UCL Institute of the Americas


Where can you spend your Year Abroad? Our Partner Institutions

As a History and Politics of the Americas with a Year Abroad student, you will spend your third year in a leading institution in North America, Latin America, or the Caribbean

Students on our History and Politics of the Americas with a Year Abroad BA spend their third year abroad in a top-ranked university in the Caribbean, Latin America, or North America. We have partnered with departments and programmes offering a wide range of choices in history, politics, social science, and area studies.

In 2020/21 students at the Institute of the Americas have the possibility of studying at one of the following partner institutions:

  • Argentina: Universidad Torcuato di Tella (Buenos Aires)
  • Brazil: Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
  • Canada: McGill University (Montréal, Québec)
  • Canada: University of Toronto (Ontario)
  • Chile: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago)
  • Colombia: Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá)
  • Mexico: El Colegio de México (Mexico City)
  • United States: University of California (including Berkeley,  Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa  Barbara, Santa Cruz)
  • United States: University of Maryland
  • United States: Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois)
  • United States: Purdue University (Lafayetteville, Indiana)
  • United States: University of Texas at Austin
  • United States: University of Washington (Seattle)
  • United States: George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)

UCL's Study Abroad office supports UCL students during their year abroad. For more details please visit their webpage. UCL Institute of the Americas students and applicants can also contact the Year Abroad tutors, Dr Aaron Hiltner (North America) and Dr Kesewa John (Caribbean and Latin America)

IMPORTANT NOTE: UCL’s portfolio of exchange opportunities is reviewed on an annual basis. As such, exchange partners and placements available to students from specific UCL departments are subject to change each academic year.
Partner institutions who do not teach in English stipulate their own language proficiency entry requirements. These vary depending upon the institution and should be fully researched by the applicant prior to submitting an application.