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Mountains in Argentina

January Term in Argentina

COMM 4293 GCI: IT Project Practicum in Argentina (Mendoza)

By taking this class, you will be part of an international consulting team that will propose solutions to real-world challenges experienced by winemaking companies in Mendoza, Argentina. Winemaking is a global business that fuels worldwide exports. The teams will analyze business problems, identify goals and requirements, evaluate alternative solutions, and present recommendations to clients. This 3-credit class counts toward the Global Commerce Track and for third-/fourth-year McIntire students counts toward either the IT concentration or a McIntire elective. 

For more information, contact Professor Stefano Grazioli ( or Professor Ryan Nelson (

Program Dates 

Dec. 29, 2019-Jan. 11, 2020

Who Should Take This Class 

This course is open to second-,  third-, or fourth-year UVA undergraduates, regardless of major. Students outside of the McIntire School are encouraged to apply. Students will work in teams, and a diverse set of skills is necessary to form strong teams. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable but not required. We welcome UVA students who have a desire to practice their Spanish language skills in both business and social settings. 

Information Sessions 

Monday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. in Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 256 or
Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. in Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 256

Application Process 

An online application is available on the ISO Web site after students review the online Education Abroad Workshop information session.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Oct. 1. Once admission is approved, students will attend several orientation sessions during the months of November and December.

A $90 application fee must be paid in person by cash or check at the International Studies Office in Minor Hall no later than 5 p.m., Oct. 1, or may be paid online until 11:59 p.m., Oct. 1. Online payments made on the deadline day will be marked as received the following day.


There are many ways for students to be able to fund their programs abroad. All undergraduate Commerce students who apply to any GCI course are eligible to submit a separate application for need-based McIntire private scholarships, provided by McIntire alumni and companies committed to making these types of global experiences possible. McIntire undergraduate applicants will be sent a link directly via email to the scholarship application for these McIntire scholarships within a few days after the application deadline. Decisions are made quickly, and students will be notified of their McIntire scholarship decision before the deadline for committing to the program. McIntire scholarships range from $500 to half the total billable cost of the GCI course.

Additionally, the UVA International Studies Office suggests many other sources of funding for your education abroad through local, national, and international opportunities.