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  • Locations: Rosario, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: WOU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Staff-Led, Study Abroad Minimum Class Standing: 1 Sophomore
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

Human Rights/Transitional Justice and Comparative Justice Service Learning Program

July 29 to Sept 02, 2018

Program Overview
Human Rights and Comparative Justice study abroad program to Rosario, Argentina. This comparative exploration of Argentina's justice system is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in criminal justice, juvenile justice, law, sociology, or human relations.
Throughout the week, students will meet with representatives from the court, police and correctional systems. Site visits will include the criminal court, a prison, and a juvenile facility. Students will spend time exploring Rosario, taking in the historical sites and getting a feel for the culture and rich history. 
Academic Details
This five-week program will provide students an opportunity to study one of two overlapping but distinct disciplines in a country that has witnessed both the challenges and possibilities of human rights and comparative justice.  Students will take one courses: Human Rights or Transitional Justice in Latin America.  In addition, students will earn a 8 credits Criminal Justice course through a faculty-supervised independent research project.  These courses will be supplemented with language study (basic and intermediate levels) and relevant field excursions, both of which will help truly immerse the students in the complexities inherent to the transitional justice movement.  Students who have completed one year of college-level Spanish can enroll in a 4 credit Spanish course: Spanish grammar; Spanish conversation; and Writing in Spanish (the equivalent will depend on proficiency).   
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 meet local students at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario to take part in lively debate and dialogue on current events and issues.
Each course will provide relevant historical, philosophical, and international perspectives on human rights and comparative justice, with the remainder of the courses focusing on each discipline's efforts in Latin America specifically. While learning about the past, students will witness first-hand the ongoing challenges for human rights law and human rights activism by engaging in contemporary Argentine politics. The goal of the program is for students to build a general foundation in the fields of international human rights and comparative justice, supplemented by case study approaches to the Inter-American human rights system, human rights law, and various justice systems (e.g. penitentiaries) undertaken by Argentina and its neighbors.  This program is primarily geared towards students in the social sciences who wish to pursue careers in law, international development, human rights, social justice, and/or academia.  The program is open to students from all majors, but is particularly relevant for students majoring in International Studies, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Spanish, and pre-law.
Course Equivalencies
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.
Course Title:
Human Rights in Latin America/Transitional Justice Seminar         CJ 409 (4 Credits) or SOC
Crinmal Justice Service Learning                                                    CJ 407W (4 Credits) and CJ 409 (4 credits)
Spanish Language                                                                           SPAN 2XX or 3XX (4 Credits)

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/10/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.