Program Details

Embark on a hands-on exploration of photojournalism in Argentina by learning about the fundamentals of photography and the art of storytelling through images. Take digital photography classes and photojournalism workshops, and live with a host family.
Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Develop your photography skills and practice your Spanish as you explore Argentine society and social issues during a summer abroad.

Embark on a hands-on exploration of photojournalism on this high school study abroad program in Argentina. Learn about the fundamentals of photography and the art of storytelling through images. Attend digital photography classes and photojournalism workshops, go on photo shoots, and visit local galleries and exhibitions. Become acquainted with issues relevant to a local community and, using your own creativity and self-expression, choose a subject matter and social issue to document through photographs. After learning how to design your own pinhole camera under the guidance of an Argentine artist, you and your group will conduct a series of photography workshops for schoolchildren in under-served communities.

During your time in the capital, learn about Argentine history and culture, visiting art museums, the Plaza de Mayo, and other important sites. Go beyond Buenos Aires’ well-known locations and explore diverse neighborhoods throughout the city with your group. Meet with local youth to gain a deeper understanding of Argentine life and contemporary social issues.

Continue practicing your Spanish as you experience Argentine daily life, food, and culture outside the capital city, particularly during the program’s two-week homestay in the Santa Fe province. In addition to daily activities with your host family—such as cooking traditional meals together—you will go on excursions with your group around the area, including to Rosario, one of Argentina’s largest cities and home to impressive examples of neoclassical architecture, retained throughout the centuries. During this time, work on your own photojournalism project, focusing on a social, economic, political, or cultural theme of your choice. Learn to use photography as an effective tool to communicate and document the ideas, perspectives, knowledge, and stories you gather throughout your summer in Argentina. Near the end of the program, your group will organize a collaborative exhibition of your photography.

Setting Description:
After an orientation in Buenos Aires, continue practicing your Spanish as you experience Argentine daily life, food, and culture outside the capital city, particularly during the program’s two-week homestay in Rafaela. In addition to daily activities with your host families—such as cooking traditional meals together—go on excursions with your group around Rafaela, including to Rosario, one of Argentina’s largest cities and home to impressive examples of neoclassical architecture, retained throughout the centuries. During this time, work on your own photojournalism project, focusing on a social, economic, political, or cultural theme of your choice. Learn to use photography as an effective tool to communicate and document the ideas, perspectives, knowledge, and stories you gather through your summer in Argentina. Near the end of the program, your group will organize a collaborative exhibition of your photography. Orientation: Buenos Aires, 3–4 days Homestay: Rafaela or Santa Fe,* 14–16
Cost:
6,500 USD.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
The Experiment in International Living is committed to helping students from a diversity of backgrounds participate through a variety of need-based scholarships. In 2016, The Experiment awarded a total of $2.4 Million in financial aid and scholarships.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

Based on 5 Reviews

  • Made My Summer
    5.0
    09/01/17

    It sounds cliche, but this trip made my summer the best I've ever experienced. The friends I made both within the program and in Argentina are ones that I'm still in contact with and are some of the coolest people I know. The leaders were incredibly competent

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Great Learning Experience
    4.0
    09/01/17

    During my time here I was able to practice my Spanish to full extent and become more independent because of our leaders letting us be a little free. They would ask for our opinions and tried to accommodate to that. I really loved my host experience I

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Photography, But Not Quite Journalism
    5.0
    08/31/17

    My trip in Argentina was truly fantastic. I loved the places we saw, the people we met, the food we ate, and even the weather and climate we lived in. I was also one of the lucky ones; I had a host family so amazing that I didn't necessarily want to return

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • An Unforgettable Experience
    5.0
    08/02/17

    My time in Argentina was an experience I will never forget. This is mostly thanks to The Experiment and everyone involved in making it happen. From the moment I landed in Miami and met my group I had already created a new family. It was absolutely amazing

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A Full Immersion
    5.0
    09/05/16

    My month long trip to Argentina was the most amazing cultural immersion I could have ever wished to experience. With a three week home stay, the cross cultural opportunities were immense. I was able to experience everything from a school day to the family

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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