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Extended to: 05/01/2014
Credit:
15 - 18 semester / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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02/20/2014 - 07/18/2014 *
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Extended to: 12/01/2013
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15 - 18 semester / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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11/01/2014
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15 - 18 semester / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

There are endless treasures to explore in Buenos Aires, and our Liberal Arts program is about helping you find them. We aren’t talking about knickknacks. To us, the real treasures are the experiences you’ll have in this vibrant city: taking classes in Spanish at a local university; getting to know regional politics, and social and economic issues; living with a local family in the big city; exploring Argentina’s countryside; and more. It’s a total package only CIEE can provide.

Study abroad in Buenos Aires and you'll:

  • Become part of the local university community through unique CIEE courses about Latin American and Argentine issues
  • Enroll in challenging courses alongside Argentine students at the most prestigious Argentine universities, while using CIEE Spanish classes and language tutorials to support you in your language learning
  • Get involved in local community organizations and development through CIEE’s community service seminar
  • Learn outside the classroom on CIEE educational and cultural field trips in and around Buenos Aires, including visits to museums, festivals, and soccer matches
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Robert B. Bailey Scholarship
  • Robert B. Bailey Scholarship

    The Bailey Scholarship is awarded to students who self-identify as a member of a group that has traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. Award amounts are $1,500 for semester or yearlong programs and $1000 for summer programs, applied toward the awardee’s CIEE program fee.

  • John E. Bowman Travel Grants
  • John E. Bowman Travel Grants

    The Bowman Travel Grants are awarded to students participating in CIEE study abroad programs in non-traditional locations and are meant to help to defray the costs of travel. All awards are $1,000 and are issued directly to the awardee, after all other program fees have been paid. For students whose school is billed for all fees, the award will be released within four weeks of award notification.

  • CIEE International Study Programs (CIEE-ISP) Scholarships
  • CIEE International Study Programs (CIEE-ISP) Scholarships

    In an effort to make study abroad opportunities available to the widest possible audience, CIEE-ISP Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. $2,000 for semester or yearlong programs and $1,000 for summer programs, applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

  • GAIN
  • GAIN

    CIEE created the Global Access Initiative (GAIN) to help students overcome the major barriers to studying abroad, namely costs and curriculum requirements. GAIN aids in the diversification of study abroad by providing overseas opportunities for students who are economically challenged. The award is $1500 towards an airline ticket with any remaining funds distributed to the student in the form of a check.

  • Kathleen McDermott Scholarship
  • Kathleen McDermott Scholarship

    The McDermott Scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, and who are either a Public Health or Nursing major, and/or are participating in a CIEE Community Public Health study abroad program. Awards range from $1000-$2500, depending on duration of study and financial need, and are applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

Develop your Spanish through various advanced language workshops, and your knowledge of Argentina through a variety of specialized area studies electives. Enroll directly in courses in a wide array of academic departments at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), and Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte (IUNA). This arrangement allows you to combine the more personalized “think tank” atmosphere offered by CIEE with the vibrant and challenging Argentine university life of UBA, UCA, and IUNA.

Excursions

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Explore a more rural way of life than available in Buenos Aires during a daytrip to the outskirts of the city. See where native people lived 4,000 years ago in the Tigre river delta and Entre Rio (near Uruguay). Attend lectures by archaeologists, and explore indigenous ruins and historical sites in the Quebrada de Humahuaca region. On co-pay day trips, you could also see Tilcara’s northern desert mountains, Mendoza’s foothills and high plains, or central Argentina in Córdoba.

Immersion

We make it easy for you to make meaningful connections with the local and university communities. In addition to a homestay with a local family, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take part in volunteer activities, such as by helping at a community center in a deprived community or building emergency housing over a weekend; join university clubs and sports teams; or pursue an internship with the National Senate, the National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Racism, or another organization. And don’t forget about special cultural activities like our Conversation Club, a bilingual activity where you get to know some of the locals while splitting your time between speaking Spanish and English.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card, which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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End Date
Costs
Fall 2014 (20 wks)
Extended to: 05/01/2014
07/24/2014
12/13/2014
$16,450

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, language partners, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$11,148
Housing ***
$4,900
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes two meals daily

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,200
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees **
$260
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** for Reciprocity Fee and Onsite Residence Permit Fee

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Spring 2014 (21 wks)
Extended to: 12/01/2013
02/20/2014
07/18/2014
$16,450

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, language partners, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$11,148
Housing ***
$4,900
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes two meals daily

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,200
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees **
$260
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** for Reciprocity Fee and Onsite Residence Permit Fee

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Spring 2015
11/01/2014
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015
Extended to: 05/01/2014
07/24/2014
TBA
$31,300

