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Argentina

Dates

May 19 – June 17, 2021

Subjects

Business, Finance, Political Science, Psychology

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

From the Andes Mountains to the bustling port city of Buenos Aires, Argentina embodies the richness of both South American and European cultures. Based in Buenos Aires, a fascinating urban landscape with famous streets, cafes, architecture, cuisine, music and dance, group excursions include visits to museums, outdoor markets, historic mansions, national monuments, government ministries and soccer stadiums. Courses make Argentina the focus of discussion through hands-on learning opportunities and guest lectures by local Argentine experts. Students enjoy free weekends to travel independently to other regions in Argentina.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hotel, 2-4 students per room

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 17 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses. Courses are divided into 2 time-blocks. You cannot select 2 courses in the same time block.

Block 1

FIN 330 Principles of Finance

Dr. Richard Hale

Investigation into the nature, scope, and method of managing financial information. Emphasis is placed on developing concepts and techniques necessary for making financing and investing decisions. Financial analysis, financial planning and control, working capital management, and capital budgeting are topics of interest. Issues relating to optimal capital structure, dividend policy, and the cost of capital are also included.

PS 460 Topics: Dictatorship & Democracy

Dr. Shawn Schulenberg

Graduate Credit Available

This course will examine the relationship between the armed forces and the societies they are charged to protect, with a focus on the cases of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. Although we will focus primarily on Argentina, we will also study events in Brazil and Chile so that we can understand how and why we see different regional variations and the consequences of these differences today.

PSY 355 Cross-Cultural Psychology

Dr. Myra Bundy

The main goals of psychology are to increase our understanding of human behavior and mental processes, and to use this information to make people’s lives better. Cross-cultural psychology is the branch of psychology that studies the ways in which culture shapes human thought and behavior.

Block 2

BA 220 Topics: Business Ethics

Dr. Richard Hale

An essential part of business decision making is identifying how an individual and an organization considers the ethics of such decisions. This course will review a variety of ethical frameworks used to guide how business is conducted. Cases and situations will be introduced to allow students to consider how their choices of framework impact themselves, other employees, customers, suppliers, and resources. Corporate social responsibility will be studied in companies that have chosen to make that a priority in their firm.

PSY 299 Topics: Psychology of Trauma: Citizen Experiences in Social Unrest

Dr. Myra Bundy

This class explores the impact of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events) as well as the impact of trauma throughout the lifespan on development of behavior, social-emotional functioning, and overall mental health. Particular interest will be paid to citizen experience in politically violent and socially uncertain events in Argentina and other relevant locations.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

U.S. Embassy Debriefing

We visit the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires and receive a country briefing led by a current U.S. Foreign Service Officer (FSO) to learn about historical and contemporary economic and political conditions in Argentina and the current relationship between our two countries.

Ex-ESMA/Espacio Memoria

During El Proceso, the 1976-83 Dictatorship, human rights groups estimate that more than 100,000 people were tortured and more than 30,000 people “disappeared.” On this excursion, we visit and walk through one of the central sites where many people were held, tortured, and murdered.

La Casa Rosada Tour

La Casa Rosada (The Pink House) is the Presidential Palace for Argentina. We’ll walk through the halls listening to a guided tour in English and visit the balcony immortalized in the movie/musical Evita, the site where First Lady Eva Peron spoke to los descamisados (impoverished workers) in her famous 1951 speech.

Asado (BBQ) and Wine Lecture

Argentina is internationally famous for its beef and wine. We attend an asado to learn how different meats are cooked and paired with specific types of grapes. The owner also explains wine-growing regions in the country, how different grapes are produced and manufactured, and how they are sold within the country or exported.

Tango Lesson

The Tango, one of the most sensual dances in the world, originates in the region surrounding Buenos Aires. Students get to take an introductory tango class from one of the most iconic tango lesson studios in the city, La Catedral Club.

