Study Abroad in Alta Gracia, Argentina
May 20 to June 20, 2016
The Argentina Study Abroad trip a 3½ -week school-related educational experience. The purpose of this study abroad is to learn as much about another culture and language as we can in order to learn about ourselves as beginning teachers. Spending time in schools in another culture helps us understand what it is like to be culturally different in US schools and thus to be more culturally sensitive teachers.
Participants will be assigned to a classroom (K-8) for Monday through Thursday each week in one of three very different schools in Alta Gracia. Schools are in session for half days so the placement will be for half day and the other half of the day you will visit other classrooms and schools. There will be after school activities that we will organize and also a study group meeting twice a week. We will also participate in the evenings with students in a teacher education program in Alta Gracia. On the second and third weekend, we leave Fridays on a bus to go a rural areas and Cordoba (40 minutes ride to a nearby large city) to see different kinds of schools and tourist areas/activities. The first 3 days we spend in Buenos Aires as tourists. Weebly site:http://argentinauiuc2012.weebly.com/index.html .
Projected PROGRAM COSTS (tentative):
$1850 tentative program costs (housing for 3½ weeks, buses, guides, on-site director, group travel hotels for week-end trips, some group meals, and hotel and 2 or 3 days in Buenos Aires visit)
$31 CISI health and accident insurance (required)
$1,500 approx. Airlines (Purchased on your own—ORD to COR-Cordoba, Argentina) program will provide guidance and suggestions
$ 300-$500 Non-group food and personal expenses/gifts
Further information is available at: http://argentinauiuc2012.weebly.com/index.html
For questions or to meet for more information, contact Dr. Marilyn Parsons, email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Argentina Study Abroad Program
May 23rd to June 20th, 2016
(Due November 30th)
email application to: Dr. Marilyn Parsons: email@example.com or to Marilyn’s faculty mailbox in 311
Concentration areas (elementary/middle school, secondary, content area major):
Endorsements you are working toward, if any:
Spanish language skills (not required for this program):
Current overall GPA: _______; _____ first year ____ sophomore ____junior ____senior
Previous study abroad experiences, if any:
Two paragraphs about why you are interested in this study abroad program and what you expect to gain from it.