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UMD-Summer: Argentina: Globalization & Human Rights in Buenos Aires (HIST)

Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Plata, Argentina
Rosario, Argentina
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ArgentinaThis short term abroad course in Argentina focuses on the history of Buenos Aires's emergence as a global city and the central importance of human rights in the country's recent past. The course also explores themes related to Argentina's imagined construction as a "nation of immigrants", Buenos Aires's place as a city of intellectuals and exiles, and the importance of ethnic identities, national political movements such as Peronism and anti-Peronism, state terrorism, human rights movements, democratization, and resistance to neoliberalism during the 20th and 21st centuries. The course will explore how Buenos Aires became the cultural capital of South America and a city renowned for its theaters, bookstores, restaurants, museums, soccer stadiums, public spaces, ethnic enclaves, and shopping districts. During the time spent in Buenos Aires and nearby Argentinian cities, we will visit historical sites and cultural spaces related to Buenos Aires's place as a global city and an urban laboratory for human rights movements and public memory. These include museums, cultural centers, and other spaces related to public protest and memory.


You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

UMD an Non-UMD freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply. 

If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to the program director (listed in the Contacts tab) to discuss your interest in the program.

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in one of the following three (3) credit UMD courses:

  • HIST328: Globalization & Human Rights in Buenos Aires

The credit you earn during this program will count as resident credit.

Students will stay in a combination of hotels and homestays for the extent of the program. 

Costs for Summer 2018 will be updated shortly. 

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee TBD
This fee is charged to your account when the application status changes from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance TBD
Tuition TBD
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, in-country transportation, course related activities, group meals, and teaching services.
Housing Fee TBD
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) TBD
Visa TBD
Passport TBD
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) TBD
Course Materials TBD
Optional Activities/incidental expenses TBD
Optional trip cancelation/interruption Insurance (estimate) TBD

NOTE: If you are a non-UMD graduate student, you will need to pay a $75 application fee to the UMD graduate school to participate in this program.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad

PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.

Daniel Richter will be the program director and is a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Maryland. He received his doctorate in Latin American history at the University of Maryland in May 2016 with his dissertation, "Symbiotic Cities: Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and Mass Culture, 1910-1960." He is excited to share his love of Buenos Aires with his students. Daniel Richter was a Fulbright-IIE Scholar in Uruguay in 2012 and has previously lived in Argentina from 2003 to 2008.

For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact the Program Director. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact EA Short-term Programs.

As a part of this program, you will engage in the following activities:

  • You will have beginning and intermediate language tutorials
  • You will have guest lectures by leading Argentine experts in human rights and the history of Buenos Aires
  • You will live in home stays of approximately 18 days in Buenos Aires.
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with local Argentinian students from the Universidad de San Andres in Argentina.
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018 06/09/2018 06/29/2018