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Academic Program and Course Information SPN 3520 or SPW4131/4930/5934 Politics, History and Literature in Latin America: A 20th Century Survey (3 credits) (Course also approved as HUM4941) Students majoring in International Studies or Literature may use
Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

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Program Description:
Explore and engage with the people and culture of Buenos Aires in this applied course and internship program. This educational opportunity will focus on various interdisciplinary topics including human rights abuses under military dictatorship, transitional justice in Argentina and elsewhere in Latin America, the codification of international human rights standards, and the relationship between socio-economic justice and human rights. The course will be taught in English by Argentine activists, legal scholars, and academics. The lectures will be complimented with visits to important human rights sites in Buenos Aires, including ESMA, the Holocaust museum, various memorials, NGOs and other "sitios de memoria." A relevant service learning experience will be arranged for each student with a local NGO or social service agency or provider. In addition to the academic content, students will be exposed to the culture and beauty of Argentina through organized weekend excursions including a traditional asado and gaucho show in San Antonio Areco as well as kayaking in the Tigre river delta.

Academic Program and Course Information SPN 3520 or SPW4131/4930/5934 Politics, History and Literature in Latin America: A 20th Century Survey (3 credits) (Course also approved as HUM4941) Students majoring in International Studies or Literature may use this course as major elective: please notify your academic advisor if you choose to do so. SPN2200/2201/2240/2241/2341/4470 All levels of Spanish language intermediate and above, including conversation and composition are available through this program.

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Setting Description:
Buenos Aires, Argentina This complex, energetic, and seductive port city, which stretches south-to-north along the Rio de la Plata, has been the gateway to Argentina for centuries. Portenos, as the multinational people of Buenos Aires are known, possess an elaborate and rich cultural identity. They value their European heritage highly--Italian and German names outnumber Spanish, and the lifestyle and architecture are markedly more European than any other in South America. One of the world's finest opera houses, the Teatro Colon, flourishes here on the plains alongside the river. Portenos are intensely involved in the life and culture of their city, and they will gladly share the secrets of Buenos Aires if you lend an ear and relate your own stories in return. Buenos Aires' physical structure is a mosaic as varied and diverse as its culture. The city has no dominating monument, no natural monolith that serves as its focal point. Instead, Buenos Aires is composed of many small pl
Cost:
Projected Total Program Cost: $3,499 Included Program Features: * All lodging * Welcome dinner and Closing dinner * All instruction * Two undergraduate USF courses * Excursions * Insurance Not Included in Program: * International airfare ($1200-1800) * Meals * Graduate instructional fees (Additional $250) This price is based upon an enrollment of 12 students, the minimum needed in order to conduct the program. A $500 program deposit is due at the time of program acceptance by the Program Di

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