Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

International Programs

Summer in Argentina: Spanish Language and Urban Culture
Buenos Aires | July 9 – August 11, 2018

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 Argentine history, literature, and popular culture. 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 and can receive credit depending on the level they need. Hispanic Cities, taught by Tulane faculty Professor Antonio Gómez and offered as either SPAN 3350 or SPAN 4510, 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. Students will examine Buenos Aires in terms of its history and present, focusing on its relationship with the rest of the country, South America, Latin America, and the United States. Spanish through Pop Culture, taught by UdeSA faculty and offered as either SPAN 2040 or SPAN 3280, will cover a variety of topics in Argentine culture through a historical and artistic context. Students will develop skills for comparative analysis in Spanish language while increasing their knowledge of Argentine culture and the country.


  • SPAN 2040: Spanish Conversation and Composition
  • SPAN 3280: Film and Visual Culture in Spanish
  • SPAN 3350: Introductory Topics in Hispanic Cultures
  • SPAN 4510: Hispanic Cities: Buenos Aires
    *Course listings subject to change.

The cost of the five-week program is $6,500, which includes six Tulane credits (tuition for two courses), plus housing/logistics fees which include Argentine family home stays for the duration of the program, 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.

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 two Spanish language courses at Tulane, or equivalent from outside institutions. Non-Tulane students are welcome to apply, but should confirm with their home university that their credits will transfer. No visa is required for this program; however, students must have a valid passport expiring no less than six months after return date.

Applications for this program closed February 23, 2018. We hope you consider applying to a Stone Center summer program again in 2019!

Download a printable flyer for the program here.

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

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




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Lecture with Rafael Ledezma, Greenleaf Fellow

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Please join us for a work-in-progress talk titled, “Nueva cronología del modelo primario-exportador de Honduras, 1880-1930/A New Chronology of the Primary Commodity Exports Model in Honduras, 1880-1930” by Rafael Ledezma, the 2017-2018 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at the Latin American Library.

The talk will be in SPANISH. All are invited for refreshments afterwards.

Las explicaciones convencionales sobre la historia política y económica de Honduras sostuvieron que, entre 1880 y 1930, el país fue un simple exportador de banano, y que su economía nacional no se benefició de este sector porque fue controlado por empresas extranjeras (United Fruit Co, Cuyamel Fruit Co y Standard Fruit Co). No sorprende, por lo tanto, que a Honduras se le haya conocido como la “banana republic” por excelencia. En esta ponencia presentaré, como hipótesis, una nueva cronología de la historia hondureña de ese periodo, que consiste en tres fases que definieron modos distintos de vinculación al mercado internacional, y que van más allá de la comercialización del banano. Ahondaré en aspectos tales como la actividad marítima y portuaria, con cuáles otros países, además de Estados Unidos, tuvo relaciones comerciales, y cuáles productos vendió y compró del exterior. Se seleccionó este periodo porque, recientemente, la historia económica en América Latina lo está estudiando desde distintos enfoques, para así aportar nuevas visiones sobre los problemas del desarrollo económico en el largo plazo, y los orígenes históricos de la desigualdad social en la región.

Conventional explanations of the political and economic history of Honduras held that, between 1880 and 1930, the country only exported bananas, and that its national economy did not benefit from this sector because it was controlled by foreign companies (United Fruit Co, Cuyamel Fruit Co y Standard Fruit Co). It is therefore not surprising that Honduras has come to be known as the “banana republic” par excellence. In my talk, I will present as a hypothesis a new chronology of Honduran history of this period consisting of three phases that defined different modes of linkages to international markets and that go beyond the commercialization of bananas. I will examine issues such as maritime and port activity; the countries besides the United States with which Honduras had commercial ties; and the products that were bought and sold abroad. I chose to focus on this period because the economic history of Latin America has recently begun to be studied from new perspectives that have refocused our understanding of long-term economic development and the historical origins of social inequality in the region.

Rafael Ledezma hails from Costa Rica. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Universidad Nacional in Costa Rica (2006); a Master’s degree in Applied History from El Colegio de México (2016); and is currently a PhD candidate in History from that university. His research and publications focus on the history of agriculture and the environment in 20th century Costa Rica, and the economic history of Honduras between 1880-1930.

Loyola University to host talk by Ward Churchill on Indigenism in North America

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Loyola University is excited to welcome acclaimed activist-intellectual Ward Churchill, author of the new book Wielding Words like Weapons: Selected Essays in Indigenism, 1995–2005 and 30 Year Anniversary edition of Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America.

Ward will give an explanation of indigenism, moving from there to the concepts of the Fourth World and the three-legged stool of classic, internal, and settler-state colonialism. He will discuss historical and ongoing genocide of North America’s native peoples and the systematic distortion of the political and legal history of U.S.-Indian relations.

A prolific American Indian scholar/activist, Ward Churchill is a founding member of the Rainbow Council of Elders, and longtime member of the leadership council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. In addition to his numerous works on indigenous history, he has written extensively on U.S. foreign policy and the repression of political dissent, including the FBI’s COINTELPRO operations against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. Five of his more than 20 books have received human rights awards.

Please contact Nathan Henne ( for additional information.

Sponsored by
The Loyola Latin American Studies Program
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Loyola
The Department of Language and Cultures
The Department of English

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: bolo de aipim

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Bate Papo! Drop by the LBC mezzanine floor for a slice of manioc sponge cake. We will be spread out across the green couches so come by to take a load off and chat for a bit. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: Romeo & Julieta

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Bate Papo! Join us once again in the LBC mezzanine area to sample the most romantic treat in all of Brazil: Romeo & Julieta. Never heard of it? Come give it a try! It is like nothing you’ve ever tasted before… This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at

Office of Multicultural Affairs: International Food and Music Festival

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The International Food and Music Festival is a tradition for Tulane University and the surrounding New Orleans community. It is not possible without the participation of the international community at Tulane. We need your help to represent your culture, country, or community. Share food, crafts, cultural history, language, performance, and have fun at this beautiful outdoor festival.

This event is FREE for all Tulane faculty, staff and students. You must present your Splash Card. Non-affiliated Tulane attendees can purchase tickets here.

Interested in being a sponsor? Click here for more information and registration.

If you have questions, email or

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: pave

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Bate Papo! End your Friday afternoon on the Jones Hall patio with a classic Brazilian layer dessert. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at