Spring 2013 Travel Course: Argentina

 

 

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Culture and Travel Course to Argentina

with Dr. Berardini & Dr. Lamartina-Lens

 

Did you ever want to learn to tango? Ride with the gauchos? Surround yourself with the tropical wonder of 275 waterfalls? Then this is the travel course for you!

During this 10 day trip to Argentina, we will visit Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls. Daily excursions in Buenos Aires will include visits to sites of historical and cultural importance, such as the museum of modern art (MALBA), the “Evita” museum, famous neighborhoods (La Boca, Palermo, Puerto Madero, etc.), the City Cathedral, the Colon theatre, and the Plaza de Mayo. A day at a gaucho ranch and an evening tango show will also be included. Iguazu Falls will include a full-day tour of the falls and a ½ day excursion to a Guarani Indian village.

Credits: CRN: 23247 (NYC) & 23248 (PLV) – SPA154 – This 3-credit Spring semester course, conducted in English, will offer an overview of modern Argentina. Major topics will include literature, theatre, film, art, music, tango, recent history, politics, economy, and traditions. The course will meet weekly and assignments related to the topics studied will be required. Fulfills AOK 3 & 4.

Cost: Approximate cost for the trip is $3,135 per student, which includes flight to Buenos Aires and Iguazu, ground transportation in Argentina, hotels, daily breakfast, some lunches/dinners, and all formal, academic excursions. Students will pay a new $160 tourist entry fee to be paid immediately upon departure (cash and credit cards accepted) and should budget additional funds for meals and personal items. All students must have a passport valid beyond January 1, 2014. A Visa may be required for non-US citizens. A minimum of 15 students is required.

Deposit: $1000 deposit is due before December 1, 2012 and the final payment in full is due before January 15, 2013.

Travel Dates: May 16th – May 24th  2013

Professors: 

Dr. Berardini, sberardini@pace.edu, (212) 346-1432          

Dr. Lamartina-Lens, sberardini@pace.edu, (212) 346-1433

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