When Mason Taylor spent a semester abroad in Chile – while an undergrad at the University of Oklahoma – he says he fell in love with the country. So much so that after he graduated he returned to Chile to work as an English teacher and pursue graduate school there.
“The challenge of learning Spanish, of the deep immersion, brought me back, which is why after I graduated I came back to work and study,” says Taylor, who graduated in 2016 with a master’s in international relations and foreign affairs from the Pontificia Universidad Catòlica de Valparaìso.
Latin America is made up of the continent of South America as well as Central America, Mexico and islands of the Caribbean. For international students looking to go abroad, Latin America’s growing economy and education sector may provide favorable conditions for an affordable and culturally enriching experience.