Program Details

Buenos Aires, Argentina's vibrant capital, has long been considered one of the cultural treasures of South America. A walk through the streets reveals a mosaic of architectural styles; Buenos Aires is the port city, the tango city, and the city of endles
Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Buenos Aires, Argentina's vibrant capital, has long been considered one of the cultural treasures of South America. A walk through the streets reveals a mosaic of architectural styles; Buenos Aires is the port city, the tango city, and the city of endless cafes. USF will collaborate with the Asociación Internacional de Estudios (AIE) of Buenos Aires, a Center of Tuition of the University of London, to offer USF credit for Spanish language studies and Latin American literary and cultural studies in Buenos Aires. The four-week program aims to offer Spanish language, culture and literature instruction for those with sufficient proficiency to receive instruction in Spanish and to offer academic credit for Latin American cultural studies for those students who do not have such proficiency. Central to the program will be the study of issues that are relevant to the Argentine cultural experience such as migration and exile, the processes of democratization, globalization and the impact of neo-liberalism in Argentine society. Studies will not be confined to the classroom, but will be enriched by encounters with the cultural life of Buenos Aires. Students will visit museums, art galleries, and theater. Excursions and strolls will put students in touch with its history as well as the present. Dr. Pablo Brescia, USF Department of World Languages Associate Professor and a native of Buenos Aires, will accompany students on the program.

Buenos Aires, Argentina's vibrant capital, has long been considered one of the cultural treasures of South America. A walk through the streets reveals a mosaic of architectural styles; Buenos Aires is the port city, the tango city, and the city of endless cafes. USF will collaborate with the Asociación Internacional de Estudios (AIE) of Buenos Aires, a Center of Tuition of the University of London, to offer USF credit for Spanish language studies and Latin American literary and cultural studies in Buenos Aires. The four-week program aims to offer Spanish language, culture and literature instruction for those with sufficient proficiency to receive instruction in Spanish and to offer academic credit for Latin American cultural studies for those students who do not have such proficiency. Central to the program will be the study of issues that are relevant to the Argentine cultural experience such as migration and exile, the processes of democratization, globalization and the impact of neo-liberalism in Argentine society. Studies will not be confined to the classroom, but will be enriched by encounters with the cultural life of Buenos Aires. Students will visit museums, art galleries, and theater. Excursions and strolls will put students in touch with its history as well as the present. Dr. Pablo Brescia, USF Department of World Languages Associate Professor and a native of Buenos Aires, will accompany students on the program.

Please contact program coordinator for more information
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 places,
Cost:
2012 Cost TBA $4,200 Included Program Features: * All lodging * Breakfasts, mid-days snacks, and groceries supplied to apartments for lunches as well as welcome dinner * All instruction * Two undergraduate USF courses * Excursions * Insurance Not Included in Program: * International airfare ($1200-1800) * Meals including regular lunches and dinners * Graduate instructional fees (Additional Cost, $255) This price is based upon an enrollment of 12 students, the minimum needed in order to cond

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

Not Yet Reviewd

Be the First to Review this Program

View Programs