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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Diverse Roots of Migration in Latin America & the Caribbean: A K-12 Educator Workshop in Washington DC

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Join us to explore the roots of migration and its effects on the family in Latin America and the Caribbean. Highlighting the 2017 Américas Award titles, this workshop will prepare K-12 educators and librarians to engage students with topics of migration, family, and the socioeconomic barriers within Central America and the Caribbean today. The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs presents the 2017 Américas Award teacher workshop hosted by American University’s International Training & Education Program. Speakers will include 2017 Américas Award winning author of The Only Road Alexandra Díaz, as well as Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, an honor book, and Nadia L. Hohn, author of Malaika’s Costume, another honor book. These authors, along with a curriculum specialist, will engage participants with teaching strategies to accompany the books.

To learn about this year’s 2017 Américas Award winners, please view the video announcement here.

Participants will receive dinner, a book, and a certificate of completion with registration.

Register BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7 at a special rate of $25. AFTER SEPTEMBER 7 registration increases to $35.

AU ITEP students may register for $10 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7.

For more information, please visit claspprograms.org/americasaward

The program is sponsored by CLASP and American University. It is coordinated by Tulane University and Vanderbilt University with generous support provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee.

Celebración Latina at Audubon Zoo

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 13 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field is set for Sunday, October 15, 2017 and will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents please!

Check out these pictures from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Fall Reading Series

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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 and New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

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, Mango, Abuela, and Me, and Arroz con Leche. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes TBA

Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018.

Since 2002, Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America. This yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating Mesoamerican culture. In developing a broad approach to the subject matter, the conference aims to draw the interest of a wide ranging group of people—from the expert to the beginner.

For more information, visit the Middle American Research Institute website.