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ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

FUTURE-FOCUSED STUDY ABROAD The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) delivers flexible programs that optimize the long-term benefits of study abroad participation. Since 1988, IFSA-Butler has grown to support students from hundreds of U.S. and Canadian institutions each year. The IFSA-Butler student experience is personally tailored for individualized impact. More than just an exciting study abroad opportunity, IFSA-Butler programs integrate the acquisition of critical lifelong skills—the essence of Future-Focused Study Abroad.

INTENTIONAL PROGRAMMING IFSA-Butler offers more than 100 dynamic study abroad programs in 18 countries. Comprehensive academic, personal, and logistical support allows our students to focus on making the most of the study abroad experience. Through our local staff experts, our students develop insider knowledge of the local academic environment. Internships, directed research options, volunteer opportunities, community-based learning and our signature Exploring Community & Culture model all facilitate critical skill development. Many of our programs are based at pre-eminent 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 intellectual growth.

BEYOND STUDY ABROAD Our philosophy is guided by the key principles of appreciative advising, a positive, goals-oriented strategy that builds on the strengths of the individual and encourages the exploration of new perspectives, allowing students to challenge themselves and maximize their learning in unexpected ways. Because constructive learning is the most meaningful, IFSA-Butler students take part in a pre-arrival process that prepares them to succeed; on-site experiences that push them to create knowledge through their interactions with peers, instructors and community members; and post-program reflection that clarifies transferrable skills acquired. The personal agency that emerges is one of the greatest benefits students can achieve through studying abroad, and it is at the core of the Future-Focused Study Abroad approach that distinguishes IFSA-Butler.


LATIN AMERICA PROGRAMS 2016-2017

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 2 Map of Program Locations 3 IFSA-Butler Scholarship and Funding Opportunities 4 Questions to Ask About Study Abroad 8 IFSA-Butler’s Exploring Community & Culture Model

SUBJECT INDEX 10 Available Subjects

PROGRAMS 16 ARGENTINA 20 Buenos Aires Advanced Spanish Study Options 28 Argentine Universities Program 30 Area Studies in Buenos Aires 32 Mendoza Universities Program 34 CHILE 38 Chilean Universities Program, Santiago 40 Chilean Universities Program, Valparaíso

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COSTA RICA Universidad Nacional Environmental Studies Concentration Teacher Education in Costa Rica

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50 CUBA 54 Universidad de La Habana

KEY

56 ECUADOR 60 Rehearsing Change

Housing with a host family

62 MEXICO 66 Mérida Universities Program 68 PERU 72 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 74 About IFSA-Butler 74 About Butler University 75 National Advisors Council Executive Committee 75 Acknowledgements 76 Program Comparison Chart

One or more meals per day included Location: Medium city Location: Large city Location: Metropolitan area Internship available Special scholarship opportunity Summer program available

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IFSA-BUTLER PROGRAM LOCATIONS

HAVANA H HA A

CUBA CUB

Heredia

SAN JOSÉ

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. –Jason Olin, George Washington University

QUITO

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.

ECUADOR

Amazon

LIMA

–Natalie DeRosa, Temple University

Valparaíso Viña del Mar

SANTIAGO

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

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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


IFSA-BUTLER SCHOLARSHIP AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IFSA-Butler believes that study abroad should be within the reach of every student, so we offer a wide range of scholarships and financing services. Any applicant to an IFSA-Butler program is welcome to apply for the opportunities below. IFSA-BUTLER SCHOLARSHIPS Awards are $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs and may be used for any IFSA-Butler program.

FILL THE GAP Fill the GAP allows students to save in advance for any IFSA-Butler program and includes a matching grant up to $1,000 for semester and year programs.

UPFRONT PROGRAM UpFront allows students to put airfare and their program deposit on their IFSA-Butler student account in order to minimize up-front costs. The account may then be paid with financial aid or our monthly payment option.

FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship valued at $2,500 is for first generation college students and is used to reimburse certain up-front expenses for study abroad, including airfare, visa costs and passport fees. The scholarship for some recipients may include a $500 housing scholarship.

WORK-TO-STUDY GRANTS Build your resume and help pay for study abroad at the same time! Work-to-Study grants allow students to work on special projects before or during their study abroad experience. IFSA-Butler pays $250 to $1,000 for completed projects. Positions are typically available in a wide range of areas related to study abroad and IFSA-Butler programs.

USE YOUR FINANCIAL AID TO STUDY ABROAD! 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.

LATIN AMERICA SCHOLARSHIPS Any IFSA-Butler Costa Rica program: $1,000 for semester or year students

Anthony Lobdell Memorial Scholarship: $500-$2,500 for semester or full year students participating in any Latin America program

Nancy Cushing-Daniels Memorial Scholarship: Awards in the amount of $5,000 for a Spanish major with outstanding Spanish skills and a GPA of 3.3 or above

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 its policies for transferring these types of aid. M O R E C U LTwww.ifsa-butler.org/apply URE. LESS SHOCK.

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QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT STUDY ABROAD

When it comes to choosing a study abroad program, it pays to do your homework. The following questions can help you choose the program that’s best for

WHAT IS THE ACADEMIC QUALITY OF YOUR PROGRAMS? IFSA-Butler’s affiliated universities are top ranked in their respective countries and throughout Latin America, and some are among the highest ranked universities in the world.

YOU!

PERU is home to some

3.5 MILLION

ALPACAS,

80% of the world’s total

IFSA-Butler offers the ultimate academic flexibility! Because most of our programs facilitate direct enrollment into the host university in Latin America, you can choose from a wide selection of courses, just like you would on your own home campus. You can take courses in your major or minor, catch up on elective requirements or just take courses that interest you. IFSA-Butler also incorporates program courses into every location to provide additional Spanish language development and insight into local culture and history.

CAN I DO AN INTERNSHIP ABROAD? Yes! Several IFSA-Butler programs in Latin America offer internships for credit. Opportunities include: ARGENTINA:

CHILE:

• Argentine Universities Program: Internships are available as part of the Spanish Translation and Linguistics concentration. Placements are at translation companies and involve translating business and marketing documents.

• Chilean Universities Program, Valparaíso: This internship places students with a nonprofit organization in Valparaíso. Possibilities include educational and recreational programs for youth with disabilities, environmental education and recycling projects, and a community literary initiative.

ECUADOR: •

Rehearsing Change: Placement possibilities include English teaching, elementary school assistance, public health, agriculture and social entrepreneurship.

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WHAT CLASSES CAN I TAKE?

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QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT STUDY ABROAD

ARE YOUR EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?

DO YOU HAVE SCHOLARSHIPS? IFSA-Butler places a high priority on providing scholarships and financial support for our students. For more information on our scholarships and other funding opportunities, see page 3.

DO YOU ORGANIZE CULTURAL EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES? IFSA-Butler staff in Latin America organize special cultural events and excursions just for IFSA-Butler students. These co-curricular activities showcase the history, culture and beauty of your host country and help deepen your understanding of your newly adopted host community.

IFSA-Butler’s program fees include all of our excursions and activities, which often feature “off the beaten path” attractions that most students wouldn’t be able to do on their own. These co-curricular opportunities complement your academic learning for a well-rounded cultural and academic experience.

The AMAZON RIVER is the only river that

can be seen clearly

from outer space.

Photo by IFSA-Butler student Wei San Loh, Soka University of America

DOES IFSA-BUTLER HAVE HEALTH AND SAFETY PLANS IN PLACE? IFSA-Butler has over 25 years of experience in emergency and crisis response. We maintain emergency phone numbers where both resident and U.S. staff can be reached after hours for any urgent situation, and our Crisis Management Team headquartered in the U.S. coordinates with resident staff in the event of a crisis that may affect the safety or well-being of our students. Our crisis response plans are detailed and specifically tailored for each program location.

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QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT STUDY ABROAD

DO I HAVE TO ARRANGE MY OWN HOUSING? Can you imagine having to arrange your own housing abroad? Neither can we. IFSA-Butler’s program fees always include housing that’s arranged before you arrive abroad. All of our students in Latin America are placed with carefully selected host families, and in most cases we house only one student per family for maximum cultural and language integration.

LATIN AMERICAN countries are considered

as some of the happiest

WORLDWIDE

DO YOU HAVE FULL-TIME STAFF IN EACH HOST COUNTRY? IFSA-Butler has offices in each country where we have programs and additional staff in each host city. Our staff provide everything from thorough orientations on site to academic guidance to 24/7 assistance, including Spanish translation in an emergency.

ARE ALL YOUR FEES LISTED UP FRONT? IFSA-Butler doesn’t have any hidden charges. All of our fees, plus deposits and potential supplemental fees such as meal plan charges, are clearly outlined in our program fee pages on our website. OUR FEES INCLUDE: • Tuition • Guaranteed pre-arranged housing • Meals for some programs • U.S.-based program, academic and finance staff available on a daily basis • Assistance finding the perfect program for you • Personalized advising and assistance from your IFSA-Butler program advisor • Predeparture support for students and parents • Assistance with financial aid transfers • Travel and student visa assistance • Optional group flight arrangements for most programs • Butler University transcript for easy credit transfer • Grade and credit appeal assistance • Permanent academic record maintenance

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QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT STUDY ABROAD

HOW WILL MY GRADES AND CREDITS TRANSFER? Every IFSA-Butler student receives a Butler University transcript with official grade and credit translations at no extra cost. Having a U.S. university transcript will make your academic career smoother, because most U.S. universities treat the Butler University transcript as transfer credit.

DO YOUR PROGRAMS INCLUDE MEDICAL INSURANCE? All IFSA-Butler programs include comprehensive accident and illness insurance at no additional cost.

LATIN AMERICA

is the largest

regional producer

OF COFFEE IN

THE WORLD WITH A

60 % SHARE

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE AN EMERGENCY ABROAD? IFSA-Butler operates on-site offices in each of our Latin America host countries and employs additional staff in each host city. These offices and staff are dedicated to the assistance of our students and maintain 24/7 emergency systems to provide help and support to students with any kind of medical or personal emergency.

WILL I HAVE AN ON-SITE ORIENTATION? IFSA-Butler won’t leave you out in the cold. Each program begins with an orientation upon arrival abroad. Our resident directors in our Latin America locations and other on-site staff organize and conduct the orientations themselves.

