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Global Cities

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 28, 2019
thru June 22, 2019
Program Fee: $12,995
Application Deadline November 15, 2018

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 Center. 

 

 

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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!

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I realized that I was truly a citizen of the world while living in Argentina. I felt very integrated throughout my trip. I had the chance to give back to the community and volunteer. This was the most impactful part of my experience.

Delonte Eguwatu

Morehouse College

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionEarn 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.
  • HousingYou 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.
  • ActivitiesSocial events include a city tour, a tango show and dance lesson, and a trip to the Tigre Delta, plus an arrival reception, mid-term dinner, and a farewell ceremony. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
  • InternshipPart-time internships earn 3-6 credits. Note: you must have at least 4 semesters of Spanish to participate.
  • My Global CityCAPA-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.
  • ExcursionFull-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.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportWe maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience.
  • InsuranceAs a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
  • SupportThe CAPA Buenos Aires team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.

Courses

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Buenos Aires  

Cities around the world are striving to be global. Buenos Aires is one of the largest cities in Latin America and dominates Argentina's economic, political, social and cultural processes, exerting great influence over national and regional development. This course examines the emergence of this elegant, cosmopolitan city as Argentina's gateway to the world, the impact of rapid population growth and the influx of trans-national organizations into the city. Students will gain insights into the ways in which globalization has affected the city and its inhabitants; analyze the changing nature of Buenos Aires' relationship with the rest of the world; and examine the major urban challenges facing the city today. The course also aims to help students contextualize their travels and encounters in the city, and to develop informed interpretations of their experience, as well as enhancing their understanding of recent Argentine history, culture and society. Topics will include the legacy of Spanish colonization, transition to democracy and recent impacts of Argentina's debt crisis on the city as well as Buenos Aires' significance as a cultural hub.

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BSAS URBS 3345

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 examine the ways in which racial and ethnic differences have been visualized in the United States and Argentina. Students will study how Hollywood has created films that analyze issues of race and ethnicity in a multicultural United States and, in a comparative perspective, examine how independent filmmakers have portrayed ethnic relations in Argentina's social and economic reality of the 21st century. Syllabus is coming soon; contact us for more details.

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BSAS FILM 3310

Economic Development and Business in Argentina  

The course analyzes the economic development of the region from a historical perspective, paying special attention to some recent events in the region and in Argentina. The students will learn a variety of concepts, which will enable them to comprehend economic cycles, economic growth and the way regions interact with one another. This framework will be used to approach the study of the way in which the economy of different Latin American countries has evolved.

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BSAS ECON 3310

Global Internship Workshop (3 credits)  

The Global Internship Workshop is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their internship placement (and living abroad) experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience (session), which aims to develop students' personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The Global Internship Workshop fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning, whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other Global Internship Workshop themes, through comparative global analysis. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through a selection of CAPA Masterclasses given by leading professionals from a diverse range of fields. Thus, the weekly discussion-based sessions with their active learning approach, gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, critical thinking and organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.

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BSAS INTP 3347

Global Internship Workshop (6 credits)  

The Global Internship Workshop is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their internship placement (and living abroad) experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience (session), which aims to develop students' personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The Global Internship Workshop fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning, whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other Global Internship Workshop themes, through comparative global analysis. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through a selection of CAPA Masterclasses given by leading professionals from a diverse range of fields. Thus, the weekly discussion-based sessions with their active learning approach, gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, critical thinking and organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.

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BSAS INTP 3348

Global Supply Chains Management  

Supply chain management (SCM) is becoming more and more important for businesses as the scope to outsource globally increases. Companies now have to deal with emerging countries just beginning to compete in global markets. A supply chain is the network of entities from the raw material supplier at one end, going through the plants, warehouses and distribution centres, to retailers, and sometimes the final customer, at the other end. Supply chain management is the integrated management of the flow and storage of materials, information and funds between the entities comprising the supply chain. The main objective of the supply chain is to create and enhance value as the product, in its intermediate or final form, progresses through the network. Supply chain management is by its very nature an international (global) discipline.

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BSAS BUSN 3380

International Development Cooperation in Latin America  

This course will explore development cooperation in an international context, focusing as much as possible on Latin America. It will describe chosen development challenges faced by the international community, and the actors working on reducing social and economic disparities. The class will use a variety of examples, including guest-speakers from the development professions, and insist on exchange of opinions.

