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Deadlines:
04/01/2015
Credit:
3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Eligibility:
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Courses:
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Program Overview

Program Overview

What does it mean to be a woman in Argentina? How are indigenous people and immigrants treated? Explore major identity issues during CIEE’s Summer Gender and Ethnic Studies program. You’ll observe Argentinean cultural leanings with your own eyes, and meet with researchers, activists, and key players in current civil and political movements. Plus, you’ll learn about current identity theories, cultural realities, and belief systems in Argentina and, through your own observations and analysis, put them to the test.

Study abroad in Buenos Aires and you’ll:

  • Enhance your understanding of classroom topics through meetings with researchers, activists, and key players in both civil and political movements
  • Employ an interdisciplinary approach to analyze the complex process of the construction of gender and sexual identities in Argentina
  • Explore, and in many cases, debunk the various discourses about ethnicity, cultural diversity, and multiculturalism in relation to the Argentine experience
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $1,500 per student

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

From analyzing the evolution of gender roles, to demythologizing the idea of the socio-cultural homogeneity of the country, engaging coursework challenges you to critically assess contemporary Argentine society while identifying similar demographic and cultural shifts throughout the region and the Americas.

Excursions

On this program, real-world observation and analysis of key themes are central to your experience. You’ll participate in a variety of field experiences including meetings with local experts and others associated with civil society and political movements. Reflecting on individual observations will diversify and deepen your experience, and will help you relate coursework to your own lived experiences in Buenos Aires.

Intercultural Comparative Experience

Travel with friends to a new city to explore history, art, architecture, culture, and social challenges. Part of every short-term program, our three-day Intercultural Comparative Experiences are an ideal way to highlight cultural differences and sharpen critical-thinking skills.

Expand your global perspective. Spend an intercultural weekend in the vibrant city of Santiago, Chile!

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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End Date
Costs
Summer 2015 Session I
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$3,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,407
Housing ***
$1,030
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$350
International Airfare *
$1,300
Local Transportation
$90
Books & Supplies
$50
Local government registration/entrance fees
$160
Personal expenses
$575

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer 2015 Session II
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$3,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,407
Housing ***
$1,030
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$350
International Airfare *
$1,300
Local Transportation
$90
Books & Supplies
$50
Local government registration/entrance fees
$160
Personal expenses
$575

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

More Information
Summer 2015 Session I, II
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$6,930

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,457
Housing ***
$2,060
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$700
International Airfare *
$1,300
Local Transportation
$180
Books & Supplies
$100
Local government registration/entrance fees
$160
Personal expenses
$1,150

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for the program is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Course contact hours are 45 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All students take the required course in each session.

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About the City

About The City

A vibrant port city with a population of over 13 million, Buenos Aires Buenos Aires offers a vibrant theater district, shops, and different neighborhoods. Stately architecture and a steady influx of European immigrants have earned it the nickname, “Paris of South America.”

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Andrea Rizzotti

Resident Director

Andrea Rizzotti has worked with CIEE since 1994, and supervises the administrative and academic aspects of the Study Center. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in sociology from Universidad de Buenos Aires, and earned a master’s degree from the Latin American Social Sciences Institute (FLACSO) in social sciences and public health. Andrea’s academic interests include public health, gender and women, adolescents, and children and family. She is currently earning her Ph.D. and doing research on non-punished abortion and its situation in the public health system in Argentina. Since 2008 Andrea has worked as a National Senate counselor in the National Congress working on several projects recently approved, such as “Equalitarian married,” “Assisted Reproduction and Fertilization Law,” and “Gender Identity.”

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Qué decir cuando hablamos de Buenos Aires? Seguramente muchas cosas, y aun nos quedaríamos cortos de palabras. Para comenzar, Buenos Aires es la capital de la Argentina. Es una ciudad portuaria vibrante, reconocida por sus numerosas bibliotecas, librerías, y variada vida cultural. ;Mucha gente la llama la “París de Sudamérica” debido a su mezcla de arquitectura clásica, moderna y colonial. La ciudad es también un referente del fútbol (soccer) en América Latina, reconocida por la pasión de sus aficionados y sus talentosos jugadores. Buenos Aires es renombrada también por la excelencia académica de sus universidades y su extensa tradición intelectual, siendo la ciudad natal de cinco premios Nobel. Todo esto (¡y mucho más!) existe en una metrópoli que es bulliciosa de día, y tiene una vida nocturna vibrante. Cuenta con una población diversa, políticamente activa y de alta conciencia social. Buenos Aires es, sin duda, una de las ciudades más cosmopolitas, encantadoras e intrigantes del hemisferio. ¿Te esperamos para que conozcas todo lo que la ciudad y el país tienen para ofrecerte!

-- Andrea Rizzotti, Resident Director

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Carolina Alba Merlo

Carolina Merlo has worked with CIEE since 1996. She works alongside the resident director designing, developing, and managing the CIEE Study Center. She received her bachelor's degree in communications and social psychology at the Pichón Riviere Institute and will soon finish a master’s degree in cognitive psychology and education, with research interest focused on international education and adaptation processes.

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Vera Cerqueiras

Spanish Department Director

Vera Cerqueiras received her master's degree in Spanish as a second language from the University of Barcelona. She is the academic Spanish coordinator of CIEE Study Center in Buenos Aires. She is certified by the American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to evaluate language proficiency and to administrate the COPI exam in Buenos Aires.