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, language partners, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$21,098
Housing ***
$9,800
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes two meals daily

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,400
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$600
Visa Fees **
$260
Personal expenses
$2,000
Expenses during break ***
$900

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** for Reciprocity Fee and Onsite Residence Permit Fee

*** academic year students are responsible for housing and meals during the semester break

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Calendar year 2014 (42 wks)
Extended to: 12/01/2013
02/20/2014
12/13/2014
$31,300

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, language partners, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$21,098
Housing ***
$9,800
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes two meals daily

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,400
International Airfare *
$1,450
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$600
Visa Fees **
$260
Personal expenses
$2,000
Expenses during break ***
$250

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** for Reciprocity Fee and Onsite Residence Permit Fee

*** calendar year students are responsible for housing and meals during the semester break

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent
  • Spanish language course within the past year recommended
  • College-level coursework in Latin American studies recommended
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Students are required to take 15–18 semester/22.5–27 quarter hours per semester; total recommended credit for the year is 30–36 semester/45–54 quarter hours.

CIEE courses at FLACSO: 45 contact hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise indicated.

CIEE Spanish language courses: 32–64 contact hours and recommended credit is 2–4 semester/3–6 quarter hours, unless otherwise indicated.

UBA courses in the Social Science department: 68–96 contact hours and recommended credit is 4–6 semester/6–9 quarter hours, unless otherwise indicated.

UBA courses in the Economics department: 45–96 contact hours and recommended credit is 3–6 semester/4.5–9 quarter hours, unless otherwise indicated.

UBA courses in the Philosophy and Letters department: 96 contact hours and recommended credit is 6 semester/9 quarter hours, unless otherwise indicated.

UCA courses: 45–96 contact hours and recommended credit is 3–6 semester/4.5–9 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise indicated.

IUNA courses:34–90 contact hours and recommended credit is 2–6 semester/3–9 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

A minimum of 15 credits and four courses is required for every study abroad student. Upon arrival, all students take a Spanish language placement exam and, based on the results, are required to enroll in a certain number of credits in Spanish language and a certain number of direct enrollment courses.

Advanced Spanish I: Minimum of 4 credits and maximum of 8 credits in Spanish Language; direct enrollment not recommended.

Advanced Spanish II: Minimum of four credits and maximum of 7 credits in Spanish Language; one direct enrollment course required.

Post-Advanced Spanish I: Minimum of 3 credits and maximum of 6 credits in Spanish language; one direct enrollment course required, two direct enrollment courses highly recommended.

Post-Advanced Spanish II: Optional to maximum of 3 credits in Spanish language, two direct enrollment courses required.

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About the City

About The City

Being in the twentieth largest city in the world has its benefits. Buenos Aires offers a vibrant theater district, shops, and different neighborhoods. Stately architecture and a steady influx of European immigrants have earned it the nickname “Paris of South America.” Founded in 1536, this surprisingly navigable Latin American metropolis shows glimpses of Europe and the Middle East in architecture and café life. A vibrant port city, Buenos Aires is also the world’s leading Spanish language publishing center. With a population of 13 million, Buenos Aires offers its visitors the chance to experience the perpetual cultural intrigue that can only be found in a city of this size and prestige.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Andrea Rizzotti

Resident Director

Andrea Rizzotti has worked with CIEE since 1994 and supervises the administrative and academic aspects of the Study Center. In addition, Andrea is professor of the CIEE Body, Gender, and Sexuality in Argentina course. She has a summa cum laude B.A. in Sociology from UBA and a M.A. from FLACSO in Social Sciences and Public Health. Andrea’s academic interests include public health, gender and women, adolescents, and children and family. She is currently working toward her Ph.D. and researching non-punished abortion in the public health system of Argentina. Since 2008 Andrea has worked as a National Senate counselor in the National Congress. Recently approved projects were, “Equalitarian Married,” “Assisted Reproduction and Fertilization Law” and “Gender Identity.”

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¿Qué decir cuando hablamos de Buenos Aires? Seguramente muchas cosas, y aun nos quedaríamos cortos de palabras. Para comenzar, Buenos Aires es la capital de la Argentina. Es una ciudad portuaria vibrante, reconocida por sus numerosas bibliotecas, librerías, y variada vida cultural. ;Mucha gente la llama la “París de Sudamérica” debido a su mezcla de arquitectura clásica, moderna y colonial. La ciudad es también un referente del fútbol (soccer) en América Latina, reconocida por la pasión de sus aficionados y sus talentosos jugadores. Buenos Aires es renombrada también por la excelencia académica de sus universidades y su extensa tradición intelectual, siendo la ciudad natal de cinco premios Nobel. Todo esto (¡y mucho más!) existe en una metrópoli que es bulliciosa de día, y tiene una vida nocturna vibrante. Cuenta con una población diversa, políticamente activa y de alta conciencia social. Buenos Aires es, sin duda, una de las ciudades más cosmopolitas, encantadoras e intrigantes del hemisferio. ¿Te esperamos para que conozcas todo lo que la ciudad y el país tienen para ofrecerte!