City Center Walk

We begin the program becoming oriented with some of the most important sites in Buenos Aires’ city center. We visit the Plaza de Mayo, a famous historical protest square located in front of the presidential palace; walk across Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest street in the world; and end with a stop at Café Tortoni, a café that is over 150 years old and is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,750 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Argentina

Accommodations

2 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Buenos Aires Subway Tickets

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of obtaining a passport ($145), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $400-$600 depending on your food tastes/spending habits/optional independent travel preferences), any class readings/materials, and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,100 – $1,200

The KIIS Argentina program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Buenos Aires with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Lexington or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

Flights to/from the USA/Argentina are typically overnight flights, arriving the following morning. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

May 19 – June 17, 2021

Subjects

Business, Finance, Political Science, Psychology

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

From the Andes Mountains to the bustling port city of Buenos Aires, Argentina embodies the richness of both South American and European cultures. Based in Buenos Aires, a fascinating urban landscape with famous streets, cafes, architecture, cuisine, music and dance, group excursions include visits to museums, outdoor markets, historic mansions, national monuments, government ministries and soccer stadiums. Courses make Argentina the focus of discussion through hands-on learning opportunities and guest lectures by local Argentine experts. Students enjoy free weekends to travel independently to other regions in Argentina.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hotel, 2-4 students per room

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 17 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses. Courses are divided into 2 time-blocks. You cannot select 2 courses in the same time block.

Block 1

FIN 330 Principles of Finance

Dr. Richard Hale

Investigation into the nature, scope, and method of managing financial information. Emphasis is placed on developing concepts and techniques necessary for making financing and investing decisions. Financial analysis, financial planning and control, working capital management, and capital budgeting are topics of interest. Issues relating to optimal capital structure, dividend policy, and the cost of capital are also included.

PS 460 Topics: Dictatorship & Democracy

Dr. Shawn Schulenberg

Graduate Credit Available

This course will examine the relationship between the armed forces and the societies they are charged to protect, with a focus on the cases of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. Although we will focus primarily on Argentina, we will also study events in Brazil and Chile so that we can understand how and why we see different regional variations and the consequences of these differences today.

PSY 355 Cross-Cultural Psychology

Dr. Myra Bundy

The main goals of psychology are to increase our understanding of human behavior and mental processes, and to use this information to make people’s lives better. Cross-cultural psychology is the branch of psychology that studies the ways in which culture shapes human thought and behavior.

Block 2

BA 220 Topics: Business Ethics

Dr. Richard Hale

An essential part of business decision making is identifying how an individual and an organization considers the ethics of such decisions. This course will review a variety of ethical frameworks used to guide how business is conducted. Cases and situations will be introduced to allow students to consider how their choices of framework impact themselves, other employees, customers, suppliers, and resources. Corporate social responsibility will be studied in companies that have chosen to make that a priority in their firm.

PSY 299 Topics: Psychology of Trauma: Citizen Experiences in Social Unrest

Dr. Myra Bundy

This class explores the impact of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events) as well as the impact of trauma throughout the lifespan on development of behavior, social-emotional functioning, and overall mental health. Particular interest will be paid to citizen experience in politically violent and socially uncertain events in Argentina and other relevant locations.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

U.S. Embassy Debriefing

We visit the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires and receive a country briefing led by a current U.S. Foreign Service Officer (FSO) to learn about historical and contemporary economic and political conditions in Argentina and the current relationship between our two countries.

Ex-ESMA/Espacio Memoria

During El Proceso, the 1976-83 Dictatorship, human rights groups estimate that more than 100,000 people were tortured and more than 30,000 people “disappeared.” On this excursion, we visit and walk through one of the central sites where many people were held, tortured, and murdered.

La Casa Rosada Tour

La Casa Rosada (The Pink House) is the Presidential Palace for Argentina. We’ll walk through the halls listening to a guided tour in English and visit the balcony immortalized in the movie/musical Evita, the site where First Lady Eva Peron spoke to los descamisados (impoverished workers) in her famous 1951 speech.

Asado (BBQ) and Wine Lecture

Argentina is internationally famous for its beef and wine. We attend an asado to learn how different meats are cooked and paired with specific types of grapes. The owner also explains wine-growing regions in the country, how different grapes are produced and manufactured, and how they are sold within the country or exported.

Tango Lesson

The Tango, one of the most sensual dances in the world, originates in the region surrounding Buenos Aires. Students get to take an introductory tango class from one of the most iconic tango lesson studios in the city, La Catedral Club.

City Center Walk

We begin the program becoming oriented with some of the most important sites in Buenos Aires’ city center. We visit the Plaza de Mayo, a famous historical protest square located in front of the presidential palace; walk across Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest street in the world; and end with a stop at Café Tortoni, a café that is over 150 years old and is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,750 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Argentina

Accommodations

2 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Buenos Aires Subway Tickets

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of obtaining a passport ($145), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $400-$600 depending on your food tastes/spending habits/optional independent travel preferences), any class readings/materials, and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,100 – $1,200

The KIIS Argentina program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Buenos Aires with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Lexington or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

Flights to/from the USA/Argentina are typically overnight flights, arriving the following morning. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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