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LATIN AMERICA SEMESTER | YEAR | SUMMER


LATIN AMERICA

PROGRAMS 2017-2018

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 2 Connect With Us 2 About IFSA-Butler 3 Map of Program Locations 4 Your Future Self Thanks You 5 Future-Focused Study Abroad 6 Beyond the Classroom 8 Afford Your Journey 11 The IFSA-Butler Difference 12 Subject Index

PROGRAMS 20 24 24 30 30

ARGENTINA Area Studies in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Advanced Spanish Study Options Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

32 CHILE 36 Chilean Universities Program, Santiago 36 Chilean Universities Program, Valparaíso 38 COSTA RICA 42 Universidad Nacional Partnership 42 Environmental Studies Concentration

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44 CUBA 48 Universidad de La Habana Partnership

Housing with a host family

50 ECUADOR 54 Rehearsing Change

One or more meals per day included

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MEXICO Mérida Universities Program

Location: Medium city

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PERU Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Partnership

Location: Large city

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location: Metropolitan area

68 National Advisors Council Executive Committee 68 Acknowledgments 69 Program Comparison Chart

Internship available Special scholarship opportunity Summer program available

Photos from our alumni appear throughout this book. Many thanks to our students for their contributions!

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CONNECT WITH US The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) was founded in 1988 on the campus of Butler University as a provider of study abroad programming for U.S. undergraduates. Over time, IFSA-Butler has maintained its independence as a non-profit organization and its close connection with Butler University. The organization has also preserved its foundational commitment to providing high-quality study abroad opportunities with integrated academic guidance and individualized support to foster student success.

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Argentina has fascinated me since I took a class on the sociology surrounding their popular music. I knew they have an interesting literary culture to which I wanted to be exposed; a bookstore on every corner and a climate in which people love to read and discuss literature. –Natalie DeRosa, Temple University Argentine Universities Program, 2013

CUBA

Heredia

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QUITO

ECUADOR

Valparaíso Viña del Mar

CONTACT US

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LIMA

IFSA-Butler continues to broaden both its scope of programming and its global presence in dynamic countries of ever-increasing scholarly, political and economic interest. IFSA-Butler offers a range of study abroad program models and flexible academic options which draw upon theory and evidence-based practice to align innovative programming with the needs of partners and students.

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I chose Costa Rica because I wanted to do something different. At my university, most people who study abroad in Latin America choose Buenos Aires or Santiago, but I wanted to go a little more off the grid. Also, Costa Rica had great outdoor adventure opportunities which I took full advantage of.

SANTIAGO

Peru looked like an amazing place for travel and I was really excited about the immersion and volunteer aspects of the IFSA-Butler program! –Amelia Conrad, Tulane University Lima, Peru, 2012

Mendoza

BUENOS AIRES

I chose Chile because I wanted a relatively developed country to go along with my studies of economics, Hispanic studies and international development, and because it is a unique country, sandwiched between mountains and the ocean. –Sarah Henrickson, Macalester College Santiago, Chile, 2015

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YOUR FUTURE SELF THANKS YOU

KOICHI HAGIMOTO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SPANISH, WELLESLEY COLLEGE IFSA-BUTLER ALUM 2003 MENDOZA, ARGENTINA PROGRAM

“My decision to study abroad would not have been possible without Soka University of America, one of a few universities in the country where all students are required to study in a foreign country. Before participating in the IFSA-Butler program, I had never imagined myself teaching Spanish! My study abroad experience influenced my professional career in terms of both teaching and research, and I advise all my students to study in a Spanish-speaking country because I know from my own experience how transformative it can be.�

FUTURE-FOCUSED STUDY ABROAD More than just an opportunity to see the world, our programs integrate critical lifelong skills designed to help you achieve your goals. This is the essence of Future-Focused Study Abroad. IFSA-Butler offers more than 100 dynamic study abroad programs in 53 cities across the globe. Comprehensive academic, personal and logistical support allows our students to focus on making the most of the experience. Through our local staff experts, our students develop insider knowledge of the local community. Internships, directed research options, volunteer opportunities, community-based learning and our signature Exploring Community & Culture course all facilitate critical skill development. Many of our programs are based at preeminent institutions abroad offering direct access to academic departments distinguished as leaders in their respective disciplines, while other programs offer IFSA-Butler courses taught by local experts. All programs are structured to engage students and promote growth. The choice to study abroad is one of the best decisions you can make. You are sure to thank yourself for the opportunity to interact with another culture and learn about yourself in the process.

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BEYOND THE CLASSROOM In today’s competitive job market, every ounce of experience counts. You can maximize your study abroad adventure by combining classroom work with directed research, communitybased learning, volunteering or an internship. These opportunities will give you even greater exposure to your host community, enhance your intercultural skills and look great on a resume!

INTERNSHIPS ABROAD Immerse yourself in the professional culture of another country while establishing an international network of colleagues and demonstrating your ability to navigate a global, multicultural business world.

DIRECTED RESEARCH With the help of a faculty guide, you will create a research project that will serve as a tangible and meaningful product that showcases your commitment to your academic topic.

COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES Community-based learning opportunities carry academic credit while providing a chance for active involvement in your host community.

VOLUNTEER Give back to your adopted community abroad through meaningful work as a volunteer. Opportunities are available in a wide variety of interests, with activities ranging from a single-day project to a commitment for an entire semester.

EXAMINE COMMUNITY IDENTITY Our exclusive Exploring Community & Culture (C&C) course offers you the opportunity to experience your host city in a way most visitors never can. This 3-credit option fosters intercultural dialogue and a greater understanding of global society. Some programs offer an on-site class, while students in other locations can join a global cohort of other IFSA-Butler students worldwide by taking the class online. Using your host city as your laboratory, C&C will help you experience and examine cultural as well as personal identity.

JOIN A COMMUNITY Wondering how you might make local friends and actually feel more like a local? Every IFSA-Butler program gives students the opportunity to engage in a community of their choosing. Whether an on-campus club or a group based in the wider host community, IFSA-Butler programs facilitate true integration with the culture.

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AFFORD YOUR JOURNEY FINANCIAL AID

Many students don’t realize that financial aid can help pay for study abroad. Pell Grants, Stafford Loans and PLUS loans can apply to your IFSA-Butler program. College grants and scholarships, Perkins Loans, state grants and loans, and 529 plans may also be used for study abroad, but you’ll need to ask your home campus financial aid office about their policies for transferring these types of aid.

We believe that study abroad is within reach for every student, so we’re committed to helping you identify funding sources. We can assist you with your financial aid transfer, and we offer a wide range of scholarships and grants to help defray the cost of studying abroad.

VETERANS BENEFITS

If you are a recipient of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, you may use your tuition benefits for study abroad. This process can differ among U.S. colleges and universities, so you will want to start the conversation early with your home campus study abroad office to determine the best billing procedure for your institution.

WORK-TO-STUDY GRANT PROGRAM

Gain some work experience and earn spending money while you are abroad! With the Work-to-Study grant, students complete projects for IFSA-Butler in exchange for a stipend between $300 and $1,000, depending on the scope and involvement of the projects completed. These grant opportunities are available to all students, with special consideration to those already on federal work study at their home campus. Work-to-Study positions are determined by current and frequently changing project needs at IFSA-Butler, but could include: • Marketing and communications • Graphic design • Photography and videography • Peer advising • Research • Creative writing

SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are available to any student enrolled in a summer, semester, or full year IFSA-Butler or Alliance program. See our complete list and full details online at www.ifsa-butler.org/scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY / REQUIREMENTS

IFSA-Butler Scholarships Any IFSA-Butler program

$500 for summer $1,500 for semester $2,500 for full year

UpFront Program

Any IFSA-Butler program

Approx. $1,000

Fill the GAP Program

Students save money prior to study abroad

Matching scholarship, up to $1,000

First Generation Scholar Student must be a first generation college student

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Up to $2,500, with special awards available for certain programs

Country- and Program-Specific Scholarships IFSA-Butler offers numerous scholarships that are specific to certain programs or countries. See the Afford Your Experience section of our website for complete details. UpFront Program IFSA-Butler’s UpFront program allows you to bill certain fees to your IFSA-Butler student account. You can then pay these expenses with financial aid or with our monthly payment option.

