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Summer: Rutgers- Language Learning and Community Engagement in Argentina
Rosario, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 03/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 07/26/2015 08/16/2015
NOTE: Tentative program dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Greg Spear
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Suggested G.P.A.:
Good Academic Standing
Number of Credits per Semester:
3
Program Type:
Faculty Led
Faculty Director:
Crystal Marull
Enrollment Restrictions:
Language Learning Track: completed 2 semesters of college Spanish (101 and 102) or equivalent (121), Service Learning Track: completed 4 semesters of college Spanish (132) or equivalent
Non-Rutgers Students:
Yes
Service Learning:
Yes
Program Description:
Argentina ISL

The Program
  • Explore modern Argentinian culture and society in all its complexity, from national heritage to contemporary social problems, through a combination of community engagement, coursework, and intensive language immersion.
  • Intensify your Spanish language acquisition through a homestay with an Argentinian family; likewise, all coursework, service learning, and excursions are conducted entirely in Spanish.
  • Choose from two separate but integrated tracks: service-learning and community engagement track for students with advanced Spanish proficiency; intensive language-learning track designed to immerse beginner and intermediate Spanish speakers through intensive coursework and experiential learning opportunities in the Rosario community.
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. 

 
Academics
The Language Learning and Community Engagement in Argentina program offers two different tracks with a shared mission and objectives.
  • To promote youth welfare through education.
  • To appreciate culture, language, and modern society in Argentina as opposed to a European Spanish society.
  • To engage with social challenges and educational needs of marginalized elementary and secondary school children.
  • To communicate effectively in unfamiliar and culturally diverse environments.
  • To improve Spanish communication skills.
Track 1: Service Learning in the Rosario School System
The Service Learning track is intended for students with advanced Spanish skills who are interested in promoting social justice and community development in a Spanish-speaking classroom setting. Students will work closely with the Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano (UCEL) and El Centro de la Comunidad La Paz (La Paz) to experience first-hand the challenges and complexities facing impoverished schools and communities in Argentina. Students will prepare lessons on social issues (e.g., bullying) and will support teachers in elementary and high school classrooms. The schools are located in a marginalized neighborhood (25 minutes from the city center) where many students live below the poverty line in unstable family situations. This service will be complemented by excursions and seminars focused on cultural, political, and historical topics of Argentina.  *All majors welcomed.

Track 2: Intensive Language Learning
The Intensive Language Learning track is intended for students with a low-intermediate level of Spanish (Prereq: Span 101, 102, or 121) interested in improving Spanish language skills in an immersive and experiential learning environment. Students will take intensive conversation and language classes provided by the local faculty at the Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano (UCEL) complemented by excursions and seminars focused on cultural, political, and historical topics of Argentina. Students will also have the opportunity to volunteer at El Centro de la Comunidad La Paz (La Paz), to experience first-hand the challenges and complexities facing impoverished schools and communities in Latin America.  *All majors welcomed.

The program’s preliminary 2015 syllabus will be available during the fall semester.

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.
  • 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.
  • Weekly cultural activities will be organized based on current shows, expositions, and activities offered in Rosario.
  • Las Pampas: visit to rural Argentina will showcase the lifestyles of rural Argentina, Gaucho country (optional).
  • Tango Show: an evening of romance and nostalgia enjoying the culturally significant dance of the Tango and Milonga (optional).

Program Dates
Summer 2015
Arrival: July 26th
Departure: August 16th
PLEASE NOTE: Students should depart NJ/NY on July 25th in order to arrive by the program start date.
*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 2015
  NJ Residents Non-NJ Residents
Undergraduate TBD TBD
Graduate TBD TBD
 
PROGRAM COST INCLUDES (Billable)  
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PROGRAM COST DOES NOT INCLUDE (Non-Billable)  
•Travel to/from Argentina •Some Meals
•Major Medical Insurance •Some Optional Excursions
•Rutgers Summer Session Fee •All Personal Expenses

For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses please download and review the Argentina 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.

Center for Global Education Global Reach Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.  Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.

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


2013 Student Blogs
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