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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Homestay Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty Led
Area of Study: Journalism, Mass Communications Program Sponsorship Indicator: SIUE
Instructor: Poepsel, Mark
Program Description:


News conference Buenos Aires

The Chief of Government of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, with singer and actress Martina Stoessel before the free live performance given by the artist on May 2, 2014 in Buenos Aires.
Photo attributed to Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Mass Communication in Buenos Aires

From July 1 to July 28, 2018, students will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina, earning credit in Public Affairs Reporting as well as a topics course in the history of Latin American Journalism, Major Contributors and Historical Stories.  These courses may contribute to a major or minor in Mass Communications at SIUE.

In this program, you will learn about Argentina and its history as well as the broader history of Latin America.  Revisiting major news stories is an exciting way to learn about culture and history in a form that invites students to participate in the creation of history. If Journalism is the "rough draft" of history, the topics course is designed for students to write a second draft over the course of the study abroad trip.

There is more to Argentina than soccer and waterfalls and colonial architecture, though students will be exposed to the national obsession with sport and with the natural and artistic beauty of the region.


Academic Content

MC 324 Public Affairs Reporting 3 credit hours
MC 471 Topics: History of Latin American Journalism 3 credit hours

Students participating in this program will pay the current SIUE tuition rate, approximately $835 for 3 credits.


Prices and PaymentsCafe in Buenos Aires

$3,600 Approximately

The program fee includes:
  • Air Ticket
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • Field Excursions
  • Health and Evacuation Insurance
The Program Fee does not include:
  • SIUE tuition
  • Passport
  • SIUE Study Abroad Fee ($75)
  • Personal Expenses
Payment Schedule:
  • A deposit of $500 is due upon acceptance
  • $1,000 payment will be due January 1
  • $1,200 payment will be due February 1
  • The balance of $1,400 will be due April 30
Payments are made online through your study abroad application.


Contact Information

Dr. Poepsel

Dr. Mark Poepsel
Assistant Professor, Mass Communications
Dunham Hall 1031


Program Itinerary

Day 1 Depart St. Louis
Day 2 Arrive Buenos Aires, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Weekdays Class (2 hours), Cultural activities e.g. Tango Class, Festivals, Museums
Weekends Visit to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Dia de Ferias: Mataderos and San Telmo
Free time
Day 30 Return to St. Louis from Buenos Aires
This itinerary is subject to change. Final itinerary information will be provided to participants by the program leader.



Participants must be prepared to encounter cultural and social situations that require a high level of mature independence and respond appropriately to such situations.  Participants must be able successfully navigate transportation systems (air, train, bus, car) to the travel study destination(s) following all rules and laws pertaining to international travel and destinations.  Participants must be able to independently and collectively travel as a coherent group and maintain emotional maturity as warranted by the trip and its variety of educational experiences.  Participants must be prepared to independently walk long distances; carry personal luggage and groceries; walk up and down stairs; and navigate entrances and exits to public transportation, buildings, and cultural sites.   Participants must be prepared to encounter environments different from the United States which can include cigarette/cigar smoke, automobile exhaust, loud noise, congested streets and crowded public areas and a variety of other environments which may not be known except upon encountering them.  If you have any physical or emotional limitations, consider your health and capabilities carefully in consultation with your doctor before undertaking this trip. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01/01/2020 01/01/2020 TBA TBA