LAS MA Study Abroad
Students spend the first semester of the second year studying abroad. Students are required to complete a minimum of twelve credits at an approved institution in Latin America. To facilitate completion of this requirement, BU has arranged for students to study at the Universidad de Belgrano (UB) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This semester will include four 3 credit classes.
Among the courses offered at UB are the following:
- International Economics and Integration Processes in Latin America
- Economic Challenges in Latin America
- The Sociology of Argentina and Latin America
- Contemporary Political Problems in Latin America
- Comparative Foreign Policy
- Human Rights in the “Global Era”
- Civil-Military Relations
- Public International Law
Students without sufficient Spanish language skills for graduate study abroad will also need to enroll in an intensive language course offered at UB prior to the start of the regular semester. This language course will not count toward the MA degree and will incur an additional cost for the student.
Students whose language skills are in Portuguese, rather than Spanish, can work with the LAS Director and BU’s International Programs Office to identify an appropriate Portuguese language institution.
Fall 2012 marked the first time BU LASMA students traveled to Buenos Aires as a part of our study abroad requirement. To read about their experiences click here.