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AIFS: Jewish Latin America: History, Literature and Human Rights in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Third Party)

The Program

The University of Connecticut Jewish Latin America program is based in Buenos Aires, home to Latin America’s largest Jewish community, and one of the world’s most dynamic sites of the Jewish Diaspora. Students will explore and examine the city with a focus on human rights and migration as themes of global importance and take courses on Latin American Jewish Literature and Jewish History in Latin America, and will be immersed in the region’s languages and cultures.

The University of Connecticut Jewish Latin America program has been collaboratively developed and coordinated by the University of Hartford, UConn’s El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and the Human Rights Institute, all in partnership with AIFS and the Seminario Rabiníco Latinoamericano “Marshall T. Meyer” and Belgrano University in Buenos Aires.

The Academics

Students will take the following two courses on the Jewish Latin America program:

1. LLAS 3293 (3 credits) Foreign Study: Jewish History in Latin America OR HEJS 3293 (3 credits) Foreign Study: Jewish History in Latin America OR HRTS 3293 (3 credits) Foreign Study: Jewish History in Latin America (students can choose which course they would like to receive credit for)

2. LLAS 3293 (3 credits) Foreign Study: Latin American Jewish Literature OR HEJS 3293 (3 credits) Foreign Study: Latin American Jewish Literature OR HRTS 3293 (3 credits) Foreign Study: Latin American Jewish Literature (students can choose which course they would like to receive credit for).

Students will combine these courses with a Spanish language course at the University of Belgrano for a recommended 3 or 4 credits and can take an additional one or two elective courses (3 credits each) chosen from the Latin American Studies Program. Elective courses are taught in English and Spanish. Students wishing to take electives taught in Spanish must test into an Intermediate level of Spanish or above. A total of 16 semester credits are available on this program. For a list of available courses, visit this page. See the table below for a list of course equivalencies at UConn.

Important!
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”. Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study PALAS 362 Latin American Cultures and Societies 3 12/31/2018
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study PALAS 443 Tango: Gender, Nation, and Identity 3 12/31/2018
BADM 2893 Foreign Study PALAS 333 International Business in the Southern Cone 3 1/24/2014
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 310 Argentine Economy 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 330 Social Economy in Latin America 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 332 Economic Integration in Latin America 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 400 Latin America in Global Economy/Latinoamerica y la Economia Global 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 369 Historia Economica de Latinoamerica 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 370 Historia Economica 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 or POLS 2998 Foreign Study PALAS 372 Politica Economica Argentina 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 373 Economica Social en Latinoamerica 3 12/31/2018
HIST 3643 or POLS 3993 or SPAN 3293 Argentina and La Plata Region PEAL 345 Argentina, Sociedad Abierta 3 12/31/2019
HIST 3993 Foreign Study PALAS 340 History of Latin America 3 12/31/2020
HIST 3993 Foreign Study PALAS 345 Argentine History and Literature 3 12/31/2020
HRTS 3293 Foreign Study 444 Human Rights and Cultural Representation 3 6/30/2022
LLAS 3293 Foreign Study PALAS 443 Tango: Gender, Nation & Identity 3 12/31/2019
LLAS 3293 or SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 330 Estudios Culturales Argentinos 4 12/31/2019
LLAS 3609 or HIST 3609 Foreign Study PEAL 312 Historia latinoamericana del siglo XX 3 6/30/2021
POLS 3993 or HIST 3643 or SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 345 Argentina: Sociedad Abierta 3 6/30/2020
POLS 3993 Foreign Study PALAS 360 Political and Social Change 3 12/31/2018
POLS 3993 Foreign Study PALAS 366 U.S. – Latin America Relations 3 12/31/2018
POLS 3235 Latin American Politics PEAL 346 Pensamiento Politico 3 12/31/2018
POLS 2998 or ECON 2493 Political Issues PEAL 372 Politica Economica Argentina 3 12/31/2018
POLS 2998 Political Issues PEAL 455 Sistemas Politicos: Los Populismos 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study INT 121 Espanol Basico 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study INT 151 Espanol Intermedio 1 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study INT 181 Espanol Intermedio 2 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study INT 221 Espanol Avanzado 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SPAN 226 Producción Oral Avanzada 2 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SPAN 156 Producción Oral Intermedia 2 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SPAN 120 Espanol Basico 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study PALAS 370 Argentina: The Making of a Country Through its Literature 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SPAN 150 Espanol Intermedio A 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SPAN 155 Espanol Intermedio B 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study PALAS 372 Latin American Literature 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study PALAS 420 Jorge Luis Borges: Visions of Culture and Knowledge 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3266 + SPAN 3293 Spanish American Fiction + Foreign Study PEAL 321 Literatura Latinoamericana 3 + 1 12/31/2019
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPAN 220 Espanol Avanzado A 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPAN 200/300 Taller De Escritura: Escritura Y Comunicación 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 302 Arte argentino contemporáneo 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study Espanol Avanzado B 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 420 Estudios de género en Latinoamérica 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 444 Ficciones urbanas: Las ciudades latinoamericanas 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 454 Sociedades latinoamericanas: Los movimientos sociales 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 260 Tango Danza 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 260 Estudios Culturales Latinoamericanos 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 264 Cine Latinoamericano 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 322 Literatura Argentina 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 or LLAS 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 330 Estudios Culturales Argentines 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 331 Tango, la Expressión de Buenos Aires 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 or HIST 3643 or POLS 3993 Foreign Study PEAL 345 Argentina, Sociedad Abierta 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 442 Narrativas de lo Montruoso En Latinoamérica 3 12/31/2018
WGSS 3993 Foreign Study PALAS 380 Gender History in Latin America 4 12/31/2020

The Experience

Students on this program will live in a homestay. The homestay experience can be the most rewarding aspect of your time abroad. Students often stay in touch with their homestay family even after they have returned to the U.S. Living with a host family is the best way to learn Spanish and gain a unique insight into the local community and culture.

The Elie Wiesel Institute of Human Rights (part of the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano ‘’Marshall T. Meyer’’) will facilitate the students’ interaction with the history and current practice of human rights activism in the city. Students will have the opportunity to meet privately with the leaders of the Jewish community in Buenos Aires, participate in activities with Argentine students, visit the synagogues and other important religious and cultural sites, all while embracing a quintessentially cosmopolitan Latin American city.

In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of the local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in Argentina.

Finances

Dr. Paul B. Goodwin, Jr. endowed Study Abroad Scholarship
One of the first UConn majors in Latin American Studies, Mr. Bruce Lane remembers how traveling in Argentina impacted and transformed his life. To assist new students in having similar opportunities, Mr. Lane has generously established the Dr. Paul B. Goodwin, Jr. Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship in honor of his mentor, Emeritus Professor of History, Paul Goodwin, Jr. The purpose of the Fund is to support University students participating in Study Abroad programs to Latin American and the Caribbean. For more information contact Anne Gebelein: anne.gebelein@uconn.edu. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Spring
The Details

  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Social Sciences, Human Rights, Humanities
Language of instruction: Spanish Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.75