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EXPLORING COMMUNITY & CULTURE MODEL (C&C)

In today’s global world, it is no longer enough to travel and study in another country. Employers and graduate schools want to see more. They want you to demonstrate that you have successfully navigated another culture, that you have the skills to work in a multicultural environment and that you have gone beyond just academic tourism.

HOST FAMILIES IFSA-Butler places students with carefully selected host families in Latin America. In most locations we house only one student per family for maximum language and cultural integration.

Set yourself apart Set yourself apart from other students studying abroad with IFSA-Butler’s Exploring Community & Culture (C&C) model. C&C is exclusive to IFSA-Butler and is a distinguishing feature of every program. Our C&C course and community engagement philosophy will help deepen your understanding of your host community and our greater global society.

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HOST UNIVERSITY INTEGRATION IFSA-Butler students in Latin America typically enroll in classes alongside degree students. C&C helps participants process their integrated experience and compare the academic and cultural differences with their U.S. degree program.

DR. DEIDRE MENDEZ

As the instructor for IFSA-Butler’s online C&C course, Dr. Mendez will guide and mentor IFSA-Butler’s global cohorts as they reflect on their experiences abroad and use this dynamic learning opportunity to gain critical cross-cultural skills. Dr. Mendez is Associate Director for Cultural Programs at the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Texas at Austin.


DO THINGS! PARTICIPATE IN CULTURAL EXCURSIONS

”The Exploring Community and Culture class really helped me to understand what it means to have an intercultural experience and process all of my experiences as they were happening.”

Each of our countries offers different co-curricular excursions for students, and our local staff arrange these unique activities so that you don’t have to. You’ll have access to experiences you wouldn’t even know were available!

While abroad, do you want to do what locals do? Go where they go? See your new culture and environment through their eyes?

-Kirsten Youse, Susquehanna University

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND INTERNSHIPS C&C helps students give back to their host community by arranging meaningful volunteer opportunities. Activities are available for a wide variety of interests and at all types of organizations. Internships help you

Take advantage of this opportunity to go beyond the surface of study abroad through C&C!

WHAT C&C OFFERS YOU C&C offers you the exciting chance to experience your host city in a way most visitors never can. It is designed to take study abroad to another level.

gain hands-on work experience and build your resume, while also contributing to the good of your new community. Internships are available in Argentina, Chile and Ecuador.

GET MORE OUT OF STUDY ABROAD WITH C&C Using your host city as your laboratory, C&C will help make an unfamiliar place more familiar. Get a behindthe-scenes look at your city that you could never learn in a classroom or see on a tour bus. You’ll experience and enjoy some of the cultural quirks that make your new home unique, and maybe you’ll recognize some quirks of your own.

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AVAILABLE SUBJECTS Accounting

Architecture and Planning

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

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Cuba Universidad de La Habana Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Advertising

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

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

Chile CUP Santiago

Art, Fine and Studio

Agriculture Chile CUP Santiago

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Anatomy/Physiology

Art History

Chile CUP Valparaíso

Animal Science/Zoology Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

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

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

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 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Astronomy Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Biochemistry

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Archaeology

Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

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Chile CUP Santiago

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Biology

Classics

Dentistry

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago

Chile CUP Santiago

Development Studies

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Biotechnology Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago

Botany/Plant Science Chile CUP Santiago

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

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Business (may include Business Law,

Computer Science

International Business, Human Resources and Management) Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Costa Rican Studies Costa Rica Teacher Education in Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Ecuador Rehearsing Change

Drama/Theatre Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago

Engineering, Computer/Software

Ecology Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Chile CUP Santiago

Economics Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Chilean Studies Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

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

Chile CUP Santiago

Engineering, Environmental Chile CUP Santiago Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Engineering, Industrial

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Engineering, Electrical

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Cuban Studies

Dance

Chile CUP Santiago

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Chemistry

Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Chile CUP Santiago

Engineering, Civil

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Cultural Studies

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Ecuador Rehearsing Change

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Engineering, Chemical

Chile CUP Santiago

Creative Writing

Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Education Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

Engineering, Mechanical Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Engineering, Mining Chile CUP Santiago Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Costa Rica Teacher Education in Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Ecuador Rehearsing Change

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AVAILABLE SUBJECTS Engineering, Petroleum

Chile CUP Santiago

Environmental Science

Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

“IFSA-Butler made sure that I wasn’t just showing up in a seat every day, but that I was truly present in the culture. They acted as ambassadors into the harder to reach areas of Chilean life and helped explain what I didn’t understand in a way that no other organization or individual could.” –Marielle Petranoff, Michigan State University

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Forestry

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Ecuador Rehearsing Change

Gender Studies

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

European Studies Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Exercise Science Chile CUP Valparaíso

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Chile CUP Santiago

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Genetics

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Geography

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

Film Studies

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Chile CUP Santiago

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Finance

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

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Food Science/Nutrition

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

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Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Geology

(may include Meteorology and Oceanology) Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú


Graphic Design

Indigenous Studies

Chile CUP Santiago

Chile CUP Santiago

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Ecuador Rehearsing Change

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Ecuador Rehearsing Change

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program

Health Care Studies Chile CUP Santiago

Mexico Mérida Universities Program

History

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

International Development Chile CUP Santiago Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Law/Legal Studies

Library Science Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Linguistics

Marketing

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Mathematics

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Internships

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Chile CUP Valparaíso

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Ecuador Rehearsing Change

Ecuador Rehearsing Change

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Journalism

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Mexican Studies

Literature

Music Performance

Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Human Movement Science (may include Exercise Science, Kinesiology and Sports Science) Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Human Rights

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Ecuador Rehearsing Change

Argentina Argentine Universities Program

Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Cuba Universidad de La Habana Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Latin American Studies

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

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 Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Marine Science

Chile CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Media Studies

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Music Studies

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Nursing

Chile CUP Santiago

Occupational Therapy Chile CUP Santiago

Peruvian Studies

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú www.ifsa-butler.org/apply

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AVAILABLE SUBJECTS Pharmacy

Chile CUP Santiago Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Philosophy

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza 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 openminded to new ideas and experiences throughout your months abroad.” –Shelby Layne, Barnard College

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Photography

Chile CUP Santiago

Physics

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Political Science (may include

International Relations) Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

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Psychology

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 Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Public Health

Chile CUP Valparaíso Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Public Relations

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

Religious Studies/Theology

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

Russian Language/Studies

Cuba Universidad de La Habana

Social Work

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

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Sociology

Argentina Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana Ecuador Rehearsing Change Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Tourism

Argentina Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago Cuba Universidad de La Habana Mexico Mérida Universities Program

Veterinary Studies Chile CUP Santiago

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Spanish Language/Studies

Argentina Area Studies in Buenos Aires Argentine Universities Program Mendoza Universities Program Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Teacher Education in Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Cuba Universidad de La Habana Ecuador Rehearsing Change Mexico Mérida Universities Program Peru Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Speech Therapy Chile CUP Santiago

Statistics

Chile CUP Santiago CUP Valparaíso Costa Rica Universidad Nacional

Sustainability Studies

Costa Rica Universidad Nacional Ecuador Rehearsing Change

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ARGENTINA

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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ARGENTINA

WELCOME FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR Photo by IFSA-Butler student Layla Alazawy, University of Missouri

My favorite IFSAButler event was our trip to Uruguay. It was nice to have that trip entirely planned for us, and the places that we got to see were absolutely beautiful. –Eva Lauer, Colby 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 EXCURSIONS, ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS BUENOS AIRES CULTURAL EVENTS • Music and theatre productions • Rugby and soccer matches • Urban biking and canoe excursion • Tango: crash course for beginners • Argentine film screenings

EXCURSIONS • Three-day excursion to a destination such as Colonia, Uruguay; Montevideo, Uruguay; or Salta, Argentina

OTHER ACTIVITIES • Special occasion and special interest meals throughout the year • Thanksgiving celebration (semester 2) • Activities organized by program classes or concentration (AUP students only) • Cooking class • Farewell meal

MENDOZA CULTURAL EVENTS • 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

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

OTHER ACTIVITIES • Program course activities • Farewell meal

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The national sport

of Argentina is

PATO a game played on horseback.

It takes aspects from POLO and BASKETBALL.


STUDENT PROFILE

Why did you choose Argentina for study abroad?

LINNEA CEDERBERG University of Pennsylvania MAJOR: International Studies and Business IFSA-BUTLER PROGRAM: Argentine Universities Program

I chose Argentina because I wanted a Spanish Immersion program that didn’t offer Europe as an “escape option” to find English speakers and English environments. I figured that people studying abroad in Argentina would be more invested in the local culture and language than in Europe. I wanted to experience a completely new area of the world and culture and be challenged by simple things such as taking a public bus or ordering a coffee at a cafe.

What is your favorite memory from Argentina? My favorite memory of my experience encompasses every dinnertime that I spent with my host family. I was lucky enough to have four host brothers around my age and we would spend countless nights eating pizza, watching soccer, and talking politics together.

What were you scared of before going abroad?

“Don’t be afraid to feel uncomfortable or awkward. In 10 minutes or less, the awkwardness will be resolved or just not there anymore.”

I was scared that my experience would not meet my expectations of the country. I had many Argentine friends from my work tell me about their country and culture and I was afraid it wouldn’t be the same. However, my IFSA-Butler orientation and classes helped me confirm that the experience was well beyond my expectations.

What was your favorite IFSA-Butler activity? I really enjoyed the birthday dinner that Mario, the program director, planned every month. If it was your birthday month, he would treat you to a nice dinner and make you feel “celebrated.”

What advice do you have for future Argentina students? Don’t be afraid to feel uncomfortable or awkward. In 10 minutes or less, the awkwardness will be resolved or just not there anymore. Also, in Argentina, everything is cheap, so living on a budget was not too difficult. An average student will just have to find a happy medium between splurging on restaurant nights and buying groceries for homemade lunches.

