Summer in Argentina
Spanish Language and Urban Culture
Buenos Aires, Argentina
July 9 – August 11, 2018
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is offering this exciting five-week program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, through the Universidad de San Andrés. Explore the second-largest metropolis in South America while earning six credits in courses on Argentine history, literature, and popular culture. Stay with Argentine families and improve your conversational skills in Spanish. Participate in a tango dance class, attend a folkloric dance show, go on a graffiti tour, and experience other exciting cultural activities within and around the city.
Students will take two courses taught in Spanish and can receive credit depending on the level they need. Hispanic Cities, taught by Tulane faculty Professor Antonio Gómez and offered as either SPAN 3350 or SPAN 4510, will explore the rich and complex urban zone of one of the most important cities in Latin America and the American hemisphere, using materials from literature, art, cinema, music, and other sources. Students will examine Buenos Aires in terms of its history and present, focusing on its relationship with the rest of the country, South America, Latin America, and the United States. Spanish through Pop Culture, taught by UdeSA faculty and offered as either SPAN 2040 or SPAN 3280, will cover a variety of topics in Argentine culture through a historical and artistic context. Students will develop skills for comparative analysis in Spanish language while increasing their knowledge of Argentine culture and the country.
SPAN 2040: Spanish Conversation and Composition
SPAN 3280: Film and Visual Culture in Spanish
SPAN 3350: Introductory Topics in Hispanic Cultures
SPAN 4510: Hispanic Cities: Buenos Aires
*Course listings subject to change.
PROGRAM COST: $6,500
Lodging with Argentine family home stays and two meals a day
Transportation to/from the airport
Specialized group tours and excursions
Airfare to/from Buenos Aires (EZE)
Incidental costs, extra meals, extra expenses
Student applicants must be in good academic standing and have at least a current cumulative grade point average of 2.5. The pre-requisite for this program is two Spanish language courses at Tulane, or equivalent from outside institutions. Non-Tulane students are welcome to apply, but should confirm with their home university that their credits will transfer. No visa is required for this program; however, students must have a valid passport expiring no less than six months after return date.
Complete applications will include:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 23, 2018
- Student’s general and academic information
- Personal statement of intent
- Official copy of transcript
- Copy of front page of VALID passport
- Two letters of recommendation
- $300 non-refundable deposit (by credit card online, OR by check made payable to Tulane University; dropped off or mailed to the Stone Center, attn. Laura Wise Person, 100 Jones Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.)
For questions about courses listings and content, contact Prof. Antonio Gómez by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting office hours in Newcomb 304B.
For questions, contact Laura Wise Person by phone at 504-862-8629, by email at email@example.com, or by visiting the Stone Center in 100 Jones Hall. Visit the program’s web page at http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/page/SummerinArgentina