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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cordoba, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Abroad Year Application Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Maymester 2018 02/09/2018 ** N/A 05/10/2018 05/29/2018

** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing: Hotel/Hostel
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Gabriel Kuperminc Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: Psychology Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:

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      Human Rights in Argentina
"I would recommend study abroad to everyone for one simple reason: there is no better way to spend class time than in another country. The opportunity to bring the classroom outside of a university is an opportunity that everyone should have the opportunity to do." - Aurianna
 
CORDOBA AND BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
5/10/18-5/29/18

            3 Hours Credit, CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH
Study Abroad in Argentina, PSYC4650 (crosslisted with SPAN3395 at the undergraduate level) or PSYC6650 (at the graduate level)

            Sponsored by the Department of Psychology, the Department of World Languages and Cultures, the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, and the Center for Human Rights and Democracy Studies.

Helpful Links

Students interested in speaking with program alumni can browse our Alumni Reference Network. The Alumni Reference Network is password-protected and only accessible to GSU students. Please contact the Study Abroad Office at (404) 413-2529 or mystudyabroad@gsu.edu for the password.

Please click the link for the Human Rights in Argentina: From Dictatorship to Democracy (1976-Today) brochure (coming soon!)
Please click the link for the Program Description for Medical Evaluations (coming soon!)

THE PROGRAM
GSU’s Maymester Program in Human Rights in Argentina is an exciting 2 ½ week examination of Argentina’s transition from dictatorship to democracy after undergoing the most traumatic period in its history: The military dictatorship in which 30,000 people were abducted, tortured, and killed in secret detention places. The program is conducted in ENGLISH and no knowledge of Spanish is required. Students will spend the first 10 days in Cordoba (Argentina’s second largest city), where thousands disappeared and gross violations of human rights took place. During that time, students will attend morning lectures by professors from the National University of Cordoba and human rights activists and other persons familiar with the topic. Afternoon field trips will include a visit to the Cabildo (the old City Hall building), which housed the D2 Police Intelligence Unit and La Perla former concentration camp. Visits to tourist sites will include the city of Alta Gracia with Ché Guevara’s house and museum, and the colonial Jesuit Estancias. The last week will be spent in Buenos Aires (Argentina’s capital and largest city), where students will visit offices of human rights organizations, such as the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, former secret detention centers the ESMA and El Atletico, and the Parque de la Memoria memorial wall and sculpture garden. This interdisciplinary program is suited for students majoring in Psychology or the literature/culture concentration of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, and students pursuing a certificate degree in Latin American Studies through the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies. The program is also suited for students in departments such as Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, or Women’s Studies who have an interest in international approaches within their disciplines.
 
ACCOMMODATIONS
Participants will stay in a comfortable, double-occupancy hotel near downtown Cordoba, and in a hotel in the center of Buenos Aires.
 
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disabilities at the time of application.
 
ELIGIBILITY
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
 
CREDITS AND COURSES
Participants who successfully complete the program’s course, Study Abroad in Argentina will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduates should register for PSYC4650 (cross listed with SPAN3395). Graduate students should register for PSYC6650. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
 
COST
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The cost is tentatively set at $2,300 (this does not include airfare). Students pay regular Georgia State University tuition and fees in addition to the program cost.  Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
 
In order to allow for students who want to stay in Argentina after completion of the program or to use frequent flyer miles, etc., we have not included airfare in the cost estimate. Students should make arrangements as soon as possible to arrive in Cordoba on or before May 10 (typical flights are overnight, so students should expect to depart on May 9 or earlier) with departure from Buenos Aires on or after May 29 (arrival in Atlanta the following day).
 
Price Includes
All ground transportation, excursions, and entrance fees in Cordoba and Buenos Aires
1 meal per day (breakfast is included with hotel stay), some additional meals included
Hotels in Cordoba and Buenos Aires (15 nights)
Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Cordoba-Buenos Aires bus 

Price Does Not Include
Georgia State tuition and fees
Public transportation in Buenos Aires
Round-trip airfare
Passport
Personal expenses and excess baggage charges 

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
 
February 9, 2018          $500 deposit with application
March 9, 2018               $1000 payment
April 20, 2018                $800 remaining balance
(All payments are non-refundable upon receipt)
 
 
FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Georgia State University students are also eligible to apply for the IEF Study Abroad Scholarship / Georgia State University Foundation Scholarship. Visit the website at mystudyabroad.gsu.edu for the application or contact the Office of International Initiatives, Study Abroad Programs at 404-413-2529, for more information.
 
Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 404-413-2400 for information on how financial aid might apply towards the program.
 
Students have the option of purchasing an “International Student ID Card” from STA Travel for travel discounts in participating countries. For more information, visit the STA Travel website at www.sta-travel.com.
 
APPLICATION INFORMATION
Students interested in applying should select 'Apply Now' and begin an online application. The application deadline is February 9, 2018.  Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of application.
 
Transient Students: Please see the Transient Student Procedure in the application packet.
 
International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at 404/413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
 
TENTATIVE ITINERARY
Highlights of the projected program are listed below. The university reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
May 10             Depart Atlanta
May 11             Arrive in Cordoba (afternoon)
May 12             Walking/photo tour of Cordoba, Blogging Workshop, Evening Artisan fair
May 13             Guided city tour of Cordoba and surrounding area
May 14             Visit Jesuit Block, D2 memory site, afternoon lecture
May 15             Field trip to La Perla memory and nearby towns
May 16             Hiking trip to La Cumbrecita (mountain village, hiking)
May 17             Field trip to Alta Gracia (Jesuit Estancia, Che Guevarra’s House).
May 18             Visit to National University of Cordoba
May 19             Lunch at Buen Pastor, Optional visits to museum, Parque Sarmiento, Zoo
May 20             Free day, overnight bus to Buenos Aires
May 21             Arrive in Buenos Aires, afternoon march with Madres of Plaza de Mayo
May 22             Field trip to Parque de Memoria, ESMA
May 23             City tour, Recoleta cemetery, Eva Perón museum
May 24             Field trip to Virrey Cevallos memory site
May 25             National holiday Free day, shopping and optional tours
May 26             Field trip to El Atletico memory site
May 27             Bus tour to La Boca and San Telmo neighborhoods
May 28             Free day, afternoon departure to airport
May 29             Arrive in Atlanta                        

 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Gabriel Kuperminc
Department of Psychology
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 5010
Atlanta, GA 30302
Telephone: 404-413-6281
E-mail: gkuperminc@gsu.edu