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ARGENTINA

BUENOS AIRES ADVANCED SPANISH STUDY OPTIONS

LOCATION: Buenos Aires MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale)

ADVANCED SPANISH

SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent (4 semesters for Intensive Spanish option) APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (July-Dec) Academic year (July-July) November 1 Semester 1 (Feb-July) Calendar year (Feb-Dec)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW Host Family

Meals Included

Summer Program Available

Internship Available

Population: 10 Million

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. 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. Our Argentine Universities Program, designed exclusively for IFSA-Butler students, includes the following academic options: • Cinema in Argentina Concentration: Page 22 • Directed Research Concentration: Page 23 • Human Rights: Diversity, Minority and Gender Studies Concentration: Page 24 • Human Rights: Genocide Concentration: Page 25 • Literature in Argentina Concentration: Page 26 • Spanish Linguistics and Translation: Page 27 • Argentine Universities Program (includes Intensive Spanish option): Page 28

EXPLORING COMMUNITY & CULTURE IFSA-Butler’s C&C model includes an optional, online 3-credit course that helps you dig deeper into the complexities of local society. See page 8 to learn more about C&C and how it will optimize your cultural experiences in Argentina and equip you with transferable intercultural skills.

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The Buenos Aires

METRO

was the FIRST in the Southern

Hemisphere

PROGRAM COURSE

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture (required for all concentrations and AUP students)

Volunteer opportunities give students the chance to become involved in charities, development work and social justice activities in Buenos Aires. Past placements have included work with political groups, animal rescue shelters, medical clinics, reproductive rights groups, art organizations and more.

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.

IFSA-BUTLER ADVISING SUPPORT Academic assistance in Buenos Aires is a hallmark of the Argentine Universities Program. Each program has its own on-site coordinator and specialized academic advisors who are trained to help with language and academic questions. Your advisor will help you select courses at the beginning of the program and will continue to meet with you at least once each month for the duration of the program. Advisors are available more often if you need to take even greater advantage of this valuable resource.

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.

PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES Universidad Católica Argentina UCA is near the Buenos Aires downtown area and the city’s convenient subway. The compact campus and small class sizes allow students to find their own personal niche in the big city.

Universidad de Buenos Aires An enormous state university, UBA has nearly 300,000 students attending classes at facilities scattered throughout the city. UBA requires a great deal of independence, but it also create a memorable experience for dedicated IFSA-Butler students who welcome an academic challenge.

Universidad del Salvador USAL resembles a U.S. university in the diversity and structure of its curriculum. This private university has a small student body and a commitment to personalized education, so the atmosphere is nurturing.

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella UTDT is one of the top private universities in Argentina. All faculty members are full-time, and they have studied at universities in either the U.S. or Europe, which gives courses a unique perspective. Thanks to its reputation as a small and highly selective school, UTDT draws students from throughout South America. www.ifsa-butler.org/apply

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ARGENTINA

CINEMA IN ARGENTINA

A Concentration of the Argentine Universities Program Program Course Topics • Classical and modern models in Argentine cinema • Modes of representation in documentary films

ADVANCED SPANISH

• History of the documentary genre • Classical documentaries in Argentina and film newsreels • European avant-garde documentaries • Pioneers of political films • Subjective documentaries in Argentina • The outburst of documentary narrative

CONCENTRATION OVERVIEW The Cinema Studies concentration focuses on the theory, culture and history of Argentine film. Based at the prestigious Fundación Universidad del Cine in the historic San Telmo district, the concentration integrates university coursework with workshops where you can observe Argentine students as they progress through the stages of creating a film. Additionally, students work either individually or in a group on their own short film project under the guidance of the concentration coordinator.

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture program course (see page 21 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 21 for a description of participating universities)

INTRODUCTION TO THE PRACTICE AND ANALYSIS OF ARGENTINE FILM This seminar offers students an introduction to the language and analysis of audiovisual texts based on Argentine documentary film production. The course addresses the study of 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.

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• Contemporary political documentaries


ARGENTINA

DIRECTED RESEARCH

A Concentration of the Argentine Universities Program Past Research Projects Past directed research projects have included: • Literature and Gender Within the Last Dictatorship

ADVANCED SPANISH

• Analysis of the New Mural Graffiti in Buenos Aires • Commercial Relations Between China and Argentina After the Argentinian Crisis • Poverty and Public Health in Argentina • Human Rights: the Genocide of 1976-1983 • Clandestine Textile Workshops in Modern Buenos Aires Photo by IFSA-Butler student Liam Miner, Davidson College

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 faculty and associated researchers from our partner universities in Buenos Aires. The concentration is designed individually for each participant on the basis of past academic work, research skills and area of personal interest. The oncentration combines group classes on methodology and individual meetings dedicated exclusively to addressing each student’s specific research topic.

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

• Study of an NGO Dedicated to Combating Slave Labor: La Alameda • Women Participation in Rock Music in the Past Ten Years in Buenos Aires • The Memory Construction in Argentina after the Last Military Government • A Study of Women’s Role in Argentina Throughout Photography

• Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture program course (see page 21 for description) • Research Methodology program course • 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 21 for a description of participating universities)

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. www.ifsa-butler.org/apply

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ARGENTINA

HUMAN RIGHTS: DIVERSITY, MINORITY AND GENDER STUDIES

A Concentration of the Argentine Universities Program Fieldwork Experiences Fieldwork experiences may include, but are not limited to, the following organizations:

ADVANCED SPANISH

• Equipo Latinoamericano de Género y Justicia • Fundación Estudios de Investigación de la Mujer • Comunidad Homosexual Argentina • Artemisa • Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad • Centro Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento

CONCENTRATION OVERVIEW The Human Rights: Diversity, Minority and Gender Studies Concentration allows you to experience a complete integration into the cultural life of Buenos Aires by working and researching at prestigious civil society institutions alongside distinguished faculty and experts in these areas. The concentration offers the best of both worlds: an Argentine university experience and the opportunity to make contacts within Argentine culture and society not readily available to most study abroad students.

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture program course (see page 21 for description) • Sexual Diversity, Ethnic Minorities and Gender in Argentina program course • Field experience with seminar and final paper • One or two integrated university classes (see page 21 for a description of participating universities)

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.

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• Centro Interdisciplinario para el Estudio de Políticas Públicas • Fundación Mujeres Contra la Corrupción • Secretaría de Igualdad de Género y Oportunidades de la Central de Trabajadores Argentinos


ARGENTINA

HUMAN RIGHTS: GENOCIDE A Concentration of the Argentine Universities Program

Fieldwork Experiences

ADVANCED SPANISH

Fieldwork experiences may include, but are not limited to, the following organizations. These are the most important human rights organizations in Argentina. • Madres de la Plaza de Mayo • Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS) • Servicio de Paz y Justicia (SERPAJ) • Memoria Abierta • Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos • Instituto de Estudios Comparados en Ciencias Penales y Sociales (INECIP) Photo by IFSA-Butler student Sierra Williams, University of Alaska

CONCENTRATION OVERVIEW This innovative concentration combines program classes, university courses and fieldwork experience with a local civil society institution to give participants the opportunity to study and research human rights issues at prestigious institutions throughout Buenos Aires while interacting with leading faculty and experts in the field. The concentration offers the best of both worlds: the Argentine university experience and, through the field experience and research investigation, the opportunity to make highly valuable contacts within Argentine culture and society.

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture program course (see page 21 for description) • Human Rights in Argentina and Latin America program course • Field experience with seminar and final paper • One or two integrated university classes (see page 21 for a description of participating universities)

• Fundación Poder Ciudadano • Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) • Comisión de Apoyo al Refugiado (CAREF) • Centro de Estudios sobre el Genocidio (Universidad Tres de Febrero) • Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) • Fundación Mujeres en Igualdad (MEI) • Arte y Esperanza

HUMAN RIGHTS IN ARGENTINA The course covers human rights 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. Finally, the current human rights situation in Argentina is analyzed by looking at the heritage of the fight against impunity, economic and social rights, police violence, prisons and antidiscriminatory campaigns. www.ifsa-butler.org/apply

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LITERATURE IN ARGENTINA A Concentration of the Argentine Universities Program

Fieldwork Experiences Fieldwork experiences may include: • Otra Parte (arts and literature magazine)

ADVANCED SPANISH

• Ramona (visual arts magazine) • Plebella (poetry magazine) • New and independent publishing houses

Literary Workshop Options • Creative Writing • Introduction to Narrative • Independent Editing Workshop • Essay Workshop

CONCENTRATION OVERVIEW Argentina has a rich and dynamic literary atmosphere, and a renaissance in poetry has emerged since the last decade of the 20th century. IFSAButler’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 • Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture program course (see page 21 for description) • Topics in Contemporary Argentine Literature program course • Seminar: Literary Studies Methodology, plus a literary workshop or fieldwork experience • One or two integrated university classes (see page 21 for a description of participating universities)

TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY ARGENTINE LITERATURE This course introduces students to some of the fundamental authors and texts of the 20th century Argentine literature.

SEMINAR: LITERARY STUDIES METHODOLOGY 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. 26

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• Writing Workshop • Poetry Workshop • Journalistic Writing • Radio Workshop • Journalistic Research

Private Workshops • Introduction to Literature and Poetry Today • Workshop on Narration and Poetry • Poetry and Translation Group


ARGENTINA

SPANISH TRANSLATION AND LINGUISTICS

A Concentration of the Argentine Universities Program

ADVANCED SPANISH

LINGUISTICS

Photo by IFSA-Butler student Andrea Abbate, Emory University

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.

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 and related Methodology of Translation seminar provide a solid foundation for a deeper understanding of the Spanish language.

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture program course (see page 21 for description) • Translation program course (see description on right) • Linguistics program course (see description on right) • Internship and Methodology of Translation seminar (required) • One elective at Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires or Universidad del Salvador (see page 21 for a description of each)

INTERNSHIP/METHODOLOGY OF TRANSLATION SEMINAR Internships at translation companies involve translating business and marketing documents, and the Methodology of Translation seminar provides students with the concepts and tools needed to support their internship. The first part of the seminar focuses on the reading and discussion of classical texts that reflect on the practice and history of translation. The second part functions as a tutorial in which the student and instructor work together to produce a meaningful reflection about the challenges and practical solutions found in the internships. An essay on the practical and theoretical aspects of the course is also part of the seminar.

TRANSLATION 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.

