Applications are now open for this program for January 2020! Click here to apply now.

The International Human Rights Law in Argentina program is on track to becoming one of our most popular programs taking from the feedback of the previous participants. Grab the opportunity to embark on this once in a lifetime opportunity in Argentina before you’ll find it hard to secure a spot on this program.

The program will give you an understanding of the history of Human Rights abuse in Argentina over the last 40 years. The classes will provide you with an overview of the key international actors involved, as well as the international conventions and resolutions currently in place. The program will also look at what barriers to freedom of expression Argentina has faced overtime. It will cover topics such as police abuse, specifically use of excessive force, and prison conditions.

This intensive and dynamic program will involve academic classes, cultural activities and site visits. The visits add a rich cultural element to the program by giving students a chance to appreciate in context some of the issues discussed in class. Details for the site visits are yet to be finalised, but it is likely to include:

  • Former clandestine detention centre
  • Visit to an organisation (ATAJO) which works with access to justice within disadvantaged communities
  • Remembrance park ( Parque de la Memoria)
  • Visit Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo)
  • Weekend trip to Iguazu Falls (domestic flights included in the program fee)

 

** Details to the program are still subject to final change **


This program aims to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to enable a critical analysis of complex human right issues, such as military dictatorship and amnesty laws, transnational justice, judicial independence, structural litigation and the role of NGOs, public policies from a human rights approach and, the Inter-American System of Human Rights.

This program uses a combination of lectures, workshops, visits and field trips.

You will explore the following topics:

- Introduction to Argentina's human right history
- Human rights violations in Argentina
- Memory, Truth and Justice
- Current critical topics in Human Rights violations

You will be exposed to a range of professional site visits and cultural activities to further enrich your Argentinean experience.

Exact activities will be confirmed upon arrival however they are likely to include:
- Guided neighbourhood tour
- Guided tour of Buenos Aires
- Visit to Parque de la Memoria
- Weekend trip to Iguazu Falls
- Visit to a shanty town

Universidad Nacional de Lanús


The National University of Lanus is a public institution, which has been providing higher education since 1995. The University is located 30 minutes away from downtown Buenos Aires.


The university is part of an ambitious national education project aimed at promoting quality academic offer. The project seeks to foster higher education in the suburbs of Buenos Aires allowing more people to get involved with the University’s community. Thus, its foundation enabled to improve the local area where the campus was recently set. As a result, the University currently has 14.000 students and is still increasing in numbers.


A couple of the classes for the program will be taught at the University, while the majority of classes will be taught at a location in town.


International Human Rights Law in Argentina was an amazing experience. Our teacher was fantastic – she was so accomplished and was so knowledgeable about the topic. We were also given the opportunity to meet a number of people that most aren’t able to access: we met some prosecutors from the major Human Rights trials ongoing in Buenos Aires, and we visited CELS, an NGO.


- Rhiannon Taverner, University of Adelaide


Ph.D. Lila García is a researcher on social sciences. Her current career at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Researches (CONICET, Argentina) is focused on migration and human rights and she is particularly interested on the Judiciary: access to justice of migrant populations, practices and discourses of judicial operators, bureaucracy, etc. Her Ph.D. thesis on Law was about the Argentinean Migration Policy and its enforcement through the administrative federal court in Buenos Aires City. She also holds a Master in International Relations and a Law degree in International Law. As a professor, she teaches at the Ph.D. Program of Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata and at the Diploma on Migrants and Refugee Protection (Universidad de Buenos Aires).

Tomás David Mojo is a human rights lawyer who teaches at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where he finished his graduate and postgraduate studies. He’s worked as a researcher for the National Institute against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism (INADI) and as a judge’s associate in Buenos Aires criminal justice system, always related to human rights in imprisonment contexts. He also has postgraduate specializations on Constitutional Law, Holocaust and economic, social and cultural rights

Students will be housed in shared rooms in Babel Hotel Recoleta. Breakfast is included and all rooms have access to a small kitchenette for personal use (this includes access to a small fridge and microwave). Students will also have access to a smart TV. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms and airconditioning

It's 2011. I'm 18 years old, straight out of high school and into uni. It's a couple of weeks in and I'm sitting in the uni's International Office at lunchtime to find out more about how I can study overseas. Three minutes in and it's becoming overwhelming very, VERY quickly. The cost, the lengthy application process, the organisation of everything (from finding my own accommodation to picking my own classes that match exactly with the subjects in my current degree) forced me to realise that I definitely wasn't ready for my overseas study adventure just yet... 