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AFFORD YOUR JOURNEY THE VALUE OF AN IFSA-BUTLER PROGRAM We believe in transparency, especially when it comes to your study abroad investment. We take a “total cost of attendance” approach that will help you and your family plan for expenses reasonably and honestly. This also helps you maximize your financial aid. Our fees include: • A full load of tuition • Guaranteed prearranged housing • At least one meal per day • Guidance finding the right program • Personalized application support • Assistance with financial aid transfer • Full-time IFSA-Butler staff members in your host country • Comprehensive, on-site orientation • Assistance with course registration • 24/7 health and safety support • Comprehensive medical insurance • Field study trips • Organized excursions and activities • Two copies of your transcript with credits converted to U.S. system • Academic tutors

THE IFSA-BUTLER DIFFERENCE • FUTURE-FOCUSED STUDY ABROAD Your success is our success - period. Whatever your future aspirations may be, we will help you find the perfect study abroad program so that you can achieve your goals.

• WORLD-CLASS ACADEMICS On an IFSA-Butler program, you will find the highest quality classes taught by practitioners in the field dedicated to providing challenging and rewarding courses along with the academic support you need.

• UNPARALLELED SUPPORT From start to finish, we will guide you throughout the process. You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

• REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE Education comes in many formats, and IFSA-Butler is prepared to help you round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities such as internships, directed research, student teaching, communitybased learning or volunteering. Our unparalleled network of professionals across the globe is ready to support you.

• ENGAGED CITIZENSHIP Anyone can be a tourist in a foreign country. Use our deep and broad network to engage in the community, build competencies communicating across cultures and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.

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AVAILABLE

SUBJECTS Accounting

Animation

Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Advertising Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Aeronautical Engineering Chile CUP Santiago

Agriculture Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Cuba Universidad de La Habana Ecuador Rehearsing Change Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Archaeology Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Architecture and Design Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Chile CUP Santiago

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Anatomy/Physiology

Peru PUCP

Studying abroad in Buenos Aires helped me become far more self-sufficient when it came to academics. There were often instances were assignments were explained in less detail than I was used to at my small liberal arts school in the U.S. I became a far more efficient communicator, got out of my comfort zone of interacting with new people, and learned to chill out and just go with the flow.

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

–Kate Rhodes, Macalester College Argentine Universities Program, 2015

Animal Science

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Ancient/Medieval History

Art Education Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago

Chile CUP Santiago

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Peru PUCP

Art History

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

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Anthropology

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

American History

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Chile CUP Santiago

Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Cuba Universidad de La Habana Peru PUCP

Arts Management/Administration Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Asian Studies Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Business

Civil Engineering

Computer/Software Engineering

Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago

Peru PUCP

Astronomy

Business Law

Chile CUP Santiago

Chile CUP Santiago

Behavioral and Cognitive Science

Peru PUCP

Chile CUP Santiago Peru PUCP

Biochemistry

Business Psychology Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Ceramics

Biology Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Biomedical Engineering

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Peru PUCP

Chemical Engineering

Chile CUP Santiago

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Peru PUCP

Peru PUCP

Biomedical Science

Chemistry

Chile CUP Santiago

Biotechnology

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Classics Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago

Communication Science/Disorders Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Creative Writing Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Peru PUCP

Criminology/Criminal Justice Peru PUCP

Cultural Studies Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Peru PUCP

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Communications

Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Computer Science Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago

Peru PUCP

Peru PUCP

Ecuador Rehearsing Change Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Dance Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Ecuador Rehearsing Change Peru PUCP

Early Childhood Education

Botany/Plant Science

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Chile CUP Santiago

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Peru PUCP

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SUBJECTS Earth Science

Electrical Engineering

Entrepreneurship/Innovation

European Studies

Forestry

Graphic Design

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago

Peru PUCP

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Chile CUP Santiago

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

French

Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Elementary Education

Ecology Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Environmental Engineering

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago

Economics

English

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

English Literature

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Environmental Science/Studies

Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Ecuador Rehearsing Change Peru PUCP

European History Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana Ecuador Rehearsing Change Mexico Mérida Universities Program Photo by IFSA-Butler Thidar Khine, Northwestern University

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Exercise Science/Kinesiology

Peru PUCP

Peru PUCP

Fashion Design Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Film/Cinema Studies Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Cuba Universidad de La Habana Peru PUCP

Film Production Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Peru PUCP

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Geography Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Food Science/Nutrition Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Greek (Modern and Classical)

Genetics

Finance

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Peru PUCP Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

Peru PUCP

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Geology

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Health Administration Chile CUP Santiago Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Health Education Chile CUP Santiago

Health Studies Chile CUP Santiago Mexico Mérida Universities Program

History Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana Ecuador Rehearsing Change

Geophysics

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago

Peru PUCP

German

History/Philosophy of Science

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Peru PUCP

Hospitality and Tourism Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Human and Child Development Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Peru PUCP

Human Resources Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Human Rights

Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Illustration/Drawing Chile CUP Santiago Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Indigenous Studies Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Ecuador Rehearsing Change Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Ecuador Rehearsing Change

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SUBJECTS Industrial Engineering

Journalism

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Information Technology Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Peru PUCP

International Business Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Cuba Universidad de La Habana Mexico Mérida Universities Program

“I would suggest making a conscious effort to really remain open-minded the whole semester. As you learn more about your surroundings and new lifestyle, be sure to talk out your observations with your friends and the IFSA-Butler staff. They are all so supportive and can help you stay open-minded to new ideas and experiences throughout your months abroad.” –Shelby Layne, Barnard College Mérida Universities Program, 2012

Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program

Peru PUCP

Latin American Studies

Management Information Systems Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Media/Multimedia Studies Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Microbiology Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Marine Science Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Marketing

Cuba Universidad de La Habana Ecuador Rehearsing Change

Chile CUP Santiago

Law/Legal Studies Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Peru PUCP

Linguistics

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Latin

Peru PUCP

Jewelry Making

Management

Peru PUCP

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Peru PUCP

Chile CUP Santiago

Peru PUCP

Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Music Performance Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Landscape Architecture

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Mechanical Engineering Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

International Studies/Relations

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

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Peru PUCP

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Italian

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Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Materials Engineering Chile CUP Santiago Peru PUCP

Mathematics Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Middle Eastern Studies

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Peru PUCP

Music Studies Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Peru PUCP

Natural Resource Management

Painting Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Peru PUCP

Peace/Conflict Studies Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Ecuador Rehearsing Change Peru PUCP

Petroleum Engineering Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Pharmacy/Pharmacology

Philosophy

Midwifery

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Chile CUP Santiago

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Mining Engineering

Neuroscience

Chile CUP Santiago

Chile CUP Santiago Peru PUCP

Molecular and Cellular Biology Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Museum Studies Chile CUP Santiago Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Music Education Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Chile CUP Santiago

Nursing Chile CUP Santiago

Occupational Therapy

Chile CUP Santiago Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago

Peru PUCP

Oceanography

Photography

Chile CUP Valparaíso

Chile CUP Santiago

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Physical Education Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

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SUBJECTS Physics Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy Chile CUP Santiago

Poetry Argentina Argentine Universities Program Photo by IFSA-Butler student Lindsey Koller, University of Pennsylvania

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Peru PUCP

Political Science Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana

IFSA-Butler provided me with the support I needed to make this experience rewarding. If you went to the office and told the staff what you wanted to do with your spare time, they had a million different options. It was incredible how they could just make things happen. –Lauren Doust, Miami University Universidad Nacional, 2011

Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Population Studies Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Public/Global Health Chile CUP Santiago Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Public Policy Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Public Relations Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Religious Studies Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Russian Chile CUP Santiago

Premedical

Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Psychology Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

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Secondary Education

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Chile CUP Santiago

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Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Sculpture Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Peru PUCP

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

Cuba Universidad de La Habana Ecuador Rehearsing Change Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Peru PUCP

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Special Education

Peru PUCP

Social Policy Chile CUP Santiago

Social Work Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Sociology Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Peru PUCP

Speech Pathology Chile CUP Santiago

Statistics Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Student Teaching

Chile CUP Santiago

Chile CUP Santiago

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Studio Art

Ecuador Rehearsing Change Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Spanish Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru PUCP

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Teaching English as a Second Lang.

