Based at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, the Lexia in Buenos Aires program introduces students to the language, history, politics, economics and culture of Latin America, placing this fascinating region in its cultural context. Coursework, language train
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Program Description:
- The program strongly supports interaction and dialogue between Lexia participants and Argentine faculty and students. To this end, local students and faculty are involved with the program from the very beginning, giving the participants immediate and direct access to the culture. Social and academic encounters with local students, as well as organized field trips, contribute to a greater understanding of Argentina and Latin America.
Based at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, the Lexia in Buenos Aires program introduces students to the language, history, politics, economics and culture of Latin America, placing this fascinating region in its cultural context. Coursework, language training, excursions and the experience of living in a homestay help students to understand the local culture and to confront the issues facing Latin America.
The Latin American Studies seminar will allow students to explore such fundamental Latin American problems as economic dependence, development and democracy, as well as the major historical processes that have influenced the different regions and countries of Latin America.
- Setting Description:
- Birthplace of the Tango and home to European-style Colonial architecture, Buenos Aires is a brilliant mix of the old world and the new. It is full of fashion designers, theaters and luxury shopping, yet many porteños live in conditions typical to a developing nation. The competing interests of tourists, labor unions, feminists, and the military come together in this capital city. Lexia students will have the chance to dig beneath the veneer of Buenos Aires and see more than just a city of good people, good parties, good shopping, and good food. They will find a long history filled with heated politics, diverse communities and a working class that struggles for representation, following the inspiration of former First Lady Eva Perón.
- Summer Total: $5,950 Semester Total: $15,950 Academic Year: $26,950