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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 1 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/27/2019 06/30/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

A&M ARGENTINA FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Faculty Leader

Dr. María Irene Moyna
Department of Hispanic Studies
moyna@tamu.edu
 

Study Abroad Advisor

Drew Crawford
dcrawford@tamu.edu
(979) 845-0544

Colorful side of building

Graffiti
Traffic Circle Monument
Boat on the water at night

Summer Session 1
May 27th - June 30th, 2019
Depart U.S. May 27th, Arrive in Buenos Aires May 28th
Buenos Aires, Argentina


About 
 
Mi Buenos Aires querido, cuando yo te vuelva a ver.... Thus starts one of the most famous tangos composed about the capital of Argentina. And it's no wonder: Porteños, as the people from Buenos Aires are known, have good reason to love and miss their city.  With a current population of 3 million (or over 10 million if we add its sprawling suburbs), Buenos Aires is a cultural hub not just for the country, but for Latin America and the world. It is the birthplace of unique cultural expressions such as tango, and its many theaters, museums, and parks offer outstanding opportunities to come in contact with world-class dance, drama, film, and the visual arts. Buenos Aires' bustling cosmopolitanism merges both immigrants and internal migrants into a teeming multitude of cultural and linguistic expressions. The city is a living classroom, its history etched in the architecture of historic neighborhoods which stand side by side with daring contemporary urban design

Argentina is the perfect setting for a program geared towards the health professions: the country has a long tradition of medical and scientific accomplishments. It is the birthplace of three Nobel Prize winners (Bernardo A. Houssay and César Milstein for Medicine in 1947 and 1984, and Luis Federico Leloir for Chemistry in 1970). It boasts an excellent health care system which includes both public and private providers. 

Credit 
All students are required to take a total of 6 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • SPAN 318: Advanced Oral Communication for Health Professionals ( 3 cr.)
  • SPAN 301: Oral Expression ( 3 cr. )
**Optional (If you have already taken one of the above courses, you may take this research course below)
  • SPAN 491: Research in Spanish (3 cr.)  
Eligibility
  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum 2.5 GPA or instructor approval
  • Completion of one of the following: SPAN 202, 203, 218 or equivalent; or instructor approval
  • Attendance at all pre-departure program meetings (TBA)
Highlights*
  • City Tour
  • Graffiti Tour
  • Tango/Milonga Dance Lesson
  • Visit to Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace)
  • Visit to a country-side ranch and  have traditional asado (barbecue) lunch
  • Live with a Host Family
  • Guided Visit to Hospital/Medical Center
*Subject to change

Cost
 
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $4,800
Lodging w/ host family, daily meals (breakfast and dinner); 8 field trips/excursions/events, airport group transfer, classroom facilities; some group meals $3,900  
Study Abroad Admin Fee $400  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses $95  
International Health Insurance $45  
Portion of Faculty Expenses $360  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $3,875+
Summer Tuition and Fees (in-state resident for 6 hours)* $2,100  
International Airfare (varies) $1,200 - $1,700  
Travel Documents (passport and visa - if needed) $155  
Daily Lunch, Dinner on Saturdays, & In-country transportation** $420 Estimate  
Textbooks and Supplies Included in Program Fee  
Personal Spending (souvenirs, free weekends, etc.) Varies  
Total Estimated Cost $8,675+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

Additional Information 

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Program Courses

Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.
 
Funding

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 

 
Scholarships
 
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13

 
Financial Aid
 
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Program Payment

Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed on the brochure will be due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. fall and spring for summer programs). The Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office in 3 payments: 
  1. $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
  2. $1,000 Program Deposit
  3. Remaining Program Balance
Note: additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).