3 years later, I'm in my second last semester of my communications degree and I discover that overseas short-term study experiences are possible, and it really sounded too good to be true! Spending three weeks in America studying social media and marketing from expert professors in their field, visiting and networking with companies, whilst being immersed in American college life sounded like an absolute dream to me! Thanks to AIM Overseas, it was all possible! 



So, if you're tossing up between an exchange or a short term overseas study experience, here is what I've learnt about why you should consider a short-term experience:


1. It's financially a great choice if you can't afford exchange
2. You can work it around your current commitments
3. You can still absorb a whole damn lot in 3-4 weeks
4. It still looks AMAZING on your resume
5. It's a great way to get outside of your comfort zone... but not too far out

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Map of South America

Argentina is a vast natural wonderland, with the Iguazu falls in the north to the Glaciar Perito Moreno in the south. It is full of stunning sights and adventures just waiting to be experienced.

Tango and Futbol (soccer) are things that the Argentines are passionately devoted about. Food is also a culinary journey within Buenos Aires especially; there is a variety of ethnic cuisine from Southeast Asia and Middle Eastern to Scandinavian. Juicy and perfectly grilled steaks are big on the menu, with Parillas (Steak Houses) everywhere.

The city of Buenos Aires, which is located on the banks of the famous River Plate, is undoubtedly the big cosmopolitan entrance to South America. It is a metropolis with boundless energy combining tradition and innovation in its architecture, fashion and art. Like Europe with a melancholic twist, Buenos Aires is unforgettable.

Rounded by its legendary pampas, Buenos Aires gives room to a third of the 40 million Argentineans. Those who decide to study in Buenos Aires will also be able to experience the city: tour its elegant streets and avenues with Parisian 19th century-architectural style, get to know its neighbourhoods and suburbs where all the identities are linked with some national passion such as tango, soccer and politics.

 

Credit

All our programs are designed to count for credit as electives. However, it is up to your university to decide whether they will approve some credit for your participation in one of our programs. Normally it is a course convenor, Head of Department or program convenor who approves your credit.

Your course convenors will not be able to approve credit for a course unless you have a copy of the syllabus so you should not visit your course convenor until you have received a copy of the course syllabus from AIM Overseas. You will receive the syllabus upon being assessed as eligible for the program.

For more information, see our Credit and Funding pages.

Funding

You might be able to obtain the $6000+ OS-HELP loan, as well as a scholarship from your university, when participating in an AIM Overseas program.

Our programs are designed so that eligible Australian students can access the OS-HELP scheme, which can provide funding of over $6,000 for international study experiences.

We give you detailed information about OS-HELP and how to apply for it in your Initial Consultation with us, which we further outline in an email following your Initial Consultation. 

You can also find more information about OS-HELP on our Credit and Funding pages.

Many Australian universities offer scholarships for their students to take part in overseas study programs. We will provide you information on scholarships that we are aware of at your university as part of your application/acceptance for a program. You can also check your university’s international office webpage to see what might be offered.

Applications are now open for this program. Early application is recommended as places are limited.

The application process for this program are as follows:

1. Apply online via the “Apply Now” button or by clicking this link.

2. You’ll be prompted to send us a copy of your full academic results from your studies at university so far after submitting your application.

3. We’ll review your university results and application and, if you are eligible for the program, we will invite you to book an initial consultation by phone with one of our Student Experience Coordinators. You will also be sent the course syllabus with more program info.

4. You’ll pay our $55 application fee and book in your phone consultation at a suitable, available time with a Student Experience Coordinator.

5. The phone consultation lasts about 20-30 minutes and we’ll cover detailed information with you about credit, funding, the program, your application and what happens next.

6. After your consultation we’ll send you a follow-up email with instructions on what to do next, an invitation to join a program specific Facebook group to connect with other students applying for the program and a process document, which we have developed in conjunction with your Australian university, to guide you on how to apply for credit and funding.

7. Once you’ve completed the next steps in that follow-up email we’ll do a final review of your application. If all is in order, you’ll be accepted onto the program.

8. Upon acceptance, you will receive three emails containing your AIM Acceptance letter, steps for applying for credit and funding at your Australian University, as well as your downpayment invoice. Note: Your downpayment is due in two weeks from the date of your acceptance and secures your place on the program.

9. Once you’ve paid your downpayment, your application will be sent to the host university for them to process and review and they’ll send us your final official host university acceptance letter which we will send to you.

10. The full program fee (as shown on the website) minus the downpayment and application fee already paid, will be due at the absolute latest by 28th October 2019.

Programs are usually over-subscribed, so it is really important that you take care of things as quickly as possible. We’re here to help and will provide you with information and reminders about what you need to do at various stages.

For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions. Alternatively, you are welcome to submit an enquiry or register your interest. Registering your interest means you’ll receive updates (via email and phone) prior to the application deadline.