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About the Program
Mendoza, the fourth largest city in Argentina, is located in western Argentina near the Chilean border. The city sits on the eastern edge of the Andean front range. The population in Greater Mendoza (the city) is one million. The province of Mendoza contains about a million and a half residents. The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, which has 12 million residents lies 820 miles east of Mendoza.
Classes will be held in conjunction with the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, a large public university of about 20,000 students. Most of the students come from Mendoza or surrounding provinces. Students register for six hours of credit from UNC and six hours of independent study credit with professors from Baylor University (work done in Mendoza under the supervision of Baylor professors).
ACADEMIC PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Dr. Joan E. Supplee, The Ralph L. and Bessie Mae Lynn Professor of History is the program supervisor. She has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and spent over two years in residence in Mendoza. The Summer Program Director for 2014 is Dr. Melisa Dracos, Assistant Professor of Linguistics. Dr. Dracos has had extensive experience in Argentina and in Peru.
Dr. Joan Supplee Dr. Melisa Dracos
Tidwell, Rm 310 Carroll Science, Rm. 407
PO Box 97306 P.O. Box 97406
Waco, TX 76798-7306 Waco, Texas 76798-7406
Students have the option of traveling within Argentina and to neighboring Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Paraguay. Students have also gone to Brazil and Peru during their semesters in Argentina.
MEDICAL INSURANCE, ISIC, RECIPROCITY FEE
All students are required to enroll in AHP insurance through CIE. https://www.academichealthplans.com/enroll_0.asp?sid=120
Students must also acquire an international student identification card. The card is available online at http://www.isic.org/ or from agency near you (call 1-800-4040 to locate the agency).
All travellers from the United States to Argentina are required to pay a reciprocity fee. The fee and the receipt necessary for travel can be obtained at:
Although immunizations are not required when traveling through most regions in Argentina, students are encouraged to contact their physician or public health department for up-to-date recommendations.