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Chile CUP Valparaíso

Telecommunications

Women and Gender Studies

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago

Chile CUP Santiago

Peru PUCP

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Theater/Drama

Peru PUCP

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Ecuador Rehearsing Change Peru PUCP

Theology Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

World History Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Zoology Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Peru PUCP

Translation Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Urban Studies Chile CUP Santiago Peru PUCP

Veterinary Science/Studies Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Viticulture and Oenology Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

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ARGENTINA

PERU

Mendoza Universities Program

Area Studies in Buenos Aires

MENDOZA Located in the heart of Argentina’s wine country, Mendoza is a beautiful, green city with a bustling downtown and tranquil, well-kept neighborhoods. The city offers a lively atmosphere with great dining and entertainment possibilities, and it’s also a great destination for lovers of the outdoors. Skiing, hiking, rafting, mountain climbing and mountain biking are just a few of the many adventure options available thanks to Mendoza’s location at the foot of the Andes Mountains.

BUENOS AIRES Home to countless cultural and sporting attractions, Buenos Aires is one of the most cosmopolitan societies in the world, with a distinctly European air. Known as the “Paris of the Americas” for its sophistication and culture, the city offers unparalleled opportunities to enjoy theatre, music, films, sports and museums. Although Buenos Aires is expansive, the city’s reliable and inexpensive local transportation make getting around a breeze.

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WELCOME

FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR Photo by IFSA-Butler student Mary Kate Long, Smith College

Welcome to our programs in Argentina! Our country offers one of the most unique cultures in South America, one that melds sophisticated European influences with Argentine passion. Countless cultural attractions will be available to you here, as will great travel opportunities. And don’t forget that no matter what your interests, our fully staffed offices will be here to help support you in your academic, cultural and personal quests for excellence. Whether you decide to study in bustling Buenos Aires or choose to live in the heart of our beautiful wine country by selecting Mendoza as your adopted home, you will find that Argentina is more exciting than you ever imagined. Sincerely, Mario Cantarini, Senior Resident Director and all the IFSA-Butler staff in Argentina

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ARGENTINA CO-CURRICULAR

ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

PROFILE Study abroad made me more confident in a completely unfamiliar environment. It also gave me a support system in Argentina for when I move back there in a few months. My friends are helping me find jobs and housing and I wouldn’t have met them without studying abroad. –Samantha Tigner, University of Puget Sound Argentine Universities Program, 2016

BUENOS AIRES EXCURSIONS (may vary) • Three-day excursion to a destination such as Colonia, Uruguay; Montevideo, Uruguay; or Salta, Argentina ACTIVITIES • Music and theatre productions • Rugby and soccer matches • Urban biking and canoe excursion • Tango: crash course for beginners • Argentine film screenings • Cooking class • Thanksgiving celebration (semester 2) • Special occasion and special interest meals throughout the year • Activities organized by program classes or concentration • Farewell meal MENDOZA EXCURSIONS (may vary) • Two-day trip to Buenos Aires: Includes sightseeing and social events • Two-day trip to Cacheuta: Includes trekking and hiking in the mountains, rafting in Río Mendoza • Sailing and kayaking in Potrerillos dam ACTIVITIES • City of Mendoza guided tour • Argentine cooking class • Annual wine harvest festival (semester 1) • City square pedestrian guided tour • Music and theatre production • Visit to winery: Includes wine tasting and lunch • Program course activities • Farewell meal

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PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • A program perfect for students who want to experience a Latin American university environment in vibrant, sophisticated Buenos Aires while taking courses in English • Hosted by Universidad del Salvador (USAL), a highly-ranked university located in downtown Buenos Aires • All courses taught in English by USAL faculty • Program excursions and activities focus on the art, culture, lifestyle and sports that make Buenos Aires one of the world’s most exciting cities • Volunteer and internship opportunities available in the local community

MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale) SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: None APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (Late July–late Nov) November 1 Semester 1 (Late Feb–early July)

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Students take Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture (required) and choose other electives from the list on page 25 • Focus in business, psychology or general studies PROGRAM FEES (based on 2017 fees–see what’s included on page 10) $14,950 semester 1 $14,950 semester 2

BUENOS AIRES

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT IFSA-Butler’s Argentine Universities Program allows you to choose between specialized academic concentrations or a more general option that combines study in up to four universities.

SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 4 or 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent

No matter which academic experience you choose, your study abroad program will be centered in sophisticated Buenos Aires and include housing with a host family, at least one IFSA-Butler program course, our Exploring Community & Culture model and volunteer opportunities that help you give back to your host community.

APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (Late July–early Dec) Academic year (Late July–early July)

Calendar year (Late Feb–early Dec)

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HOUSING Housing is with a carefully selected host family. The program fee includes two meals per day Sunday through Friday and one meal on Saturday. IFSA-Butler houses only one student per family for maximum cultural and language integration.

Available courses Accounting Argentine and Latin American History of Art Business Comparative Politics Consumer Behavior History of American and Argentine Culture Internship Methodology Introduction to Public Relations Latin American Political Systems Psychology Socioeconomic Geography Spanish (beginning through advanced)

INTERNSHIPS Internships are available in a wide range of companies and organizations. Placements areas include art and design, business, education and teaching, conservation, engineering, hospitality and tourism, information technology, journalism, law, marketing, medicine, non-profits and psychology.

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Internship

Population: 10 Million

BUENOS AIRES ADVANCED SPANISH STUDY OPTIONS

MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale)

November 1 Semester 1 (Late Feb–early July)

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

AREA STUDIES IN BUENOS AIRES

Our program, designed exclusively for IFSA-Butler students, includes the following academic options:

PROGRAM FEES (based on 2017 fees–see what’s included on page 10) $16,925 semester 1 $16,925 semester 2 $29,550 academic year $29,975 calendar year

• Cinema Studies Concentration: Page 26 • Directed Research Concentration: Page 26 • Human Rights: Diversity, Minority and Gender Studies Concentration: Page 26 • Human Rights: Genocide Concentration: Page 28 • Literature Concentration: Page 28 • Spanish Translation and Linguistics Concentration: Page 28 • Argentine Universities Program (includes Intensive Spanish option): Page 30

HOUSING Housing is with a carefully selected host family. The program fee includes two meals per day Sunday through Friday and one meal on Saturday. IFSA-Butler houses only one student per family for maximum cultural and language integration. PROGRAM COURSE Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture (required for all concentrations and AUP students) This class is required for all Argentine Universities Program students and is designed to build on previous Spanish coursework and enrich knowledge of the Spanish language in four areas: oral comprehension, oral expression, written expression and reading comprehension. Based in a cultural context, students also learn about Argentina’s diverse culture through readings, film, music and hands-on experience with the Spanish language.

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Summer Program

Population: 10 Million

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CINEMA STUDIES

A Concentration of the Argentine Universities Program CONCENTRATION OVERVIEW Argentina is passionate about cinema, and its movies are a gateway to understanding Argentine culture, habits, language and challenges. The Cinema in Argentina program immerses you into the world of visual arts in Buenos Aires and examines social issues through the creation of audiovisual work. Based at the prestigious Fundación Universidad del Cine (FUC) in the historic San Telmo district, the program integrates university coursework with rotating film production workshops where students observe Argentine movies as they progress through the various stages of creating a film. No previous film experience is required.

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture program course (see page 25 for description) • Introduction to the Practice and Analysis of Argentine Film program course • Field experience with seminar and final paper • One or two integrated university classes (see page 30 for a listing of participating universities)

CONCENTRATION OVERVIEW The directed research concentration provides IFSA-Butler students with the opportunity to study in great detail current events and issues of importance to individual countries, Latin America as a whole and the global society, alongside renowned faculty and researchers. The concentration is designed individually for each participant on the basis of past academic work, research skills and area of personal interest. The concentration combines group classes on methodology and individual meetings dedicated exclusively to addressing each student’s specific research topic.

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Two program courses: Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture (see page 25 for description) and Research Methodology • Individual meetings with the research director to evaluate the progress of the research project • One or two integrated university classes related to your topic of research (see page 30 for a listing of participating universities)

INTRODUCTION TO THE PRACTICE AND ANALYSIS OF ARGENTINE FILM This seminar offers an introduction to the language and analysis of audiovisual texts based on Argentine documentary film production. The course addresses the technical and historical processes that led to the use of a specific audiovisual language with unique local features. It also comprises a series of documentary audiovisual exercises designed for the students to put in practice the knowledge they have acquired and to develop their own personal approach.

A Concentration of the Argentine Universities Program

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY This course provides students with the theoretical and practical tools required to conduct a research study. Students will focus on a series of topics, including framing a working hypothesis, searching for bibliographical material, analyzing primary and secondary sources, fieldwork, evaluating the data collected and presenting the conclusions.

