Work in groups of 3
Look for 1 university in Spanish speaking countries that offers a program similar to the one you are studying (or want to study) at UMBC.
Write a general description of your findings about the University system in general and your career or field in particular.
For example, try to find information about:
The admission’s process
Requirements for graduation
- Number of credits or subjects in the program
Websites that you might find useful (you can also use other websites )
Depending on the information you’ve found choose at least 5 different aspects to compare with your own experience at UMBC or other American Universities or Colleges.
Here are some examples of points you might want to discuss/compare and write about (feel free to come up with new ones)
How demanding is the program (major) in comparison to the one at UMBC or other American Universities or Colleges?
How long does it take on average to complete the major?
How would your university life be like (Where would you live? Would you work and study? Would you have to pay?)
Do you expect the student body to be culturally diverse?
What extra curricular activities do students participate in?
Do they have university sponsored sport teams?
Thursday, June 9th, 9am
After reading the articles, consider the following topics for your oral presentation.
1) What do students value in Latin America? (e.g. no tuition, prestige) Do you think that you consider any of those aspects when considering your educational/ career choices in the USA?
2 ) Some of the readings focus on the debate of public vs. private education in Latin America. How different or similar is this conversation about education as a human right or as consumption good in the United States? What is your take about such debate?
3. Based on your readings, If you were to embark into a study abroad program in Spain, Mexico, Argentina or Chile, What would your criteria be to choose a University? Why?