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ARGENTINE UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM Featured Subjects Business and Economics Film Studies Journalism Latin American Studies Mathematics

ADVANCED SPANISH

Media Studies Political Science Psychology

Popular Courses Argentine and Latin American Literature Argentine History Focus on Popular Urban Music in Argentina Focus on Argentine Women Human Rights in Argentina

PROGRAM OVERVIEW INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

• 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

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture program course (see page 21 for description) • Up to two optional program courses (see page 29 for descriptions) • One to three integrated university courses

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 success. Students take a total of five courses, selected from a mixture of IFSA-Butler program courses and integrated university courses at Universidad Católica Argentina and Universidad del Salvador. All coursework is in Spanish. 28

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Representations of Buenos Aires Contemporary Argentine Literature New Latin American Cinema

See page 10 for a full list of available subjects


The IFSA-Butler staff in Argentina are wonderful people. They are very helpful, kind and cool! I enjoyed the weekend activities that IFSAButler provided. We could sign up to go to fantastic, top-notch concerts and plays. Sometimes we would go to dinner or ice cream afterwards. –Simone Rogers, Sarah Lawrence College

Photo by IFSA-Butler student Andrea Abbate, Emory University

PROGRAM COURSES (ALL TAUGHT IN SPANISH) Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture (required) See page 21 for description.

Argentine Foreign Policy Argentina’s foreign policy has been influenced by many factors since colonial times. This course takes an in-depth look at how Argentina has responded to issues such as the Great Depression, Cold War, globalization, human rights and the influence of superpowers such as the U.S.

Art and Politics in Contemporary Argentina The course will study the existing symbolic interchange between the Argentine artistic schools and the social world, paying special attention to the political character of the works of art, observed from a broad perspective. The history of Argentine art, displayed from the aesthetical vanguards to the manifestations of contemporary art, establish a permanent conversation with politics and with power through dissimilar and distinguishable expressions.

Argentine and Latin American Literature The main focus of this course is to reflect on literary construction methods used by Argentine authors to make possible the perception of complexity of the cultural spaces that originate in Latin American culture. Texts selected for this course represent a wide variety of authors from different cultural nationalities such as Horacio Quiroga, Rodolfo Walsh, Jorge Luis Borges and Carlos Fuentes.

Society and State in Contemporary Argentina Throughout the 20th century, Argentines experienced many economic, political and social transitions, forming the Argentina we know today. This class examines these various transitions from a uniquely Argentine perspective and analyzes how Argentina’s concept of state and society interacts with and impacts the country’s modern development.

Peronist Argentina The course is directed at reflecting on the most important political movement in Argentina since the middle of the 20th century. Peronism has been analyzed from the viewpoints of sociology, political science, anthropology and history. Literature and film have also addressed the topic. This course will focus on the political, social and cultural dimensions of this phenomenon with particular emphasis on the main social and political aspects of the Peronist movement.

Fictions of the Present: Argentine Literature and Cinema After 2000 The aim of the course is to study Argentine literary fiction and cinema of the last two decades with a view to identifying the new formal, stylistic and thematic characteristics and their association with the changes in the ways of imagining and experiencing the contemporary world. This analysis will focus especially on the transformations that Argentine culture has undergone recently in connection with issues such as globalization, postmodernism, the emergence of new communication technologies, and the impact of these processes on literary traditions, the national language and collective imaginaries. www.ifsa-butler.org/apply

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ARGENTINA

AREA STUDIES IN BUENOS AIRES Available Courses • Accounting

LOCATION: Buenos Aires

• Argentine and Latin American History of Art

MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale)

• Business • Business Coaching

BEGINNING SPANISH

SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: None

• Comparative Politics • Consumer Behavior

APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (July-Dec)

• History of American and Argentine Culture

November 1 Semester 1 (Feb-July)

• Introduction to Public Relations

• Introduction to Journalism

• Latin American Political Systems • Socioeconomic Geography Photo by IFSA-Butler student Shannon Mahedy, Macalester College

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT Host Family

Meals Included

Population: 10 Million

• A program perfect for beginning Spanish students who want to experience a Latin American university environment in vibrant, sophisticated Buenos Aires • Hosted by Universidad del Salvador (USAL), a highly-ranked university located in downtown Buenos Aires • All courses taught in English by USAL faculty • Students take the required Spanish course and choose four additional courses • 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 opportunities available in the local community

HOUSING Housing is with a carefully selected host family. The IFSA-Butler 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.

EXPLORING COMMUNITY & CULTURE IFSA-Butler’s C&C model includes an optional, online 3-credit course that helps you dig deeper into the complexities of local society. See page 8 to learn more about C&C and how it will optimize your cultural experiences in Argentina and equip you with transferable intercultural skills.

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• Spanish (beginning through advanced) See page 31 for course descriptions


PROGRAM COURSES (ALL TAUGHT IN ENGLISH) Spanish (required)

History of American and Argentine Culture

Spanish is taught at all levels from beginning through advanced. Courses focus on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and the use of Spanish in everyday situations.

Students taking this course will understand the hallmarks of Argentine cultural identity through the analysis of various historical periods. It will analyze the positioning of Argentina in a changing world during the 20th Century. It will also focus on the historical idea that the founding milestones of Argentine culture were instrumental and an original contributor to what was considered to be the universal culture.

Accounting This course is aimed at understanding basic accounting systems. Student will study assets structure and registration by examining cash, banks, investments, credits, inventories and fixed assets. It will also examine the implement intangible assets and deferred charges as well as debts, contingencies and how they relate to balance sheets and results.

Argentine and Latin America History of Art In this course students will understand the complexity of artistic and cultural productions in Argentina and Latin America. It provides insight into different cultures and artistic expressions through the analysis of paintings, sculptures and architecture. This will serve to contextualize and analyze diversity in the search of a Hispanic identity.

Business Classes vary per semester and often center around introductory and intermediate-level business, addressing topics such as international business, policy, economy and Argentina’s place in the global market.

Business Coaching The objective of this course is to introduce students to organizational coaching, thus allowing them to develop skills for a quality human resources management. The course will examine the origins of coaching and the process of organizational coaching as well as other forms of interaction. It will teach integrity and authenticity of coaching as well as action strategies.

Comparative Politics Students will analyze different topics that will be divided into six parts: Democracy and Democratization; Presidential and Parliamentary Systems; Legislatures; Political Parties and Party System; Latin American Political Parties, Party Systems and Institutional Change. Course meetings will combine lectures with discussions of assigned articles.

Consumer Behavior This course has been designed to train students to interconnect consumer behavior with other subjects by applying concepts related to psychology, market research, sociology and communications. It allows students to recognize the role of advertising inside the process of consumer behavior research.

Introduction to Journalism This course is an introduction to the ever-changing world of journalism. It provides a historical and social overview of journalism with special emphasis on print media as a key aspect to a successful democracy. Through readings, videos and class assignments, students will gain a greater understanding of issues involving journalism and society.

Introduction to Public Relations This course will provide a solid vision and scope of the professional skills and tasks required to work in the public relations field. Students will examine corporate reputation and image as intangible assets of any organization and how this provides a comprehensive and integrated view of strategic links with stakeholders as a management and institutional function.

Latin American Political Systems The context of this course is framed from 1980 to 2009 and starts by analyzing the state building process in Latin America and the differences between the American and European models. A considerable amount of time is devoted to other crucial questions such as the direction and pace of regime change in Latin America, as well as the relationship between democracy and development. The coursework also explores some of the most urgent challenges facing Latin American countries such as neopopulism, market reforms and democratic consolidation. The course concludes with a discussion on the future of the state, democracy and development in the region.

Socioeconomic Geography This course will demonstrate the relevant contributions of adventure and ecotourism to the environmental, social, cultural and economic well-being of destinations and local communities. It will provide students with the tools to examine the existing relationship between the ecologic systems and the socio-economic configurations. It also will compare the local and regional lifestyles to tourist development in order to develop a scale of values to conserve and enhance the Argentinean natural and cultural heritage. www.ifsa-butler.org/apply

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MENDOZA UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM Featured Subjects

LOCATION: Mendoza

Anthropology Ecology

MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale)

Communications Environmental Studies

ADVANCED SPANISH

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

History International Relations Literature Music Political Science

APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (July-Dec) Academic year (July-July)

Sociology Studio Art

Popular Courses Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture

November 1 Semester 1 (Feb-July) Calendar year (Feb-Dec)

Political History of Argentina and Latin America Argentine Foreign Policy

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT Host Family

Meal Included

• 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

HOUSING Population: 1 Million

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.

EXPLORING COMMUNITY & CULTURE IFSA-Butler’s C&C model includes an optional online 3-credit course that helps you dig deeper into the complexities of local society. See page 8 to learn more about C&C and how it will optimize your cultural experiences in Argentina and equip you with transferable intercultural skills.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS • 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 host universities

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Argentine Literature Argentine Dance Regional Development: Argentina, Its Potential & Relationship with the World Body Language: Folklore and Tango

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70 %

of Argentina’s

WINES are

produced in the

MENDOZA region.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Universidad Nacional de Cuyo

IFSA-Butler staff in Mendoza have developed a program that allows students to get involved in well-known organizations and NGOs. The aim of the project is to give students a positive, responsible and active presence in Mendocinean society. Areas in which students can participate include health, childhood, family and handicrafts. Also available are opportunities to take part in different food, clothing and fundraising campaigns to help at-risk populations.

The Universidad Nacional de Cuyo’s (UNC) campus is located in the beautiful San Martín Park on the westernedge of Mendoza. The large campus is very similar to a U.S. style campus where most buildings, libraries and university facilities are in the same location. With an enrollment of approximately 35,000 students, UNC offers a large variety of subject areas to choose from. Popular subjects include studio art, fine art, art history, political science and education, among others. UNC also offers abundant student activities, clubs and intramural sports.

Universidad de Congreso The Universidad de Congreso (UC) is a small, private university located in downtown Mendoza. Popular subject areas include economics, international relations, architecture, tourism and others. UC also offers the possibility to take classes in the Instituto Frederic Chopin, specializing in subjects related to art such as dance (tango and folkloric dance), acting, drawing and culture.

