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Program Type: Partner Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Nursing, Spanish
Language of Instruction: Spanish Housing Options: Homestay
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Advisor: Robert Dowden
Credits: 3, 6 Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite
Academic Level: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:

Colon Theater, Buenos Aires
Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Introduction

Argentina
This vast South American country is home to landscapes ranging from the wild and remote Patagonia in the south to the lively, legendary city of Buenos Aires in the center and to the verdant rain forests of Iguazú Falls in the north. With such varied landscapes and cultural influences, Argentina promises a rich experience for study abroad.

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is widely considered to be the most beautiful city in all of Latin America due to its vibrant culture and heavy European influence. Wander the buzzing streets and grand avenues of the city and then explore the historic neighborhoods. Experience the enchanting nightlife that the cosmopolitan city is famous for: tango clubs, cafés, and world-class theaters. This is the ideal program for students interested in Spanish immersion and living in Argentina.

Academics

University of Belgrano and Academia Buenos Aires
Participants on this program may take courses from 2 different universities: University of Belgrano and Academia Buenos Aires. The University of Belgrano was founded in 1964 in one of Buenos Aires' best neighborhoods. The Academia is located in the very heart of Buenos Aires: in a 19th-century historic building located right behind the Plaza del Mayo and the Casa Rosada (the presidential palace). Courses are designed with a steady focus on communication while also addressing the grammatical aspects of the language.

Courses
Students enroll in 6 credits of coursework for the summer, or 3 credits for winter break. Summer enrollment can be divided between Spanish language courses and electives. Most class offerings will be in Spanish, although it is possible to study English-taught subjects. Elective classes and classes with locals can vary in size from 8 to 35 students, while language classes have just 8-12 students. Students enroll in one course per 4-week session. Each course is worth three credits. View the course listings and syllabi.

Meals & Accommodation

There is no better way to improve Spanish and learn about the culture than by living with our carefully selected local host families. The homestay experience is highly recommended as it is the best choice for a true immersion experience, along with the added benefit of breakfast and dinner with the family. Students are encouraged to explore local cafés for lunch during the weekdays.

Culture

Included Excursions
The following is a list of possible excursions included in the program. The excursions for your program will be confirmed in the Program Calendar you receive one month prior to your program start date.
 
  • Colonia, Uruguay
    Visit the historical Uruguayan town of Colonia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Portuguese colony dating to the 17th century.
  • El Tigre River Boat Ride & Old Market
    Cruise the mystical Río de la Plata, the widest river in the world, passing countless island covered with beautiful vegetation and rich in wildlife.
  • Argentine Cowboy (Gaucho) Ranch
    Escape to the Pampas plains, the land of the Argentine cowboy, and spend the day on a gaucho ranch. Go horseback riding and experience a real asado.

Cultural Activities
We organize cultural activities for the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of Argentina and Buenos Aires.
 
  • Tango Performances
  • Soccer Matches
  • Theater Night
  • Tango Dance Classes
  • Festivals
  • City Tours & Museum Visits
  • Traditional Cooking Classes


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2018 10/01/2018
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Rolling Admission 12/17/2018 01/06/2019
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Winter Break 2019 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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