Past directed research projects have included: Analysis of the New Mural Graffiti in Buenos Aires Clandestine Textile Workshops in Modern Buenos Aires Commercial Relations between the Popular Republic of China and the Argentine Republic after the Argentinian Crisis Human Rights: the Genocide of 1976-1983 Literature and Gender within the last Dictatorship The Memory Construction in Argentina after the Last Military Government Poverty and Public Health in Argentina Study of an NGO Dedicated to Combating Slave Labor A Study of Women’s Role in Argentina Through Photography Women Participation in Rock Music in the past Ten Years in Buenos Aires

A Concentration of the Argentine Universities Program

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Two program courses: Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture program course (see page 25 for description) and Sexual Diversity, Ethnic Minorities and Gender in Argentina • Field experience with seminar and final paper • One or two integrated university classes (see page 30 for a listing of participating universities) www.ifsa-butler.org

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HUMAN RIGHTS: DIVERSITY, MINORITY AND GENDER STUDIES CONCENTRATION OVERVIEW The Diversity, Minority and Gender Studies Concentration allows you to integrate into the cultural life of Buenos Aires by working and researching at prestigious civil society institutions alongside distinguished faculty and experts.

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Classical and modern models in Argentine cinema Classical documentaries in Argentina and film newsreels Contemporary political documentaries Editing European avant-garde documentaries Film Production Modes of representation in documentary films The outburst of documentary narrative Pioneers of political films

DIRECTED RESEARCH

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Popular Courses

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SEXUAL DIVERSITY, ETHNIC MINORITIES AND GENDER IN ARGENTINA This course introduces students to an interdisciplinary field of historical and actual analysis on feminism, ethnic minorities and sexual diversity in Argentina, articulated by gender studies. The goal is to analyze the production, imports, exports, circulation and exposition of social and political practices and cultural identities of generic, sexual and ethnic differences.

Fieldwork Experiences Fieldwork experiences may include, but are not limited to, the following organizations: Artemisa Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad Centro Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento Centro Interdisciplinario para el Estudio de Políticas Públicas Comunidad Homosexual Argentina Equipo Latinoamericano de Género y Justicia Fundación Estudios de Investigación de la Mujer Fundación Mujeres Contra la Corrupción Secretaría de Igualdad de Género y Oportunidades de la Central de Trabajadores Argentinos

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HUMAN RIGHTS: GENOCIDE

A Concentration of the Argentine Universities Program CONCENTRATION OVERVIEW Argentina is recognized worldwide for its policies in defense of human rights following the principles of memory, truth and justice. The Human Rights: Genocide concentration takes a critical review of the genocidal experiences of the 20th century, with particular emphasis on Latin America and Argentina. Learn firsthand about genocide in Argentina from Professor Daniel Feierstein, the Director of the Center for Genocide Studies and Master Program on Cultural Diversity at the Universidad Tres de Febrero. He incorporates his experiences as an advisor for the United Nations on the Argentine National Human Rights Plan, allowing students the opportunity to examine how far Argentina has come since 1983 and far it still has to go.

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Two program courses: Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture (see page 25 for description) and Human Rights in Argentina and Latin America • Field experience with seminar and final paper • One or two integrated university classes (see page 30 for a listing of participating universities)

CONCENTRATION OVERVIEW Argentina has a rich and dynamic literary atmosphere, and a renaissance in poetry has emerged since the last Novade of the 20th century. IFSA-Butler’s literature concentration students will focus on four areas of study: creative writing, journalism, literary translation and editing. Dr. Martín Kohan, renowned Argentine author and recipient of the Premio Herralde de Novela, teaches the Topics in Contemporary Argentine Literature course.

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Three program courses: Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture (see page 25 for description), Topics in Contemporary Argentine Literature and the Literary Studies Methodology, plus a literary workshop or fieldwork experience • One or two integrated university classes (see page 30 for a listing of participating universities)

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Fieldwork experiences may include, but are not limited to, the following organizations. These are the most important human rights organizations in Argentina. Arte y Esperanza Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS)

Centro de Estudios Sobre el Genocidio (Universidad Tres de Febrero) Comisión de Apoyo al Refugiado (CAREF) Fundación Mujeres en Igualdad (MEI) Instituto de Estudios Comparados en Ciencias Penales y Sociales (INECIP) Fundación Poder Ciudadano Madres de la Plaza de Mayo Memoria Abierta Servicio de Paz y Justicia (SERPAJ)

Private Workshops

Topics In Contemporary Argentine Literature

LITERATURE

A Concentration of the Argentine Universities Program

SPANISH TRANSLATION AND LINGUISTICS A Concentration of the Argentine Universities Program

CONCENTRATION OVERVIEW Focus your studies on Spanish translation and linguistics in this unique concentration. Program courses designed exclusively for IFSA-Butler students complement the integrated university elective, and an internship or literary studies methodology seminar provide a solid foundation for a deeper understanding of the Spanish language.

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HUMAN RIGHTS IN ARGENTINA The course covers issues unique to Argentina, including racial issues, the historical experience of Argentina and the genealogy of the Argentine genocide experience, the 1976 military coup, impunity laws and amnesty struggles. The course also analyzes current issues such as economic and social rights, police violence, prisons and antidiscriminatory campaigns.

Fieldwork Experiences

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Introduction to Literature and Poetry Today Poetry and Translation Group Workshop on Narration and Poetry

This course introduces students to some of the fundamental authors and texts of the 20th century Argentine literature.

Literary Workshop Options

Seminar: Literary Studies Methodology

Creative Writing Essay Workshop Independent Editing Workshop Introduction to Narrative Journalistic Research Journalistic Writing Poetry Workshop Radio Workshop Writing Workshop

The literature concentration incorporates practical work experience in literature, creative writing, editing and journalism fields. Students choose between a fieldwork experience (in a publishing company or a cultural magazine) or attending a writing workshop with local Argentine authors. In both cases students analyze their experiences through a final paper.

Linguistics

Translation

The objective of this course is to expose students to a level of linguistic information that will allow them to consolidate their competency in Spanish and become familiar with other important aspects of contemporary Spanish linguistics. Students will begin with an exploration of the sounds of Spanish, followed by a discussion of several aspects of Spanish syntax and morphology. Finally, there will be a brief introduction to regional and social variations throughout the Americas and especially Argentina.

This course aims to help students improve their grasp of the Spanish language by completing assignments based on translations between Spanish and English, emphasizing grammatical issues and vocabulary, particular structures, record variety and dialects, etc. It also gives students an up-close examination of the world of translation.

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Three program courses: Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture (see page 25 for description), Translation and Linguistics program courses, plus a literary workshop or fieldwork experience • One or two integrated university classes (see page 30 for a listing of participating universities)

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ARGENTINE UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • Live and study in sophisticated Buenos Aires, ranked the most liveable city in Latin America • Cross-enroll in up to four prestigious Buenos Aires universities: Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad del Salvador and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella • All university classes taught in Spanish and most are integrated with degree-seeking students • IFSA-Butler program courses enrich the university experience • Students with four semesters of Spanish may study on the Intensive Spanish concentration • Many volunteer opportunities available

MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale) SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 4 or 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (Late July–early Dec) Academic year (Late July–early July) November 1 Semester 1 (Late Feb–early July) Calendar year (Late Feb–early Dec)

MENDOZA

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PROGRAM FEES (based on 2017 fees–see what’s included on page 10) $16,925 semester 1 $16,925 semester 2 $29,550 academic year $29,975 calendar year

APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (Late July–early Dec) Academic year (Late July–early July)

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PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • Excellent academics in a beautiful, small-city environment • Choose from a wide variety of subjects at two excellent universities • Study at Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, a top public university in Argentina, and at Universidad de Congreso, a private university in downtown Mendoza • Many opportunities for qualified students to participate in musical activities

SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent

Calendar year (Late Feb–early Dec)

Popular Courses Argentine Foreign Policy Argentine History Argentine and Latin American Literature Art and Politics in Contemporary Argentina Focus on Argentine Women Focus on Popular Urban Music in Argentina Human Rights in Argentina New Latin American Cinema Peronist Argentina Representations of Buenos Aires Society and State in Contemporary Argentina

MENDOZA UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM

MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale)

November 1 Semester 1 (Late Feb–early July)

INTENSIVE SPANISH OPTION Students who have completed only four semesters of Spanish are eligible for the Intensive Spanish option, which allows for some of the flexibility of the Argentine Universities Program with additional support to maximize students’ success. Students take a total of four courses, selected from IFSA-Butler program courses and integrated university courses at Universidad Católica Argentina and Universidad del Salvador. All coursework is conducted in Spanish.

