Generally considered to be the regions south of the United States, Latin America accounts
for close to 15% of the Earth's landmass. With over 20 countries in continental
America -- and almost as many in the Caribbean -- its a region of incredible diversity.While
we tend to think of the counties in Latin America as Spanish-speaking, that isn't
the only language. Portuguese is spoken in Brazil, the largest and most populous
Latin American country, and French is spoken in parts of a Caribbean. And then there
are the indigenous languages -- Quechue, Nahautl, Aymara, and Guaraní, to name but
Geographically, the region is home to world's largest river by volume (the Amazon
River), the highest waterfall (Angel Falls in Venezuela), the longest mountain range
(the Andes), the largest rainforest (the Amazon Rainforest) and the driest place on
earth (the Atacama Desert).
Who says you have to cross the ocean to study abroad?