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Interested in the vibrant and booming economy of Latin America? Sign up for the Latin American Business Studies exchange course at HAN University of Applied Sciences!

Look to the future and connect your career to Latin America.

Latin America’s influence is present in many aspects of our daily business and cultural environment. If you are interested in the social and cultural aspects of Latin America, and are looking to prepare yourself for a challenging career in international business, this exchange course might be exactly what you are looking for.

Practical experience

You will acquire valuable insights into Latin America through a variety of informative lectures by experienced HAN lecturers and leading individuals from both the business community and the academic world.

During a study trip to a Latin American country, you will gain first-hand experience of Latin America and witness how a Latin American business operates.

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  • Business, culture and society of Latin America
  • Doing business in and with Latin America
  • International Marketing focused on Latin America
  • International law
  • Research methods
  • Finance
  • General and Business Spanish

Type of exchange course

  • A block course is offered once or twice a year in a block during a semester.
  • A differentiation course enables you to develop your professional competences in a different/broader context than your current study programme.

The learning outcomes and competences below will help you decide whether this exchange course matches your personal goals.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to build, maintain and expand business relationships with the focus on Latin America.


  • Analyse international markets
  • Describe cultural differences in general and in the context of Latin America
  • Formulate policies to gain entrance to the Latin American market and/or strengthen your position in this market
  • Construct a business plan or an export plan for a Latin American market
  • Communicate with prospective business partners in Spanish
  • Collaborate within a team
  • Analyse and practice international law, finance and marketing in the Latin American context

An exchange course will be of most benefit to you if it complements your study programme and/or your professional profile, is at an appropriate level and does not overlap with your major.

For whom?

For students who:

  • are enrolled in business studies or a related degree
  • have an affinity with Latin America and/or Spanish

Admission requirements

Completed 2 years of a degree at a university of applied sciences.

Nice to know

This course has a maximum of 30 participants. If there are more enrolments than places available after the first enrolment period, lots will be drawn. The online enrolment for the course closes when the maximum number of participants has been reached. So make sure you enrol on time!

Assessment During this exchange course your performance will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Presentations
  • Portfolio
  • Case studies
  • Written exams
  • Oral exams
  • Project plan
  • Written assignments including a paper

This exchange course has the following schedule and learning activities:


In the first week of period 1 lectures (45 minutes each) and activities are scheduled each day; in weeks 2-9 of periods 1 & 2 lectures and activities are scheduled at least 4 days a week: average 18 lectures / activities per week covering the following areas:

  • Project: Design a business- or export plan on how to expand a Latin

       American business to Europe or vice versa

  • International Marketing
  • International Law
  • Finance
  • Research
  • Business, culture and society of Latin America
  • General and Business Spanish for beginners (level A1+/A2)

or advanced (level B1/B2)

  • Study trip: The study trip is not compulsory, but highly recommended. Financial contribution by students for travel & expenses will be determined at a later moment (indication of expected costs are around max. €1550,-) Due to the Corona crisis it is still uncertain if the study trip will take place. During the semester you will receive more information.

Location: Arnhem

All lectures, excursions and activities are compulsory.

Learning activities

  • Case studies
  • (online) lectures and guest lectures
  • Project participation
  • Business-related excursions
  • Cultural excursions
  • Study trip

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