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Sample Schedule

Language & Culture Immersion

 Intercultural Competence

DAY 1 - MONDAY - WEEK 1

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Orientation for new students from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

General introduction: the community and its physical surroundings.  Communications, banking & money. Cultura behavior. Address cultural norms and traditions, communication styles. Home-stays: discuss specific cultural norms and practical issues - Country-specific: health & safety concerns. Travel Tips. 

 

Group Weekly Reflection Meeetings from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

How does travelling make me feel? What kind of traveler am I? What surprised you in this experience, and why?  What do you want to learn more about, and why?  Describe country, city, town, local community, etc.

Did you experience cultural or linguistic barriers? ~Examine? Did anything surprise/shock/worry you? - How did you respond?

DAY 2 - TUESDAY - WEEK 1

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Self-awareness- Goals - Cultural Competence from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Setting Goals – Reflecting Inward - Self-Awareness

- Developing Self-Awareness
- Identity
- Adaptability

- Self-Reliance

The researchers discovered that living abroad triggers "self-discerning reflections": being immersed in a new culture forces you to examine the cultural differences between your host and home countries — and in turn, those reflections help you to get a clearer sense of who you are and what you value.

Change your language and you change your thoughts. Karl Albrecht

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY - WEEK 1

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Seminar: “Mate Culture: myths and secrets-Workshop"

From 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   

Mate Video 1 - How to Prepare Yerba Mate?

Mate Video 2 - How to Prepare Yerba Mate?

Mate & Sport Video 3 - World Cup 2018 - BBC Sport

What is mate and why do so many footballers drink it? 

Thirsty For Yerba Mate Video 4 -In English - Tango Music

Yerba Mate Tea Video 5Dr. Theresa Ramsey

 

9 Celebrities Drinking Mate Video 6

DAY 4 - THURSDAY - WEEK 1

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Human Right Seminar & Field Visit from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm 

A chilling testament to the excesses of Argentina’s military dictatorship, this museum occupies a space formerly used as a clandestine center for detention and torture. It was operated by the dreaded Department of Intelligence (D2), a special division dedicated to the kidnapping and torture of suspected political agitators and the ‘reassignment’ of their children to less politically suspect families. 

Museo de la Memoria - Video 1

Where Is My Grandchild? | The New York Times - Video 2 - In English

 

La Noche de los Lapices (Night of the Pencils with English subtitles) Video 3 -  Movie (1:35 minutes)

DAY 5 - FRIDAY - WEEK 1

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Free Afternoon

Excursion. Relax. Enjoy your time.

Hang out with friends. Explore.

Exercise and play a sport.

Go to cultural events.

Tango Shows. 

Explore: 

1) Córdoba City

2) Paseo Barrio Güemes Video 1 

3) Sarmiento Park Video 2

4) Jesuit Square

25 Best Things to Do in Córdoba Website

DAY 6 - SATURDAY - WEEK 1

 

Free day to enjoy Córdoba

We suggest visiting: Alta Gracia Video 1

Museum Estancias Jesuiticas 

 

"Che" Guevara Museum Website 

Carlos Paz Video 2

National Park: Quebrada del Condorito Video 3

National Park Information:  Website

 

DAY 7 - SUNDAY - WEEK 1

 

Free day to enjoy Córdoba

- Excursion. Relax. Enjoy your time.

- Hang out with friends. Explore.

- Exercise and play a sport.

- Go to cultural events.

- Tango Shows.

15 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cordoba Website

DAY 8 - MONDAY - WEEK 2

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Orientation for new students from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Group Weekly Reflection Meeetings from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

This Program has the potential to deeply impact how students view themselves. In order to achieve this transformative change. Reflection helps students critically process what they experiencing, can help encourage identity development in relation to Argentina context, provides an important outlet when students encounter challenging situations and helps the blending of academic content with personal experience.

 

“We do not learn from experience,

                     we learn from reflection on experience.” John Dewey

 

This is a way of conceptualizing and structuring a reflection session;

its three steps Model: “The What?”, “So What?, Now What?” 

 

DAY 9 -TUESDAY - WEEK 2

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

 

Social Intelligence Seminar from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Social awareness: what we sense about others

Social facility: what we do with our awareness

Social intelligence is the capacity to communicate and form relationships with empathy and assertiveness. It comes from knowing yourself and exercising proper emotional management. We can say it is closely linked to emotional intelligence, but it is not exactly the same thing.

