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Summer Study Abroad in English

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Summer 2024

June 4, 2024

June 29, 2024

May 1, 2024

$5200

Program Overview

Immerse Yourself in the Wonders of Argentine and South American Ecosystems! 

Our Environmental Sciences Summer Program in Patagonia, Argentina, offers a unique blend of academic studies and practical experiences, focusing on Ecosystems and Biodiversity in the heart of South America. Ideal for students passionate about nature and conservation, this program unfolds in two of Argentina’s most ecologically significant regions: Córdoba and Patagonia.

Highlights:

  • 🌿 Ecosystem Exploration: Dive into the varied ecosystems of Córdoba and Patagonia, studying local flora, fauna, and comprehensive biodiversity. Engage with the environment firsthand through extensive fieldwork.
  • 📚 Integrated Learning: Combine rigorous academic coursework in environmental sciences with practical, on-the-ground conservation efforts. Tailored for English-speaking students, this program offers an in-depth look into critical ecological concepts and regional conservation strategies.
  • 🌎 Cultural and Natural Immersion: Experience the unique cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes of South America’s diverse regions. Participate in excursions and community-based projects that bring you closer to the local environment and its inhabitants.

Set amidst the backdrop of Argentina’s stunning scenery and rich biodiversity, Córdoba and Patagonia provide an unparalleled setting for students eager to delve into environmental studies. The program’s holistic approach ensures a deep understanding of ecological principles and the challenges of conservation, offering students a chance to contribute to vital sustainability efforts.

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Language

Dive into the linguistic richness of Argentina, where Spanish coexists with indigenous languages like Quechua and Mapudungun. Engage in language exchanges and connect with locals to appreciate the region’s linguistic tapestry.

History

Córdoba and Patagonia’s history is a mosaic of indigenous and European influences. Explore stories embedded in the landscapes, from ancient rock art to European settlements, reflecting a history that shapes its current identity.

Architecture

Enjoy the city sights of classical, modern and contemporary architecture while in Córdoba. In traveling to Patagonia, marvel at the blend of indigenous and colonial influences, from traditional Mapuche rukas to European-inspired buildings. These structures tell a story of cultural fusion and adaptation.

Art

While wandering through Córdoba, take in the scenes of beautiful street art and galleries throughout the city. Patagonia also offers a window into diverse artistic expressions, from indigenous crafts to contemporary art. Discover galleries and local markets that highlight the artistic talents and cultural heritage of the region.

Food

Sip on a refreshing mate while savoring the gastronomic delights of Argentina, renowned for its unique flavors. Enjoy dishes like lamb asado and king crab, reflecting the region’s rich culinary heritage shaped by its natural resources.

Natural Splendor

Even as the second largest city in Argentina, Córdoba is surrounded by biodiversity and outdoor adventure. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Patagonia’s landscapes through its pristine beaches, rugged mountains, and serene lakes, offering a harmonious blend of natural wonder and tranquility.

Cultural Immersion

Immerse yourself in Argentina’s vibrant cultural scene, characterized by indigenous festivals and local celebrations. This cultural richness provides students with a unique opportunity to experience and participate in the region’s diverse traditions and customs.

Your term in Patagonia offers much more than academic learning; it’s a deep dive into the heart of Patagonian culture and natural beauty. The cost of your program includes a range of cultural and outdoor activities, carefully selected by our Resident Director to enrich your experience. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you in Patagonia:

Welcome to Patagonian Cuisine: Begin your journey with a welcoming dinner featuring local specialties like lamb asado and king crab, allowing you to connect with fellow students and our local team.

Patagonian Nature Trails: Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia, hiking through trails that reveal the region’s diverse flora and fauna.

Visit to a Local Estancia: Experience life on a traditional Patagonian ranch, learning about local farming practices and history.

Kayaking in Pristine Waters: Paddle through the serene lakes or rivers, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of Patagonia.

Discover Indigenous Cultures: Take part in an excursion to learn about the rich heritage of the indigenous Mapuche communities.

Local Museum Tours: Immerse yourself in the region’s history and art with visits to museums that showcase Patagonian culture and natural history.

Relax at Hidden Beaches: Unwind on secluded beaches, enjoying the peaceful ambiance and scenic beauty of Patagonia’s coastline.

Cultural Celebration Finale: Conclude your stay with an evening of local food and cultural activities, possibly including traditional dance or music performances.

Please note that while most activities are included in your program’s cost, some may incur a small additional fee. The availability of activities may vary depending on the program schedule.

Meet your Resident Director

This is a great moment to live an experience that you will keep in your heart, throughout your personal and academic life. I expect that students will open their minds and hearts to other forms of knowledge. While excellent academics is the main reason to study at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, the richest aspect of your experience will be getting to know another culture - which I’m sure you will fall in love with!
Patricia Maqueda RESIDENT DIRECTOR, ARGENTINA
Pat Maqueda
Resident Director, Córdoba, Argentina

The SSA Team with their students!