— Andrea Rizzotti, Resident Director

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Carolina Alba Merlo

Carolina Alba Merlo has worked with CIEE since 1996. She works alongside the resident director designing, developing, and managing the study center. Carolina received her bachelor’s degree in communications and social psychology at the Pichón Riviere Institute and will soon finish her master’s degree in cognitive psychology and education, with a focus on international education and adaptation processes.

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Vera Cerqueiras

Spanish Department Director

Vera Cer queiras is the academic Spanish coordinator of the CIEE Study Center in Buenos Aires received her master’s degree in Spanish as a second language from the University of Barcelona. and she has obtained a certificate as evaluator from the American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to administrate the Computerized Oral Proficiency Instrument (COPI) exam in Buenos Aires.

She has also served as adjunct professor of Spanish at New York University in Buenos Aires since 2008. She was the academic coordinator of the Spanish as a Foreign Language section of the UBA’s Laboratorio de Idiomas from 1999 to 2008. She developed teaching materials and learning methods for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and for the Latin Union in a special program for emigrants from East Europe.

Vera trains teachers in Spanish as a Second Language, leading workshops, lectures, and courses for postgraduate education in Argentina, Brazil, EEUU and the Anglophone Caribbean. She has served as an expert in many international projects intended to share academic and technical assistance. Her research focuses on the relationship between language and culture and language representations in teaching methods.

Currently, she leads two research teams at CIEE Buenos Aires Study Center: one comparing local and U.S. academic culture and another promoting evaluation and certification studies.

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Clara Franchini

Student and Housing Coordinator

Clara Franchini joined CIEE in January 2010 as a student coordinator and housing assistant of the Buenos Aires program, and became housing coordinator in 2012. She has a degree in sociology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and she is currently getting a master’s degree in Latin American and Argentinean art history at Universidad de San Martin. Before working for CIEE, Clara worked in the private IT sector. As an undergraduate student, Clara studied a semester abroad in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Leandro Gomez

Student and Cultural Activities Coordinator

Leandro Gomez joined CIEE in January 2008 as a student and cultural activities coordinator of the Buenos Aires program. He earned a B.A. in Political Science at Universidad de Buenos Aires. Before joining CIEE, he was a student researcher at Gino Germani Institute (Dept. of Health), Faculty of Social Sciences, U.B.A. Currently he is working toward a master’s degree in public administration from UBA.

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Juan Mallea

Coordinator of the Student Assistance Team

Juan Mallea has worked with CIEE since 1999. Previously, he worked as a student coordinator and was in charge of for-credit volunteer options. Juan earned a B.A. in Psychology from UBA, and has worked as a volunteer therapist in local community centers in Buenos Aires. In 2008, he lived a semester abroad in the U.S., where he was an International Research Fellow on Democracy, Civic Engagement and Volunteer Work at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation. Juan is working toward his master’s degree in Latin American Studies from UNSAM.

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Favio Rizzotti

Favio has worked with CIEE since 2002. He earned a postgraduate degree from the Metropolitan School of Dramatic Art of Buenos Aires. He is an accomplished actor, director, and performing arts professor, and coordinates workshops and courses in the dramatic arts.

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Juan Tollo

Student and Service-Learning Seminar Coordinator

Juan Tollo joined CIEE in Buenos Aires in January 2008. He is currently a student and service-learning coordinator. Juan has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the Universidad of Buenos Aires, and is finishing a master’s degree in Economic and Industrial Development from the Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento. He has attended international workshops and conferences focused on his field of interest during the last couple of years: the 9th Globelics International Conference (Buenos Aires, 2011), National Service - Learning Conference (Atlanta, 2011), and the Democracy Deliberative Exchange Workshop (Dayton, OH, 2010).

