As a generalist language practitioner and scholar of Cuban Women’s literature, I’ve remained above the equator, drinking café and chocolate, among palm trees and Hispanic populations of indigenous and African descent that have shaped the cultures I teach and study. The project I am proposing takes me in a new direction, literally, to Argentina, where mate is the traditional drink, it actually snows, and beef is a main component to the diet. Funding will support travel to Argentina in summer 2014. Supporting a new direction in my study of Latin American culture and cultural production, the grant is designed to help me focus my study in Argentina on an examination of changing attitudes towards health and the environment. Principle outcomes are the development of units for promoting language teaching and undergraduate student research in the Humanities in these areas of study and a southern hemispheric infusion into my more northern linguistic and cultural Spanish-speaking perspective.