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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cordoba, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Abroad Year Application Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Maymester 2019 02/09/2019 ** N/A 05/16/2019 06/04/2019

** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
Fact Sheet:
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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:
Human Rights in Argentina
May 16, 2019- June 4, 2019 | 3
Program Director Contact Info: Dr. Gabriel Kuperminc | 404-413-6281 | gkuperminc@gsu.edu

Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 

Argentina GSU's Maymester Program in Human Rights in Argentina is an exciting 3 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 lectures by professors from the National University of Cordoba and human rights activists and other persons familiar with the topic. 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 Gender Studies who have an interest in international approaches within their disciplines.

Argentina There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. There will also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing.

Day 1 - Depart Atlanta (typically an overnight flight leaving in the late afternoon or evening)
Day 2 - Arrive in Cordoba (afternoon)
Day 3 - Walking/photo tour of Cordoba, Blogging Workshop, Evening Artisan fair
Day 4 - Guided city tour of Cordoba and surrounding area
Day 5 - Visit Jesuit Block, D2 memory site, afternoon lecture
Day 6 - Field trip to La Perla memory and nearby towns
Day 7 - Hiking trip to La Cumbrecita (mountain village, hiking)
Day 8 - Field trip to Alta Gracia (Jesuit Estancia, Che Guevarra's House)
Day 9 - Visit to National University of Cordoba
Day 10 - National Holiday, local festivities, Optional museum, Parque Sarmiento, Zoo
Day 11 - Free day, overnight bus to Buenos Aires
Day 12 - Arrive in Buenos Aires, afternoon march with Madres of Plaza de Mayo
Day 13 - Field trip to Parque de Memoria, ESMA
Day 14 - City tour, Recoleta cemetery, Eva Perón museum
Day 15 - Field trip to Virrey Cevallos memory site
Day 16 - National Holiday free day, shopping and optional tours
Day 17 - Field trip to El Atletico memory site
Day 18 - Bus tour to La Boca and San Telmo neighborhoods
Day 19 - Free day, afternoon departure to airport
Day 20 - Arrive in Atlanta

Accommodations

Participants will stay in a comfortable, double-occupancy hotel near downtown Cordoba, and in a hotel in the center of Buenos Aires.
ArgentinaThe program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
  • 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.

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). Honors credits can be arranged. Graduate students should register for PSYC6650. Students from other institutions should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $2,300 , PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
  • Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Travel between cities & local transit
  • Selected city orientations
  • Group cultural events
  • One additional dinner
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
  • Georgia State tuition and fees
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Additional meals
  • Excess baggage charges and tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel not associated with the program
Payment Schedule
February 15, 2019: $500
March 15, 2019: $1000
April 19, 2019: $800

All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not availble in time to use for your inital payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:

  • Meet the eligibility requriements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
Argentina Students participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:
  • Sun exposure
  • Long distance walking

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
Argentina Study Abroad Advising

Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website.

Location

Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529
mystudyabroad@gsu.edu