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Society and Politics of Tango has been created to introduce all students to the richness of the culture, history, literature, art, music, and dance of Argentina. The program runs for two weeks during January semester. Estimated dates are January 4-18, 2013. Students study of the cultural influences of Tango through readings, lectures, and explorations of the sites, sounds, and tastes of Buenos Aires, the home of the Tango. Students combine classes in survival Spanish language in the morning with excursions in the afternnoon and evening into Buenos Aires led by an SU faculty expert on the culture and history of Argentina.
CLASS: All students earn four credits by registering for the following course:
MDFL 248: Studies in Contemporary Cultures: The Culture of Tango - Students begin with formal study of the culture of Tango with lectures and readings on the cultural, literary, and political influence of the Tango. Each morning all students meet for a survival Spanish language class. The study of the Spanish language becomes an integral part of the "Tango experience". In addition to the formal readings and lectures, students are led throughout the streets of Buenos Aires where they learn and are assessed on the cultural expressions of Tango in the vibrant capital city of Buenos Aires. There are no prerequisities for this course and no Spanish language is necessary. The course is open to all students. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC.
EXCURSIONS: The learning in Society and Politics of Tango takes place inside and outside of the classroom. Students will be led on structured visits to famous Buenos Aires landmarks such as the Plaza de Mayo, where women protested daily the loss of the "disappeared" in the Dirty War in front of the Argentine "White House", the Casa Rosada. Students will also visit the famous Tango neighborhoods, La Recoleta and San Telmo, and musuems dedicated to Eva Peron and the torture camps of the Dirty War, in additoin to a weekend excursion to the island town of "El Tigre."
HOUSING: Students stay in the America del Sur Youth hostel. Hostelworld guests voted America del Sur Hostel Buenos Aires the best in Argentina and Latin America at the 2011 Hoscars. This hostel is located in the beautiful San Telmo area, a short walk from Casa Rosada, Plaza de Mayo, Calle Florida and much more. Travellers say the staff are 'enthusiastic, friendly, helpful and competent', while the hostel itself is 'very chilled out if you want it to be, but also can party a lot, too'. Students are housed in doubles or triples at the hostel. You can see photos of the America del Sur Hostel here.
COST: Tuition and fees for the 2013 Society and Politics of Tango program are estimated to be $1750. The price includes tuition and fees for 4 credits, ground transportation in Argentina, lodging, partial board, guided excursions throughout Buenos Aires, and much more. International airfare is not included in the price. SU has made international flight arrangements for students through www.travelon.com. The faculty director will provide students a special code to receive the itinerary for this program with Travel On. Students pay Travel On separately for their airfare, which is estimated to be $1500.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Admission to the program is competitive and program enrollment is limited to 15 participants. The deadline for admission is Octoeber 30, 2012. Once maximum enrollment is reached additional applicants are placed on a waiting list. All admitted students must be in good standing of student conduct with the university. In addition to completing the online application, all applicants must submit the following materials directly to the faculty director: