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Latin America

Newcastle University’s engagement in Latin America spans a range of academic disciplines. Our researchers work with Latin American universities, governments, organisations and communities.

Making a difference and tackling global challenges

We work on projects that help to make a difference and tackle global challenges. Our research into the region looks at:

  • history and politics
  • human geography and urban planning
  • sociology and neuroscience
  • literature and film
  • language and education
  • marine biology and environmental sciences

We are also proud to welcome students from countries in Latin America. They contribute to our academic excellence and global university community.

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Snapshots of educational collaborations and research

International students

If you are an international student from Latin America, visit our International Students website.

You'll find information about entry requirements, scholarships and more for your country.

Global opportunities

We offer opportunities to travel to Latin America and other global destinations through:

  • exchanges
  • summer programmes
  • volunteering
  • work opportunities
College students taking online class in Latin America

Intercalated and elective study

Our Faculty of Medical Sciences students have the opportunity to enrich their education.

They can further their professional development with an intercalated degree.

Most students choose some elective study, including experiences to learn abroad.

School of Dental Sciences students have performed basic dental care in the Amazon basin during electives.

Find out more about intercalated and elective study


International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

We have a strategic partnership with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC). We've placed student interns at several ICSC member sites, including Circular de Morelia in Mexico and Museu de Pessoa in Brazil.

Students actively promote social justice and a universal culture of human rights. They work to:

  • empower marginalised communities
  • counter hate speech and violent extremism
  • preserve the memory of victims of human rights violations