We strongly recommend that students spend a year, semester, or summer term studying and living in Spain or Latin America.
This year’s organizing theme was “The 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” As part of the camp schedule, LC and UVM students were joined by internationally renowned muralist, Elvira Valenzuela Murillo, who helped the campers and students create a mural with more than 8,000 reclaimed and recycled bottles caps. LC students also had the opportunity to visit Casa de Isla Negra, the home of Pablo Neruda, the artisanal village of Pomaire, the neighboring bohemian city of Valparaíso, a Mapuche indigenous community center and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago. They were also able to ring in the New Year with their host families while viewing one of the largest fireworks displays in the world, set off along the Pacific coastline. LC and UVM are currently exploring ways to expand their collaboration for this program that provides such a rich cultural exchange for all involved.
Lynchburg College maintains an affiliation with the International University Studies (IUS) for those students interested in studying in Spain. LC faculty teach in the IUS program during the summer term while regular term courses are taught by professors holding advanced degrees from Spanish universities.
You may join our study abroad summer program with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma in Heredia, Costa Rica. Students receive six credits for two courses and participate in recreational excursions on the weekends. They live with Costa Rican families and are linguistically totally immersed in Costa Rican life.
If you are interested in studying in Latin America, LC endorses the programs sponsored by International Studies Abroad (ISA).
ISA and LC’s programs in Spanish and International Relations have developed an alternative spring break experience for LC students. On a three-year cycle, LC students will have the opportunity to study and travel in either Argentina, Costa Rica, or Spain.
The Study Abroad office has more information about studying abroad.