ADVANCED SPANISH

PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES

PROGRAM COURSES (ALL TAUGHT IN SPANISH) Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture (required) Through studying Argentine culture with a special focus on Mendoza, this intensive Spanish course expands students’ Spanish language abilities, not only in the university classroom, but also in day-to-day situations.

Regional Development This optional course emphasizes the study of development issues in the Cuyo region and is divided into two parts. The first part covers development theories, society and cultural perspectives of development. For the second part of the course, students focus on Argentine and regional economy or development and childhood. Students take the remainder of their courses at Universidad Nacional de Cuyo and/or Universidad de Congreso.

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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 amphitheatre 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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CHILE

Chile is one of

the few countries on earth that has

a governmentsupported UFO

RESEARCH

ORGANIZATION

WELCOME 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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CHILE CO-CURRICULAR EXCURSIONS, ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

CHILE is the

longest north-south

SANTIAGO PROGRAMS

trending country

DAY TRIPS

IN THE WORLD,

2,850 miles in length

• Isla Negra • Pomaire • Valparaíso and Viña del Mar • Human rights tour of Santiago • Tour of a vineyard and harvest (spring semester) • Trip to the Andes Mountains (fall semester)

and roughly

93 miles wide from

EXCURSIONS • Four-day trip to Golfo de Arauco (fall semester): Includes visits to the towns of Cañete and Contulmo, a tour of the Mapuche museum, a boat trip on Lago Lanalhue and participation in local Mapuche culture, including meals, dance, music and ceremonies. • Four-day trip to San Pedro de Atacama (spring semester): Includes visits to Altiplanic lagoons, Atacama villages of Toconao and Socaire, Tatio Geyser, Atacama Salt Flat, and tours of the cities of San Pedro and Calamao.

west to east.

OTHER ACTIVITIES • Welcome and farewell dinners • Cultural events such as cooking classes, outings to the theatre, concerts, etc.

VALPARAÍSO PROGRAMS DAY TRIPS • Tour of Valparaíso • Isla Negra and Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda’s house/museum (spring semester) • Isla de Maipo harvest vineyard tour and Pomaire artesans town (spring semester) • Isla Negra and Pomaire artisan towns (fall semester) • Aconcagua Valley rural life traditions (fall semester) • Human Rights and Historical Memory Tour of Santiago

EXCURSIONS • 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.

OTHER ACTIVITIES • Farewell meal

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STUDENT PROFILE

Why did you choose Chile for study abroad? I chose Chile because I wanted to be in a different place, experiencing a little-known part of Latin America that is less euro-centric than what I was used to. Post-dictatorial societies are of great interest to me because the people are bonded together from a tumultuous past.

CECILIA TRIPOLI Wheaton College Massachusetts MAJOR: International Relations IFSA-BUTLER PROGRAM: Chilean Universities Program, Santiago

What is your favorite memory of Chile? My favorite memory is being able to experience Chile winning its first Copa América. Chile hosted all the games, and the energy and dancing in the streets and bars during and especially after the tournament was positively electric.

How did IFSA-Butler help enhance your experience? IFSA-Butler provided me with all the tools I needed to integrate into Chilean society — it was the perfect mixture of independence and help, because I knew I always could go to Isa and Sole in the IFSA-Butler office a few blocks from my house whenever I needed them.

What courses did you take? I took several classes on politics and diplomacy, along with a high-energy Zumba class! Having the opportunity to study at three local universities allowed me to connect with so many different people and enjoy so many diverse events. I got to know the city so well and each day was fresh and exciting.

What advice do you have for future Chile students?

“I knew I always could go to Isa and Sole in the IFSAButler office a few blocks from my house whenever I needed them.”

It is important to understand the cultural differences of your country before you go to a class. In Chile, classes would almost always start late and the professor was referred to with the highest title. It was common for students to work closely together on all assignments, with a much more communal mentality than is common in the United States.

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CHILEAN UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM, SANTIAGO

CHILE

Featured Subjects

LOCATION: Santiago

Anthropology Architecture

MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale)

Communications Economics

ADVANCED SPANISH

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

Engineering Political Science Sociology Statistics Studio Art

APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (July-Dec) Academic year (July-July)

Popular Courses Advanced Spanish: Grammar, Composition and Conversation History and Society in Contemporary Chile

October 15 Semester 1 (Feb-July) Calendar year (Feb-Dec)

Chilean Anthropology Latin American Culture and Society

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT Host Family

Meals Included

• Students choose courses from up to four Santiago universities for unparalleled flexibility in course choice • Study available at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de Chile and Universidad Diego Portales • IFSA-Butler program courses complement university study • Located in Santiago, a beautiful and sophisticated city • All university classes are integrated with degree-seeking students

HOUSING Population: 7 Million

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.

EXPLORING COMMUNITY & CULTURE IFSA-Butler’s C&C model includes an optional, online 3-credit course that helps you dig deeper into the complexities of local society. See page 8 to learn more about C&C and how it will optimize your cultural experiences in Chile and equip you with transferable intercultural skills.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS • A directed research option is available • Most courses are taught in Spanish by Chilean faculty • Local universities offer language partner programs for further conversational practice • Students can take a business course taught in English 38

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Memory and Writing: An Approach to Mapuche Orality and Literature Sociology of Big Cities Pilates, Aerobics and Dance See page 10 for a full list of available subjects


THE ANDES, the longest continental

mountain range

IN THE WORLD, extends through the entire length

OF CHILE. Mountains cover

80 % of the country.

Photo by IFSA-Butler student Varun Subramanyam, Purdue University

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IFSA-Butler looks for volunteer placements according to students’ interests and experience. Placements may include working with children at risk, building houses for the poor, serving as a teaching assistant in high school or college English classes and delivering meals for the homeless.

PROGRAM COURSES (ALL TAUGHT IN SPANISH) Advanced Spanish: Grammar, Composition and Conversation (required)

PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES

This class is specially designed for IFSA-Butler students and taught by faculty at the Pontificia Universidad Católica. The class gives students the tools to speak, write and comprehend Spanish at an advanced level while learning about Chilean culture.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Directed Research Project

PUC is one of the best universities in Chile and Latin America. It has four campuses in Santiago containing 18 different schools, with specialized libraries and computer labs at all campuses.

Students have the option to conduct a 6-credit research project on a topic of their choice related to Chile. Students take required courses on research methodology and are then paired with a local professor who serves as an advisor throughout the project. Please note that Directed Research spaces are limited.

Universidad de Chile UC, the oldest and largest public university in Chile, has five campuses and numerous interdisciplinary schools. The university offers numerous course options in all academic areas and its business school is AACSB accredited.

Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) is one of the top private universities in Chile. Founded in 1982 as a result of educational reforms, it is a pluralistic university that values diverse opinions among its professors and students.

History and Society in Contemporary Chile This class uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine Chilean culture and society from the beginning of the 20th century to today. It especially focuses on politics, literature, human rights and sustainable development. Students take the remainder of their course load at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de Chile and/or Universidad Diego Portales.

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CHILEAN UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM, VALPARAÍSO

CHILE

Featured Subjects

LOCATION: Valparaíso and Viña del Mar

Biology Economics Education Geography History Linguistics Oceanography Religious Studies/ Theology Social Work

MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale)

ADVANCED SPANISH

SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (July-Dec) Academic year (July-July)

Popular Courses

October 15 Semester 1 (Feb-July) Calendar year (Feb-Dec) Photo by Alberto Miranda San Martín

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

Host Family

Meals Included

Internship Available

Population: 300,000

• 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 • Volunteer opportunities help further integrate students into Chilean culture

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.

EXPLORING COMMUNITY & CULTURE IFSA-Butler’s C&C model includes an optional 3-credit course in Valparaíso that helps you dig deeper into the complexities of local society. See page 8 to learn more about C&C and how it will optimize your cultural experiences in Chile and equip you with transferable intercultural skills.

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

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Advanced Oral and Written Spanish Contemporary Chilean History Sociopolitical History of Latin America, 20th Century Contemporary Chilean Literature Community Action Internship See page 10 for a full list of available subjects

INTERNSHIP Students can choose to participate in an internship program which places students with a non-profit organization. This handson experience is an integral component of the 3-credit Community Action and Chilean Society course and may include a placement in a school, community literacy group, recreational program or environmental education initiative.


CHILE

has the largest

annual fireworks

show in all of

SOUTH

AMERICA, in the city of VALPARAISO.

Photo by Alberto Miranda San Martín

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

PROGRAM COURSES

Volunteer opportunities in Valparaíso may include serving as a classroom assistant, helping with recycling and environmental projects, assisting children with Down Syndrome, providing support to homeless people, volunteering in a library or community center, serving as a classroom assistant in an English class and organizing workshops on dance, theatre or art for at-risk children.

Advanced Written and Oral Spanish (required)

PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES

Community Action and Chilean Society

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Students in this course gain unique perspectives on present-day Chile through an internship with a community organization. Students explore key socio-cultural and political issues through readings, class discussions and presentations, all of which are related to their internship.

(PUCV) has approximately 14,000 students and is set in the twin cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. You’ll find a tightly-knit community of students pursuing their academics and many extracurricular cultural and sporting activities. PUCV offers a wide variety of courses available to IFSA-Butler students.

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

This course is designed by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) specifically for non-native Spanish speakers. Placement is determined during orientation.

Sociopolitical History of Latin America, 20th Century This course provides an overview of Latin America’s political and economic structures during the 20th century.

Students can choose one of the optional program courses above and take the remainder of their course load at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and/or Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.

The USM has 13,000 students in an environment dedicated to teaching and research at the highest level. All of the university’s academic programs are well known for their excellence. USM believes that providing a comprehensive academic program means including sports, physical activity, arts and languages as a substantial part of the student’s formation. www.ifsa-butler.org/apply

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COSTA RICA HEREDIA A college 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 Heredia

Universidad Nacional

PANA MA SAN JOSÉ

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Caribbean Sea

COLOMBIA


COSTA RICA

WELCOME FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR Photo by IFSA-Butler student Megan Shoop, American University

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

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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COSTA RICA CO-CURRICULAR EXCURSIONS, ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES • Orientation activities include introduction to Costa Rican life and culture, discussion of academic differences and expectations, course registration, tour of Heredia, San José and UNA, welcome party with host families, intensive Spanish classes, handcraft or dancing classes, and recreational activities • Monteverde orientation activities may include sightseeing, intensive Spanish classes, visit to a beautiful cloud forest, tour of an organic coffee plantation and cultural hands-on events. • Other activities may include the Amigo Tico project with local university students, tutoring and volunteer work placement. • IFSA-Butler staff walk students through everything from how to succeed academically to living with a host family to integrating socially at UNA.

