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Fall 2018: Buenos Aires, Argentina
July 21, 2018 - November 09, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
04/27/2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PMClayton Hall 213
05/07/2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PMClayton Hall 213
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
04/17/2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMStudent Health Services Conference Room
04/20/2018 2:00 PM - 2:00 PMStudent Health Services Conference Room
Program Notes
Program Description
Participants on the Buenos Aires semester program will experience the rich and varied culture of the cosmopolitan Argentine capital. One of the most influential and populous cities in South America, Buenos Aires is a cultural hub. Stunning architecture, cosmopolitan atmosphere, the latest fashions and trends, intimate side walk cafes, a prized destination for many; it’s no wonder that Buenos Aires is often called the Paris of South America. Buenos Aires abounds with history, culture, diverse neighborhoods and cuisine, and features many beautiful parks including the dynamic Puerto Madero waterfront.
Little Secrets Buenos Aires

The Universidad de Belgrano (UB) will co-host this program. Founded in 1964 and based in the residential district of Belgrano in Buenos Aires, UB has 13 schools offering undergraduate, graduate, continuing and distance education. UB has been a pioneer in many fields and has attracted leading scholars in each academic discipline to its faculty. UB has a student population of over 13,000, 20% of whom are international students representing approximately 40 countries worldwide. The ultra modern campus, in downtown Belgrano, has superb classrooms, libraries, cafeterias and online services. Participants will take classes with other international students as well as American students from other universities. This semester-long study abroad program offers opportunities for more immersive experiences such as community service and projects. Contact the program coordinator for more details about service opportunities.

The Belgrano neighborhood surrounding the university is an upper middle class section of Buenos Aires characterized by tree-lined streets and high-rise apartment buildings. The largest boulevard in the area, Avenida Cabildo, features quaint corner cafes, neighborhood grocery stores, movie theaters and unique specialty shops.

The Institute for Global Studies partners with the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures for the administration of this program.

Examples of past excursions included in this program: weekend trip to Mendoza or Iguazu Falls, Mar del Plata, Tigre River tour, a traditional Argentine ranch, as well as many local tours, day trips, social and cultural events. Excursions are subject to availability and environmental conditions.

Accommodations: students reside with Argentine families in private homes, where breakfast and dinner are provided daily. Bedding and linens are provided. Students will reside in hotels during overnight excursions.

A professional site director will be available to students at all times for assistance with any academic or personal difficulties. The site director also provides a comprehensive orientation and guidance through the visa process.

The Program Fee includes airport pick up on day of arrival in Buenos Aires, housing, breakfast and dinner with the host family, group excursions, local tours and activities, access to all Uni Belgrano services, and a pre-paid metro card. Students should budget an extra $100 for books and supplies, and $100 for laundry.

The Program Fee does not include airfare to or from Argentina, airport transfers within the U.S., nor the departure airport transport in November. UD tuition is NOT included in the program fee, and must be paid separately. The program officially begins when students arrive in Buenos Aires. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance. Students will be sent recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
Courses are taught in Spanish and in English as indicated below. Students must choose one SPAN 300- or SPAN 400-level course.
Students will take a Spanish placement test upon arrival in Buenos Aires. Some of the Spanish course options are dependent on the results of this test.
Students wishing to enhance their language skills have the option of attending an intensive language program prior to the start of the semester (additional fee applies).

