Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights
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“My homestay experience was incredible and one of the best parts of [my] semester abroad. I had a great family that engaged me in the culture and this is where I could see my language skills grow."
Spring 2010 student
The Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights study abroad program includes both urban and rural homestays in order that students experience at least two very different Argentine communities. Homestays provide students exceptional access to the culture and daily life of their host families and offer further context for language and thematic coursework.
Students live with a family in Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital and largest city, for six weeks. Buenos Aires offers an outstanding array of cultural assets and offerings, which many students enjoy together with their families. Most host families are middle class and live in apartments or small houses in the city. All students live in the Capital Federal District.
- During the excursion in the northwest of Argentina, students spend three days sharing daily life with a peasant family. The rural homestay takes place in Quebrada del Toro, in the province of Salta, where students get the chance to live in small villages in the mountains in an outstanding Andean landscape.
- During the excursion to Patagonia, students immerse themselves in rural indigenous life by staying two days with a Mapuche community in the beautiful Patagonian mountains where they participate in community life and daily activities.
The two rural homestays give students the opportunity to experience another kind of lifestyle, completely opposite to the one in Buenos Aires, and to better understand the challenges faced by rural communities in Argentina.
Other accommodations during the program include small hotels and hostels.
Duration: 15 weeks
Program Base: Argentina, Buenos Aires
Language Study: Spanish
Prerequisites: Coursework in social work, Latin American studies, political economy, or development studies; 3 semesters Spanish Read more...
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