CULTURAL EVENTS • Tour of Teatro Nacional • Visit Museo Nacional or gold museum • Workshop for painting Sarchí Oxcarts

EXCURSIONS (may vary according to availability and weather) • Academic excursion to Peninsula de Osa for whale and dolphin watching • Chocolate tour (cacao plantation) in the Tirimbina Reserve, Sarapiquí community • Academic excursion to Cerro Bella Vista: Quetzals and high altitude birds watching • Save the Turtles expedition to either the Pacific or Caribbean coast

OTHER ACTIVITIES • Birthday celebrations • T-shirt design contest • Photo contest • Follow-up meetings (lunch included)

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COSTA

RICA means

“rich coast” because of the

800 MILES OF

coastline between

the Pacific and

Caribbean coasts.


STUDENT PROFILE

Why did you choose Costa Rica for study abroad?

BRIGID CONNOLLY Villanova University MAJOR: Spanish and Cultural Studies IFSA-BUTLER PROGRAM: Universidad Nacional

I’m never quite sure how I landed on Costa Rica, but something about the country just made it stick in my head. Of course, it was not purely a gut decision. I knew that the cost of living in Costa Rica was lower than in other countries, I had heard that the nature was awe-inspiring and the people even more so, and that Costa Ricans do not have strong accents.

What is your favorite memory of Costa Rica? My favorite memories are of my daily cafecitos with my host family. Every afternoon after classes my host dad, siblings, and I would sit at the kitchen table and share our days with one another over coffee. My response to the inevitable question of “How was school?” could never be “fine.” They all truly cared about what happened during my day, and I equally cared about theirs.

What was your favorite IFSA-Butler activity/event?

“My favorite memories are of my daily cafecitos with my host family. Every afternoon after classes my host dad, siblings, and I would sit at the kitchen table and share our days with one another over coffee.”

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!

What advice do you have for future Costa Rica students? Your gut reaction is to always stay with the group, whether it is going on weekend trips or choosing where to sit in class. My biggest piece of advice is, no matter how scary it may seem, branch out. If you think that foreign students are cool at your university, the reverse is true of you. Sit with the locals and make friends in your non-IFSA classes. It is probably one of the fastest ways to immerse yourself in the culture. Photo by IFSA-Butler student Megan Shoop, American University

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COSTA RICA

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL Featured Subjects

LOCATION: Heredia

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

MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale)

ADVANCED SPANISH

SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (July-Nov) Academic year (July-June)

Popular Courses Spanish Language Social History of Costa Rica Spanish-American Literature of the 20th Century

November 1 Semester 1 (Feb-June) Calendar year (Feb-Nov)

Ecological Wealth of Costa Rica: Threats, Challenges and Perspectives

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT Host Family

Meals Included

Scholarship

Population: 123,000

• An innovative university in an outstanding natural environment • Ample opportunities to get involved in campus life at UNA • All coursework is in Spanish and taught by UNA faculty • Extensive volunteer opportunities available • Special $1,000 scholarship available

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 only one student per family for maximum cultural and language integration.

EXPLORING COMMUNITY & CULTURE IFSA-Butler’s C&C model includes an optional, online 3-credit course that helps you dig deeper into the complexities of local society. See page 8 to learn more about C&C and how it will optimize your cultural experiences in Costa Rica and equip you with transferable intercultural skills.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS • IFSA-Butler program courses focus on Spanish skills, grammar and culture of Costa Rica • Students may enroll in a variety of UNA departments and take classes with Costa Rican students • Tutors are available to help with academics and Spanish skills

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Ecology and Sustainable Development in Costa Rica Latin American Cinema between Art and Urgency History of Costa Rica Development and Social Movements in Costa Rica

See page 10 for a full list of available subjects


COSTA RICA

has 1,000 species of butterflies

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IFSA-Butler students can give back to their host culture through volunteer work. The following opportunities are available for two or more hours per week:

• International organizations (human rights, business) • Government Institutions (Ministry of Education, Chamber of Commerce)

• Teaching English (Preschool through high school) • Professor assistant (English school at UNA) • Social work (Work in a poor community of Heredia with a social institution)

• Teaching sports, music or computer skills to children • Ecological Institutions (INBio Parque, National Biodiversity Institute)

• UNA Exchange club (practice English and Spanish with UNA students and make friends)

• Psychology work at Escuela Neuropsiquiatrica de Costa Rica or other institutions Students may also participate in volunteer expeditions lasting from five to 15 hours during weekends for an additional cost. Possible activities include:

• Beach patrolling on the Caribbean or Pacific coast • Universidad Nacional volunteer group work • Biological Stations (Estación Biológica La Selva in Sarapiquí)

PROGRAM COURSES (ALL TAUGHT IN SPANISH) Advanced Spanish (required) This intensive Spanish class is specially designed for IFSA-Butler students. The course is offered at different advanced levels, and placement is determined by a series of assessments during orientation in Costa Rica. The class is taught intensively during orientation and continues less frequently throughout the semester.

Ecology and Sustainable Development in Costa Rica Costa Rica hosts one of the largest diversity of species and ecosystems in the world. Over 25 percent of Costa Rica is under protection, thanks to its public and private reserves dedicated to conservation, ecotourism and research. Offered through the School of Environmental Sciences, this course is designed to familiarize students with tropical ecosystems, their importance, functionality and interrelationship with sustainable development in Costa Rica and the global society. Local and foreign IFSA-Butler program students are integrated in order to promote a more comprehensive training with international perspectives for analysis and discussion. Classroom lectures and discussions are enhanced by practical hands-on experience through several required field trips. Students complete their course load with three to four integrated courses at Universidad Nacional.

• Work in rural primary and secondary schools • Tree planting or cleaning beaches and roads Students who successfully complete 20 hours or more of volunteer experience will receive an IFSA-Butler certificate of completion at the end of the semester. www.ifsa-butler.org/apply

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COSTA RICA

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION Ecology and Sustainable Development in Costa Rica

LOCATION: Heredia MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale)

ADVANCED SPANISH

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

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT Host Family

Meals Included

Scholarship

Population: 123,000

• 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 beautiful college town with a laid-back atmosphere, 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 • Special $1,000 scholarship opportunity available

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES A community service component is integrated into this program. Students will work with organizations such as Inbioparque doing environmental conservation and protection, and Programa Bandera Azul, which facilitates community and beach beautification projects.

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This course is designed to familiarize students with tropical ecosystems, their importance, functionality and interrelationship with sustainable development in Costa Rica and the global society. Local and foreign IFSA-Butler students are integrated in order to promote a more comprehensive training with international perspectives for analysis and discussion. The course is taught in Spanish, and classroom lectures are enhanced by practical hands-on experience through several required field trips. Students complete their courseload with the Advanced Spanish course and two or three integrated courses at Universidad Nacional. Possible courses may include: • Clean Technologies • Drawing and Interpreting Environmental Plans • Environmental Policy and Legislation • Environmental Economics • Food Security • Forest Hydrology • Fundamentals of Energy • Plant Illnesses • Plantation Management


COSTA RICA

TEACHER EDUCATION IN COSTA RICA Development of Education and Education Models (required)

LOCATION: Heredia

The course contrasts theory with classroom practice developed in the Costa Rican educational system. It also seeks to encourage in students the development of attitudes and values surrounding ethical, environmental, political, social, cultural and gender issues, consistent with a vision developed by educators themselves that serves to fight for equity, solidarity and other promoters of a more just society.

ADVANCED SPANISH

MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale) SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (July-Nov) Academic year (July-June) November 1 Semester 1 (Feb-June) Calendar year (Feb-Nov) Photo by IFSA-Butler student Meredith Norris, American University

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT Host Family

Meals Included

Scholarship

Population: 123,000

• Combine education courses and hands-on classroom interactions with a unique cultural experience • Ideal for future Spanish or ESL teachers, or for any education major with advanced Spanish skills who wants to be prepared for the increasingly diverse U.S. classroom • Students take core courses in advanced Spanish and comparative education • Integrated courses in education or other subjects at Universidad Nacional are also part of the curriculum • An optional non-credit workshop preparing students for the ACTFL test • All courses are taught in Spanish by UNA faculty

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.

EXPLORING COMMUNITY & CULTURE IFSA-Butler’s C&C model includes an optional, online 3-credit course that helps you dig deeper into the complexities of local society. See page 8 to learn more about C&C and how it will optimize your cultural experiences in Costa Rica and equip you with transferable intercultural skills.

Students complete their courseload with the Advanced Spanish program course and three integrated courses at UNA’s prestigious School of Education or other departments. Available subjects may include: • Art and Visual Communication • Elementary Education • English • Health and Physical Education • Music and Performing Arts • Preschool education • Social Studies • Special Education • Studies in Pedagogy, Leadership and Educational Research • Teaching of Spanish

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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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CUBA

ARGENTINE UNIVERSITIES PROGR AM

While in CUBA,

visit the former

home of ERNEST

HEMINGWAY, now a museum

WELCOME FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR 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. 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 the new century 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 EXCURSIONS, ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS ORIENTATION • On-site orientation includes transportation, accommodation, activities and some meals • Welcome meal • Guided tour of Habana Vieja • Introduction to Cuban Spanish and culture • Discussion of academic differences and expectations • IFSA-Butler staff-led sessions on academics, living in Cuba, integrating into the host university

EXCURSIONS (may vary) • Visit to Finca Vigía, the home of Ernest Hemingway • Cultural activities (concerts, ballet, theatre, etc.) • Trip to Viñales, a city in Western Cuba: Visit tobacco and coffee plantations, as well as Cueva del Indio, a pre-historic park • Trip to 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

OTHER ACTIVITIES • Farewell meal

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CUBA has a 99.8%

literacy rate which is one of

the highest in

the world.


