University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Argentina SPTM - micro

Program Dates January 11, 2018 - January 28, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview Are you adventurous? Do you love the outdoors? Are you interested in a physically active program where your classroom is the mountains and glaciers? Then why don’t you consider the interconnection of ecotourism and culture in a study abroad to Argentina?

In the International Sport & Tourism course (SPTM 367) course, students explore the Patagonia region of Argentina, a country known for its unique history, culture, and recreational sport tourism. Students will engage first hand with an Argentinian business through a service-learning project on ecotourism and sustainability. As students explore the region, they will examine and solve a sustainability challenge this business faces. Students will experience the sport ecotourism industry in the country first hand, which will help them develop their service learning projects. Students will also have the opportunity to better understand how business and culture intersect in Argentina.

Whether you’re interested in tourism or just want to unleash your adventurous side, the unique culture and environment of Argentina is your chance to explore this topic in a picturesque and distinct location! Join me in Patagonia and learn what active sport ecotourism means first hand! Argentina: the adventurer’s classroom!

The Program Fee includes housing, academic and cultural excursions and international medical insurance. Students reside in double or quad rooms in hotels, with breakfast provided. Several group lunches and dinners will be included each week. Students will be responsible for the remainder of their meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Argentina, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in El Calafate. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate 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.

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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
SPTM 318: International Sport Event & Tourism (3 credits)
UNIV 370-175: Study Abroad - Argentina SPTM (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,485.00$3,984.00
Final Program Fee$3,250.00$3,250.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $4,765.00$7,264.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,000.00$1,000.00

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 for the appropriate rates.

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.

*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.

Contact Information:
Brianna Newland
Faculty Director
Sports Management
211 Raub Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on May 07, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on May 07, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2017

Interest Meetings:

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