|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Intersession||2015||10/15/2014 **||Rolling Admission||01/03/2015||01/23/2015|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Language Requirement:||5 semesters||GPA:||good academic standing|
|Professor(s):||Dr. Alejandro Meter||Internships:||No|
|Disciplines offered:||Spanish||Accomodations:||Host families|
|Prerequisite(s):||SPAN 303, SPAN 304||Program Advisor:||Derek Brendel - email@example.com|
|Tuition Remission Eligible Program:||Yes|
Buenos Aires (pop. 13 million) is well-known for its cultural diversity and dynamic atmosphere, making it one of South America's most elegant and vibrant cities. The city's history revolves around the Western European immigrants whose descendants have preserved their influences since the 19th century by way of architecture, art, and style. Buenos Aires has also adopted some more modern architectural styles, which provide a notable contrast to the city's deep-rooted traditions and history.
SPAN 494/LATS 494: Argentina: Memory and Justice (pre-requisites: SPAN 303 and SPAN 304 or equivalent)
Professor: Dr. Alejandro Meter
Lecture material will be enhanced through site visits and excursions throughout Buenos Aires and its surrounding environs.
This intensive three-week language and culture immersion course will explore the politics of memory in post-dictatorial Argentina. We will study the role played by the “sites of memory” such as museums and monuments and their effects in the construction of a national identity. We will place particular attention to the cultural production that has resulted from the tensions between memory and forgetting by examining literary works, art, photography and music.
Program cost includes 3 units of USD tuition, accommodations, two meals a day with an Argentine host family, international health insurance, and selected site visits throughout the city. Not included in the program cost are flight tickets, ground transportation to/from the Buenos Aires airport, additional meals, optional excursions, and spending money while in Buenos Aires. For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link which corresponds to the term you plan to study abroad.
Students are housed with Argentine host families. Students take their breakfast and dinner with the host family. Living with an Argentine host family is an integral part of the immersion experience and students are absolutely required to embrace this aspect of the program. Independent housing outside of the host family option is not available for this program.
Course Professor - Dr. Alejandro Meter: firstname.lastname@example.org
USD International Center Program Advisor - Derek Brendel: email@example.com
All accepted program participants who withdraw from the program after the application due date are subject to the USD Intersession program refund policy. Specific details on the refund policy may be found here: Summer / Intersession Program Refund Policy.