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Argentina, Culture, Society and Economics Winterim Faculty-Led Immersion
Mendoza, Argentina
Program Terms: Winterim
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
 GPA:
2.30 Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: None
Program Description:
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This program is a Faculty-Led Immersion, coordinated by Shanti Freitas, Intercultural Immersion Coordinator in Academic Affairs. Please direct all questions to freitasb@uwec.edu or 715-836-6037. It is listed on the Center for International Education website to assist students in exploring all international opportunities.

THE PROGRAM

This faculty-led program in 2016 will be led by Dr. Rose-Marie Avin in Economics, and Dr. Elena Izaksonas in Social Work. During Winterim, spend three weeks in the beautiful Mendoza region of Argentina learning about social, political, and economic issues facing Argentina today. You will explore the role that Argentina and the Mendoza region play in Latin America and the world economy while experiencing the culture and history of the area. 

Through lectures from local Argentine faculty at Universidad de Congreso, you will gain knowledge of the local economy, gender issues, social policy, politics & identity, and more. In addition, visits to local wineries, cooking classes, a tour of the Andes Mountains, and exploring a local market will give you insight into the culture and the people. 
 

THE LOCATION
Argentina is a unique country with a fascinating history and economy. The Mendoza region, which has a population of about 1.7 million people, is a renowned wine-growing area. The area occupies a vast strip at the foot of the Andes mountains.  While exploring the city, you can expect to see many plazas, gardens, and green spaces.

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HOUSING & MEALS
During the program you will be living with local host families in Mendoza. All three meals will be provided every day during the week, and you will have some free days and weekends to explore the local region.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
  • Schedule a general advising appointment with Faculty-Led Immersion staff by calling 715-836-6037 or emailing Shanti Freitas at freitasb@uwec.edu.
  • View online info session “First Steps to Study Abroad”.

 

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ACADEMICS
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar; click here: Academics - Argentina

COST
Below you will find more information on program costs: Argentina Winter16.pdf

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STUDENT LIFE
You will travel with other UW-Eau Claire study abroad program participants, however you will have the opportunity to meet local college students at the University and through your host families. 

STUDENT EXPERIENCE
UW-Eau Claire students who studied on a previous program in Mendoza made the following comments:  "Studying abroad in Mendoza, Argentina was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was completely immersed in the culture and I was able to learn greatly about the history, economy, and language. Being in Argentina was the most thrilling experience and I was surrounded by the most wonderful people. I could have never learned as much as I did about Argentina if I were to have just taken a class. If I had the opportunity to study in Argentina again, I would in a heartbeat." -Courtney 

"Mendoza is beautiful city with so much to offer, easy to get around, and with majestic mountains right next door.  It was a life-changing experience, and I was very lucky to have the chance to study in a such a wonderful place." -Alicia

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.




Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
 
This program is currently not accepting applications.
 
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