Spanish Language and Society in Rosario
Rapidly improve your Spanish while exploring the local culture in and around Rosario, Argentina. Students who have completed one year of Spanish by the beginning of the summer program can complete their second year of Spanish in the intensive 6-week summer program. Students who have completed two years of Spanish language studies by the start of the program can participate in either the summer or fall term and take advanced courses in Hispanic linguistics, advanced writing, language and society, or electives on Latin American and Argentine culture. All courses are taught in Spanish making this program ideal for Spanish majors and minors or for those interested in Latin American and International Studies.
The program includes multiple excursions outside the city, as well as extensive use of historic and cultural activities within Rosario for academic excursions. In addition, you will live in a homestay, which further supports your immersion into Argentine society and culture.
Internship and Independent Research:
A supervised Internship and Independent Research program is also available in Rosario to qualified students who are committed to gaining a unique perspective into Argentine life. During summer term, this option is offered as a four-week program starting right after the six-week Spanish program. Please visit the program's website linked above to apply. During fall term, the internship and research are offered as a course options of the Spanish Language and Society in Rosario program.
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Summer term: Students who have completed one year of college-level Spanish can enroll in three courses: Spanish grammar; Spanish conversation; and Writing in Spanish (the equivalent to SPAN 201-202-203 at the University of Oregon). Students who have completed two years of college-level Spanish prior to participating on the program can take a combination of 3rd year language classes including Hispanic identities, artistic expressions, intensive Spanish grammar review, Spanish phonetics, and courses on literature, history, film, and culture.
Fall term: The fall program is open to students who have completed two years of college-level Spanish prior to participating on the program. Students enroll in four courses chosen from Social changes, advanced writing, Spanish linguistics, intensive Spanish grammar review, and courses on literature, film, and culture. Internship and independent research is also a course option for fall term students. To view internship and independent research course descriptions and syllabi, please visit the Internship and Independent Research in Rosario page.
Courses are taught by local instructors, experienced in teaching U.S. students. Classes take place Monday-Thursday and include extensive academic excursions, allowing you to experience Argentina beyond the pages of your textbooks. You will also have the opportunity to meet local students at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario and take part in lively debate and dialogue on current events and issues.
All courses offered in Rosario are recognized and approved for academic credit by various GEO partner institutions. Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with your study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.
Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
Living with an Argentine host family provides you with the opportunity to learn about Argentine ways of life, further language proficiency and discover rich cultural traditions in Rosario. Many students cherish the homestay experience as one of the most rewarding aspects of studying abroad, and often times remain lifelong friends with their host family well after returning home. Host families are carefully screened and provide quality, comfortable accommodations in the downtown area. Placements include families with children as well as single women and couples with older children who no longer live at home. You will have your own room. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the host family every day except during program excursions.
GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.
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