Latin America

Buenos Aires | Rio de Janeiro | São Paulo

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Universidad Torcuato di Tella

The Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT), with just over 1100 undergraduates, offers smaller class sizes, a very international student body, and challenging courses in the social sciences. UTDT has an outstanding reputation in the fields of International Relations, Political Science, Business Administration, Economics, History, and Law. Its campus is found in the Belgrano neighborhood, a residential area that is just a quick bus ride away from the center of the city.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

While exchange students may be lured by the natural beauty of PUC-Rio (a tropical forest and rivers run right through campus!), the academics are equally impressive. This university of 12,000 undergraduate students has been consistently ranked the best private university in Brazil. Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Brazil’s cultural capital known around the world for samba, white-sand beaches, the rainforest, football, gorgeous mountains, colorful festivals, and the carioca laid-back lifestyle in a country quickly becoming one of the most important in the world. No wonder Rio is called the cidade maravilhosa, or the marvelous city.

São Paulo, Brazil

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Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP)

Students at FAAP have the opportunity to be immersed in the largest metropolis of Latin America at a strong private university. São Paolo has become one of the most important financial centers of the world and enjoys a similar stature in terms of international relations. The city boasts a the vibrant Brazilian culture alongside diverse neighborhoods of immigrants from around the world, guaranteeing that students will never get bored in this thriving and bustling city. The university receives accolades for its programs in the social sciences and for its well-known cultural center.

Universidade Estadual Paulista 

The Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) was created in 1976, bringing together a number of institutions of higher education based in different parts of the state of São Paulo.  It is now one of the largest universities in Brazil, with 34 units located in 24 cities, and more than 46,000 students.  A multicampus university offering  engineering, health, communications, humanities, social sciences and arts, UNESP is recognized for its distinguished achievements in research. 

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