Please note that the Duke Study Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see http://globaled.duke.edu/finances/study-abroad-fee.
Study Argentina’s social movements and the country’s past and current struggles to guarantee human rights for its diverse populations.
Visit grassroots organizations fighting for human rights and social welfare. Engage with activists from a broad array of backgrounds, including those from traditional human rights organizations such as the Madres de Plaza de Mayo, memorials of the dictatorship such as ESMA and Parque de la Memoria; workers' cooperatives such as Chilavert; neighborhood organizations such as La Alameda; territorial social movements such as Movimiento de Trabajadores Desocupados and Servicio de Paz y Justicia; and organizations and social movements related to migration, feminism, Afro-Argentines, LGTBQ issues, state violence victims, alternative communication, popular education, environmental rights, peasant and indigenous communities, and youth activism.
Hone your Spanish speaking, reading, and writing skills through homestays and classroom and field instruction. Receive intensive instruction in Spanish through the three-credit language course. Based on an in-country evaluation, you will be placed in intensive classes and obtain additional language practice during the homestays, lectures, and field visits. Language courses are delivered in interactive, small-group formats; there are typically no more than seven students to a class. You will be encouraged to take advantage of the myriad daily opportunities in a Spanish-speaking environment that provide a source of constant learning. You will also be encouraged to go to the theater and enjoy other cultural offerings.
Participate in community service work. Choose from volunteer opportunities in Buenos Aires, including opportunities at a shelter for victims of domestic violence, a cultural center for children and muralists, a school, or a community health center. Community service components are also integrated into the program’s excursions.
Get a firsthand look at Argentina’s prolific and dynamic social movements from your base in the vibrant capital city of Buenos Aires.