Program Details

Experience the Latin American music scene directly through first hand interactions with performers and composers!

Excursions and Day Trips:
-Evita Museum
-Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA)
-Bellas Artes
-Teatro Colon
-Centr

Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 6/30/2013 End Date: 7/29/2013

This program is designed to give musicians and non-musicians an introduction to the music and culture of Latin America. Buenos Aires is one of the largest Latin American cities, with a vibrant cultural life. The music scene is particularly lively in the city, with the best tango shows anywhere, really active rock and roll (in Spanish), folk and tropical movements, and some of the best Opera performances in the world at the renowned Teatro Colón. Students will experience the music directly and will interact with performers and composers, developing relationships and exchanging views and perspectives, not exclusively about music but rather about the culture at large.

COURSES

Spanish 171S - Music from Latin America (4 units)
Examination of music from Latin America. Characteristic music (i.e., tango, bossa, nova, salsa, música motena, música andina) as well as its implications in other music genres. Taught in a Spanish speaking country under the supervision of UC Davis faculty. Not open to students who have taken course 171 or Music 127.
OR
Music 127 - Music from Latin America (4 units) Examination of music from Latin America. Characteristic music (i.e., tango, bossa, nova, salsa, música motena, música andina) as well as its implications in other music genres. Taught in a Spanish speaking country under the supervision of UC Davis faculty. Not open to students who have taken course Spanish 171 or Spanish 171S.

AND

Spanish 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units) P/NP grading only.
OR
Music 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units) P/NP grading only.

Experience the Latin American music scene directly through first hand interactions with performers and composers!

Excursions and Day Trips:
-Evita Museum
-Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA)
-Bellas Artes
-Teatro Colon
-Centro Cultural Borges
-Day trip to Colonia, Uruguay
-Day in Tigre


Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
Students will be staying in a central location in Buenos Aires. Continental breakfast (coffee with milk, croissants) may be included. Students will be responsible for purchasing lunch and dinner on their own in nearby restaurants.

Buenos Aires is the cultural mecca of South America. In the last few years there has been a tourist boom driven in part by the extremely advantageous exchange rate (three pesos to a dollar). Students go to Buenos Aires for the urban experience, the rich cultural life, the inexpensive and excellent food, and the very active night-life. Alternatively called “the city that never sleeps” or “the Paris of Latin America”, Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan and diverse metropolis (ten million inhabitants at least) that merges the European and the Latin American traditions. Restaurants, theaters and cafes are opened until late hours of the night and streets are always crowded. Neighborhoods have very different cultural identities that you will be able to explore by

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