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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

Please contact Emory College Study Abroad for more information.
Fact Sheet:
Language Prerequisite:
2 semesters
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Program Type:
Emory Faculty-Led
Features:
Home-stay, Research
Program Advisor:
Kate Dawson
Program Description:
The Emory Argentine Studies Program has been cancelled for summer 2017.  Please check back in November 2017 for updated summer 2018 program information.

Please be advised that the application process for Summer 2017 will open on December 15, 2016. At that time, an Apply Now button will appear on this page -- please begin your application at that time.

To learn more and ask questions about Summer study abroad opportunities please attend the Summer Study Abroad Fair, at DUC Commons, on January 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Hosted by: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Academic Focus: This program is open to students from all majors, but it may be of particular interest to students with an interest in modern Latin American urban cultures.

Eligibility Requirements:

Track on Argentine Language, Culture and Society: A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average and at least two semesters of college-level Spanish are recommended but not required. Good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled at Emory.

Track on Human Rights in Argentina: A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average and at least Spanish 202 are recommended but not required. Good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled at Emory.

Track on Argentine Medicine and Global Health: A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average and at least Spanish 202 are recommended but not required. Good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled at Emory.

Program Dates: May 26 - July 10, 2017 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted starting December 15.  The application deadline is March 1.  Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.

Acceptance Process: This program is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Students will be notified with results within two weeks after submitting their completed application.

Program Information: Learn about modern Latin American urban cultures in Buenos Aires, one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse centers in South America. The program provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary focus on Latin America and Argentinean contemporary literature, music, visual arts, human rights, politics, medicine, and global health.  The program creates the opportunity for students to understand the specifics of Spanish - American societies within a rigorous academic setting. Goals will be met through classroom instruction, active participation, field trips, independent research projects, cultural excursions across the city, and intensive reading. If you want to learn more about the program click here to visit the program website.

Courses: The Program features three tracks of study: 1. Language, Culture, and Society, 2. Human Rights, and 3. Medicine and Global Health.  The Language, Culture, and Society Track is typically offered to intermediate level Spanish students.  These students will take Spanish 212, Spanish 309, and Spanish 319. The Human Rights Track serves students who are interested in social and political issues, including international studies, international law, and international relations.  These students will take Spanish 309, Spanish 319, and Spanish 385.  The Medicine and Global Health Track serves students who are interested in the scientific disciplines that often lead to careers in the field of human health.  These students will take Spanish 319, Spanish 385, and Spanish 460. Regardless of the track they are enrolled in, all program participants take three courses for a total of eight Emory credit hours.  The Language, Culture, and Society & Human Rights tracks allows students to fulfill their GER language requirement.  Student choosing the Medicine and Global Health track will complete half of their GER language requirement abroad.

Track 1: Language, Culture, and Society

SPAN 212: Argentine Language, Culture, and Society. 3 credit hours. HAL.
Taught by Prof. Katherine Ostrom, “Argentine Language, Culture, and Society” explores past and contemporary linguistic and cultural issues in the Hispanic world, with a special focus on Argentina (such as a cultural diversity as reflected in vocabularies, linguistic registers and their social and political implications), through discussion of short texts and films. These texts also serve as the basis for expanding Spanish vocabulary and improving understanding of grammar, as well as honing listening, speaking, reading and particularly writing skills.

SPAN 309/LACS 385/HIST 385/ANT 385: Buenos Aires: Past and Present. 3 credit hours. HAL.
Taught by Prof. Hernan Feldman, "Buenos Aires: Past and Present" is a course focused in the history and culture of Buenos Aires, one of the most cosmopolitan cities of Latin America.  This course examines the many narratives that brought about an intriguing melting pot in which various races and cultures overlapped.  Not only are students exposed to a wide array of texts dealing with the past and present of the city; they are also immersed in local culture by participating in various urban guided explorations whose topics range from tango music and theatre to football and architecture.  Students will also be encouraged to contrast their day-to-day experiences in the city with the cultural production they study in the classroom.

SPAN 319: Urban Culture as a Lived Experience. 2 credit hours.
This course complements formal classroom instruction by means of on-site cultural excursions. Course activities take place outside of classrooms and are focused on use of spoken language to discuss a range of topics relating to local history and culture, contemporary life, and students’ experiences while abroad.

