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Program Description:

la plata argentina
The Winter La Plata Program is a two week program focused on human rights and open to non-Spanish speakers. Guided by faculty and staff from the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria--the human rights NGO headed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel--participants will engage with a range of organizations, activist groups, and cultural brokers working to expand the horizon of human rights work in post dictatorship Argentina. William & Mary has a long history of working with the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria, which hosts our sponsored semester program in Argentina. In this short term program, participants will visit  sites of memory, archives, and artist collectives to examine the lasting effects of state-sponsored violence; they will engage with historical actors on the front lines of transitional justice initiatives today; and they will meet with leading human rights figures working in diverse areas, including LGBTQ, environmental, and indigenous cultures; all while receiving W&M credits and COLL300. 

More information about the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria's winter program for W&M can be found at
Examples of Winter 2023 excursions can be found at

About W&M Winter Programs:
W&M Winter programs are led by W&M faculty and students will received W&M credits. All courses must be taken for a grade, which will be calculated into their GPA. Students will participate in a 1 credit pre-course that will take place from mid-October through just before exams. This course is required for participation in the program. Students will automatically receive COLL300 for the course taken abroad.

All information regarding Winter 24-25 programs is subject to change. Anything below listed as "TBD" will be updated as information is fully confirmed - students who open applications with information listed as "TBD" will be sent an email once that information is updated and confirmed.

Area of Study:
Open to all majors, no language experience required.

Course Information:
INTR 299: W&M Winter La Plata Pre-Course (1 credit)
Required Text: TBD
GBST 390: "Human Rights in Argentina" (3 credits)

Instructor Information:
Betsy Konefal, PhD (

Program Dates:
Arrival: January 2, 2025
Departure: January 19, 2025
*please keep in mind arrival dates will likely require a departure from the US earlier than this date.
*these dates are TENTATIVE and still being confirmed with CPM

Important Dates:
Application Due ($75): September 9, 2024
Deposit Due ($700): October 4, 2024
Balance Due: November 1, 2024
*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

Application fee information:
The application fee ($75) is due by the deadline and should be paid online at the GEO Marketplace Store. Whoever is making the payment will need student 93#, email, and phone number. The application fee is refundable in the event that you are not accepted into the program or the program is canceled by W&M. ​

Program Fees:
Program Cost: $TBD
Includes: Excursions, accommodations, in country transportation, some meals, course fees, international health insurance. 
Does not include: Flights, personal expenses, some meals, US transportation, required texts.
For more information on the breakdown of program fees please visit our budget sheet (coming soon). 

Scholarship for this program is available. Please apply to the Reves Winter Scholarship.  Application deadlines for scholarships are the same as the program deadline.
Please open a scholarship application AFTER opening a program application to avoid technical difficulties 
Funding will be awarded based on financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. 

  • Students must be an active W&M undergraduate student in good standing, not on academic or disciplinary probation during time abroad, and eligible to take classes at the W&M Williamsburg campus to study abroad. 
  •  Students currently on-campus must successfully complete 1 credit fall course. 
  • For more information about eligibility, please visit our Policies that Affect You page.

Please contact Lisa Roney, Special Programs Advisor (

W&M Winter Program Handbook 2024

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Winter 2024-2025 09/09/2024 09/23/2024 TBA TBA