Program Details

During the internship period, you will be placed in an NGO, research, private, or community organization in either Argentina or Paraguay. Many of these organizations are leaders in key development issues in the country or the region. Some of the issu

Location:
Asuncion, Paraguay; Montevideo, Uruguay; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Work Types:
Social Sciences

Program Overview

Program Description:

Examine the social and economic development strategies of South America’s Southern Cone countries — Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. In this comparative study abroad program, students rapidly improve their Spanish while exploring the current economic and social realities of the countries comprising the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). Students visit three of the four MERCOSUR member states during group excursions. Major topics of study include: Social realities and changing political frameworks in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay Theory and development practice from economic, environmental, and human perspectives Latin American integration

The program focuses heavily on firsthand experience. In Buenos Aires students visit a variety of social actors, including representatives of grassroots movements, local government agencies, worker-run enterprises, and housing cooperatives. Students observe the consequences of Argentina’s 2001-2002 economic crisis on various aspects of life and the coping strategies that are being implemented. As they spend time in different MERCOSUR states, they greatly expand their knowledge of the region’s history; recent political and economic changes; the significance and role of grassroots movements; and the economic, cultural, and social aspects of regional integration.

Please inquire for costs: Fees include tuition, full room and board, all field trips and related fares, health and accident insurance, and other direct program expenses. Participants pay for international airfare and domestic travel to the point of departure from the USA.

During the internship period, you will be placed in an NGO, research, private, or community organization in either Argentina or Paraguay. Many of these organizations are leaders in key development issues in the country or the region. Some of the issues these organizations are working with include indigenous rights, GLBT rights, women’s development projects, migration, and transnational impacts. At your organization, you will be able, for example, to help in fundraising activities, in social media management, and/or in daily grassroots activities that may consist of helping out mothers and children in soup kitchens, as well as performing other activities, as assigned. Argentina and Paraguay have vibrant and active organizations that are enthusiastic to collaborate with students.

Setting Description:
The Argentina: Regional Integration, Development, and Social Change program includes an urban and rural homestay, exposing students to a diversity of Argentine communities and environments. Other accommodations during the program include small hotels and

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
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