UA Little Rock to host study abroad trip to Argentina

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock students have the chance to study abroad in Argentina this fall. 

Students in the Nov. 15-22 trip will investigate concepts related to cultural hybridity, health disparities, and communications. Participants will stay in Buenos Aires and visit parliament, attend a soccer match, take tango lessons, and visit a farm, among many other activities.

Dr. Avinash Thombre, professor of applied communication who will lead the trip, described Argentina as the perfect country to explore a hybrid culture, with immigrant populations from Italy, Germany, Spain, Syria, and China.

“Over the last 100 years, these immigrants have intermarried and created a hybrid culture which is unique,” Thombre said.

Students will meet for six classes in October and November to learn the theory of cultural hybridity, self identification, personal transformation, and intercultural communication.

While in Argentina, they will discuss communication and culture with students and faculty from the University of Buenos Aires. They will also interview Argentinians who have mixed European and Indian ancestry to understand the process of hybrid identity formation in a modern society.

The cost of the educational trip is $3,000. Students must enroll by Aug. 15.

For more information, contact Dr. Thombre at axthombre@ualr.edu.

Partial scholarships are available through the UA Little Rock Study Abroad office. Contact Emily Cox at ebcox@ualr.edu or 501.569.3376 for more information.

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