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Argentina, Culture, Society and Economics Summer Faculty-Led Immersion
Mendoza, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
2.30 (may be flexible) 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 17. It is listed on the Center for International Education website to assist students in exploring all international opportunities.


This faculty-led program in summer 2017 will be led by Dr. Rose-Marie Avin in Economics and Dr. Karen O'Day in Art & Design. 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.

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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



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 2017: Argentina Summer17.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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"Studying in Mendoza was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. The immersion taught me about myself and others and increased my appreciation for other cultures and my own." -Abigail Johnson, summer 2016

"This experience allows you to explore a country with a unique geography and very specialized production. The places and people you learn from while in Argentina are all vastly different, so you get to experience the country from many great perspectives." Jared Fogarty, summer 2016

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:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/03/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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