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Areté Academy – Latin America

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Areté Academy – Latin America is a one-week training programme for Catholic/Christian students from across Latin America. This Academy delivers a unique combination of substantive legal instruction, strategies for professional development, methods for cultural engagement, and spiritual formation.

Through the rigorous curriculum offered at Areté Academy – Latin America, Delegates will focus on the foundations of law and justice, natural law principles, and biblical worldview training. Together, Delegates explore how these foundational principles apply to some of the most pressing issues facing society today, including religious freedom, intellectual tolerance and academic diversity, marriage and family, as well as the right of conscience and the sanctity of life. These elements are all designed to equip Delegates to fulfill their God-given vocational callings with character and excellence.

Areté Academy – Latin America creates the unique opportunity for each Delegate to join a thoughtful community that values and promotes both faith and professional excellence. Delegates will establish personal connections with other students, who will then become lifelong colleagues, associates, and friends. 

Testimonials

Andrea, Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala

"The speakers were very professional and technical, and the sessions provided me invaluable knowledge very important in my training in the professional field and also in the ethical and religious field."

Alana, Universidad de Mendoza, Argentina

"Areté gave me objective and intellectual reasons in order to defend life, marriage, and religious freedom among people who do not believe in God. Learning the status of these rights in different countries encouraged me to work on these issues with more passion and with more professionalism."

Santiago, Universidad de Los Andes, Chile

"Undoubtedly, my professional life has already been influenced by Areté. It was not only about learning, but about changing."

Academy Details:

Future Dates TBD

As a Delegate, you will:

  • Engage with distinguished faculty from North America and South America.

  • Glean valuable insights into national, regional, and global issues.

  • Explore the foundation of true human rights and the implications for society today.

  • Examine how powerful entities, such as the United Nations and the Organization of American States, are addressing current legal and cultural issues.

  • Participate in daily worship, reflection, and scriptural instruction.

Admission:

Admission to the Areté Academy is highly competitive. Delegates are selected for their demonstrated academic achievement, leadership potential, and Christian commitment.

For those applicants selected to participate, ADF International and its global partner Alliance Defending Freedom will underwrite the costs for transportation*, lodging, educational materials, and most meals. In order to attend this track, enrollment at or graduation from a university located in Latin America is required.

Sessions will be presented in English and Spanish. Applicants much demonstrate sufficient fluency in both languages to participate.

*Transportation – Reasonable cost of airfare within the continent will be covered. Flights to and from local (nonhub) airports are excluded. Exceptions apply.


If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Kirsten Gillson at KGillson@ADFInternational.org, or view our FAQ.

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