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  • Locations: La Plata, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Budget Sheets: Winter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

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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.

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

Course Information:
GBST 390: "Field Research in Human Rights" (3 credits)
GBST 391: "Short Course in Global Studies" for a research project based on the experience (1 credit) - taken during fall semester (pre-course after program acceptance)

Instructor Information:
Catherine Brix (

Program Dates:
Arrival: January 3, 2024
Departure: January 20, 2024
*please keep in mind arrival dates will likely require a departure from the US earlier than this date.

Important Dates:
Application Due ($75): September 18, 2023
Deposit Due ($700): October 16, 2023
Balance Due: November 1, 2023
*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: $5250

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. 

Scholarship for this program is available. Please apply to the Reves Winter Scholarship.  Application deadlines for scholarships are the same as the program deadline. 
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:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.