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LIFE AND TRADITION IN URUGUAY AND ARGENTINA
July 1-31, 2005 Travel to Uruguay and Argentina and learn about the cultures and traditions of the people in Montevideo and Tacuarembó in Uruguay and of Córdoba and Buenos Aires in Argentina.
The program is organized around the following themes: society, education, history, politics and economics, health, food and food production, agriculture and ecology, sports, arts and literature, music, and religion. We will read material on these topics, interview people of different ages, various professional backgrounds, and economic status, and visit family residences, schools, universities, hospitals, churches, etc.
Also, we will visit major historical places and explore unique sites such as La Boca in Buenos Aires, Los Gigantes Mountains in Córdoba, and the Gardel Museum in Uruguay. In addition, there will be outdoor activities, including horse-back riding and mountain climbing, and conversation lessons in Spanish. You can also learn how to Tango (lessons optional). Students will submit a portfolio upon arrival back in Greenville.
Participants should have completed Spanish 1004 before the date of departure. Preference will be given to students who major / minor in Hispanic Studies / Hispanic Studies Education. Maximum enrollment: 15 students.
In Montevideo, UR we will stay in a hotel (double occupancy) located near the downtown area of the city and in Tacuarembó in the housing facilities provided by BioUruguay, an organic agriculture research farm, on the web at: www.biouruguay.com
Special Topics: SPAN 2700/3700 (6 s.h.) Cost of Program: US $3605
Dr. Marcela Ruiz-Funes Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures 3320 Bate Building East Carolina University email@example.com