Featured Subjects Business and Economics Film Studies Journalism Latin American Studies Marketing Media Studies Political Science Psychology

PROGRAM FEES (based on 2017 fees–see what’s included on page 10) $15,950 semester 1 $15,950 semester 2 $28,750 academic year $29,750 calendar year

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • IFSA-Butler program courses enhance the experience through additional language immersion and a broader cultural context • Students take one or two IFSA-Butler program courses and complete their enrollment with courses in one or both universities • Program courses are Advanced Spanish (required) and Regional Development

HOUSING IFSA-Butler arranges housing with a carefully selected host family. The program fee includes two meals per day Sunday through Friday and one meal on Saturday. IFSA-Butler houses only one student per family for maximum cultural and language integration.

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Population: 1 Million

Featured Subjects Anthropology Communications Ecology Environmental Studies History International Relations Literature Music Political Science Sociology

Popular Courses Argentine Dance Argentine Foreign Policy Argentine Literature Body Language: Folklore and Tango Ceramic Modeling Ecology of Populations Political History of Argentina and Latin America Regional Development: Argentina, Its Potential & Relationship with the World

Studio Art See page 12 for a full subject index

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CHILE

PERU BOLIVIA BRAZIL PAR

AG UA Y

ARGENTINA Valparaíso Viña del Mar

South Atlantic Ocean

Chilean Universities Program, Valparaíso

URUGUAY SANTIAGO

Chilean Universities Program, Santiago

South Pacific Ocean

VALPARAÍSO AND VIÑA DEL MAR Valparaíso, Chile’s second-largest city, enjoys an ideal location between the mountains and the sea. Known for its romantic elegance of cobbled streets and Victorian houses, the city’s natural amphitheater includes 41 hills with spectacular ocean views. Valparaíso’s Historic Quarter, a UNESCO recognized World Heritage site, and its vibrant life as the country’s “Cultural Capital” add to its charm. Viña del Mar is Chile’s premier coastal resort and boasts beautiful beaches and stunning coastline, lavish gardens, subtropical atmosphere, cinemas and dance clubs.

SANTIAGO Santiago is the economic, political and cultural heart of Chile and therefore an ideal location for a study abroad experience. The city enjoys modern infrastructure, diverse architecture, green parks and a delightful Mediterranean climate. Its central location provides opportunities for travel throughout Chile and Latin America, while its cultural and entertainment options will make you want to stay in the city.

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FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTORS

Studying in Chile will change your life forever, widening your vision of the world and your home country at the same time. Chile is an ideal location for foreign study, with a good balance between academics and life experience. In both Santiago and Valparaíso, you will have the chance to study at the best universities in Chile and to immerse yourself in a vibrant culture outside the classroom. Chile is a country with breathtaking landscapes and warm people that begs to be explored. Come to Chile! ¡Te esperamos! Sincerely, Mark Sinclair, Resident Director, Valparaíso Isabel Yévenes, Resident Director, Santiago and all the IFSA-Butler staff in Chile

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ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

PROFILE

SANTIAGO PROGRAMS EXCURSIONS (may vary)

The most important lesson I learned from study abroad is the importance of communicating effectively. For me personally, this experience helped me solidify my decision to become an interpreter. When I went to Chile I already had a fairly high fluency in Spanish, but I still had situations in which I could not communicate with those around me. I want to follow a career in interpreting to help those with even lower English proficiency in situations where communication really is necessary.

• Four-day trip to San Pedro de Atacama: Includes visits to Altiplanic lagoons, Atacama villages of Toconao and Socaire, Tatio Geyser, Atacama Salt Flat and tours of San Pedro and Calamao. • Pomaire • Valparaíso and Viña del Mar • Tour of a vineyard and harvest (spring semester) • Trip to the Andes Mountains (fall semester)

ACTIVITIES

• Welcome and farewell dinners • Cultural events such as cooking classes, outings to the theatre, concerts, etc. • Isla Negra • Human rights tour of Santiago

VALPARAÍSO PROGRAMS EXCURSIONS (may vary)

• Four-day trip to southern Chile near Temuco (spring semester): Includes visits to two Mapuche communities, one near Pacific Ocean and the other in the Andean mountain town of Currarehue, as well as outdoor adventure in the Villarica National Park and Rio Trancura • Four-day trip to the Norte Chico region near La Serena (fall semester): Includes visits to astronomical observatories, artisan towns and Gabriela Mistral’s museum in Valle de Elquí, ancient petroglyphs, and historic Andacollo mining town during a colorful religious festival • Isla Negra and Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda’s house/museum (spring semester) • Isla de Maipo harvest vineyard tour and Pomaire artisans town (spring semester) • Isla Negra and Pomaire artisan towns (fall semester) • Aconcagua Valley rural life traditions (fall semester)

–Rachel Lee Naasz, Macalester College Chilean Universities Program, Santiago, 2016

ACTIVITIES

• Tour of Valparaíso • Human rights and historical memory tour of Santiago • Farewell meal

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CHILEAN UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM, SANTIAGO PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • Students choose courses from up to three Santiago universities for unparalleled flexibility in course choice • Study available at Universidad de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad Diego Portales • IFSA-Butler program courses complement university study • Located in beautiful and sophisticated Santiago • Many volunteer opportunities available • All university classes are integrated with degreeseeking students

MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale) SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 15 Semester 2 (Late July–mid-Dec) Academic year (Late July–mid-July) October 15 Semester 1 (Late Feb–mid-July) Calendar year (Late Feb–mid-Dec)

PROGRAM FEES (based on 2017 fees–see what’s included on page 10) $15,825 semester 1 $15,650 semester 2 $28,375 academic year $29,375 calendar year

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS • A directed research option is available • All courses are taught in Spanish by Chilean faculty • Local universities offer language partner programs for further conversational practice

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • IFSA-Butler program courses enhance the experience through additional language immersion and a broader cultural context • Students take one or two IFSA-Butler program courses and complete their enrollment with courses in the program universities • Program courses are Advanced Spanish: Grammar, Composition and Conversation (required), Directed Research and History and Society in Contemporary Chile

Host Family

Meals Included

Population: 7 Million

HOUSING IFSA-Butler arranges housing with a carefully selected host family. The program fee includes three meals per day. IFSA-Butler houses only one student per family for maximum cultural and language integration.

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Featured Subjects Anthropology Architecture Astronomy Communications Economics Engineering Political Science Sociology Statistics Popular Courses Chilean Anthropology Economic Development in Latin America Latin American Culture and Society Memory and Writing: An Approach to Mapuche Orality and Literature Neoliberalism and Education: The Phenomenon of Privatization Pilates, Aerobics and Dance Sociology of Big Cities See page 12 for a full subject index

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MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale)

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • Study available at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María • Program located in bohemian, student-friendly Valparaíso and picturesque Viña del Mar • Numerous volunteer opportunities help further integrate students into Chilean culture

SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 15 Semester 2 (Late July–mid-Dec) Academic year (Late July–mid-July) October 15 Semester 1 (Mid-Feb–mid-July) Calendar year (Mid-Feb–mid-Dec)

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INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

CHILEAN UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM, VALPARAÍSO

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS • All university classes are taught in Spanish and integrated with degree-seeking students • IFSA-Butler program courses enhance students’ Spanish skills and broaden their cultural and historical knowledge of Latin America

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PROGRAM FEES (based on 2017 fees–see what’s included on page 10) $15,275 semester 1 $15,075 semester 2 $26,875 academic year $27,875 calendar year

HOUSING IFSA-Butler arranges housing with a carefully selected host family. Host family homes are in centrally located neighborhoods in Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. The program fee includes three meals per day. IFSA-Butler houses only one student per family for maximum cultural and language integration.

