New! Study Abroad: Politics & International Relations in Argentina

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Organized by the Latin American & Caribbean Center in FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs, Politics & International Relations in Argentina is an intensive four-week study abroad program. It is designed to foster an understanding of Latin American international relations through the experience of living and studying in Buenos Aires, one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities of the Americas.

Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, the program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the region. Students register for two courses, International Relations of Latin America and Politics & Society in Argentina, for a total of 6 credits. Course requirements for undergraduate and graduate students will vary accordingly.

All classes will be held at IES Abroad in Buenos Aires. In addition to classroom instruction, students participate in field trips to various locations of cultural and/or historical importance throughout Buenos Aires. Additionally, a 2-day/3- night excursion to Gualeguaychu and Colon will expose students to current issues in the region through direct contact and dialogue with social and political actors in the country.

LOCATION DESCRIPTION

Known as one of the world’s most beautiful cities and with a population of nearly 12 million inhabitants, Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan, diverse and exciting destination. Students may explore the city’s rich cultural life through the varied neighborhoods, including the famed Recoleta, the theater district of Corrientes, the bustling Microcentro, trend-setting Palermo, historic San Telmo, and the immigrant enclaves of Once and La Boca, among others. Despite its size, the city is very accessible, pedestrian-friendly and generally safe. The months of May and June coincide with Argentina’s late-autumn/early-winter; days are typically bright and crisp and the evenings are cool.

HOUSING

While in Buenos Aires, students will live with Argentine families. Typical student accommodations may be seen online at www.iesabroad.org. Through their host families, students may experience Buenos Aires as a local, while benefiting from the opportunity to immerse themselves in Argentine culture and speak Spanish daily.

DATES

May 17-June 12, 2010 (Summer Semester A)

COURSES & CREDITS

International Relations of Latin America
INR 3243/5935 (3 credits)

Politics and Society in Argentina
INR 4933/5935 (3 credits)

COST

The estimated program cost of $2,500 includes: daily classes taught by an FIU professor, weekly sessions on Argentine culture and language, homestay with an Argentine family and two meals per day, welcome lunch and farewell dinner, bus tour of Buenos Aires and guided site-visits to points of interest throughout the city, two tango classes and a tango dinner performance, one 2-day/3-night excursion to Gualeguaychu and Colon, and pre-departure and in-country orientation sessions. In addition, students must cover the cost of the non-refundable Study Abroad Fee ($175), tuition (6 credits), airfare, local transportation and one meal per day.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Latin American and Caribbean Center
Liesl Picard, Associate Director, DM 353
T: 305-348-2894 | E: liesl.picard@fiu.edu

Department of Politics & International Relations
Dr. Felix Martin, Associate Professor, DM 438C
T: 305-348-1858 | E: felix.martin@fiu.edu

Office of Education Abroad
T: 305-348-1913 | E: educationabroad@fiu.edu
W: http:educationabroad.fiu.edu

Scholarships Available. Contact the Office of Education Abroad for details.

Note: FIU is not responsible for delays, changes in itinerary, changes in the content and cost of the program or other matters that are beyond their control.

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