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UNIVERSIDAD DE LA HABANA

CUBA

Featured Subjects Anthropology

LOCATION: Havana, Cuba

Biology Cinema Studies

MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale)

Latin American Studies Literature

ADVANCED SPANISH

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

Philosophy Political Science Sociology

Popular Courses

APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Fall semester (Aug–Dec)

Cuba: Culture, Art and Society Ethics Cuban Literature History of Cuba

October 15 Spring semester (Jan-May)

The Health Situation in Cuba: Achievements and Challenges Biodiversity and Conservation in Cuba

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT Host Family

• Direct enroll in classes at the prestigious Universidad de La Habana, one of Latin America’s oldest and best regarded universities • IFSA-Butler provides core courses that focus on Cuban culture and history

Theory and History of the Marxist-Leninist Philosophy Sociology of Gender

• Guaranteed housing in a home-style atmosphere Meals included

• IFSA-Butler’s full time resident director provides on-site support and assistance

HOUSING Population: 2 Million

Students on the Cuba program are placed in a private residence. 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.

EXPLORING COMMUNITY & CULTURE IFSA-Butler’s C&C model includes an optional, online 3-credit course that helps you dig deeper into the complexities of local society. See page 8 to learn more about C&C and how it will optimize your cultural experiences in Cuba and equip you with transferable intercultural skills.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS • Take classes integrated with Cuban students • A wide range of subjects are available • Students take an IFSA-Butler program course and complete their enrollment with integrated courses at Universidad de La Habana 54

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Visit our student and alumni blogs on www.ifsa-butler.org to see what the student experience in Latin America is really like!

PROGRAM COURSE (TAUGHT IN SPANISH) Cuba: Culture, Art and Society (required) This course focuses on Cuban culture and patrimony. It looks at a panorama of topics to help students better understand their host communities, including aboriginal Cuban cultures, 18th and 19th century events, and the growth of cultural and scientific societies. It also explores Cuban linguistics, as well as museums showcasing art, ethnology, ethnography and anthropology. Coursework focuses on management of historical and cultural patrimony and tourism, as well as case studies such as the urban centers of Baracoa and Habana Vieja (Old Havana). Cultural values surrounding collections, paintings, recordings, literature, architecture, and film, and well as racial and demographic issues, are explored. Students complete their course load with integrated courses at Universidad de La Habana.

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ECUADOR

QUITO Amazon

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, theatres 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.

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ECUADOR

ARGENTINE UNIVERSITIES PROGR AM

REHEARSING

CHANGE is designed within the

groundbreaking

FAIR TRADE learning model

WELCOME FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR 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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ECUADOR CO-CURRICULAR EXCURSIONS, ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS ORIENTATION • Welcome meal • On-site orientation includes transportation, accommodation, activities and some meals • Introduction to Ecuador and its culture • Discussion of academic differences and expectations • IFSA-Butler staff-led sessions on academics, living in Ecuador, integrating into the host university and more

EXCURSIONS • 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

OTHER ACTIVITIES • Visits to museums • Nature hikes • Sporting events • Theatre, dance and music performances • Movie nights • Cooking classes • Farewell meal

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ECUADOR exports more

BANANAS

than any other

country in the

world.


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ECUADOR

REHEARSING CHANGE Program Locations

LOCATION: Quito, Ecuador and the Amazon

Rehearsing Change fall semesters are based in Quito’s historical center. Students work hand-in-hand 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.

MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale)

ADVANCED SPANISH

SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent APPLICATION DEADLINES: March 15 Fall semester (Aug–Dec) September 15 Spring semester (Jan-May)

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • A fair trade study abroad program

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

Host Family

• 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

Meals Included

• Organized by teachers, artists and community activists who seek social justice through creative educational programming

Internship Available

• Offered in partnership with the Pachaysana Institute, a non-governmental organization based in Quito

The U.S. dollar

• Internship possibilities include English teaching, elementary school assistance, public health, agriculture and social entrepreneurship.

currency of

Population: 1.6 Million (Quito)

• Any student interested in the arts, social change or international development may apply to this program

HOUSING Housing is with a carefully selected host family, with one or two students per family. The program fee includes three meals per day.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS • Professors are world-renowned experts from Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador’s highest-ranking university • The program follows an Arts for Social Change curriculum, designed by local and international educators

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is the official

ECUADOR


ECUADOR

is named for the

EQUATOR, which runs through the country.

PROGRAM COURSES (ALL TAUGHT IN SPANISH) Students take four courses, and an optional independent study is also available.

Identity and Place This course asks students and community counterparts to examine who they are as related to the ever-changing environment in which they live. For this course, environment is approached broadly. While it most often refers to the immediate world around us, this course asks students to see the interconnections between one’s present surroundings and a global ecology. We challenge students to rethink who we are with regards to our collective identity (or identities), examining our globalized society as interconnected communities.

Design and Evaluation of Sustainable Community Projects Our many courses, and the resulting projects, must be carried out according to well-studied and effectively practiced methodologies in design and evaluation. This course takes students through the different phases necessary for effective design and evaluation of a development project. Topics are chosen by students and their counterparts based on conflicts or needs existing within our host community.

Storytelling: Language and Movement This course takes students through a process that seeks to unleash the power of stories, but most especially we attempt to harness such a power in the creation and presentation of our own stories. Based on the realities present in our host community, students work with their counterparts, combining theory with practice, to create and tell stories to the community at large. The telling is done orally and in physical expression.

Theatre for Social Change and Innovation The cohort learns processes of creating social change by being creative. With particular focus on the identification and transformation of conflicts that are pertinent to participants’ lives, we engage in exercises and activities that pull from the areas of Theatre of the Oppressed, Participatory Theatre, Performance Activism and Theatre for Community Development. We work closely with community leaders to evaluate the work from our course for its potential with later community-based innovative activities.

Independent Study Internationals are welcome to add on an independent study as a fifth course. The independent study can be carried out as an internship or personal research project. Depending on the host community, there are numerous options available for internships, including working in primary education, English instruction, public health, agriculture, social entrepreneurship and more.

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MEXICO

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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MEXICO

ARGENTINE UNIVERSITIES PROGR AM

Visit us on the web.

Learn more about IFSA-Butler programs, read student blogs and find helpful academic, cultural, predeparture and safety information on our website,

www.ifsa-butler.org.

WELCOME FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR 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 EXCURSIONS, ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS CULTURAL EVENTS • 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

FIELD EXCURSIONS • IFSA-Butler orientation, followed by a weekend excursion • Five-day excursion (spring) to Cuba to understand the Caribbean influence in the Yucatán • Five-day excursion (fall) to Mexico City, one of the most exciting cities in the world • Chiapas excursion (fall) includes visits to archaeological sites, indigenous communities, markets, museums and churches within San Cristobal de las Casas, a charming, bohemian colonial city known for its artists and crafts. Also celebrate Day of the Dead! • 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 historical ly 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

OTHER ACTIVITIES • Exploring Community & Culture seminar with amazing lecturers and interesting activities • Orientation pack with useful goodies: T-shirt, towel, water bottle • Welcome and farewell celebration at the beginning and end of program

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MEXICO introduced

CHOCOLATE, CHILIES and CORN to the

WORLD.


STUDENT PROFILE

Why did you choose Mexico for study abroad? As an Anthropology major I was looking at programs where I could continue studying that, so I found the Mérida program, which included all of my interests above.

How did IFSA-Butler help enhance your experience? SARA REDEGHIEHRI Mount Holyoke College MAJOR: Anthropology IFSA-BUTLER PROGRAM: Mérida Universities Program

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.

What was your favorite IFSA-Butler activity/event? Definitely the trip to Cuba. It was a very fun trip with the other program participants and our program director and staff. It was also a great cultural experience as we got to go to another country, and especially one in a very interesting political and social situation.

“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.”

What was your favorite course abroad? I really enjoyed my two anthropology courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán: Mexican Anthropology, which explored the past and present of the discipline in Mexico, and Visual Anthropology, which revolutionized the way I think about the interaction between people, photography and film. I enjoyed my Spanish class and my photography class too!

What advice do you have for future Mexico students? Spend time with your host family, explore the city and spend time with people from the place. All of these will help you integrate with the culture and understand it more.

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MEXICO

MERIDA UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM Featured Subjects

LOCATION: Mérida, state of Yucatán

Anthropology Archaeology Business

ADVANCED SPANISH

MINIMUM GPA: 2.5 (4.0 scale) SPANISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent

Food Science/Nutrition History Latin American Studies Marketing Public Health Tourism

APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Fall semester (Sept–Dec) Academic year (Sept–June)

Popular Courses Advanced Spanish History of Mexico-USA Relations Latin American Literature of the 20th Century

October 15 Spring semester (Jan-May)

Mesoamerica International Relations

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT Host Family

• 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

Cultural History of the Mayan Area Exploring Yucatan: Community & Culture Mayan Language for Beginners

• A high quality, fulfilling academic environment Meals Included

• 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

See page 10 for a full list of available subjects

HOUSING Summer Program Available

Population: 800,000

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.

EXPLORING COMMUNITY & CULTURE IFSA-Butler’s C&C model includes a 3-credit Exploring Yucatán course that helps you dig deeper into the complexities of local society. See page 8 to learn more about C&C and how it will optimize your cultural experiences in Mexico and equip you with transferable intercultural skills.

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

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SUMMER STUDY

IN MEXICO

is also available. See our website or

summer catalog for details.


The state of

YUCATÁN has one of

the LOWEST

crime rates

IN LATIN

AMERICA

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Volunteer opportunities are available for all program participants at both participating universities. Past students have worked with orphanages, local schools, city hall, museums, hotels, tourist agencies and religious organizations. IFSA-Butler students may also participate in the UADY’s volunteer group Hoy en tu Comunidad, which serves rural Yucatán in a number of interdisciplinary fields.

Study Tourism In Merida Both participating universities offer tourism as an academic discipline from two different perspectives. UADY approaches tourism from a social standpoint and examines issues such as the impact of tourism on local communities, cultural heritage, food and drink, and tourism history, while Universidad Modelo approaches it from the services-related perspective, with courses such as accounting and marketing.