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • IFSA-Butler program courses enhance the experience through additional language immersion and a broader cultural context • Students take one or two program courses and complete their enrollment with courses in one or both program universities • Program courses are Advanced Written and Oral Spanish (required), Sociopolitical History of Latin America, Chilean Society and Community Action, and Exploring Community & Culture INTERNSHIP An optional internship places students with a non-profit organization. This hands-on experience is an integral component of the 3-credit Chilean Society and Community Action course. Selected interns work four hours per week and complete 20 classroom hours with a professor.

Featured Subjects Biology Economics Education Geography History Linguistics Oceanography Social Work

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Popular Courses Art and Society in Pre-Hispanic Chile Contemporary Chilean History Contemporary Chilean Literature Migration and Interculturalism in Latin America Practices and Discourses of the Latin American Short Story

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Internship

Population: 300,000

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COSTA RICA

HEREDIA A growing town with a laid-back attitude, Heredia offers a welcoming atmosphere for students. The area is known throughout the world for its coffee plantations and volcanic national parks just outside the city, but it’s also close to San José and its big-city attractions. In your spare time, visit the tropical forests, picture-perfect waterfalls and gleaming rivers that surround Heredia.

HONDURAS

NICARAGUA

WELCOME

FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR

Universidad Nacional

Caribbean Sea

VENEZUELA

Heredia

PANA MA SAN JOSÉ

COLOMBIA

Costa Rica is an amazing Central American country, tiny but full of unique experiences and with a rich biodiversity that is mostly protected through biological reserves, national parks and wildlife refuges. Though Costa Rica has only 0.03 percent of the world’s landmass, it has 5 percent of the world’s diversity. You can find over 900 species of birds in Costa Rica, more than in all of North America! Costa Rica does not even have an army and it is regularly ranked among the happiest nations in the world. This country is filled with well-being people, and as the locals would say: living here is ¡Pura Vida! We always enjoy receiving students and helping them navigate through the “Tico” relaxed way of life. It is wonderful to see them grow each day and become real locals. We are delighted to welcome you to our program and we look forward to helping you as you begin your experience in our wonderful nation! Sincerely, Rodney Vargas, Resident Director and all the IFSA-Butler staff in Costa Rica

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STUDENT

COSTA RICA CO-CURRICULAR

ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

PROFILE My favorite event was the trip to Ostional Beach to learn about sea turtles. I’m so glad that I forced myself out of bed to go on the sunrise beach hike. The previous night I had fallen asleep on the beach, and had missed seeing the sea turtle laying her eggs. However, I was rewarded on the hike when we came across another sea turtle. The marine biologist with us even let me help her dig the nest! — Brigid Connolly, Villanova University Universidad Nacional, 2013

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EXCURSIONS (may vary) • Academic excursion to Peninsula de Osa for whale and dolphin watching • Chocolate tour (cacao plantation) in the Caribbean Coast • Academic excursion to the high altitude mountains for Quetzal and other magnificent bird watching • Save the Turtles expedition to either the Pacific or Caribbean coast

ACTIVITIES • Welcome party with host families • Birthday celebration • Handcraft or dancing classes • Amigo Tico project with local university students • Photo contest • Tour of Teatro Nacional • Visit Museo Nacional or gold museum • Workshop for painting Sarchí Oxcarts

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UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • An innovative university in an outstanding natural environment • Ample opportunities to get involved in campus life • All coursework is in Spanish and taught by UNA faculty • Extensive volunteer opportunities available in the community and surrounding area

MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale) SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS • All university classes are taught in Spanish and integrated with degree-seeking students • IFSA-Butler program courses enhance students’ Spanish skills and broaden their cultural and historical knowledge of Latin America

APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (Mid-July–mid-Nov) Academic year (Mid-July–mid-June) November 1 Semester 1 (Early Feb–mid-June) Calendar year (Early Feb–mid-Nov)

HEREDIA

PROGRAM FEES (based on 2017 fees–see what’s included on page 10) $15,750 semester 1 $15,550 semester 2 $22,275 academic year $24,275 calendar year

See page 12 for a full subject index

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Meals Included

Population: 123,000

A CONCENTRATION OF UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • Focus on environmental studies in one of the world’s most eco-friendly destinations • Combine specialized environmental studies and an advanced Spanish class with integrated classes at Universidad Nacional • Study in Heredia, a bustling college town located just outside San José • Academic tutors available to help with coursework and Spanish language acquisition • Environmental volunteer opportunities included • Program excursions and activities focus on environmental conservation, sustainable tourism and community development

SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (Mid-July–mid-Nov) November 1 Semester 1 (Early Feb–mid-June)

PROGRAM FEES (based on 2017 fees–see what’s included on page 10) $15,825 semester 1 $15,750 semester 2 www.ifsa-butler.org

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Students take one or two program courses and complete their enrollment with courses at UNA • Program courses are Advanced Spanish (required) and Ecology and Sustainable Development in Costa Rica

Popular Courses Development and Social Movements in Costa Rica Education for Diversity Environment and Business Feminist Approaches and New Development Approaches International Environmental Policies Latin American Cinema between Art and Urgency Spanish-American Literature of the 20th Century

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale)

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Featured Subjects Animal Science/Zoology Biology Education Environmental Science Oceanology Psychology Studio Art Veterinary Studies

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Students enroll in Advanced Spanish and the concentration core course, Ecology and Sustainable Development in Costa Rica • Students complete their courseload with two or three integrated courses at Universidad Nacional • The core course is enhanced with hands-on experiences and field excursions

HOUSING IFSA-Butler arranges housing with a carefully selected host family. The program fee includes three meals per day and laundry service. IFSA-Butler houses one student per family for maximum cultural and language integration. Possible Concentration Courses • Clean Technologies • Drawing and Interpreting Environmental Plans • Environmental Economics • Environmental Policy and Legislation • Food Security • Forest Hydrology • Fundamentals of Energy • Plant Illnesses • Plantation Management

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CUBA

WELCOME

FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR Photo by IFSA-Butler student Kellie Chin, Tufts University

Now is the time to experience Cuba, home to some of Latin America’s most fascinating cultures and an ideal location for the adventurous and open-minded study abroad student. IFSA-Butler’s renowned program at Universidad de La Habana first opened in 2000 and is still the best way for U.S. college students to experience the university’s challenging academics while being immersed in the beautiful and lively culture of Cuba. HAVANA Havana is the capital city and leading commercial center of Cuba. Its signature colonial architecture dots every corner of the city, lending a distinctly historic air to the casual, Caribbean atmosphere that permeates Cuban society. A colorful ocean view provides a postcard-perfect backdrop to the city and creates great opportunities for water sports and relaxation. Havana features plenty of nightclubs and other studentcentered entertainment, all intermingled with the unique atmosphere of modern Cuban culture.

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This beautiful nation is just 90 miles southeast of the Florida Keys, but when you’re here you’ll feel a world away. Although Cuba shares many aspects of its physical beauty with its neighbors— pristine beaches; lush, green mountains; and urban palm trees—its culture, politics and economy are unlike any other. In Cuba, you will come face-to-face with history and learn firsthand how historic events influence the present. At the same time, however, you will see daily changes as the country adapts to constant changes and prepares for the future. I welcome you to Cuba and look forward to helping you adjust to this once in a lifetime opportunity! Sincerely, Michelle Ranieri, Resident Director

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CUBA CO-CURRICULAR

ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS EXCURSIONS (may vary) • Viñales, a city in Western Cuba: Visit tobacco and coffee plantations, as well as Cueva del Indio, a pre-historic park • Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city in Cuba: Explore some of the first settlements in Cuba, as well as some of the most historic sites on the island • Long weekend in a Cuban village, La Picadora, to participate in daily rural life

ACTIVITIES • Welcome meal • Guided tour of Habana Vieja • Visits to various museums • Cultural activities (concerts, ballet, theatre, etc.) • Farewell meal

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UNIVERSIDAD DE LA HABANA PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM SNAPSHOT

MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale)

• Direct enroll in classes at the prestigious Universidad de La Habana, one of Latin America’s oldest and best regarded universities • The IFSA-Butler core course focuses on research and Cuban culture • Guaranteed housing in a home-style atmosphere • IFSA-Butler’s full time resident director provides on-site support and assistance

SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Fall semester (Late Aug–mid-Dec)

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS • Take classes integrated with Cuban students • A wide range of subjects is available

October 15 Spring semester (Late Jan–mid-May)

PROGRAM FEES (based on 2017 fees–see what’s included on page 10) $15,650 fall semester $16,450 spring semester

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • The IFSA-Butler program course enhances the experience through additional language immersion and a broader cultural context • Students take the IFSA-Butler program course, Cuba: Culture, Art and Society and complete their enrollment with courses at Universidad de La Habana HOUSING Students on the IFSA-Butler Cuba program are placed in small groups in private homes. Rooms are shared doubles with air conditioning, shared bathroom and access to a refrigerator. The program fee includes breakfast and dinner daily; students can purchase lunches on or near the Universidad de La Habana campus.

