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 postdictatorship 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.
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 courses taken abroad.
Area of Study:
Open to all majors, no language experience required.
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 normal fall semester (pre-course)
Silvia Tandeciarz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jennifer Bickham-Mendez (email@example.com)
Arrival: January 5, 2022
Departure: January 18, 2022
*please keep in mind arrival dates will likely require a departure from the US earlier than this date.
Application Due ($75): September 22, 2021
Deposit Due ($600): October 15, 2021
Balance Due: November 1, 2021
*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.
Program Cost: $4700
Includes: most meals, course fees, accommodations, transportation, excursions, international health insurance.
Does not include: some meals, airfare, US transportation to airport, personal expenses.
For more information on the breakdown of program fees please visit our budget sheet here.
Scholarship for this program is available. Please apply to the Reves Winter Scholarship
by the September 14 deadline.
Funding will be awarded based on financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
Students who will be in their final year at W&M during this program are required to complete the COD Policy Waiver Petition
. Please send your completed form to the advisor listed below for the GEO Advisor signature.
Please contact study abroad advisor Marina LaMastro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Winter Abroad Handbook 2020 - 2021