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Degree Name

MA in International Education

First Advisor

Sora Friedman


The Spanish Language and Culture in Buenos Aires and Córdoba, Argentina program is a theoretical faculty-led multi-site semester-long program that is designed for Boston University students for the fall semester of 2022. The purpose of the program is to give student participants the opportunity to learn Argentine history and culture at two distinct locations with different sets of host families and speaking partners, while visiting contrasting regions around Argentina in order to obtain a more complete understanding of the country. Students will become more proficient in the Spanish language and gain a greater understanding of Argentine culture by immersing in local culture through local homestays and speaking partners, as well as through taking courses at University of Palermo in Buenos Aires and National University of Córdoba in Córdoba, Argentina and with the accompanying Boston University Spanish department professor.

A needs assessment was performed in order to receive recommendations on best practices in program design specifically for faculty-led programs at colleges and universities in the United States. This program was designed based on the needs assessment, Kolb’s theory of experiential learning, and Magolda and King’s theory of holistic development (2012).


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Higher Education | Latin American Languages and Societies | Latin American Studies | Other Education


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