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Trip to Argentina ’16

By Nicole Simpson on May 8, 2013

The Benton Scholars Class of 2016 is traveling to Argentina between May 20 – June 6, 2013. This trip is being directed by Professor Nicole Simpson in the Economics Department. We will be spending 10 days in Buenos Aires, and then travel to Iguaza Fall, Jujuy and Salta.

We have done quite a bit of preparation for the trip. All of the students took my First Year Seminar this past fall where we studied  the topics of financial crises, immigration and global poverty. Many of the students wrote a research paper examining different aspects of Argentine culture.  This spring we have heard from local experts on Argentina, including Professor Dan Monk (in PCON), April Sweeney (in Theater) and Elana Shever (in SOAN). A panel of Colgate students who studied abroad in Argentina talked to us about their experiences there.

Students will write blog entries before, during and after our trip. At this point, I would like all of the students to write a post to the blog before leaving for the trip. Please comment on what aspect of Argentine culture you have found to be most intriguing, and how you plan to learn more about that aspect of the culture during our trip. Also feel free to comment on the aspect of the trip you are most excited about.

We all look forward to your insightful comments!

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