Track 2: Human Rights

SPAN 309/LACS 385/HIST 385/ANT 385: Buenos Aires: Past and Present. 3 credit hours. HAL.
Taught by Prof. Hernan Feldman, "Buenos Aires: Past and Present" is a course focused in the history and culture of Buenos Aires, one of the most cosmopolitan cities of Latin America.  This course examines the many narratives that brought about an intriguing melting pot in which various races and cultures overlapped.  Not only are students exposed to a wide array of texts dealing with the past and present of the city; they are also immersed in local culture by participating in various urban guided explorations whose topics range from tango music and theatre to football and architecture.  Students will also be encouraged to contrast their day-to-day experiences in the city with the cultural production they study in the classroom.

SPAN 319: Urban Culture as a Lived Experience. 2 credit hours.
This course complements formal classroom instruction by means of on-site cultural excursions. Course activities take place outside of classrooms and are focused on use of spoken language to discuss a range of topics relating to local history and culture, contemporary life, and students’ experiences while abroad.

SPAN 385/LACS 385/POLS 385: Human Rights in Argentina. 3 credit hours. HAL.
Taught by Prof. Sergio Visacovsky, “Human Rights in Argentina” is a course focused on the vibrant history of human rights struggles in Argentina, with an emphasis on the emergence of new rights seeking to be recognized over the past ten years of Argentine history.  Students learn about the struggles led by the Mothers of the Disappeared during the dictatorship of 1976-1983, their ongoing quest to find their grandchildren (appropriated by military officers in the 1970s), and their increasing political visibility over the past ten years.  Students will also study emerging approaches to human rights during democratic times by investigating recent accomplishments championed by LGTB groups, such as the legalization of equal marriage and the legal recognition of transgendered identities.

Track 3: Medicine and Global Health

SPAN 319: Urban Culture as a Lived Experience. 2 credit hours.
This course complements formal classroom instruction by means of on-site cultural excursions across the city of Buenos Aires. Course activities take place outside of classrooms and are focused on the use of spoken language to discuss a range of topics relating to local history and culture, contemporary life, and students’ experiences while abroad.

SPAN 385/HLTH 385: Argentine Medicine and Global Health. 3 credit hours. HAL.
Taught by Prof. Paola Brunetti, “Argentine Medicine and Global Health” exposes students to the practice of medicine in Argentina by means of theoretical class sessions and hands-on experiences taking place in various medical institutions in Buenos Aires and its surroundings.  The course engages students in theoretical class discussions focused on social, economic and political issues that influence Argentina's current vision of global health. As part of this seminar, Argentine physicians guide students in the application of those theoretical principles under real-life conditions, via interactive experiences with medical school residents and patients of public and private medical institutions across the city of Buenos Aires.

SPAN 460/LACS 490/NBB 471: Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience. An Introduction to the Study of the Mind-Brain Problem.
Taught by Prof. Mariano Plotkin, “Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience. An introduction to the study of the mind-brain problem” introduces students into two disciplines that have shaped the way in which humans have constructed their own subjectivity during the last century.  The course focuses on the foundations of psychoanalysis and neuroscience and on the “dialogues” and misunderstandings existing between them. Topics such as the relationship between brain and mind, the unconscious, and the relationship between both forms of knowledge, as well as the construction of modern subjectivity and the conceptualization of the psyche will be discussed in class.  Emphasis will also be placed on the dissemination of both science and on the process through which they became broad cultural phenomena. Readings are in Spanish and include primary sources, academic texts and texts taken from the media (newspapers, popular magazines, etc).

Living Arrangements: Students are hosted in single rooms in private homes with Argentine families (homestays), which allow them the opportunity to practice their Spanish at home as well as in the classroom.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet.

Financial Aid/Scholarships:  Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.

Application Process: This program is open to both Emory students and to visiting students from other institutions. For questions or assistance please contact Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor to schedule a meeting or to inquire about the application process. Student must apply online to the program via the on-line application system. Click on the Apply Now link on this page. Emory students will need their Emory login ID and password. Visiting students from other institutions will create a username (current email address) and password through the online system.

Program Resources: Orientation: Each summer study abroad program will have a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details.  Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy

Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students

Contacts:

Hernan Feldman, Program Director, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, hfeldma@emory.edu

Emory College Study Abroad, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, Kate Dawson, 404-727-2240, kate.dawson@emory.edu


 


This program is currently not accepting applications.