Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

International Programs

Summer in Argentina: Cities & Culture of the Southern Cone
Buenos Aires | May 21 – June 26, 2017

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is offering this exciting five-week program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, through the Universidad de San Andrés. Explore the second-largest metropolis in South America while earning six credits in courses on Historic Cities: Buenos Aires and Argentine Cultural History. Stay with Argentine families and improve your conversational skills in Spanish. Participate in a tango dance class, attend a folkloric dance show, go on a graffiti tour, and experience other exciting cultural activities within and around the city.

Students will take two courses taught in Spanish. The first course, Hispanic Cities, is taught by Tulane faculty and will explore the rich and complex urban zone of one of the most important cities in Latin America and the American hemisphere, using materials from literature, art, cinema, music, and other sources. Examine Buenos Aires in terms of its history and present, focusing on its relationship with the rest of the country, South America, Latin American, and the United States. The second course will focus on 20th centural cultural history in Argentina. Students will read literature, attend theater performances, watch films, and visit museums and cultural centers around Buenos Aires.

COURSES OFFERED:

  • SPAN 4510 (3 credits): Hispanic Cities. Taught in Spanish by Tulane faculty.
  • SPAN 4180 (3 credits): 20th Century Cultural History. Taught in Spanish by UdeSA faculty. (This course is subject to change.)

PROGRAM COST:
The cost of the five-week program is $6,500, and will include 6 Tulane credits (transferable to other universities), Argentine family home stays, two meals per day, transportation to/from the airport, medical insurance, and specialized group tours and excursions. Airfare to/from Buenos Aires (EZE), incidental costs, and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:
Student applicants must be in good academic standing and have at least a current cumulative grade point average of 2.5. The pre-requisite for this program is SPAN 3040 (Spanish Grammar and Writing), or equivalent from outside institutions. Non-Tulane students are welcome to apply, but should confirm with their home university that their credits will transfer. Course syllabi are available upon request.

PROGRAM APPLICATIONS:
Complete applications through the online application portal will include:
+ Student’s general and academic information
+ Personal statement of intent
+ Official copy of transcript
+ Copy of front page of passport
+ Two recommendations (one from a current or former Spanish instructor)
+ $300 non-refundable deposit (check made payable to Tulane University; dropped off or mailed to the Stone Center, attn. Laura Wise Person, 100 Jones Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118; OR by credit card online). The deposit will be credited toward the final costs of the program if student is accepted and committed to the program.

TO APPLY:
Click here to visit the online application on the Office of Study Abroad’s web page, and click “Apply Now.” If you are a non-Tulane student you will be required to create an account. The application deadline is March 24, 2017.

Download a printable flyer for the program here.

* * Read student reflections about past programs here! * *

Check out this exciting tourism video put together by the government of the city of Buenos Aires:

View photos from the first year of the program! Summer in Argentina 2014

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K-14 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Havana, Cuba | June 17 – July 1, 2017

The Application Deadline has Passed
$3,500.00 for 15 days

This two-week program through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Cuban and Caribbean Studies, and in collaboration with Primary Source provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

Tulane’s summer program is locally sponsored and supported by the National Union of Writers and Artists. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and several cultural venues. In addition to field trips in Havana, there will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the Che Guevara monument in Santa Clara, Playa Girón, and Viñales.

For more information and for the institute application, please visit the institute webpage.

Summer Reading at the Pebbles Center Algiers

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Our summer story hour will take place in June, July, and August on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM. All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, and Mango, Abuela, and Me. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes

June 13
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July 11
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August 8
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