Featured Subjects Art History History International Studies/Relations Latin American Studies Literature Philosophy Political Science Sociology

LET’S GET SOCIAL.

Popular Courses Biodiversity and Conservation in Cuba Cuban Literature Ethics The Health Situation in Cuba: Achievements and Challenges Political Economy Sociology of Gender Sociology of Social Prevention Theory and History of the MarxistLeninist Philosophy See page 12 for a full subject index.

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QUITO Amazon

WELCOME

FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR

QUITO Nestled high in the Andes Mountains, Quito is a city of contrasts. Traditional colonial charm balanced with a frenetic cosmopolitan pulse led UNESCO to choose Quito as one of its first World Heritage cities. Spend your spare time exploring the city’s many markets, museums, theaters and diverse selection of restaurants.

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AMAZON One of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Amazon Rainforest is also home to unique human communities. Living simply and dedicated to agriculture, hunting and fishing, these communities face constant challenges presented by our globalized world. Immersed in your host community, you will be hard-pressed to find a more biologically and culturally diverse place anywhere else in the world.

Bienvenidos to a one-of-a-kind country! In Rehearsing Change you will be part of a groundbreaking movement called Fair Trade Study Abroad, living and learning with local communities, creating projects that benefit the communities. Our dynamic faculty and staff will challenge you to re-imagine education and development within a safe space where everyone is treated as equals. What’s more, our program offers you the opportunity to travel from pristine beaches to snow-capped volcanoes to the Amazon Rainforest, learning about diverse cultures and traditions, while simultaneously realizing you are in one of the most bio-diverse spots on earth. We can’t wait to welcome you to Ecuador! Sincerely, Daniel Bryan, Resident Director

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ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS EXCURSIONS (may vary) • Significant time spent in Quito (for the students whose semester is primarily in the Amazon) and significant time spent in the Amazon (for the students whose semester is primarily spent in Quito) • Visit to Tiputini Biodiversity Research Station, called “the most bio-diverse spot on Earth,” followed by a Toxic Tour to learn about past and present issues related to the extraction of natural resources in the Amazon • Trip to the Ecuadorian highlands to visit community development projects and different indigenous villages in the provinces of Bolivar and Cotopaxi • Excursion to the Ecuadorian coast to spend time with an Afro-Ecuadorian community in the province of Esmeraldas, exchanging cultural performance ACTIVITIES • Welcome meal • Visits to museums • Nature hikes • Sporting events • Theatre, dance and music performances • Movie nights • Cooking classes • Farewell meal

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QUITO, AMAZON

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

REHEARSING CHANGE PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • Focuses on using the arts for social change • Program students and local participants form one cohort that collaborates on creative projects in order to confront global challenges on a local level • Students live in and travel around the Amazon Rainforest • Organized by teachers, artists and community activists who seek social justice through creative educational programming • Any student interested in the arts, social change or international development may apply to this program • Offered in partnership with the Pachaysana Institute, a non-governmental organization based in Quito • Internships are available in a wide range of areas

MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale) SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 15 Fall semester (Mid-Aug–mid-Dec) October 15 Spring semester (Late Jan–mid-May)

Program Courses (all taught in Spanish) Design and Evaluation of Sustainable Community Projects Identity and Place Independent Study Storytelling: Language and Movement Theatre for Social Change and Innovation

Host Family

Meals Included

Internship

Population: 1.6 Million (Quito)

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS • Professors are world-renowned experts from Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador’s highest-ranking university

PROGRAM FEES (based on 2017 fees–see what’s included on page 10) $16,300 fall semester $16,300 spring semester

PROGRAM LOCATIONS Rehearsing Change fall semesters are based in Quito’s historical center. Students work hand-inhand with members of marginalized communities and regularly visit the Amazon region. The spring semester is based in rural Amazon communities, where students live and study with indigenous and farming communities, often traveling to Quito and other communities around the country. HOUSING Housing is with a carefully selected host family, with one or two students per family. The program fee includes three meals per day.

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MEXICO

WELCOME

FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR

Mérida Universities Program

MÉRIDA The capital and largest city of Yucatán, Mérida lies in sharp contrast to many Americans’ stereotypes about Mexican cities. The city is compact and tranquil, yet also a cosmopolitan center of culture in southern Mexico. It’s also famed for having a relaxed attitude and student-friendly atmosphere. Colonial Spanish architecture adds to Mérida’s beauty and personifies the city’s long history, while a thriving Mayan influence shows in the local language and dress. In your spare time, take advantage of free evening concerts and Mérida’s exciting nightlife.

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Mérida, also known as “La Ciudad Blanca” because of the widespread use of white limestone and paint, is one of the safest cities in Latin America and holds the distinction of having the lowest crime rate in Mexico. It is a living laboratory of ancient cultures still present today through architecture, language and amazing cuisine with contemporary Mérida as a lively center. The city’s combination of the great Mayan civilization with Spanish colonial traces will transport you to a time and place difficult to imagine until you experience it. This program will allow you to change the single story of Mexico. Through different experiences, courses, faculty, friends, local families, travel and exposure to life here, you will be able to challenge old myths, break stereotypes and redefine identities. You will go from being a tourist to becoming a traveler; from seeing to observing and from being a bystander to making connections. IFSA-Butler will make sure you are exposed to the best cultural and academic offerings available at two outstanding local universities and also give you the opportunity to travel so you can experience diversity firsthand by contrasting some of the world’s famous archaeological sites with cities as amazing as Mexico City, Chiapas and Havana, Cuba. We cannot wait to show you all this! Sincerely, Diana Arízaga, Resident Director and all the IFSA-Butler staff in Mexico

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MEXICO CO-CURRICULAR

ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

PROFILE One of the greatest things about IFSA-Butler is that they are really good at preparing you to embark on an intercultural experience, not only a semester studying abroad. One of the things I really enjoyed about the program was the Community and Culture course. It was one of my favorite courses as we got to learn about the community we were living in and talk about culture shock, cultural differences and understand more about the place we were in. It made me reflect and think more critically about my experience abroad.

EXCURSIONS (may vary) • Five-day excursion (spring) to Cuba to understand the Caribbean influence in the Yucatán • One-day excursion to Ek-Balam, where you can see one of the best preserved Mayan grand scale masks and then swim in a cenote. Also visit the colonial city of Valladolid, an historically important and second largest city in Yucatán. • One-day excursion to the Uxmal archaeological site, believed to be the height of Mayan architecture • Three-day community immersion in a Mayan village

ACTIVITIES • City tour • Welcome reception with local students • Visit to Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, which showcases local history and Mayan artifacts • Participation in Biciruta, when Mérida closes off a beautiful area of downtown to traffic so that residents can cycle, walk, exercise and enjoy family time • Concerts by Mérida’s symphony orchestra • Yucatecan cuisine cooking classes • Exploring Community & Culture seminar with lecturers and engaging activities • Welcome and farewell celebration at the beginning and end of program

— Sara Redeghiehri, Mount Holyoke College Mérida Universities Program, 2015

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MERIDA

MERIDA UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • Take classes at two prestigious universities: Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY), one of Mexico’s most prestigious universities, and Universidad Modelo, a private university with excellent academic facilities • A high quality, fulfilling academic environment • Many volunteer opportunities available • IFSA-Butler students enjoy the same benefits as degree-seeking Mexican students, including discounts for transportation and events, and access to all facilities at both universities

MINIMUM GPA: 2.5 (4.0 scale) SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Fall semester (Mid-Aug–early Dec)

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS • IFSA-Butler students choose from a full range of coursework available in the social sciences, humanities, education, business, law, psychology, art, design, architecture and sciences • A directed research option is available for students to complete field research on a topic of interest • All coursework is in Spanish

Academic year (Mid-Aug–mid-May) October 15 Spring semester (Early Jan–mid-May)

PROGRAM FEES (based on 2017 fees–see what’s included on page 10) $14,975 fall semester $14,975 spring semester $23,025 academic year

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • IFSA-Butler program courses enhance the experience through additional language immersion and a broader cultural context • Students take two or three IFSA-Butler program courses and complete their enrollment with courses in one or both program universities • Program courses are Advanced Spanish, Exploring Yucatán: Community & Culture and the Directed Research Project HOUSING IFSA-Butler arranges housing with a carefully selected host family. The program fee includes three meals per day and laundry. IFSA-Butler houses only one student per family for maximum cultural and language integration.