Housing

Homestays

Cross-cultural learning, a vital part of understanding the world from different perspectives, is deeply rooted in your life outside the classroom in Argentina. During your study program, you’ll spend the first several days in Córdoba and will reside with a local family in the vicinity of your academic institution. This immersion in Argentine life from the outset is crucial for grasping the nuances of the local language, customs, and daily routines. Engaging in daily conversations with your host family, you’ll start to comprehend the “unspoken language” – the core values and subtle beliefs that shape their way of living.

Your homestay in Córdoba includes comprehensive amenities such as full room and board. If you have special dietary needs or require specific housing arrangements, we can accommodate these requests, though they may incur an additional fee.

To ensure your homestay is both comfortable and conducive to your learning and cultural immersion, our staff diligently selects and regularly inspects each home. We also engage in thorough discussions with host families about norms and policies to maintain a warm, peaceful, and supportive environment for your educational journey.

While traveling from Córdoba to Patagonia, you will experience the thrill of the outdoors with homey lodging in the campo. Once in Patagonia, dig into your free-spirited side with stays in local hostels that have been cleared and approved by our diligent staff.  

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Environmental Sustainability/Ecology

This intensive 4-credit course offers a learning experience in environmental maintenance and protection in two key Argentine regions: the province of Córdoba, known for its many nature preserves, and Patagonia, renowned for its unique geological formations. The course features experiential learning opportunities where students will apply theoretical knowledge on the ground. Classes will be taught by faculty of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, institution recognized for its ongoing work in this area, whereas field activities will be led by park rangers from the Universidad Provincial de Córdoba and guides specialized in academic tourism. Along with theoretical and practical classes, the course includes visits to wildlife preserves, camping excursions in national parks of Córdoba and transport to the coastal region of Patagonia. As a part of biodiversity and ecosystem training, students may take part in the environmental protection tasks that these areas require. Classes will be taught in English. Students may also enroll in an optional introductory Spanish course.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

The Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), founded by Jesuits in 1613, stands as one of Latin America’s oldest and most prestigious institutions. Nestled in the heart of Córdoba’s historic downtown, UNC is a beacon of academic excellence and cultural heritage, boasting significant historical sites and resources, including the old rectorado building and a rare book collection unique in the Americas. Known as “la Docta” due to its central role in Córdoba’s intellectual life, the university attracts around 100,000 students from across Argentina and South America, offering a vibrant campus life enriched with museums, theaters, and nightlife. Each year, UNC welcomes around 300 international students, providing a rich environment for cultural and linguistic immersion. In collaboration with the Programa de Español y Cultura Latinoamericana (PECLA), UNC offers a wide range of courses tailored to meet the academic needs of international students, fostering a deep engagement with Argentine culture and Spanish language proficiency.

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Subject

Course

Courses

Environmental Sustainability/Ecology

This intensive 4-credit course offers a learning experience in environmental maintenance and protection in two key Argentine regions: the province of Córdoba, known for its many nature preserves, and Patagonia, renowned for its unique geological formations. The course features experiential learning opportunities where students will apply theoretical knowledge on the ground. Classes will be taught by faculty of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, institution recognized for its ongoing work in this area, whereas field activities will be led by park rangers from the Universidad Provincial de Córdoba and guides specialized in academic tourism. Along with theoretical and practical classes, the course includes visits to wildlife preserves, camping excursions in national parks of Córdoba and transport to the coastal region of Patagonia. As a part of biodiversity and ecosystem training, students may take part in the environmental protection tasks that these areas require. Classes will be taught in English. Students may also enroll in an optional introductory Spanish course.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Academic Institutions

The Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), founded by Jesuits in 1613, stands as one of Latin America’s oldest and most prestigious institutions. Nestled in the heart of Córdoba’s historic downtown, UNC is a beacon of academic excellence and cultural heritage, boasting significant historical sites and resources, including the old rectorado building and a rare book collection unique in the Americas. Known as “la Docta” due to its central role in Córdoba’s intellectual life, the university attracts around 100,000 students from across Argentina and South America, offering a vibrant campus life enriched with museums, theaters, and nightlife. Each year, UNC welcomes around 300 international students, providing a rich environment for cultural and linguistic immersion. In collaboration with the Programa de Español y Cultura Latinoamericana (PECLA), UNC offers a wide range of courses tailored to meet the academic needs of international students, fostering a deep engagement with Argentine culture and Spanish language proficiency.

Why This Program?

📚 Comprehensive Academic Learning

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May 1, 2024

June 4, 2024

June 29, 2024

$5200

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