Please note: Courses offered are subject to change as the host institution’s scheduling may change.
ANTH 334-070: People and Cultures of Argentina (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PEAL 330 Estudios culturales Argentino
The origins and formation of the cultural, social, economic and political characteristics of Argentina. The historical construction of an Argentinian national identity provides students with an opportunity to understand one example of the sources and forces of historical change in ideas, beliefs, institutions, and cultures. Taught in Spanish.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Discovery Learning
ARTH 249-071: Art and Architecture in Context: Contemporary Argentine Art (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PEAL 302 Arte Argentino contemporaneo
Painting, sculpture and architecture studied as artistic and cultural expressions of their times. Taught in Spanish.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group A
BUAD 472-070: Marketing, Society and Environment (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PALAS 330 Social Economy in Latin America/PEAL 373 Economica social en latinoamerica
Focuses on the interface between marketing management and the social-environmental dynamics of the surrounding society. Students critically analyze concepts and practices relating to socially responsible marketing management to gain an understanding of emerging social and environmental issues relevant to marketing decision making. Taught in English or Spanish.
Prerequisite: BUAD301
DANC 267-070: Tango Dancing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PEAL 260 Tango Danza
Students taking this course will learn the basics of tango, specific steps, turns, and figures, and the roles of the lead and follower. The dancing classes will be complemented with theory classes presenting the historical and social contexts in which tango developed: its origins as a low life dance in the late 19th century; the Golden Age of tango (1935-1952), and its current global phase. Students are also introduced to tango as concert music. By the end of the course, the student will be able to improvise and think in choreographic terms.
ECON 342-071: Studies in Intl Economics: Argentine Economic History (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PALAS 310 Argentine Economy
The course provides a comprehensive account of the Argentine economy from the late 19t century until the present, focusing on the processes that led to the 2001 crisis and the measures implemented to overcome it. In the current world crisis scenario, Argentina can thus serve as a case study of sorts. Taught in English.
Prerequisite: ECON101 and ECON103
Restrictions: May be repeated once for credit.
ECON 342-072: Studies in Intl Economics: Economic Integration in LatAm (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PALAS 332 Economic Intergration in LatAm
This course will study how people and dynamic economies have crossed national borders and taken advantage of the social and cultural similarities of countries in the region as well as their geographical proximity. In 1985, Mercosur was created in the belief that an integration process was needed to reconfigure industries and trade, coordinate policies and promote the insertion of its productive sector to the world´s economy. This course will provide a truly comprehensive perspective that will enable students to analyze and understand the integration processes in Latin America and how they are helping regional economies to compete globally. In the current world crisis scenario, Mercosur’s diversification through horizontal integration and cooperation can serve as a case study of sorts to re-think regional development. Taught in English.
Prerequisite: ECON101 and ECON103
Restrictions: May be repeated once for credit.
ECON 342-070: Studies in Intl Economics: Latin America in the Global Economy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PALAS 400 Latin America in the Global Economy/PEAL 400 Latinoamerica y la economica global
Outlines commercial relations within Latin America as well as between Latin America and the major geo-economic regions, such as the EU, NAFTA and ASEAN. Main aspects discussed are economic cooperation, trade, business development and socio-political issues. Special emphasis is placed on the multinational corporations in economic development. The prospects of BRIC countries for becoming economic leaders will also be addressed. Available in either English or Spanish.
Prerequisite: ECON101 and ECON103
Restrictions: May be repeated once for credit.
HIST 336-072: Topics in Latin American History: Historia Economica (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PEAL 369 Historia economica en latinoamerica
History and culture of Latin American peoples. May be taken for up to 12 credits when topics vary. Taught in Spanish.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 336-071: Topics in Latin American History: Historia Siglo XX (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PEAL 312 Historia latinoamericana siglo XX
History and culture of Latin American peoples. May be taken for up to 12 credits when topics vary. Taught in Spanish.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
PORT 216-070: Intensive Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PORT 120 Portugues Basico
Covers all the basic structures and vocabulary of Portuguese in a concentrated manner covering all of the material in PORT105 and PORT106 in one single semester. The course introduces students systematically to the grammatical and lexical features of the language in its social context.
POSC 409-079: Topics in World Politics: Human Rights and Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PALAS 444: Human Rights and Cultural Representations
The cultural and human responses to the violence of genocide politics in the Holocaust will serve as an excellent start point to analyze political repression in Latin America (focus on Guatemala, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile). This course discusses not only the impact of trauma, the legacy of memory and the role of the national states during dictatorships in these countries, but also how to make these experiences productive to reconstruct selves and societies.Taught in English.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Global Studies Minor
POSC 409-071: Topics in World Politics: US/Latin American Relations (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PALAS 366 US-Latin American Relations
This course begins by examining U. S. and Latin American relations from the Wars of Independence and the emergence of Latin America’s nation-states to U. S. expansion southwards at the beginning of the 20th century. However, the 19th century is discussed mainly to shed light on the processes of policy formation that occurred as the U.S. emerged a world power during the 20th century. The bulk of the course thus concentrates on the impact of the two World Wars, the Cold War and the current post-Cold War transition. The course highlights specific moments and crises, as well as the major figures that shaped inter-American relations and some lesser-known actors. Taught in English.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Global Studies Minor
Restrictions: May be repeated once when topics vary.
POSC 426-070: Latin American Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PALAS 360 Political & Social Change in Latin America
An examination of the dynamics that explain current politics in the region. Taught in English.
SPAN 206-070: Culture through Conversation (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SPAN 155: Espanol Intermedio B
Discussion of topics drawn from contemporary Spanish or Latin American life. For students who wish to broaden their knowledge of Hispanic culture while improving their oral and aural language skills.
Prerequisite: SPAN107 or SPAN112
Restrictions: Students may not receive credit for both SPAN205 and SPAN206.
