Argentina Faculty-Led Immersion Academics
EligibilityTo apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate or graduate* student. You need to be in good academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.3. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. Students from all academic disciplines are welcome to apply. This program is also open to non-UWEC* students. Please note that in the case of a competitive selection process, priority will be given to UWEC students.
*Graduate students and non-UWEC students are not eligible for Blugold Commitment FLIIE funding, and will pay graduate or non-resident tuition fees if applicable.
Course InformationThe course in Argentina is ECON 390/LAS 390 (3 credits), taught by Dr. Rose-Marie Avin (Economics) and Dr. Karen O'Day (Art & Design) during summer 2018. Attendance at the spring faculty-led study abroad orientation, plus 15 hours of meeting time in the Spring 2018 semester on the UW-Eau Claire campus is required for the pre-departure curriculum.
Liberal Education/General Education RequirementsFor students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program fulfills the Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global Perspectives requirement upon completion of all course assignments.
For students in catalog years through 2015-16, this program fulfills GE-III and 3 credits of the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion (students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details).
Immersion Requirement (for Spanish and Latin American Studies majors/minors)This program can potentially fulfill half (3 weeks) of the immersion requirement for Spanish or Latin American Studies majors/minors. However, for this program to count towards the immersion requirement, you should be placed with a monolingual host family that speaks Spanish and be the only English speaking student in the household. This must be indicated and approved shortly after you are accepted into the program. There is also the option of staying for an additional 3 weeks after the official Argentina program ends to carry out an internship or project, which would completely fulfill the immersion requirement, but this must be discussed and approved prior to departure.
Academic CalendarThe tentative program dates May 25 - June 18, 2018. These dates are still tentative, do not book flights until after orientation in March.
To learn more about the program itinerary, see last year's program activities and daily schedule: Program Activities 2017