She also serves as adjunct professor of Spanish at New York University in Buenos Aires since 2008. She was the academic coordinator of the Spanish as a Foreign Language section of the Universidad de Buenos Aires’s Laboratorio de Idiomas from 1999 to 2008. She also worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and for the Latin Union in a special program for emigrants from East Europe, developing teaching materials and learning methods.

Vera trains teachers in Spanish as a second language, leading workshops, lectures, and courses for postgraduate education in Argentina, Brazil, the United States, and the Anglophone Caribbean. She has served as an expert in many international projects intended to share academic and technical assistance. Her research focuses on the relationship between language and culture and language representations in teaching methods.

Currently, she leads two research teams at the CIEE Study Center in Buenos Aires: one to explore the relations between the local and U.S. academic culture and another to promote evaluation and certification studies.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The Argentine branch of Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), established in 1974, hosts the CIEE Study Center in Buenos Aires. Founded in 1957 by UNESCO, the UN agency dedicated to education, culture, and science, FLACSO sponsors Latin America’s largest and most prestigious postgraduate teaching and research program in the social sciences. The CIEE Study Center and offices are located within the urban campus of the FLACSO. The CIEE-FLACSO partnership provides a dynamic academic base for CIEE study abroad students, and serves as your home campus in Buenos Aires as well as the place where many of your classes and program events are held.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

To enhance the student experience and reinforce the themes of the program, students will have the opportunity to live with an Argentine host family of one or more members involved in the local arts world. Students can express their preference for more or less traditional host families, families with young children or host-siblings their own age, single professionals, and younger (20-40´s) or older (50’s +) host parents.

Housing includes two meals per day: breakfast and one additional meal, either lunch or dinner. Host families and students arrange their own meal schedules.

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Orientations

Orientations

A three-day orientation session at the beginning of the program introduces students to the city of Buenos Aires, Argentine culture, and the program. Orientation includes specially designed sessions on health and safety, local living logistics, and community engagement opportunities. All orientation activities are based on the Spanish profiles of students and are run by the study center’s student coordinators. During orientation activities, these coordinators create direct relationships with individual students, which provide support and guidance throughout the term. At the end of the orientation students sign a commitment form by which they acknowledge and accept all the program’s policies.

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Internet

Internet

Students have access to the Internet in computer labs at the CIEE Study Center in FLACSO and at Internet cafés throughout the city. Many host families have Internet access in their homes, and students are encouraged to bring wireless-enabled laptops.

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Culture

Culture

Cultural Activities and Field Trips

As an integral part of the program and course offerings, students will be required to participate in a diversity of field experiences designed to enhance and lend practical context to their classroom-based and theoretical exploration of issues related to gender and ethnicity. Real-world observation and analysis of the key themes of each session will constitute a central pillar of their academic and cultural experiences.

Each program will include a series of meetings with local experts and key players in the political movements and civic situations discussed in each program/session. Students’ classroom experiences will be complemented and significantly enhanced through unique opportunities to hear from and engage with a diversity of people at the center and forefront of these issues.

Additionally, students will be required to reflect on their experiences and observations in and out of class activities, including their personal experiences related to local gender and ethnic realities and dynamics. Examination of individual observations will diversify and deepen the experience of each student and the participant group as a whole, and allow students to relate their coursework to their own lived experiences in Buenos Aires. Oral and written reflection will accompany class assignments and discussions, helping them to make sense of what they see, hear, experience and learn in Argentina.

Students will also be actively encouraged to take advantage of the wide array of extracurricular events available in Buenos Aires that bring themes of the program to life and enhance their cultural experience abroad.

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Academics

Academics

Two four-week sessions focus on gender studies and multiculturalism/ethnic studies, respectively, from an Argentine and Latin American perspective. Students may participate in one or two sessions.

Academic Culture

CIEE classes are taught at the CIEE Study Center, and they are designed to follow U.S. academic culture.

Nature of Classes

All courses are for CIEE students only. All program courses are offered by CIEE at the CIEE Study Center at FLACSO. All classes and coursework are delivered exclusively in Spanish.

Language Environment

Although language is not one of the subject areas of this program, resident staff will encourage students to use their Spanish language skills in everyday settings. Tutorial support will be offered/required for students that want/need to improve their language skills. This will be available through personalized follow up with the purpose of helping students produce written and spoken/performed required tasks.

Language of Instruction

Spanish

Grading System

Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including essays, coursework, and final examinations or papers. Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for students who have made conflicting travel plans.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Session I

LAST 3009 BGST/GEND 3002 BGST
Body, Gender, and Sexuality in Argentina: Representations, Experiences, Social Movements, and Politics

From the perspective of gender studies, this course analyzes sexual identities and hegemonic gender models as social constructions, in opposition to biological theories and instinctive manifestations. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the complex process of gender and sexuality construction is addressed. Domination and power relations, social discrimination, and social and political inequity are discussed. The course draws upon the current Argentine context, mainly concentrated in the urban Buenos Aires population. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Session II

ANTH 3001 BGST/LAST 3008 BGST
Multiculturalism and Ethnicity in Argentina

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the processes of ethnic shaping in Argentina and theoretical approaches to identity, ethnicity, and multiculturalism. Beginning from an anthropological, historical, and political approach, the course analyzes the ethnic complexity of the country, demythologizing the idea of the socio-cultural homogeneity of the country, and emphasizing ethnic diversity. This course explores the complex systems and processes of incorporation or exclusion of the original peoples, different immigrant groups of diverse countries, and descendants of immigrants. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

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