A Woman’s Place: Language and Literature Alive in Argentina

Our latest research and teaching project with the U. S. Department of Education’s Fulbright Hays office is a four-week immersion program for language (Spanish) and culture in Argentina.

The project will uncover 16 women in Argentine history as the building blocks of culture and society. Each day participants will take Spanish Language classes (intermediate level) and attend seminars dealing with women’s issues such as health, violence against women, art, business, literature and politics. Participants will also enjoy 34 visits to monuments, museums and political/social/culture organizations in Buenos Aires.

Before traveling abroad, each participant will complete Visual Literacy exercises to improve visual composition in camera and video, as well as exercises on Cultural Competencies. These exercises will be completed virtually with online guidance from both the director (Santana) and the co-director (Redmon). Santana is the Director of the UCF Women’s and Gender Studies program and Redmon is a Senior Instructor of Spanish with the Modern Languages and Literatures Department. Both have experience in previous Fulbright Hays programs to Russia and Bolivia.

This grant is a curriculum building-based program. That is, each participant is responsible to create new or revise curriculum from their area (or language) and level of teaching and to implement back in their schools. Each participant will complete an e-portfolio with the highlights of the year experience.

Minimum Requirements

  • Intermediate Spanish Language proficiency
  • Two years of K-12 or college experience
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Full-time employment in Brevard, Seminole, Orange or Volusia county

Interested in participating?

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Selected participants will be contacted in late September 2020 for a one-on-one interview and language testing prior to starting the program in November 2020. Travel dates to Argentina are mid-June to mid-July 2021. All participants are required to stay in the country four weeks with the rest of the group. No family members or friends are allowed to accompany the participants.