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Want to spend your summer learning and growing as you immerse yourself in the history and culture of a spectacular foreign city? Then BridgeAbroad’s Latin American Cultures & Social Movements program is for you! You’ll spend five weeks living and studyin
Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

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Program Description:
Course Load: 2 courses (45 hours per course) Credit Load: 6 credits (90 hours) Language of Instruction: English and/or Spanish Minimum Spanish Proficiency Required: Beginner Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0 Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of Spanish is required for English-language courses. Transcript: Issued by UNTREF BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of your program fee, you will receive three free BridgeVirtual language sessions for your use prior to your arrival on-site! Each session lasts 2 hours and includes both pre- and post-class online activities, as well as private, face-to-face time with a certified native speaking teacher. With BridgeVirtual, you’ll learn from practical assignments that incorporate videos, blogs, news articles, and a large variety of material, appropriate for all levels and interests. You will be assigned your own teacher, who is dedicated to guiding and motivating you through a completely personalized, one-to-one program, which makes learning fun, practical and effective. And most importantly, you’ll have the language tools you need to be successful in your program abroad.

Want to spend your summer learning and growing as you immerse yourself in the history and culture of a spectacular foreign city? Then BridgeAbroad’s Latin American Cultures & Social Movements program is for you! You’ll spend five weeks living and studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina—one of the most unique and energetic cities on the planet. By using the city as your classroom, you’ll build language skills, deepen your knowledge of Latin American culture and history, and expand your horizons—all while earning college credit! Your learning will be facilitated by the city you’ll call home for the summer. Buenos Aires is a cultural gem, with museums, musicals, and dance clubs to rival any city on earth. With more than a quarter century of experience creating remarkable international experiences, Bridge knows how to help you get the most out of your time in Buenos Aires. From airport pickup to housing placements and cultural excursions, we’ll help to make your adjustment to Buenos Aires as smooth as possible, leaving you to focus on growing personally and intellectually in your new home.

Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero The Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) is a large public university with campuses in both the province and the city of Buenos Aires. Known for its rigor and its public-spirited research, UNTREF is particularly well-regarded for the strength of its programs in the social sciences, including its innovative Genocide Studies Center. BridgeAbroad students will take their classes at UNTREF’s centrally located downtown campus. The campus is housed in stunning Galerías Pacífico, a high-end shopping mall that’s also home to the Borges Cultural Center, one of the city’s most prestigious art spaces. Just blocks from major Buenos Aires attractions including the iconic Obelisk and beautiful Plaza San Martín park, the campus is within easy walking distance of multiple subway lines, making it easy to get just about anywhere. And when you’re living in a city that hosts more art openings, concerts, film festivals, and party nights than you can count, this connectivity is a luxury you’ll want to take advantage of!
Setting Description:
What makes Buenos Aires unique? You probably already know that Buenos Aires is the birthplace of tango, but did you know that it’s also home to an amazing array of folk music from throughout the country? From the popular laments of the North’s copla jujeña to the heel-tapping rhythms of chacarera and the only-in-Argentina combo of Spanish guitar and accordion that defines chamamé, there’s an amazing variety of musica folclórica on offer in Buenos Aires. And there’s no better place to catch some than at a peña, a Northern-style community dance party. In Buenos Aires, peñas can take on a lot of forms: low-key performances in cultural centers, giant outdoor festivals, even bar-like spaces with tables and formal dance floors. But these diverse venues all have one thing in common: fine performances of some of the least known but most downright fun music in South America.

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