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Argentina Politics and International Relations
Buenos Aires, Argentina; Puerto Iguazu, Argentina (Study Abroad and Exchange Program)
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|English||Academic Level:||Graduate, Undergraduate|
|minimum GPA:||2.0 Undergrad, 3.0 Graduate||Open to:||Any Major, Degree and Non-Degree Seeking, FIU Students, Non-FIU students|
Glossary entry for program parameter 10004Program type:
|FIU study abroad||
Glossary entry for program parameter 10005Areas of Study:
|Art, Culture, History, International Relations, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Politics, Sociology, Spanish|
|Summer Sessions:||Summer B||
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Program DescriptionLACC’s Politics & International Relations in Argentina study abroad program is an intensive 4- week program designed to foster an understanding of Latin American international relations and society through the experience of living and studying in one of the most vibrant cosmopolitan cities in the Americas. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, the program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the region. All classes are held 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/1-night excursion to UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Iguazu National Park exposes students to Argentina’s natural beauty and diversity and one of South America’s most popular sites, Iguazu Falls, and important issues affecting the tri-border region including conservation, exotic species trafficking and indigenous rights.
Location DescriptionKnown 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 Europeanesque 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 June and July coincide with Argentina’s autumn; the days are typically bright and crisp and the evenings are cool.
HousingWhile in Buenos Aires, students live with Argentine families. Through their host families, students may experience Buenos Aires as locals, while benefiting from the opportunity to immerse themselves in Argentine culture and speak Spanish daily.
Courses & CreditsINR 3243/5935 International Relations of Latin America (3 credits)
LAS 3002/LAS 5907/INR 4933/INR 5935 Argentine Politics, Society, History and Culture (3 credits)
INR 4905 Independent Study (3 credits)
**Students need to register for two courses, International Relations of Latin America and Argentine Politics, Society, History and Culture, for a total of 6 credits. Course requirements for undergraduate and graduate students vary accordingly.
CostThe cost of the program is $4,825.00. The program cost includes: home-stay with an Argentine family, two meals per day, city tour of Buenos Aires, guided site visits to points of interest throughout the city; two tango classes; 2-day/1-night excursion to Iguazu National Park (including round-trip airfare, hotel and all tours); pre-departure and in-country orientation sessions.
The program cost does not include: non-refundable Study Abroad Fee ($175), course instructional fee ($205.57/undergraduate credit, $455.64/graduate credit), round-trip airfare between Miami and Buenos Aires, local transportation and one meal per day.
Contact InformationKimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
Viroselie Caviedes, Academic Program Coordinator
Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
Liesl Picard, Associate Director
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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