Americas - Andes Landscape

About This Region

U.S. students who choose to study abroad for academic credit in the Latin America region have the opportunity to study and work in South America, Mexico and Central America, and the Caribbean region. In 2013, 45,473 U.S. students studied abroad in Latin America.

In the Caribbean region, countries such as Cuba and the Dominican Republic received the most U.S. students. In Mexico and Central America, countries such as Costa Rica and Panama saw a steadily increasing number of U.S. students choosing the region as their study abroad destination. In South America, countries such as Brazil and Peru had steadily increasing numbers of U.S. students studying abroad in the region as well.

To learn more about study abroad in this region, click on the country reports above. For funded opportunities, visit the foreign government resources and U.S. government programs pages.