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Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, has been referred as "The Paris of Buenos Aires" because of its architecture and vibrant culture. This cosmopolitan city is a prime site of exploration of the global because of its "peripheral" modern development in the nineteenth century, its immigrant identity and its tense political life reflecting an uneven relationship with the "central" global powers of the north.
This course explores the history, culture, and politics of the city of Buenos Aires from the pre-Conquest to the present by taking the specific lens of performance. We will focus on various cultural, political, artistic manifestations including plays (Gauchos, tango, grotesco, Evita, Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, soccer, etc.) and examine them as specific performances that reflect or build national identity. We will work with both textual sources from all periods. In Buenos Aires, we will visit the historical and cultural sites, performance spaces, go to the theatre, experience tango, soccer, and venture out to the Pampa, original land of the gauchos.
|Q4 2019 - Classes Start TBA
Housing and Meals
|Friday, May 24
||Depart from USA
|Saturday, May 25
||Transfer to hotel. Lunch on your own. Afternoon: 9 de Julio ave, then subte at Obelisco to Centro Cultural Kirchner, then walk to Puerto Madero.
|Sunday, May 26
||San Telmo neighborhood and fair and Museum of Modern Art. Evening: Soccer, first division match at the stadium.
|Monday, May 27
||Overview of the city from tower at Galeria Guemes. Calle Corrientes, "Broadway of Buenos Aires", Pizza lunch at La Guerrin, and neighborhood of El Abasto.
|Tuesday, May 28
||(Congreso, Old Buenos Aires): After lunch: Ave de Mayo, Muestra de Evita at av de Mayo 930, CafeTortoni, Plaza de Mayo, Libreria Alsina, Cathedral, Cabildo, museo del bicentenario.
|Wednesday, May 29
||(North and South): Theatre museum, Plaza San Martin and Galeria Pacifico. Then bus to La Boca neighborhood: Quinquela museum and Caminito. Evening: Tango night at La Mandrilera: dance lesson and salon.
|Thursday, May 30
||Palermo neighborhood: Plaza Cortazar, Borges' house, and Museum of Latin American Art. Evening: Theatre night at Teatro Cervantes.
|Friday, May 31
||All day outing to river delta El Tigre (train and boat to island, barbecue lunch, horses and activities)
|Saturday, June 1
||Recoleta: Cemetery and fair at Plaza Francia. Museum/park of memory in Nunez.
|Sunday, June 2
||Spend the day shopping or sightseeing on your own before transfer to the airport for your evening return flight to the U.S.
|Monday, June 3
|| Arrive in the U.S.
Students will be housed in a hotel in Buenos Aires. Breakfast is provided each morning.
Program Costs (Budget Sheet)
The cost information (with details of included and additional costs) can be found by clicking the link below.
- December 2: $250 deposit due
- January 15: Program Balance due
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Contact the Financial Aid office (206 Culkin) for information.
Course Enrollment & Requirements
The study visit is a required component of the 3 credit "GLS 100 / SPA 395 Global Cities - Buenos Aires" course. The 3-credit course meets weekly during Q4, and a course syllabus
will be provided with course requirements. For Q4 2019 the on-campus class meets on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:20pm.
Please check that the class day and times fit your schedule before enrolling.
The overseas portion of this course will consist of an intensive one-week visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina in May (May 24 - June 3). Class overseas will follow a daily itinerary (tentative itinerary) shown above.