SPAN 207-070: Contemporary Latin America I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PALAS 362 Latin American Cultures and Civilizations
Introduction to contemporary Latin America, its culture, its people, their way of life and the issues confronting them. Section taught in English.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Multicultural
Restrictions: Taught abroad, in both English and Spanish. Not for major credit. Does not satisfy College of Arts and Sciences language requirement. May be repeated for credit when taken on different study abroad programs.
SPAN 207-071: Popular Culture in Argentina (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PEAL 261 Cultura popular en Argentina
Introduction to contemporary Argentina, its culture, its people, their way of life and the issues confronting them. May be repeated for credit when taken on different study abroad programs. Taught in Spanish.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
SPAN 300-071: Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SPAN 220 Espanol Avanzado A
Thorough review and intensive practice, targeting structure, essential vocabulary, speaking, listening and extensive writing. Students will study the usage of the Spanish language in diverse communicative contexts. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN 200
SPAN 306-072: Practical Oral/Written Expression (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SPAN 226 Produccion Oral Avanzada
Strengthens skills in grammar and vocabulary in preparation for advanced courses. Includes oral exposes, discussion of articles and videos, textual analysis and compositions. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN 200
Restrictions: Students may not receive credit for both SPAN305 and SPAN306.
SPAN 306-071: Practical Oral/Written Expression: Expression through Film (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PEAL 264 Cine latinoameriano
Students will refine their oral and written skills and will enrich their cultural understanding through the study of Argentine and Latin American films and texts related to them. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN 200
Restrictions: Students may not receive credit for both SPAN305 and SPAN306.
SPAN 307-070: Topics in Contemporary Latin American Culture: Latin American Cultural Studies (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PEAL 262 Estudios culturales latinamericos
This course focuses on aspects of Argentine and Latin American culture with emphasis on popular culture. Based on the study of diverse texts--such as literary and journalistic texts, comics, murals, photography, and film--the course will reflect on the concept of culture, including the distinction between “high” and “low” culture. Students will improve their speaking and writing, as well as their listening and reading skills in Spanish as they achieve a deeper understanding of contemporary Latin American culture. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: Any two 200-level Spanish courses taught in Spanish.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Other: Fulfills requirement for major in Spanish Studies.
SPAN 355-071: Special Topics: Argentine Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PEAL 322 Literatura Argentina
An approach to Argentine literature based on the construction of national identity. Specific topics to be studied include: the conflict of identity between gauchos, Indians and the government; literary vanguards and their relation with the city of Buenos Aires; testimonies from the most recent military dictatorship; and virtual publications in the digital age. Taught in Spanish.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Fulfills requirement for major in Spanish Studies.
SPAN 355-072: Special Topics: Latin American Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PEAL 322 Literatura latinoameriana
An approach to Latin American literature though the study of literary and social responses to complex cultural and historical issues such as conquest, nation, formation of national identities, transculturation, vanguard, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, and populism and authoritarianism. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN201
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Fulfills requirement for major in Spanish Studies.
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
SPAN 401-071: Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar II (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SPAN 317 PRODUCCIÓN ESCRITA AVANZADA
Study and practice of selected problems of written and oral Spanish syntax and vocabulary as well as textual analysis. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: One 300-level Spanish course.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Fulfills requirement for major in Spanish Studies.
SPAN 406-071: Advanced Spanish Language (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SPAN 225 Espanol Avanzado B
An advanced course on grammatical structure and stylistics with special attention given to technical vocabulary and discourse. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: Any 300-level Spanish course.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Fulfills requirement for major in Spanish Studies.
SPAN 455-072: Selected Authors, Works and Themes: Narratives of the Monstrous in Latin American Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PEAL 442 Narrativas de lo monstruoso en latinoamerica
Works of one or more outstanding authors or on a special theme. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: One 300-level Spanish literature course.
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
UNIV 373-012: Study Abroad - Buenos Aires, Argentina (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
WOMS 250-070: Topics in International Women's Studies: Latin America (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PALAS 380 Gender History in Latin America
The course provides a brief introduction to the history of gender in Latin America from the time of Columbus to the 20th century. Focusing on the multiple manners in which womanhood has been constructed and experienced, the course explores the role that categories such as racial origins and social class play in mediating and defining experience. The course seeks to understand the complexity of the process of finding women’s own voices. Labor, family relations, sexuality, religion, education, and the evolution of political and civil rights will be discussed. Taught in English.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Multicultural
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
Requirements
The Semester in Buenos Aires is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, regardless of major, who have or will have completed two Spanish courses at the 200-level, or the equivalent, prior to departure. A thorough working knowledge of Spanish is essential.

A minimum 2.8 grade point average and full-time enrollment in the program are required.
Students must take at least one SPAN 300- or 400-level course in Argentina.

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Fall Semester
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,200.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in early April.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,125.00$16,440.00
Final Program Fee$7,100.00$7,100.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$13,225.00$23,540.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 10, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 23, 2018
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *early April
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Maryann Rapposelli
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
302-831-2852
mrap@udel.edu
File Downloads
Interest Meeting slides
Program Courses
Uni Belgrano web site

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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