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Argentina, Culture, Society and Economics Summer Faculty-Led Immersion
Mendoza, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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
Coordinator: Shanti Freitas
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 or 715-836-6037, and submit all application materials to Schofield 208. It is listed on the Center for International Education website to assist students in exploring all international opportunities.


This faculty-led program in summer 2016 will be led by Dr. Rose-Marie Avin in Economics, and Dr. Jeff DeGrave in Geography. During May and June, 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. 

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.

Photo courtesy of Mark Aumann

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.

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.

  • Schedule a general advising appointment with Faculty-Led Immersion staff by calling 715-836-6037 or emailing Shanti Freitas at


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

Below you will find more information on estimated program costs for summer 2016: Argentina Summer16.pdf

*This faculty-led program receives funding from the Blugold Commitment Faculty-Led International Immersion Experiences (FLIIE) program. The goals of the Blugold Commitment are to extend access and affordability to these exceptional high-impact practices for all UW-Eau Claire undergraduates, to ensure that more of these opportunities are available for these students, and to increase the numbers of students who participate. Therefore, while UW-Eau Claire undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in multiple high-impact immersion programs, each student is eligible to receive BCDT funding for only one FLIIE experience. 

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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

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.

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