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Fact Sheet:
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 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.

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

Instructor Information:
Silvia Tandeciarz (srtand@wm.edu)


Program Dates:
Arrival: January 3, 2023
Departure: January 20, 2023
*please keep in mind arrival dates will likely require a departure from the US earlier than this date.

Important Dates:
Application Due ($75): September 30, 2022
Deposit Due ($600): October 21, 2022
Balance Due: November 1, 2022
*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: $TBA - August 2022
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. 


Funding:
Scholarship for this program is available. Please apply to the Reves Winter Scholarship by the September 30 deadline. 
Funding will be awarded based on financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. 

Eligibility:
  • 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.

Seniors: 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. 

Questions:
Please contact the Global Education Office (wmabroad01@wm.edu)

Handbooks:
Winter Handbook 2022.pdf
La Plata Handbook.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Winter 2022-2023 09/30/2022 10/07/2022 01/03/2023 01/20/2023