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SPRING SEMESTER IN BUENOS AIRES

Go Beyond!

Experience Buenos Aires like the locals do.

Buenos Aires is a colorful and electrifying Global City. It is also a diverse city with an immigrant population largely made up of Europeans and other Latin Americans. You can enjoy the local foods like a succulent churrasco (grilled steak), or partake in a cultural event such as  watching a lively polo match.

This immersive study abroad program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Buenos Aires has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization. Choose from a range  of course options suitable for many majors, from political science and economics to art and literature. Earn 12-18 credits.

February 26, 2020
thru June 19, 2020
Program Fee: $14,695
Dates and prices for this program are subject to change. Application Deadline: November 28, 2019

The Buenos Aires Experience 

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Experience

Through the My Global City calendar, students can participate in a plethora of events. CAPA-led activities each term include a tour of Buenos Aires’ famous street murals and a visit to the Immigration Museum. Other activities may include visiting Teatro Colón, the Fiesta de Mataderos, a street fair, tango lessons, sporting events, language classes, and more, that seeks to bring together international and Argentine students.
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live

Live like a Porteño and stay in a homestay with your own room where breakfast and dinner are provided daily. Homestays are located withing commuting distance of the CAPA CenterPlus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.
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learn

Along with your CAPA cohort, study alongside local and other international students at Austral University, ranked the best private university in Argentina. Classes at the downtown location are taught in English while those students with a high level of Spanish are also able to take classes taught in Spanish at the Pilar campus. Spanish language learning classes are available but not required, and students can opt to enroll in CAPA's Global Internship Workshop with its accompanying part-time placement.
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intern

During your internship you'll acquire real-world professional skills. This is a great way to enhance your classroom experience and your resume! Learn More

Learn About Studying with CAPA in Buenos Aires

 

CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!

Tuition

Earn 12-18 credits per semester (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3-6 credits). Credits are issued by State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego.

Housing

You will live in a homestay in a residential area within commuting distance to the CAPA center with your own room and two meals a day.

Local Transit Pass

A local transit pass is included for the length of the program.

Excursions & Activities

Full-day excursion to an estancia, an Argentine cattle ranch, where you will learn about the ranching traditions of the gauchos, watch a show-case of traditional music and dancing, and enjoy an asado, a classic Argentine barbecue. Social events include an arrival reception, mid-term dinner, and a farewell ceremony.

Internship & Volunteer

Earn 3 or 6 credits with an optional part-time internship placement. You can opt for an internship placement that is in English or Spanish. You must have at least four semesters of Spanish to participate in a Spanish-language placement.

My Global City

CAPA-led activities each term include a tour of Buenos Aires’ famous street murals and a visit to the Immigration Museum, housed in the building where countless people stayed after leaving their homelands and loved ones in search of a better life. Mate on Tuesday is a weekly informal gathering where students can enjoy a favorite local beverage. Other activities vary by semester and reflect what is on at the time.

24/7 Emergency Support

We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience.

Insurance

As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Support

The CAPA Buenos Aires team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.

spring Courses

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Buenos Aires  

This course will introduce the impact of globalization on Buenos Aires. Students will explore the establishment of Buenos Aires as Argentina’s gateway to the world, the impact of rapid population growth, and the influx of transnational organizations into the city; investigate major urban challenges facing the city today as a result; contextualize and develop informed interpretations of their personal experiences in Buenos Aires; and enhance their understanding of local history, politics, and society.

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BSAS URBS 3345

Art and Politics in Latin America  

This course, taught in Spanish, will explore a broad range of art practices throughout the Americas as well as several major modern architectural projects in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. Students will examine cases in which artworks and artistic networks offered a means of challenging or subverting repressive policies. Material will also focus on tensions of indigenous vs. cosmopolitan, urban vs. rural, rich vs. poor, and the international dialogues that have informed the production and reception of art and architecture in the region.

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BSAS ARTH 3310

Art and Politics in Latin America (Spanish)  

This course considers artistic developments in Latin America, from early twentieth-century avant-garde movements to recent contemporary projects. With the understanding that the modern construct of Latin America encompasses an area of tremendous ethnic, racial, and linguistic diversity, we will survey a broad range of art practices throughout the Americas as well as major modern architectural projects in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. Particular attention will be paid to cases in which artists and architects worked in the service of governmental regimes, as in Mexican muralism in the 1920s and the construction of Brasilia, a new national capital for Brazil, in the 1950s. We will also examine those cases in which artworks and artistic networks offered a means of challenging or subverting repressive policies. Beyond politics, this course focuses on the tensions of indigenous vs. cosmopolitan, urban vs. rural, rich vs. poor, and the international dialogues that have informed the production and reception of art and architecture in the region. Group and individual visits to museums are integral aspects of this course, so that we may consider the contributions of artists from Latin America to global modern and contemporary art. This course will be taught in Spanish.

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BSAS SPAN 3310

Cultural Identity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Film  

This class will explore the ways in which racial and ethnic differences have been visualized in the United States and Argentina, both considered to be “countries of immigrants”. Students will investigate Hollywood films that analyze issues of race and ethnicity and, comparatively, examine how independent filmmakers have portrayed ethnic relations in Argentina’s social and economic reality of the 21st century. Students will study the role of film in “naturalizing” patterns of oppression, and critiquing and challenging notions of diversity.