1) Sarah Hanson - Social Intelligence Video 1

2) Social Intelligence is Business Intelligent - TRACOM Group Video 2

3) Daniel Goleman - Social Intelligence. Video 3

DAY 10 - WEDNESDAY - WEEK 2

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Intercultural Communication Seminar from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

- Discuss basic concepts - Cultural Identity - Understanding of barriers
- Cross-cultural Dialogue and Critical Incident 

- Different cultural values in language expressions
- Verbal/Nonverbal communication  

- Develop an understanding of intercultural competence 

Intercultural communication is the study and practice of communication across cultural contexts. It applies equally to domestic cultural differences such as ethnicity and gender and to international differences such as those associated with nationality or world region. Communication is much more than a simple transmission of information: it is the mutual creation of meaning. Information is not, in itself, meaningful; it is only when information is intended and interpreted in some way that it attains significance.

DAY 11 - THURSDAY - WEEK 2

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Tango Seminar & Dance Class from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Explore the history and culture of the Tango genre of music, dance, and text from the late 19th century to the present and engage in a deconstruction of its complex myths and popular stereotypes. In search of historical insight into the tensions of contemporary Argentine identity, culture, and society, you will listen to Tango music, analyze lyrics and personally dance the Tango.

Miguel Zotto and Daiana Guspero beautiful milonga dance at Tango Magia in Amsterdam Video 1

Tango in Downtown, Córdoba. Milonga en Plaza San Martín Video 2

Tango at Patio Olmos - Downtown Córdoba Video 3

DAY 12 - FRIDAY - WEEK 2

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Free Afternoon

Excursion. Relax. Enjoy your time.

Hang out with friends. Explore.

Exercise and play a sport.

Go to cultural events.

Tango Shows. 

We suggest visiting: 

Museo de Bellas Artes Evita, Palacio Ferreyra Video 1

Mercado Norte - Centro de Córdoba Video 2

Tsunami Tango at Güemes Video 3

Tango in Córdoba City PDF

DAY 13 - SATURDAY - WEEK 2

Free day to enjoy Córdoba

- Excursion. Relax. Enjoy your time.

- Hang out with friends. Explore.

- Exercise and play a sport.

- Go to cultural events.

- Tango Shows.

We suggest visiting:

Paseo del Buen Pastor Video 1

 

Estancias Jesuíticas - Video 2

 

Villa General Belgrando - Video 3

DAY 14 - SUNDAY - WEEK 2

 

We suggest visiting: La Cumbrecita 

La Cumbrecita lies just 120 kilometers away from Córdoba City, nestled in the mountain range of the province. This small village was founded by different immigrant colonies that reached the area and built a true paradise visited by thousands of tourists year round today.  

 

Walking in La Cumbrecita - Video 1    

July in La Cumbrecita - Video 1     

Dron view - Video 3

La Cumbrecita website

DAY 15 - MONDAY - WEEK 3

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Orientation for new students from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Group Weekly  Reflection Meeetings from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

The What?


Step one pertains to the substance of the group interaction and what has happened to each individual. It deals with facts, occurrences and leads naturally into interpretation.


Some questions in this category include the following:


- What did you observe today?
- What happened today?
- What did each of you do?
- Who did you meet today and how would you describe them?

DAY 16 - TUESDAY - WEEK 3

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Cultural Intelligence Seminar from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm 

Cultural Intelligence is about understanding our own culture, what it means to us, and the multiple sub-cultures we belong to. It is also being fully aware of what makes us who we are, and how our culture influences the way we work with other people

The Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Video 1

What is cultural intelligence? Pabulary  Video 2

What is Cultural Intelligence? Julia Middleton Video 3

Why is Cultural Intelligence Important? Dr. Tom Verghese Video 4

Cultural Intelligence: How to find your Core? Julia Middleton Video 5

DAY 17 - WEDNESDAY - WEEK 3

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Culture & Identity of Argentina Seminar from 5 pm to 6:30 pm


- The concept of “Argentinidad”: identity versus stereotypes

- How are geography and landscape connected to culture?  

- Values, beliefs, attitudes of Argentinians.  

- Customs and etiquette, stereotypes

- What does being an Argentinian mean? Argentina: “work in progress”. 

- Argentine National Identity and Ethnicity. Johan Delfs Video 1

- Faces of Argentina. Anthony Yamzon Video 2

- Argentinian Body Language (funny) Video 3

- The Art of the Kiss. Gareth Leonard Video 4

- Argentine Culture Tip: Kisses on the Cheek - Video 5

- Do people speak English in Argentina? The One Max Show Video 6

- What Does Argentina Mean to You? Bodega Argento Video 7

- Albert Brok on Argentina's psychology industry, culture Video 8

DAY 18 - THURSDAY - WEEK 3

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Food & Wine Tasting Malbec, Bonarda & Torrontés  

Optional Seminar from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

For Argentines, a picada is a reason to meet. We have them in the garden, in the living room or a bar for something more substantial, with friends, talking and munching on a delicious snack.

