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CIEE Undergraduate Research:Globalization and Development in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Economics, General Business, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Sociology Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Additonal Features: Field Study Program Type: Affiliated, Research
Academic Level: Junior, Sophomore Language of Instruction: Spanish
Housing Options: Host Family
Program Description:

Overview

Study. Investigate. Report. In Argentina, you’ll work with educators, local sources to create an academically rigorous, methodologically sound, advanced-level piece of research on the myriad issues of development and globalization facing the country.

Through language study, coursework and cultural immersion, the program will help you build the conceptual and methodological tools necessary for conducting academic research, allowing you to explore the processes of development and globalization from a Latin American perspective

Study abroad in Argentina and you will:

 

  • Improve your Spanish by working with a team of research methodologists and language instructors who connect and relate the content of courses with research design, independent studies, and out-of-classroom experiences
  • Develop an individual research proposal and project examining some facet or theme of development or globalization drawn from the coursework
  • Use the community for research, engaging with social and political actors relevant to issues being examined in your research
     

The CIEE Difference

Coursework


Experience a team teaching model and research mentorship that bring together course content, research methodology and language:

  • Investigate specific topic within the selected content courses to develop an individual research project. This project will include: thorough approach to a topic related to current Argentina or the region; analysis towards development and globalization through meetings with local communities, interviews, hard data, sources and documentary analysis.
  • Explore and analyze economic issues and human rights grounds as they pertain to development and socio-political phenomena in Argentina and Latin America
  • Use organizational and community visits, civic events, lectures and interviews with political and nongovernmental representatives to bolster your research
     

Excursions

Day trips and extended over-night visits through the country and surrounding regions provide you with both insight and context:

Spend a day in ‘El Tigre’ a town rich with culture and history, just a short ride outside the city of Buenos Aires. The trip takes place at the beginning of the study abroad program with the objective of facilitating integration and comfort between students, program staff members and instructors.

Meet with academic counterparts and compare and contextualize key topics and issues explored in the course of the program with a trip to neighboring Uruguay

Cultural Immersion

Embrace the opportunity to live with an Argentine host family and/or partake in one of many cultural activity clubs and special interest groups – including the Fútbol  and Conversation Club– to meet and interact with other young Argentines.

Recommended Credit

Each content course and the required research methods course consist of 45 contact hours, and a recommended credit of 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credit hours. The Directed Independent Research Capstone is 135 contact hours and 6 semester / 9 quarter credit hours. Total recommended credits for the semester program are 15-18 semester / 22.5-27 quarter credits, as follows (in semester credits):

 

  • 3 credits  Research Methods Course
  • 9 credits  CIEE content courses
  • 4 credits Directed Independent Research Capstone   
  • 16 credits TOTAL
     

Program Requirements

Research Methods Core Course: mandatory course to facilitate students the necessary tools to fulfill an individual research project. This course will include the Faculty Team Teaching (FTT) composed by

Spanish language and methodology instructors, in addition to follow-up and personalized tutorials for final research projects.
Duration: 17 weeks, 45 hours (Appendix I)

CIEE content courses: Three CIEE content courses: (see course descriptions below and syllabi in Appendices).
Duration: 17 weeks, 45 hours. (Appendices II, III, IV)

Directed Independent Research Capstone: students will design and complete a directed independent research capstone project during the semester under the guidance of a faculty mentor or team of instructors/researchers.
Duration: 16 weeks, 150 hours (Appendix V)

About Buenos Aires

Founded in 1536, Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires is often referred to as “the Paris of Latin America”. Within this immense, yet surprisingly navigable Latin American metropolis, elegant 19th Century buildings and café life offer glimpses of Europe and the Middle East. A vibrant port city, Buenos Aires is also the world’s leading Spanish language publishing center. With a population of 13 million, Buenos Aires offers its visitors the chance to experience the perpetual cultural intrigue that can only be found in a city of this size and prestige.

Where You’ll Study

The CIEE study center at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)


The Argentine branch of FLACSO hosts the CIEE Study Center in Buenos Aires. Founded in 1957 by UNESCO, the UN agency dedicated to education, culture, and science, FLACSO sponsors Latin America’s largest and most prestigious postgraduate teaching and research program in the social sciences. FLACSO-Argentina was established in 1974, and its faculty is associated with several local universities.

Housing and Meals

Housing and meals are included in the study abroad program fee. All students live in an Argentinean home stay in a private furnished room.

Academic Program

The Advanced Undergraduate Research Program will be based at the CIEE Study Center in Buenos Aires, at FLACSO Argentina. The study abroad program’s main feature is an integrated academic offering designed to provide participants with interdisciplinary social science knowledge, research skills and experience.

Program courses will be linked via content planning and sequencing, using a team teaching method that will bring together instructors of content, methodology and language, as well as research project facilitators and mentors. All courses and tutorials are taught by local Argentinean faculty, most of whom have faculty appointments at FLACSO or other Argentinean universities. Courses typically meet every morning or afternoon, Monday to Friday, for a minimum of three hours per week each. Required tutorial meetings for individual research projects will take place outside of and in addition to classes.

Study abroad students will select two to three CIEE content courses depending on their academic backgrounds and interests. Each student will choose a thematic focus and research question based on their coursework, and will develop an associated individual research proposal and project.

Throughout the program, instructors will jointly provide support and feedback to students in assessing, approving and supervising research topics, and facilitating access to appropriate research sources. The mandatory research methods course will provide the academic, linguistic and theoretical background necessary to develop and carry out individual research projects, and will include individual tutorials in which students will receive one on one mentoring on their research topics and projects.

Under the guidance of CIEE and FLACSO faculty and researchers, students will have access to the people, knowledge, tools and resources necessary to design and complete methodologically rigorous, graduate quality individual research projects.

Academic Culture

Courses are designed to offer opportunities for study abroad students to draw connections between the theory, content, methodology and research that form the pillars of their academic experience. Courses will also weave in reflection on, and analysis of, student’s research-based and extracurricular cultural experiences that will take place outside of the classroom. Each course will conduct several out-of-class activities in which students will be able to observe and interact with individuals and organizations representing the main topics covered by each course, including organizational visits, civic events, and lectures and interviews with political and nongovernmental representatives. Through these activities, students will meet social and political actors that are relevant to the issues being examined in each course and in the research students undertake.

Content courses aim to integrate a theoretical frame with the topics that will become the basis of students’ individual research projects. Each research project will allow students to explore in a deeper way one or more local manifestations of development and/or globalization, and to undertake research that explores local trends and phenomena and reflects on the local geographical and cultural context as well as on the context of students’ chosen research subjects.

During the program orientation, students will have a formal introduction to each course’s content and academic objectives and expectations. Students will select those courses that best align with their academic and research interests through individual meetings with the program RD and course teachers.
Courses will typically be offered in the morning, with afternoon reserved for field visits, cultural events, and research activities.

 



 
This program is currently not accepting applications.