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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: UM Learning Abroad Center 
  • Restrictions: MTSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
Language Prerequisite: None Minimum Credit Hours: 14
Program Type: Minnesota (Learning Abroad Center) Preferred qualification: Junior standing, Sophomore standing
Program Description:
 

Study Abroad in Buenos Aires

Study Spanish, read literature, and learn about Argentine culture in the urban landscape of Buenos Aires, a city of 15 million porteños. Specialized coursework will expand your familiarity with Argentina beyond tango and fútbol.

Academics

  • Study at the Fundación Jose Ortega y Gasset in the heart of Buenos Aires.
  • Take a variety of classes on Argentinian area studies.
  • Improve your Spanish with intensive language courses.

This program appeals to students who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Argentinian and Latin American culture and fulfilling liberal education requirements.

  • Program type:
    Study Abroad in Buenos Aires is a study abroad center program. Instruction is in English or Spanish, depending on course selections.
  • Level:
    1,000-3,000 level coursework.
  • Term:
    Fall semester, spring semester, academic year, winter break, and summer session.
  • Prerequisites:
    2.5 GPA. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
  • Courseload:
    2 intensive Spanish courses and 2–3 courses taught in English for a total of 13–18 credits for fall or spring semester; 1 intensive course for 5 credits over winter break; 1 intensive Spanish course for 4–5 credits during each summer session.

Faculty

Enjoy individual attention from native Argentine faculty chosen by the Fundación Ortega y Gasset. All faculty are specialists in their academic fields and in the field of teaching foreign students.

How to Apply

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About This Program

The elegance of Europe and the spirit of South America live side by side in Buenos Aires. Founded by immigrants along the shores of the Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires built its identity on Spanish, Italian, and French influences, which appear in the grand boulevards, expansive parks, and magnificent architecture.

While exploring the city's neighborhoods, visit the small colored houses of La Boca and experience the popular tango that lives in San Telmo streets. Nearly 40 percent of the Argentine population lives in the capital, making this "Paris of the Americas" a city of 15 million.

Three photos from previous trips

The program is offered jointly by the Fundación Jose Ortega y Gasset and the Learning Abroad Center. Located in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, the Fundación is located in one of Argentina's most elegant and prestigious buildings. You learn and experience the Spanish language as well as global and cultural issues.

A diverse faculty brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom. Extracurricular activities—sampling food, reading literature, and experiencing music and dance—increase your understanding of Argentine culture.

You can can choose to live in apartments or with an Argentine host family.

  • Live with an Argentine family. Enjoy your home-cooked meals in an Argentine homeHost families provide breakfast and dinner daily.
  • Live in an apartment (semester only). For an additional fee, share an apartment with other students. Apartments include double rooms, a shared bathroom, a common living area, and a kitchen. Breakfast is provided daily.

Tours and day trips that feature the country's historical and cultural highlights are included in the cost of the program. Destinations include Tigre, San Antonio de Areco, Luján, and Colonia, Uruguay.

About the Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center in the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.

The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.

A variety of program options--300 programs in over 80 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/02/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/23/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/23/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates the Office of Education Abroad pre-approval deadline. Students will also need to meet the actual program application deadlines, which may be earlier. See the Getting Started page for more details.