Globalization and Community Responses in Argentina
New AEA spring semester program! Read about the program’s successful start in 2013 here.
Gain hands-on experience and cultural immersion exploring community-driven responses to globalization in Bariloche, Argentina
- Explore the impacts of globalization, and community-based initiatives that are re-envisioning patterns of socio-economic change in Bariloche, and the Patagonia region of Argentina
- Engage directly with community efforts through service learning tailored to your interests in Latin American Studies, Community Development, Public Health, Environmental Studies, or Community Arts, among others
- Study with Argentine students and faculty in Spanish, and live with an Argentine family for full cultural immersion
- Advance your Spanish language skills through intensive language study and daily practice
In Bariloche, Argentina, students learn first-hand how local communities have responded to the need to preserve their cultural identities, jobs, family well-being, and the environment as global and national pressures impact their lives and the Patagonia region. From the dynamic socio-political history of Argentina and recent economic crisis, to issues of social exclusion and poverty, indigenous Mapuche cultural identity, and environmental sustainability, students will engage in theory and practice through local Service Learning projects and a Core Seminar.
In addition, students study Spanish language in a pre-semester intensive and semester-long tutorial, as well as select additional semester courses to take with Argentine students and faculty at the Universidad Fraternidad de Agrupaciones Santo Tomas de Aquino (FASTA). Students live in homestays for full cultural immersion. AEA Assistant Director and Academic Coordinator for the Argentina program, Luisa Bieri Rios, leads program orientation and team teaches the Seminar with faculty from FASTA.