Public Health Concentration IFSA-Butler students have the option of a specialized academic concentration focusing on public health. This is a great opportunity for students to gain in-depth knowledge by completing coursework in public health and life sciences at UADY and Universidad Modelo. Students also work with local health professionals and organizations in rural and urban settings that will expose them to traditional and non-traditional approaches to health care.

PROGRAM COURSES (ALL TAUGHT IN SPANISH) Mandatory Spanish: Advanced Spanish I (required) This mandatory Spanish language class is designed exclusively for IFSA-Butler students. The class is taught by a Mexican language instructor and meets for 45 hours during the semester.

Exploring Yucatán: Community & Culture (required) This seminar is designed to assist you in getting the most out of your study abroad experience through thoughtful and meaningful reflections, analysis and discussion of contemporary Mexico through key concepts such as community and interculturality. This course fosters opportunities and tools to allow you to blend intercultural learning with an exploration of local community and local community groups.

Directed Research Project This option offers the chance to do field research in a contemporary issue of your interest. Students who choose to do the research project must take this course. Students complete their course load with integrated courses at Universdad Modelo and Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. At UADY most students take courses at Facultad de Ciencias Antropológicas, including history, Latin American literature, cultural anthropology, archaeology, tourism and social communication. Courses in other faculties are also available.

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PERU

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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PERU

SUMMER STUDY

IN PERU is also available. See our website or

summer catalog for details.

WELCOME FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR 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 EXCURSIONS, ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS EXCURSIONS •  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 AD • Excursion for academic year students to the Amazon rainforest: Includes a visit to a shaman to learn about traditional medicine; 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.

ACTIVITIES • Salsa dance lessons every Monday • Thanksgiving dinner (semester 2) • Fourth of July celebration (semester 1) • Farewell party with host families

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PERU contains the second largest

segment of the

AMAZON

RAINFOREST after Brazil.


STUDENT PROFILE

Why did you choose Peru for study abroad? I chose Peru because no one else from my home university had studied abroad in Peru before. I wanted to be the first one at my school to study abroad through this program.

What is your favorite memory of Peru? ALANNA HOCHBERG Miami University MAJOR: Spanish and Latin American Studies IFSA-BUTLER PROGRAM: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

My favorite memory from Peru was Thanksgiving. Our director, Laura Balbuena, had brought cans of pumpkin from her recent trip to the U.S. for us to make pumpkin pie and had specially ordered a turkey for us. Everyone was so excited to be together and we were all discussing what we were thankful for in English and in Spanish. That night, I realized how much we had become family. I was, and still am, incredibly grateful for the my Peruvian-American family.

How did IFSA-Butler help enhance your experience?

“IFSA-Butler provided Peruvian tutors at no extra expense to help me pass my classes. Because of this extra help, I was able to pass all of my classes with either a B or an A.”

IFSA-Butler provided me with any extra help that I needed. When I first arrived in Lima, I struggled with speaking Spanish every day and had difficulties becoming accustomed to the Peruvian way of grading. Luckily, IFSA-Butler provided Peruvian tutors at no extra expense to help me pass my classes. Because of this extra help, I was able to pass all of my classes with either a B or an A.

What were you scared of before going abroad? I was scared that I wasn’t going to make any friends or that I might not get along with my host family. I was also scared of leaving my family. At first, a year seemed like such a long time to leave the people I love behind. However, after becoming more accustomed to Peru and making Peruvian and international friends, I didn’t want to leave!

What advice do you have for future Peru students? Don’t be afraid to study abroad in a country that no one else is going to. This experience will make you different from others and you will have various experiences to share with friends and family when you come home. Lastly, travel, travel and TRAVEL! You will never again have the time to go to school and travel every weekend.

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PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL PERÚ

PERU

Featured Subjects

LOCATION: Lima

Anthropology Archaeology

MINIMUM GPA: 2.75 (4.0 scale)

Business Law Economics

ADVANCED SPANISH

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

Environmental Engineering Gender Studies Geography Mining Engineering

APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1 Semester 2 (July-Dec) Academic year (July-July)

Political Science

Popular Courses Peruvian Social Reality Advanced Academic Writing and Peruvian Culture

November 1 Semester 1 (Feb-July) Calendar year (Feb-Dec)

Film Ethnicity, Identity and Nation

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT Host Family

Meals Included

Summer Program Available

Population: 8 Million

• 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 AD and is still under exploration

Phonetics

HOUSING

See page 10 for a full list of available subjects

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.

EXPLORING COMMUNITY & CULTURE IFSA-Butler’s C&C model includes an optional, online 3-credit course that helps you dig deeper into the complexities of local society. See page 8 to learn more about C&C and how it will optimize your cultural experiences in Peru and equip you with transferable intercultural skills.

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 72

Contemporary Peruvian Narrative

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Contemporary History of Latin America Andean Ethnography Literature and Film


IFSA-Butler takes STUDENT SUPPORT

seriously. Our on-site staff in each country provide PERSONAL,

ACADEMIC and

EMERGENCY

assistance to students. Our resident staff are available for emergency

help

COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING Students work with a local NGO throughout the semester as part of the mandatory Peruvian Social Reality course. Community-based learning opportunities include working with domestic workers, building homes for the homeless, volunteering with a recycling organization, working with an organization that focuses on reproductive and sexual rights, working with children at orphanages or shelters, or helping at an organization that focuses on health policies and issues.

SPECIALIZED GENDER CONCENTRATION IFSA-Butler students have the option to choose a specialized academic concentration focusing on gender issues. Any student accepted to the PUCP program is able to participate in this concentration. The concentration is a great opportunity for students to gain in-depth knowledge of gender studies by taking courses at PUCP and by working with local NGOs that focus on gender issues. Coursework for the concentration is a mixture of two IFSA-Butler program courses and integrated university classes.

24 hours a day.

PROGRAM COURSES (ALL TAUGHT IN SPANISH) Advanced Academic Writing and Peruvian Culture (required) This class helps participants reach and perfect competence at the advanced level in Spanish language, with an emphasis on oral and written skills on both formal and informal levels. The class also emphasizes vocabulary and pronunciation. Students participate in discussions and weekly essays that focus in part on Peruvian and Latin American issues.

Peruvian Social Reality (required) This course helps students reach a basic understanding of Peruvian social reality. While the course does not propose to offer a detailed analysis of specific issues, it does present the principal economic, social and political problems of the country in terms of an overall analytical perspective. The course focuses on an individual research project based on the experience of each student in an NGO. Students complete their course load with integrated courses at Pontificia Universidad CatĂłlica del PerĂş.

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ABOUT IFSA-BUTLER

ABOUT BUTLER UNIVERSITY Butler University is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Together, these colleges offer over 60 undergraduate majors, eight preprofessional majors and 18 master’s degrees. Around 4,700 students are enrolled at Butler, representing 45 states and 52 countries.

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 at Butler University. Our primary goal is to provide quality study abroad opportunities, plus academic and personal support services, for qualified North American undergraduates seeking to earn academic credit through study abroad. While the Institute for Study Abroad has an affiliation with Butler University for transcripts and other purposes, it is a separate organization. IFSA-Butler is organized to assist our students from the time they apply until after they return. Our staff in the U.S. prepare students for the academic and cultural changes that await them, and our offices around the world provide on-site support to help students make the most of their study abroad experiences. IFSA-Butler currently operates programs in Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Spain and Wales. Institute for Study Abroad is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. CONTACT US AT: 6201 Corporate Drive, Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46278

800-858-0229 • studyabroad@ifsa-butler.org

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NATIONAL ADVISORS COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS David Taylor Wake Forest University (Chair) Marne Ausec Kenyon College Kip Brooks Washington & Lee University Theresa Cann Bryn Mawr College Cori Filson Skidmore College Jennifer Fritz Bucknell University Margery Ganz Spelman College Martha Johnson University of Minnesota Carol Lebold University of Massachusetts Amherst Brian Libby Harvard University Donna Mancini Haverford College Sue Mennicke Franklin & Marshall College Don Ostdiek Rice University Danielle Scugoza University of Pennsylvania Catherine Winnie Southern Methodist University Jill McKinney Eloise Sureau-Hale

Butler University (Ex Officio) Butler University (Ex Officio)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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

Andrea Abbate, Emory University Layla Alazawy, University of Missouri Marin Axtell, Whitman College Gergana Kostadinova, University of Denver Wei San Loh, Soka University of America Shannon Mahedy, Macalester College Danielle McLaughlin, University of North Carolina Liam Miner, Davidson College Meredith Norris, American University Megan Shoop, American University Averie Thomas, Davidson College Varun Subramanyam, Purdue University Sierra Williams, University of Alaska

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PROGRAM COMPARISON 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

Large

Mendoza

April 1

April 1

November 1

November 1

CHILE

Spanish GPA Requirement

University Size

University Size

City

City

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

1 million

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

Chilean Universities Program Santiago † 5 semesters

2.75

Varies

Santiago

7 million

April 1

Chilean Universities Program Valparaíso * † 5 semesters

2.75

Varies

Valparaíso

300,000

April 1

COSTA RICA

Spanish GPA Requirement

University Size

City

November 1

April 1

October 15

October 15

April 1

October 15

October 15

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

Environmental Studies Concentration † 4 semesters

3.0

Medium

Heredia

123,000

N/A

Teacher Education in Costa Rica †

4 semesters

3.0

Medium

Heredia

123,000

April 1

April 1 November 1 November 1

Universidad Nacional †

4 semesters

3.0

Medium

Heredia

123,000

April 1

April 1 November 1 November 1

CUBA

Spanish GPA Requirement

Universidad de La Habana

5 semesters

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 † ‡

5 semesters

University Size: Small 5,000 or less Medium 5,000–15,000 Large 15,000+

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3.0

2.75

2.5

2.75

University Size Large

Havana

University Size Large

City

Mérida

University Size Medium

City Quito

University Size Medium

City

City Lima

City Population 2 million

April 1 N/A November 1

Available Terms and Application Deadlines Fall Spring Academic Year April 1

City Population 1.6 million

October 15

September 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

N/A

Available Terms and Application Deadlines Fall Spring Academic Year March 15

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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