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Minimum GPA: 2.50

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2021


Rebecca Dlubac

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

SIT - School for International Training


Opportunity Description

Examine the social and economic development strategies of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

What is unique about this program?

  • Spend six weeks in Buenos Aires.

  • Rapidly improve your Spanish.

  • Explore economic and social realities of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) countries.

  • Discuss similarities and differences among these four countries and important transnational and regional processes.

  • Learn about the introduction of genetically modified seeds and the social, environmental, and economic impacts of mono cropping.

  • Choose between an internship or an Independent Study Project (ISP)

What is unique about this place?

In Buenos Aires you will attend lectures, visit relevant sites and get to know grassroots and community leaders. You will also visit three other cities: Asunción, Paraguay; Montevideo, Uruguay; and São Paulo, Brazil (fall semester), or Porto Alegre, Brazil (spring semester). All locations feature a full agenda of university lectures and seminars, interaction with civil society organizations, and visits to institutions important to present and past regional processes. Learn about Afro-descendent and indigenous movements; women’s and LGBTQI struggles; the transnational movement of goods and people (south-south migration); and regional and global chains of production and reproduction.

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)