Program Details

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

Program Overview

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

In this program we will read texts and watch films that examine urban spaces and their inhabitants. While living in Buenos Aires, students will compare the real city to the imaginary one. We’ll also explore the vision of the metropolis that emerges in short stories, visual arts, and travel guides, and we’ll study graffiti and youth cultures, urban photography and comic strips. Field trips include historical sites, the Museum of Latin American Art, a trip to Colonia, Uruguay, and a tango show.

Courses
Spanish 175 - Topics in Spanish American Cultural Studies
Spanish 198 - Directed Group Study

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.

We will be exploring much of the city, and visiting the Museum of Latin American Art, Bella Artes and even taking a day trip to Uruguay and much more!

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 and croissants) may be included. Students will be responsible for purchasing lunch and dinner on their own in nearby restaurants.

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