Lewiston-Auburn College

LOS 470 and 670 Leadership Study Abroad

Spring/Summer 2012 LOS 470/670  - Leadership Study Abroad: An Argentinian Perspective of Women in Leadership

(6 undergraduate or 3 graduate credits!  Financial aid may be extended if eligible!)

A Spring Semester Course that travels May 25-June 5, 2013 to Buenos Aires with faculty members Elizabeth Turesky and Christy Hammer. Students will gain practical research experience as they interview and learn about the life experiences, philosophy, beliefs and cultural factors that have influenced, informed and shaped Argentinian women leaders.  Meet amazing women and discuss "real life" leadership issues from a woman's perspective. In the class portion, students will learn about cross-cultural leadership, best practices for effective leadership in a global environment, and multicultural perspectives on gender issues.  Three sessions in the summer will wrap up the academic portion of the class.

The class will meet once a month during the spring semester to learn interviewing techniques and students will have the opportunity to practice and hone interviewing skills with leaders here in Maine. Then in Argentina, the class will complete in-depth interviews of women leaders in both the public and private sectors of Argentina and learn about the challenges they face in achieving their life’s work.Once back in Maine, students will compare the leaders met in both Maine and Argentina and together discover distinguishing themes.

While in Argentina students will explore primarily the heart of Buenos Aires -- the splendid and eclectic architecture, cultural landmarks, restaurants, old-time cafes, museums, the bustling streets, the theaters -- and learn about the people who live there.

This course begins during the spring semester and extends through the end of June for six credits. Spring face-toface meeetings are at LAC Thursdays, February 7, March 7, April 11, and May 9, from 5:30-8:00 PM.  Optional Meeting to view the film Evita and have dinner are TBA in late spring.

For more information contact Christy Hammer at chammer@usm.maine.edu.