 

But for anyone who has not had a picada in Argentina, there are three things to know. 1) It must not be rushed. 2) On the table there will be all kinds of meats and cheeses 3) Wine is very important, red Malbec, white Torrontés or Bonarda.

Argentina is a wine country that can be discovered and enjoyed from north to south. Come and explore it!   Click on Wine of Argentina 

WINES OF ARGENTINA 

DAY 19 - FRIDAY - WEEK 3

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Free Afternoon

- Excursion. Relax. Enjoy your time.

 

- Hang out with friends. Explore.

 

- Exercise and play a sport.

 

- Go to cultural events.

 

- Tango Shows.

What to do in Córdoba? - Contact us!!! 

DAY 20 - SATURDAY - WEEK 3

 

Free day to enjoy Córdoba

- Excursion. Relax. Enjoy your time.

 

- Hang out with friends. Explore.

 

- Exercise and play a sport.

 

- Go to cultural events.

 

- Tango Shows.

What to do in Córdoba? - Contact us!!! 

Guide to Cordoba's Sierra Region Website

Have a drink or go dancing in Nueva Córdoba Video1

María-María Pub Video 2

DAY 21 - SUNDAY - WEEK 3

 

Free day to enjoy Córdoba

- Excursion. Relax. Enjoy your time.

- Hang out with friends. Explore.

- Exercise and play a sport.

- Go to cultural events.

- Tango Shows.

What to do in Córdoba? - Contact us!!! 

Trekking in Córdoba 

- Cerro Uritorco (in Spanish) PDF  Video 1

- National Park - Los Condoritos (in Spanish) PDF

- Cerro Los Gigantes - Video 2  

- Cerro Champaquí - Video 3

Picture: Los Gigantes

DAY 22 - MONDAY - WEEK 4

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Orientation for new students from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Group Weekly  Reflection Meeetings from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

The So What?

What did your experience mean to you?
How do you feel about what happened today?

What did you learn from today?

 

The Now What?

How will our lives change because of this experience?
How would you respond the next time you encounter this particular issue? What needs to happen to effectively address this issue?
What will we do the rest of the week?
What will we do in the upcoming year?

 

DAY 23 - TUESDAY - WEEK 4

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Seminar "Argentina Today" Living in Argentina - From 5 pm to 6:30pm


The name "Argentina" – Ethnic groups, Immigration, Age structure, Population growth rate, net migration rate, AUH – Asignación Universal por hijo – Rights of People with a Disability, Elderly Care, Religions. Same-sex marriage, adoptions. Social Security System - Interesting Argentina Facts - Poverty - Corruption.

- Argentina's president is godmother for gay couple's baby Video 1

- Argentina Gay Marriage in Historic Vote Video 2

- 25 Cool Facts About Argentina Video 3

- Argentina's Immigration History Video 4

- Argentina's poverty rate at 40% Video 5

Picture: Service-Learning Programa - NGO 

DAY 24 - WEDNESDAY - WEEK 4

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Argentina: An Overview Seminar from 5 pm to 6:30 pm

- Education System 


- Health Care System 

- Political System

- International Relations

- Environment

Picture: Service-Learning Project at a Public School 

DAY 25 - THURSDAY - WEEK 4

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Mafalda, The little girl who challenged a nation - Seminar from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Since its creation in 1964, readers from all over the world have loved the comic Mafalda, primarily because of the sharp wit and rebellious nature of its title character—a four-year-old girl who is wise beyond her years.  Analyzing how Mafalda reflects generational conflicts, gender, modernization, the Cold War, authoritarianism, neoliberalism, and much more, demonstrates the unexpected power of humor to shape revolution and resistance.

- 'Mafalda', the girl that made the world listen -Watch the Video

- An Interview with Andrew Graham-Yooll, Translator of the Famous Argentine Comic Strip By Tony Beckwith  Download PDF

DAY 26 - FRIDAY - WEEK 4

 

Spanish & Culture classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Free day to enjoy Córdoba

- Excursion. Relax. Enjoy your time.

 

- Hang out with friends. Explore.

 

- Exercise and play a sport.

 

- Go to cultural events.

 

- Tango Shows.

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