CIEE Buenos Aires Study Tour Spring Block I
About the Destination
Bariloche, in the province of Río Negro, Argentina, is situated in the foothills of the Andes mountains on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. It is located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park. It is known for its beautiful lakes where you can practice fly fishing and trekking paths with different difficulty levels. The Seven lakes route is world-famous. Tourism is its main business activity. This is the reason why it has numerous restaurants, cafés, and chocolate shops. It is also considered a science and technology hub where INVAP, Atomic Centre, ITRON and ALTEC have been developing over the past several years.
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VISIT INVAP ATOMIC PLANT
Students will analyze the environmental impact of the atomic plant, INVAP, in the region.
VILLA LA ANGOSTURA
Sailing to Arrayanes Peninsula
EXPLORE THE ISLAND; TREKKING IN THE ARRAYANES FOREST
Boat ride through the crystal-clear waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Visit and trek through Arrayanes Forest Trekking in the Arrayanes woods.
Lake/beach activities, swimming, sports.
CIRCUITO CHICO VISIT
Ride and walk in different beautiful areas of Bariloche.
Free Time Suggestions
City Tour around Bariloche City, visit its typical Civic Center.
Lake Nahuel Huapi
This lake of glacial origin is as majestic as it is changing, throughout the day and throughout the year; its variations translate into different colors and textures.
The viewpoint of Cerro Campanario
Visitors can contemplate one of the most stunning landscapes in the area after a tour in the comfortable chairlifts of Cerro Campanario.
WHAT ARE THE STUDY TOUR LEARNING OBJECTIVES?
The intercultural learning objectives of the study tour curriculum—delivered in two parts, pre- and post-tour—are to promote cultural self-awareness, cultural literacy, and the ability to bridge cultural gaps. Through activities and exercises, students are encouraged to consider issues of culture, identity, values, beliefs and assumptions. Ultimately, students develop competencies to experience new and unfamiliar experiences without relying on stereotypes and heuristics.
Each study tour should achieve learning objectives in each academic track whereby students can:
ARTICULATE some of their own values and beliefs, and explain how these values and beliefs, as well as their experiences, have shaped their own views surrounding politics and international
relations in general.
RECOGNIZE diversity and difference within the local cultural context, and be able to compare and contrast this with the diversity that exists in other contexts with which they may be familiar.
IDENTIFY at least two ways in which practices surrounding media in the host environment are culturally-influenced and/or ways that media practices in the host environment impacts culture.
EVALUATE at least two ways in which social and cultural factors in the host environment have influenced values, beliefs, assumptions, or practices surrounding local healthcare.
DECONSTRUCT their own assumptions and values and analyze how these shape their views on international business. In addition to achieving learning objectives in the academic tracks a study tour presents opportunities to support students understanding the cultural beings of Self and Other. These include developing abilities to self-reflect and become more self-aware, increase their understanding of the salient values in their previous and current environment, and develop their capacity for the awareness of others in their previous and current cultural context.
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