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Summer: Rutgers- Language Education in Argentina
Rosario, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Greg Spear
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Suggested G.P.A.:
Good Academic Standing
Number of Credits per Semester:
4
Program Type:
Faculty Led
Faculty Director:
Nydia Flores
Enrollment Restrictions:
Completed Spanish 132 & interview with faculty leader
Non-Rutgers Students:
Yes
Service Learning:
Yes
Program Description:
Argentina ISL

The Program
  • Volunteer in a Spanish-speaking elementary and secondary school in an economically underprivileged neighborhood, while enrolling in a seminar on Argentinian language, culture, historical memory, and education.
  • Engage in active participation in Spanish language teaching and lesson planning, while experiencing firsthand the challenges and complexities that face a school system in a community where many students live below the poverty line.
  • Intensify your Spanish language acquisition through a homestay with an Argentinian family; likewise, all coursework, service learning, and excursions are conducted entirely in Spanish.
Your Host City: Rosario
Rosario is a lively, modern city with a diverse mix of cultural influences that are apparent in the neighborhoods, businesses, and architecture of the city.  Here in Argentina’s third largest city, you will find beautiful parks and beaches, and delicious cuisine that exhibit the deep roots of the country’s Italian and Spanish populations.  There are also many modern museums displaying the work of some of the most famous modern Argentinean artists, such as Rosario’s own Antonio Berni. 
 
LA CAPITAL, August 17, 2013
"A Rosario para hablar el español y conocer las costumbres argentinas"

Academics
Service Learning at Rosario School System
Service learning activities will take place in both elementary and high school teaching environments, located within 25 miles from Rosario’s center.  The schools are in marginalized neighborhoods where many students come from single parent homes or live below the poverty line according to Argentinean standards.
 
The objective of this experience is to expose participants to several challenges that will develop your awareness in:
  • Teaching in an overcrowded environment for the first time.
  • To achieve an understanding of Argentina, its culture, language, history, education, and society.
  • To understand Spanish in Latin America as opposed to in a European Spanish society.
  • To acquire an understanding of the educational needs of marginalized elementary and secondary school children/students.
  • To gain knowledge of Argentinean lifestyles by living with Rosarino families.
Upon completion of the program you will receive 4 credits in Topics in Language Education.  It is not possible to take classes not-for-credit, nor is it possible to take classes as Pass/Fail.

To view the program’s preliminary 2014 syllabus, please click here.  Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.


Excursions
The program itinerary includes several group excursions, designed to enhance student learning about the history, culture, and contemporary society of the host community.  Past excursions have included:
  • Rosario City Tour: Tour of the Paraña River, the Monumento de la Independencia, and all the barrios of Rosario.
  • El Museo Municipal de Arte Decorativo Firma y Odilio Estevez (Municipal Museum of Decorative Art): a museum that illustrates the richness of the European influences in Argentina during the 19th-20th centuries.
  • Las Pampas: visit to rural Argentina will showcase the lifestyles of rural Argentina, Gaucho country.  
  • Buenos Aires: a trip to the capital will include visits to the City center, the Cinco de Mayo Plaza, and the Cathedral, among other sites.
  • La Noche de Tango in Buenos Aires: will be a remarkable occasion to witness the history of the dance, its historical and artistic origins.

Program Dates
Summer 2014
Arrival: July 29th
Departure: August 15th
PLEASE NOTE: Students should depart NJ/NY on July 28th in order to arrive by the program start date.  Likewise, you will arrive in the US on August 16th.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the program dates have been confirmed. 

Academic Calendar

Academic Year: Early September  – Early August
Spring Semester: Late March – Early August
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the APU Academic Calendar web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 
Academic Calendar

Academic Year: Early September  – Early August
Spring Semester: Late March – Early August
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the APU Academic Calendar web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 
Academic Calendar

Academic Year: Early September  – Early August
Spring Semester: Late March – Early August
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the APU Academic Calendar web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 
Academic Calendar

Academic Year: Early September  – Early August
Spring Semester: Late March – Early August
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the APU Academic Calendar web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 
Academic Calendar

Academic Year: Early September  – Early August
Spring Semester: Late March – Early August
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the APU Academic Calendar web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 
Academic Calendar

Academic Year: Early September  – Early August
Spring Semester: Late March – Early August
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the APU Academic Calendar web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Academic Calendar

Academic Year: Early September  – Early August
Spring Semester: Late March – Early August
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the APU Academic Calendar web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed


Academic Calendar

Academic Year: Early September  – Early August
Spring Semester: Late March – Early August
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the APU Academic Calendar web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirm
Accommodations and Meals
You will be a hosted by a Rosarino family during your stay in Rosario.  The purpose of the homestay is to create more opportunities for local interaction with residents of Rosario and to increase your Spanish proficiency.  This interaction will provide you with a different, more informal kind of Spanish language use.

Breakfasts and dinners are provided by host families but, in many cases, sharing duties such as cooking one of your favorite meals is also welcomed.  Argentinean lifestyles differ from American ones in that most people in Argentina eat dinner rather late or go out to dinner after 9pm.  UCEL will provide you with guidelines regarding your expected conduct while residing with the host family.


Financial Information
Program Cost: Summer 2014
  NJ Residents Non-NJ Residents
Undergraduate $4,475 $4,795
Graduate $4,695 $4,991


PROGRAM COST INCLUDES (Billable)  
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PROGRAM COST DOES NOT INCLUDE (Non-Billable)  
•Travel to/from Argentina •Some Meals
•Major Medical Insurance •All Personal Expenses
•Rutgers Summer Session Fee  

For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses please download and review the Argentina Expenses Worksheet:
Argentina Summer 2014 Expenses Worksheet

For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.

As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.


Scholarships
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

International Service Learning Scholarship- Available to Rutgers students participating in Rutgers International Service Learning programs.  Students have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA to apply.  Information on how to apply will be released to students after their acceptance. 
Early decision deadline: February 21, 5:00PM.  Final scholarship deadline: March 26, 5:00PM.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.