Fall Term in Latin America August-November, 2009
For more than 30 years Augustana College has been offering its students the opportunity to explore the diverse lands and peoples to our south. Through a unique program, our students visit South America and Mexico while taking courses from Augustana faculty in a wide range of academic disciplines, integrating the classroom experience with exposure to the many landscapes and cultures of Latin America.
The 2009 Latin American term will offer general education coursework and a learning community environment. The program is open to any Augustana student in solid academic standing, regardless of major, and prior study of Spanish is not required.
The 2009 Latin American term will be a rich experience, blending perennial highlights from past years with innovative new ways to experience Latin America. The program will visit Ecuador, Peru and Mexico -- sites familiar to past participants -- while debuting a richer intercultural immersion program. In 2009 students will spend 8 of the 11 weeks living with families, creating deep cultural contacts.
In addition, for the first time, each student, regardless of level, will be able to take Spanish coursework during the program's first few weeks. Besides the Spanish studies, students can register for Augustana courses in biology, art, literature, history or political science. All courses will have a 35-student cap, and while some will be cross-scheduled against others, each course will be designed to match class learning with real-world experiences, site visits and guest speakers from the countries we will visit.
Dr. Kim Tunnicliff
Office of International Programs
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
Telephone: (309) 794-7220
Toll Free: (800) 798-8100 x7220