Human Rights in Argentina is an exciting 2½-week examination of Argentina's transition from dictatorship to democracy after undergoing the most traumatic period in its history: the military dictatorship in which 30,000 people were abducted, tortured and k
- Cordoba, Argentina
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- MayMester Intersession
- Program Description:
- Georgia State offers many summer and maymester programs led and taught by Georgia State professors. These programs tend to be focused on a particular topic or theme and range from 10 to 20 participants, though some are larger. Students participate in lectures, site visits, excursions, and tours as part of the program. These programs usually last between two and six weeks. Students find these programs a great way to really get to know their professors and other GSU students while earning GSU credits and grades. Students do not have to study on a program related to their major, but they certainly can. Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Human Rights in Argentina is an exciting 2½-week examination of Argentina's transition from dictatorship to democracy after undergoing the most traumatic period in its history: the military dictatorship in which 30,000 people were abducted, tortured and killed in secret detention places. The program is conducted in English and no knowledge of Spanish is required. Students will spend the first 10 days in Cordoba (the second largest city in Argentina), which in the 1970s was one of the major sites where thousands disappeared and gross violations of human rights took place. During that time, students will attend morning lectures taught by professors from the National University of Cordoba from departments such as history, political science and psychology, as well as by human rights activists and others familiar with the topic. Afternoon visits and field trips relevant to the program will include a visit to the Cabildo (the old City Hall building), which housed the D2 Police Intelligence Unit and La Perla, former concentration camp. Some afternoons, as well as one full weekend, will be spent visiting tourist sites in the area such as the city of Alta Gracia with Che Guevara's house and museum, and the colonial Jesuit Estancias. The last week of the program will be spent in Buenos Aires (the capital and largest city in Argentina), where students will visit offices of human rights organizations such as the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, former secret detention centers such as the ESMA and El Atletico, and the Parque de la Memoria memorial wall and sculpture garden. This interdisciplinary program is suited for students in the literature/culture concentration of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and also for students pursuing a certificate degree in Latin American Studies through the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies. The program is also suited for students in departments such as anthropology, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, or women's studies who have an interest in international approaches within their disciplines.
- Setting Description:
- Participants will stay in a comfortable, double-occupancy hotel near the host university in Cordoba and in a hotel in the center of Buenos Aires.
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