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Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: University of Georgia
Partner Institution: Universidad de Palermo Type of Instruction: Independent Study
Classes With: UGA Students Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professors(s)
Housing Type: Homestay Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: No
College/School: Franklin Academic Area: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Spanish
Minimum number of credit hours: 6 Maximum number of credit hours: 6
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:

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UGA- Franklin- UGA en Buenos Aires

UGA en Buenos Aires is a Spanish immersion program based in the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city of Argentina—the land of los guaraníes, los criollos, el mate, el tango, Jorge Luis Borges, el peronismo, las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, Lionel Messi y muchísimos porteños. Our goals are to foster students´ communicative abilities in Spanish in authentic contexts, to deepen their understanding of Argentina and Latin America, and to improve their analytical and writing skills in Spanish. These abilities are professionally and personally valuable for those aspiring to work in Latin America or with Latino communities in the U.S. Students achieve these goals through Service Learning and Internship opportunities, home stay families, a rigorous academic program with professors from UGA and Universidad de Buenos Aires, and a rich cultural activities program.

¡Vamos a la Argentina!

Program Location

UGA en BsAs

The birthplace of the tango is, like the dance itself, captivating, seductive and bustling with excited energy. Atmospheric old neighborhoods are rife with romantic restaurants and thumping nightlife, and Buenos Aires' European heritage is evident in its architecture, boulevards and parks. Cafe Tortoni, the city's oldest bar, will transport you back to 1858, and the spectacular Teatro Colon impresses just as it did in 1908. Latin America's shopping capital offers the promise of premium retail therapy along its grand, wide boulevards.

Contact Information

Dr. Timothy M. Gupton, Program Director
Dept. of Romance Languages
Tel: 706.542.4730
Fax: 706.542.3287
Email:  gupton1@uga.edu

Academic Program

Study Abroad in Buenos Aires
Course Offerings:
Summer 2018: Classes are taught in Buenos Aires by both UGA and local faculty with teaching experience at several universities in the United States.


Summer:
Program dates: June 6 to July 25, 2018 (7 weeks)
Students take 2 of the following advanced courses:
SPAN 3020-Advanced Composition and Conversation
SPAN 3040-Introduction to Hispanic Cultures
SPAN 4080-Studies in Hispanic Literature and Culture
SPAN 4082-Latin American Film
SPAN 4090S-Practicum in Service Learning or SPAN 4
190-Internship in Spanish (enrollment contingent upon the organizations that will agree to work with the program.

Program Itinerary

June 6 -Depart from Atlanta
June 7 -Arrive in Buenos Aires
June 8 -Orientation
June 9 -Buenos Aires City Tour
June 10 -Activity with homestay family
June 11 -Classes begin
June 11 -Tango lessons begin
June 20 -Flag Day (national holiday)
June 20-24 -Weekend available for independent travel
June 29 -Midterm Exams
June 30 -Visit to Estancia (San Antonio de Areco)
July 1 -Program midpoint
July 6 -Free Friday (no class)
July 13 -Free Friday (no class)
July 19 -Final Exams and Farewell dinner
July 20-24 -Group trip to Puerto Iguazú
July 24 -Return to Buenos Aires
July 25 -Students depart Buenos Aires
July 26 -Students arrive in Atlanta

Housing

Students stay with local, Argentine home stay families in neighborhoods surrounding the classroom building. Housing includes breakfast and dinner 5 days per week. Students are responsible for lunches and snacks. 

Program Costs

Summer: $5,180 ($4,880 + $300 deposit)
Program fee may be adjusted according to the number of participants, inflation in Argentina, and currency exchange rates.  UGA tuition and technology fees are not included.  Students who are not USG pay an additional $250 fee and a $50 admission fee (but not out-of-state tuition).

The program fee includes:
Classes for 6 credit hours, access to Internet, and extracurricular activities; Cell phone; Half-board home stay (breakfast and dinner) with an Argentine family in Buenos Aires; Excursions in Buenos Aires with transportation; Tango lessons at Universidad de Palermo; Health Insurance; Excursion to Cataratas de Iguazú or Mendoza 

The program fee does not include:
No airfare included. Option to buy air ticket at group rate if we reach the minimum of passengers required by airlines. No tuition included (however, the HOPE scholarship does cover tuition abroad).


Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:
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Accessibility and quality of health care:
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Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation:
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Academic quality, appropriateness of workload:
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Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits:
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Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing:
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Arrangements for and quality of meals:
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Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
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Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program:
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Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns:
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Value of the program in relation to the cost:
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Program Reviews:
Summer 2017 Participant
Studying abroad helps open your mind and expose you to different ways of life.

Summer 2017 Participant
"En el cielo, las estrellas. En el campo, las espinas. Y en el medio de mi pecho, la Rep├║blica Argentina." Go on this trip and you will feel like this too!!!

Summer 2017 Participant
Everything was accurate and helpful. I referred to the handbook very frequently to answer and questions or concerns.

Testimonial:
Testimonial:
I learned how to function independently and coordinate things all on my own.
     — Fiona Graves, Summer 2016
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