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BSAS FILM 3301

Economic Development and Business in Argentina  

This course will explore the fundamental concepts of macroeconomics. Students will analyze the economic development of Latin American countries from a historical perspective, paying special attention to recent events in the region, and especially in Argentina; develop an understanding of economic cycles, economic growth, and the ways in which the interaction among local regions impacts economics; and apply this knowledge to a comparative study of the evolution of various Latin American economies.

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BSAS ECON 3310

Global Internship Course (3 credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills; contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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BSAS INTP 3347

Global Internship Course (6 credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills; contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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BSAS INTP 3348

Global Supply Chains Management  

This course will introduce supply chain management, and investigate key issues within the operations of a business that are relevant to a firm’s ability to remain competitive in a global economy. Students will develop an understanding of the operational and tactical aspects of managing a network of multiple facilities in the supply chain; investigate their strategic implications; consider factors such as legal, ethical, operational, venture risk, and reliability, as well as specialized topics in managing global supply chains.

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BSAS BUSN 3380

International Development Cooperation in Latin America  

This course will explore development cooperation in an international context, with an emphasis on Latin America. Students will investigate development challenges faced by the international community and the rules provided by the aid effectiveness agenda; critically analyze development issues; acquire knowledge of the actors working to reduce social and economic disparities; and gain the confidence to propose a well-grounded opinion on the topic.

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BSAS INTR 3320

International Marketing  

This course will explore the scope and challenges of marketing in the international context. Students will examine the ways in which the global dimensions of technology, research, capital investment, and production impact marketing, distribution, and communication networks; acquire an understanding of how companies develop strategic, competitive plans that allow them to survive and succeed in global markets; and discuss further regional insights into key issues surrounding international marketing.

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BSAS BUSN 3372

Literature of the Americas  

This course, taught in Spanish, will explore certain literary forms that writers invented to suit modern life in the Americas. Students will read the works of three poets (Whitman, Stein, Césaire) and three fiction writers (McKay, Borges, Lispector), all of whom conceived new styles and rhythms they believed emerged from and responded to a unique set of American conditions including democracy, liberty, rights, slavery, colonialism, and racism. Students will investigate how writers respond to urgent political and social questions that life in the Americas raises.

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BSAS LITR 3312

Literature of the Americas (Spanish)  

In this course, we'll explore some of the many literary forms writers invented to suit modern life in the hemisphere Europeans first called the New World. We will read the works of three poets (Whitman, Stein, Cesaire) and three fiction writers (McKay, Borges, Lispector). All of our writers conceived new styles and rhythms they believed emerged from and responded to a unique set of American conditions. These conditions included great possibilities - democracy, liberty, rights - and terrible abuses - slavery, colonialism, racism. To confront realities of this kind, these writers revitalized language, updated sound and sense, and reconceived literature's relationship to other human activities in original and powerful ways. As we read their sometimes weird, sometimes difficult poems and stories, we will ask how writers respond through formal experimentation to the urgent political and social questions life in the Americas raises. This course will be taught in Spanish.

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BSAS SPAN 3312

South American Identities, Society, and Cultures  

This course will introduce students to a sociology and ethnography of Latin America. Students will explore the nature of Latin American modernities and identities, dynamics of Latin American societies and cultures, and social processes. Students will discuss peripheral modernity, hybridization, and issues of identity; analyze a selection of case studies before considering politics of identity, utopias, and imaginaries; and study of some of the most important social problems, conflicts, and social movements in contemporary Latin America.

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BSAS SOCY 3322

Spanish I  

This introductory course is designed for students who have no real functional ability in Spanish. Students will develop competence in four key areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; gain insight into Spanish-speaking cultures across the world; and have opportunities to practice Spanish language skills in real-world situations. The instructor will strive to use only Spanish as a means of communication, and students are expected to do the same.

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BSAS SPAN 2211

Spanish II  

This course, taught in Spanish, is designed for students who have completed Spanish I or its equivalent. Students will develop competence in four key areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; gain insight into Spanish-speaking cultures across the world; and practice Spanish language skills in real-world situations. By the end of the course, students will be able to sustain concrete exchanges on predictable topics, discuss information related to family, daily activity, immediate needs, and personal preferences.

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BSAS SPAN 2222

Spanish III  

This course, taught in Spanish, is designed for students who have completed Spanish II or its equivalent. Students will improve competence in four key areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; gain insight into Spanish-speaking cultures across the world; and practice Spanish language skills in real-world situations. By the end of the course, students will be able to narrate and describe situations using connecting discourse of paragraph length, and sustain social interactions requiring a basic exchange of information.

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BSAS SPAN 2233

Spanish IV  

This course, taught in Spanish, is designed for students who have completed Spanish III or its equivalent. Students will continue to improve competence in four key areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; expand knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures across the world; and practice Spanish language skills in real-world situations. By the end of the course, students will have solidified their ability to express themselves when talking about everyday life, and produce sentence-level language ranging from discrete sentences to paragraphs using different time frames.

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BSAS SPAN 2244

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