API Gap Year in Mendoza, Argentina

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API Gap Year in Mendoza, Argentina

Students in this program have the option of completing Spanish language coursework in combination with elective courses in English related to a variety of disciplines, including Argentine culture and society, economics, politics, and viticulture. Coursework is designed for visiting international students, though elective courses in English are also open to Argentine students at the Universidad de Congreso.

Advanced-level Spanish speakers have the option to complete coursework in Spanish alongside their Argentine peers. As the standard Argentine academic calendar begins earlier than the session for international students, taking courses with Argentines will require an additional fee and affect the program start date.

Community Service/Intern/Volunteer Options:
Students interested in hands-on experience with "mendocinos" as the local inhabitants of Mendoza are called, are welcome to olunteer at local NGOs committed to the protection of wildlife, the environment, and at-risk children. Students who wish to gain professional experience while earning academic credit are recommended to select the internship course offered by the Universidad de Congresso.

Subjects

  • Agricultural Business And Technology
  • Communications
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Environmental Management
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Internship Programs
  • Latin American Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Language Literature And Studies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Travel / Tourism
  • Natural Resource Recreation And Tourism

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