LET’S GET SOCIAL.

Featured Subjects Anthropology Archaeology Business Food Science/Nutrition History Latin American Studies Marketing Public Health Tourism Popular Courses Anthropology of Caves Cultural History of the Mayan Area Economy and Tourism Epidemiology and Public Health History of Mexico-USA Relations Latin American Literature of the 20th Century Mayan Language for Beginners Mesoamerica

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Meals Included

Summer Program

Population: 800,000

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PERU

WELCOME

FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR Photo by IFSA-Butler student William Hollo, Colorado College

LIMA One of the most cosmopolitan and important capitals in South America, Lima is in a stunningly beautiful setting at the foot of the Andes surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. A modern city with colonial elegance still intact, Lima is known worldwide for its fantastic cuisine and wide variety of museums, archaeological sites and famous architectural treasures. The city’s local markets feature beautiful crafts, silver products and jewelry, and its youth-friendly entertainment attracts students from around the world. In addition, Lima’s location on the Pacific is ideal for all kinds of activities, from water sports to hang gliding from the cliffs over the beaches.

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Welcome to our program in Peru! In Peru, you can climb the highlands of Machu Picchu, surf the waves of the Pacific Ocean or go bird-watching in the Amazon rainforest, making it one of the most exciting countries in the region. In this melting pot of cultures and traditions, you will be amazed by Peru’s diversity, outstanding cuisine and long history. I hope you take every opportunity the program and Peru offer you to grow personally and academically. Our staff will support you in achieving all of your goals during your time abroad. Without any doubt, this will be the time of your life! Sincerely, Dr. Laura Balbuena, Resident Director and all the IFSA-Butler staff in Peru

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PERU CO-CURRICULAR

ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

PROFILE

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The change of pace in the Peruvian academic system allowed me to really appreciate my final semesters now that I have returned to my home college. I found certain elements of Peruvian culture to be extremely impactful, and I am intending to use them as a guiding point for my research in graduate school.

EXCURSIONS (may vary)

—Julia Zuñiga Alzamora, Illinois Wesleyan University Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2016

ACTIVITIES

•  Trip to breathtaking Machu Picchu, starting first in colonial Cusco and also exploring the ruins of Ollantaytambo and Pisac • Trip to Caral, an ancient city dating to 3000 B.C. that was discovered in 1994 and is still being excavated today • Visit to the Huaca Pucllana, a great adobe and clay pyramid that served as an important ceremonial and administrative center for the advancement of Peruvian culture between 200 and 700 A.D. • Excursion for academic year students to the Amazon rainforest: Includes a visit to a shaman to learn about traditional medicine, a visit with the Yagua tribe, animal watching and visit to an animal sanctuary, a boat trip and a night walk in the jungle. The excursion is free for academic year students; semester 1 students also may participate for an additional fee.

• Salsa dance lessons • Thanksgiving dinner (semester 2) • Fourth of July celebration (semester 1) • Optional Spanish grammar classes • Farewell party with host families

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LIMA

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL PERÚ PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • One of the highest ranked universities in Latin America • Vibrant academic life includes international congresses and seminars, an international student body and some of the best professors in Peru • Community-based learning enhances the study abroad experience through involvement in Peruvian social, economic and political issues • Archaeology majors can work at Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Incan site from the Lima culture that dates from 0 to 700 A.D. and is still under exploration

MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale) SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (Early Aug–mid-Dec) Academic year (Early Aug–mid-July)

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS • Study available in a wide range of subjects, from humanities to sciences to engineering • PUCP offers courses that are difficult to find in Latin America

November 1 Semester 1 (Late Feb–mid-July)

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • IFSA-Butler program courses enhance the experience through additional language immersion and a broader cultural context • Students take both IFSA-Butler program courses and complete their enrollment with courses at PUCP • Program courses are Advanced Academic Writing and Peruvian Culture and Peruvian Social Reality

Calendar year (Late Feb–mid-Dec)

PROGRAM FEES (based on 2017 fees–see what’s included on page 10) $14,675 semester 1 $14,575 semester 2 $23,825 academic year $25,825 calendar year

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Featured Subjects Anthropology Archaeology Business Law Economics Environmental Engineering Gender Studies Geography Mining Engineering Political Science Popular Courses Andean Ethnography Anthropology of Development Communication and Social Conflicts Contemporary History of Latin America Contemporary Peruvian Narrative Ethnicity, Identity and Nation Gender and Violence Literature and Film Phonetics Host Family

Some Meals Included

Summer Program

Population: 8 Million

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HOUSING IFSA-Butler arranges housing with a carefully selected host family in the quiet residential suburbs of Miraflores or San Isidro. The program fee includes two meals a day Monday through Saturday and one meal on Sunday. IFSA-Butler houses only one student per family for maximum cultural and language integration.

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PROGRAM

COMPARISON NATIONAL ADVISORS COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS Marne Ausec Heather Powell Browne Theresa Cann Jessica Fetridge Cori Filson Jennifer Fritz Brian Harley Martha Johnson Carol Lebold Donna Mancini Sue Mennicke J. Scott Van der Meid Daniella Widdows Scott Wilson Taylor Woodman Jill McKinney Eloise Sureau-Hale

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

IFSA-Butler thanks our talented student photographers for their contributions!

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ARGENTINA

Spanish GPA Requirement

Area Studies in Buenos Aires † *

None

2.75

Medium

Buenos Aires

10 million

N/A

April 1

N/A

Argentine Universities Program † ‡

4-5 semesters

3.0

Varies

Buenos Aires

10 million

April 1

April 1

November 1

November 1

Mendoza Universities Program †

4 semesters

2.75

Varies

Mendoza

April 1

April 1

November 1

November 1

CHILE

University Size

City Available Terms and Application Deadlines Population Academic Year Semester 2 Calendar Year Semester 1

City

1 million

2.75

Varies

Santiago

7 million

April 15

Chilean Universities Program Valparaíso * † 5 semesters

2.75

Varies

Valparaíso

300,000

April 15

COSTA RICA

Spanish GPA Requirement

UNA Environmental Studies †

4 semesters

2.75

Medium

Heredia

123,000

N/A

Universidad Nacional Partnership †

4 semesters

2.75

Medium

Heredia

123,000

April 1

CUBA

Spanish GPA Requirement

Universidad de La Habana Partnership 5 semesters

3.0

ECUADOR

Spanish GPA Requirement

Rehearsing Change † *

4 semesters

MEXICO

Spanish GPA Requirement

Mérida Universities Program † ‡

4 semesters

PERU

Spanish GPA Requirement

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Partnership † ‡

5 semesters

Small 5,000 or less Medium 5,000–15,000 Large 15,000+

2.75

2.5

2.75

University Size

University Size Large

Havana

University Size N/A

Multiple

University Size Medium

City

Mérida

University Size Medium

City

City

Lima

April 15

October 15

October 15

April 15

October 15

October 15

City Available Terms and Application Deadlines Population Academic Year Semester 2 Calendar Year Semester 1

City

City

November 1

City Available Terms and Application Deadlines Population Academic Year Semester 2 Calendar Year Semester 1

City

Chilean Universities Program Santiago † 5 semesters

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University Size

City Population 2 million

April 1 N/A November 1

Varies

Available Terms and Application Deadlines Fall Spring Academic Year October 15

N/A

Available Terms and Application Deadlines Fall Spring Academic Year April 15

City Population

October 15

N/A

Available Terms and Application Deadlines Fall Spring Academic Year

April 1

City

October 15

April 1

Available Terms and Application Deadlines

Population Academic Year 8 million

April 1 November 1 November 1

April 1

City Population

800,000

April 1

Semester 2 April 1

Calendar Year

Semester 1

November 1

November 1

* Internships available. See program pages or our website for details. † Volunteer and/or community-based learning opportunities available. See program pages or our website for details. ‡ Summer program available. See our website or summer catalog for details.

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