Study Abroad in Argentina: Human Rights in Argentina: From Dictatorship to Democracy 

Note: This page is a news article regarding the Maymester 2009 offering of the Argentina Study Abroad program.  For information on the current program, visit the program's Study Abroad page.

Untitled Art in Parque de la MemoriaAn exciting interdisciplinary Study Abroad program will be offered during Maymester 2009, entitled “Human Rights in Argentina: From Dictatorship to Democracy (1976-Today). The program, which will be offered in English, will take place from May 16 to June 3, 2009. 

This program is suited for students in the literature/culture concentration of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, and students pursuing a certificate degree in Latin American Studies through the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies. The program is also suited for students in departments such as Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Women’s Studies who have an interest in international approaches in their disciplines

The program will take place in two cities – Cordoba and Buenos Aires. Students will earn 3 credit hours toward their degree and visit memorial sites related to violations of human rights that took place throughout Argentina during the 1970s, including:

  • The Cabildo (the old Cordoba City Hall building) which housed the D2 Police Intelligence Unit
  • La Perla former concentration camp, and the San Vicente Cemetery memorial and mass grave near Cordoba

  • Former secret detention centers the ESMA and El Atletico in Buenos Aires

  • Parque de la Memoria memorial wall and sculpture garden

  • Attend morning lectures taught by professors from the National University of Cordoba from departments such as History, Political Science, and Psychology, as well as by human rights activists and other persons familiar with the topic

  • Visit tourist sites near Cordoba, including the city of Alta Gracia with Che Guevara’s house and museum, the German settlers’ town of General Belgrano, and the colonial

  • Enjoy the café’s and boulevards of Buenos Aires, the Tango, and marvelous food and wine!

The cost is tentatively set at $2,050, not including airfare. For more information, contact the Program Director, Dr. Gabriel Kuperminc at

Currently, the course is listed as SPAN3395-C, but the program director will help students who wish to earn credit in their major department to negotiate for appropriate course credit on an individual basis.