Earn 6 credits in Spanish Language or Culture and examine the history and scope of human rights in Argentina with particular attention to the "Dirty War" (1976-1983) and its aftermath.
Activities include visits like the Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, Recoleta, Teatro Colón, Malba, and Museo Evita. The program includes a visit to Colonia—a town frozen in time—in neighboring Uruguay.
Service learning activities will take place throughout the program with various local community organizations.
To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.
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Language, Culture and Human Rights in Argentina offers students the opportunity to experience a different culture in this vibrant multicultural city while immersing themselves in the Argentine Spanish language. Accordingly, the first learning outcome will be global awareness. Students will develop awareness of the social, political and economic situation of Argentina; they will increase their awareness of housing, employment, transportation health care, education, climate, and other realities beyond the U.S., and they will develop a better understanding of life styles different from those prevalent in the US. For students in languages, it is crucial to gain an international perspective of the target language, and to improve their critical thinking skills by observing “real life” situations. Language, Culture and Human Rights in Argentina offers students the chance to improve language competency in speaking, listening, reading and writing, engaging with natives in the language of study, and understanding the importance of language in societies and communities. Language, Culture and Human Rights in Argentina focuses on the rich tradition of the struggle for human rights in Argentina, which impacts personal growth. The interconnection of the academic and programatic features of Language, Culture and Human Rights in Argentina is geared at fostering independence, gaining self-confidence and self-awareness, and becoming global citizens.
It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy.
PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.
This program is open to all students with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Course pre-requisites must be met for upper level courses.
Students must select 6 credits from the following list:
SPA 102: Elementary Spanish II (4 credits) G SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I &II (4 credits) SPA 201: Intermediate Spanish I (4 credits) G SPA 202: Intermediate Spanish I (4 credits) G SPA 313: Spanish Conversation and Composition I (3 credits) G SPA 314: Spanish Conversation and Composition II (3 credits) G SPA 325: Introduction to Spanish Literature (3 credits) HU SLC/SPA 394: Special Topics: Human Rights in Argentina (3 credits) HU/G SPA 412: Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition (3 credits) G SPA 428: Foundational Texts of Latin American Literature Since Modernismo (3 credits) L/HU/G SPA 472: Latin American Society: 5 Case Studies (3 credits) H/HU/G SLC/SPA 475: Latin American Film (3 credits) L/HU/G SPA 499: Individualized Instruction (1-3 credits)
Students will stay in shared rooms in a safe, clean student hostel or residencia for the program duration, with shared bathrooms, common areas, wifi, and linens provided.
Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus. In the Language, Culture and Human Rights in Argentina program, there will be a significant amount of walking on group excursions, and frequent use of public transportation.
Disability Accommodations Abroad
Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Argentina, the facilities for individuals with disabilities are often lacking compared to the US. Infrastructure for individuals with visual, hearing, and physical disabilities is rare. Wheelchair users will have a hard time finding ramps and lowered curbs; and sidewalks tend to be broken and uneven. Most hotels are not adapted for wheelchair use.
In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.
LGBTQIA Students Abroad
Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.
We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.
Gender Identity Abroad
When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. For example, in Argentina, some women travelers may experience harassment in the form of cat calling and other forms of objectification by local men. Students are encouraged to travel in groups and in mixed company whenever possible.
Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.
You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on ourRacial and Ethnic Minority Students page.
The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is $5,365.
Program Fee includes: ASU tuition, accommodations, guided tours, most meals, site visits and excursions, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance. Not included: airfare, additional meals, passport, books and personal expenses.
Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.
Funding Your Study Abroad Program
Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.
Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program
View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
The Dorothy Govekar Scholarship, administered through the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) for study abroad for Summer 2019, consists of grants of $500 to $1000 awarded to ASU degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate students participating in:
- ASU Study Abroad faculty- directed summer programs sponsored by the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC)
- ASU Study Abroad GIE Programs (Global Intensive Programs) sponsored by SILC
Application opens November 22, 2019:https://clas-forms.asu.edu/silc/dorothy-govekar-endowed-scholarship
*The ASU Study Abroad Office does not officially endorse, administer or monitor the content of these links.
Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until the Study Abroad Office contacts you to do so.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.