Current Core: Division 4)

Taught by Dr. Carmen Salsbury (Biological Sciences) in Panama (3 weeks)

Frontiers in Latin America

(3 credits - GHS 204: Global and Historical Studies/Current Core: Division 2)

Taught by Dr. Craig Auchter (Political Science) in all four countries (3 weeks)

Caribbean Coast Family Homestay & Internship

(2 credits - PO403: Internship/Elective Credit)

Directed by Dr. Craig Auchter (Political Science) in Nicaragua (2 weeks)

The Mexican Revolution and the Archeology of Knowledge

(3 credits - CC213: Social World/Current Core: Division 3)

Taught by Dr. Ageeth Sluis (History) in Mexico (2 weeks)

Latin American Cities

(3 credits - CC211: Texts and Ideas/Current Core: Division 1)

Taught by Dr. Gabriela Muniz (Spanish) in Mexico (2 weeks)