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Program Description

With a distinctly European air, Buenos Aires is known as the "Paris of the Americas” for its sophistication and culture. One of the most cosmopolitan societies in the world, this capital city offers unparalleled opportunities to enjoy parks, theatre, music, films and museums and is home to countless cultural and sporting attractions. This program gives students the opportunity to live and study for six weeks in Buenos Aires. Students participate in organized field trips and activities and reside in homestays in close proximity to parks, shops, cafes and public transportation. 

IFSA Butler in Buenos Aires serves as the on-site provider for this program. IFSA Butler (Institute for Study Abroad, founded at Butler University in the United States) is a non-profit study abroad provider with offices throughout the world. Classes are based at the study center in downtown Buenos Aires. A dedicated, experienced staff, including a Resident Director, facilitates program logistics, homestays and student services.

Courses

Students choose from one of two 6-credit tracks:

1) Geography + Spanish

  • GRG 323K / LAS 330 | Geography of South America and
  • SPN 350 / LAS 370 | Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture

2) Spanish

  • SPN 611D | Intermediate Spanish

Geography is taught in English by UT Professor Gregory Knapp; all other courses are taught in Spanish by local faculty.

GRG 323K may be used towards the Geography major (Cultural Track) and Latin American Studies major (core requirement and/or concentration), and as part of the Latin American minor in International Relations and Global Studies (IRG). This course may also be used for the environmental track in IRG, and the Global Cultures (GC) flag.

Faculty Director

Gregory Knapp

Students participating in the SPN 611D track will be supported by IFSA Butler’s local resident director and staff.

greg knappFor students participating in the Geography + Spanish track, Dr. Gregory Knapp, a professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment, is the returning faculty director. In addition to this program, he has taught on four summer study abroad programs in Europe. At UT, he teaches large undergraduate and graduate courses on Latin America, cultural and political ecology, and sustainable development.

Dr. Knapp has performed research on traditional and modernizing agriculture, water, adaptation to environmental change, and ethnic and cultural geography in relationship with modernization.  His students’ research topics have included urban ethnicity, tourism, urban agriculture and foodways, water management, ranching and non-traditional exports.

 

Program and Application Details

For full program details and information on how to apply, go to the Program Page.

Questions? Email: Ellen Aoki.

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