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BSAS INTR 3320

International Economics  

The International Economics module provides an understanding of the key economic issues in the global business environment. The course provides an understanding of how global businesses are impacted by real world developments in economics, politics and finance. The business environment is dynamic in nature. The course coverage is therefore updated periodically to include current real world evidence as well as recent academic and empirical findings. The five broad topics covered in the course are: Globalisation, Country Differences, Cross-Border Trade & Investment, the Global Monetary System, and Competing in a Global Market Place.

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BSAS BUSN 3374

International Human Rights  

The first part of the course examines the origins and development of international human rights law and the basic key principles that underlie this body of international law. During the first part of the course we examine the rights and duties set out in the International Bill of Rights. We further explore some of the tensions, problems and challenges involved in translating the theory of human rights into practice. The second part of this course deals with the politics of human rights at the international level. It examines the relations among states based on the human rights discourse, and the intervention of other non-state actors. In this section we also study the history of human rights and we will discuss the current crisis of human rights as well as the future direction of them. The third part of the course examines the work and effectiveness of the international and regional human rights laws and enforcement machinery. We evaluate the United Nation’s (UN) Charter and Treaty-based human rights machinery and regional human rights systems. During this part of the course particular emphasis will be placed upon an examination of the regional systems in the Americas and Europe. In order to better appreciate the workings of these systems, we may also consider their standards and mechanisms in relation to selected substantive rights. The final part of this course examines a number of selected topics in international human rights law. During this section of the course we review another branch of international law that intersect with international human rights law (namely international humanitarian law) and we give attention to the rights of a number of particular groups. Syllabus coming soon!

BSAS INTR 3321

International Marketing  

This International Marketing course will help you develop an understanding of the scope and challenges of marketing in the international context. The course examines how the global dimensions technology, research, capital investment and production impact marketing, distribution and communication networks. The breadth of this course will provide insights into the increasingly interdependent global economic and physical environment and its impact on international marketing. Globalisation has led to increasing interdependence. Connecting the dots has thus become essential to the survival and success of businesses, even those not operating in the international arena. By examining these linkages, the students will gain an understanding of how companies develop strategic plans that are competitive to survive and succeed in these global markets. The unique localised content provided by the CAPA centres will present further regional insights into the key issues surrounding marketing from an international perspective.

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BSAS BUSN 3372

Literature of the Americas  

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 English.

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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 approaches sociology from a Latin American standpoint. It deals with some of the main, and classical, sociological concepts and theories, to later explore them in the Latin American context. The class provides students with theoretical tools to analyze society and social process. It will develop, and encourage, critical and reflective thinking about contemporary social life and social structures in general, and in Latin America in particular. In this course students will not only be introduced to some of the principal theories, concepts, and ideas in sociology, but they will also explore them from a Latin American point of view and by focusing on Latin American social processes.

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BSAS SOCY 3322

Spanish I  

Students who will enter Spanish 1 have no real functional ability in the target language. During the course of the semester, they will practice the ability to exchange greetings, provide information about themselves, and name familiar objects from their immediate environment. The will also learn to elaborate and answer basic questions through the use of essential vocabulary. By the end of the semester, students will develop competence in the four skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) to handle a successful number of uncomplicated communicative tasks in social situations. They will develop the ability to have a conversation about personal information or everyday topics that affects them directly. They will be able to respond to simple direct questions and request information. In addition, they will be introduced to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and its people.

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BSAS SPAN 2211

Spanish II  

During the course of the semester, students will learn how to produce short sentences using different tenses and moods to be able to widen the quantity and quality of information that they can provide about themselves. Students will build on their previously developed knowledge of cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and its people. By the end of the semester, students will develop competence in the four skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) so that they can sustain concrete exchanges on predictable topics necessary for surviving in the target culture. In addition, they will be able to express personal meaning and discuss information related to self and family, daily activity, and immediate needs, but also personal preferences.

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BSAS SPAN 2222

Spanish III  

During the course of the semester, students will improve the four skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) through reading activities, compositions assignments, and short films. Students will expand their knowledge of cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and its people. By the end of the semester, students will be able to handle a substantial number of communicative tasks most of the time. They will develop the ability to narrate and describe in all major frames using connecting discourse of paragraph length. They will have learned to sustain successfully social interaction requiring a basic exchange of information related to their work, school, recreation, particular interests and areas of competence.

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BSAS SPAN 2233

Spanish IV / Conversational  

By the end of the semester, students will have developed the ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to everyday life. They will be able to recombine learned material to express personal meaning. They will have solidified their ability to produce sentence-level language ranging from discrete sentences to a string of sentences, most of the time using different time frames. Students will expand their knowledge of cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and its people.

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BSAS SPAN 2244

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