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

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The CIEE Study Center and offices are located within the urban campus of the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), an international, inter-governmental organization devoted to research, development, and education in the social sciences fields. The CIEE-FLACSO partnership provides a dynamic academic base for CIEE study abroad students, and serves as your home campus in Buenos Aires as well as the place where many of your classes and program events are held. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to enroll in some of the top universities of Argentina (UBA, UCA, and IUNA) and take classes alongside local Argentine students.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Housing, breakfast, and one additional meal per day are included in the study abroad program fee. Students live in private homes. Homestay hosts come from various lifestyles, and students are matched with local homestays based on the student preferred living environment. Other meals may be eaten in the wide variety of restaurants and/or cafés throughout the city, or even prepared at home.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Buenos Aires even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

Upon arrival, an on-site orientation will provide you with information and tools for maximizing your study abroad experience. It includes academic orientation and guidance in course registration, tips on language and cultural immersion, and navigating the student visa process. The academic orientation prepares you for the differences in academic culture, and guides you through the course registration process. A Spanish assessment is completed during the first week to determine the Spanish level of each student. The cultural orientation introduces you to the country and its customs and norms, and provides practical information about living in Buenos Aires. The full orientation process lasts about two weeks and all activities are mandatory.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. While not guaranteed, many host families have Internet access in their homes. You will have wireless Internet access at the CIEE Study Center and Internet cafés throughout the city. While local connection speeds may not match up to typical U.S. standards, Internet is relatively reliable throughout the city. The CIEE Study Center also has a computer lab with Internet access and printers for your use. The program uses an Intranet that students can access from any computer to facilitate the course registration process and encourage communication between participants and staff members.

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Culture

Culture

The Liberal Arts study abroad program has a strong cultural agenda throughout the semester. CIEE organizes activities such as visits to museums and festivals, trips to local soccer games, and theater and dance performances. Through local universities, you'll have the chance to participate in a rich diversity of campus and off-campus activities, and to practice a wide variety of sports.

Argentine Andino Seminar: Past and Present

This four-day academic field trip brings you to the Argentine province of Jujuy, in the far north of the country, to learn about the indigenous history of Argentina. You'll attend lectures by archaeologists and explore indigenous ruins and historical sites, all of which are located in the Quebrada de Humahuaca region, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The region features spectacular mountain scenery and a visit to the vast salt flats at the foot of the Andean range.

A shorter daytrip is also offered outside of Buenos Aires. During this excursion, you'll have the opportunity to explore a more rural landscape and experience a distinct way of life as lived in the outskirts of the cosmopolitan capital.

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Cultural Immersion Groups

Cultural immersion groups provide you an optional, but recommended, opportunity to meet other young Argentines and participate in cultural activities organized around a common interest. Current groups include the Futbol and the Conversation Clubs.

Volunteer Opportunities

You can volunteer with a diverse group of local nonprofit and non-governmental organizations involved in social policy, human rights, community service, and health issues, among others. Students interested in this option enroll in the Community Service Seminar, which includes 20 hours of theoretical coursework and 45 hours of volunteer service.

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Academics

Academics

Established in 1993, the CIEE Study Center in Buenos Aires includes specialized courses in a variety of disciplines taught exclusively to CIEE study abroad students by experts in various academic fields. In addition, students are required to take direct enrollment courses within a wide array of academic departments at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), and Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte (IUNA). This arrangement allows CIEE students to combine the specialized, more personalized “think tank” atmosphere of FLACSO with the vibrant and challenging Argentine university life of UBA, UCA, and IUNA. Given the recognized excellence of the faculty and the wide range of course offerings, the CIEE program is designed for motivated students with very strong language skills and a desire to immerse themselves in a dynamic cultural and academic experience. All courses are taught in Spanish.

Academic Culture

Students will experience and learn the significant differences between the U.S. and Argentine educational systems. Local students follow specialized paths of study, which lead to advance expertise in their field. Courses are a higher level of difficulty than in typical U.S. undergraduate courses. Students are generally expected to take greater initiative and responsibility for their own learning, and to pursue the completion of assignments and research with less specific guidance from syllabi and instructors.

CIEE courses offered at FLACSO are organized and evaluated according to a system that is very similar to those at most U.S. institutions. At UBA, classes normally meet for four to six hours a week, with class time divided between lectures, attended by many students, and smaller discussion workshops. At UCA, students matriculate in smaller courses ranging from four to six contact hours. At IUNA, class size varies in each department from smaller seminar-style classes to larger survey courses. The atmosphere of each university is quite distinct in terms of the socio-demographic backgrounds of the student bodies and their political leanings, class size, and look and feel of the campus and facilities. The opportunity to enroll in more than one Argentine university is unique and provides insight into the diversity of the Argentine educational system, as well as access to a huge selection of classes.

The academic year program roughly coincides with the U.S. academic year and runs from July to July; the calendar year program coincides with the Argentinean academic year and runs from mid-February to mid-December. Academic year students have a three-month break (December – February) between semesters and are responsible for housing and meals during that time. Calendar year students have a one-week break between the first and second semester in July.

Nature of Classes

Participants enroll in Spanish language courses designed especially for CIEE study abroad students. Other CIEE courses offered at FLACSO are taught in Spanish to CIEE students only. Students also enroll directly in host university classes with Argentine students and other international students. Students may not register for courses that are not affiliated with a specific academic department at one of CIEE’s local host universities.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

Students take part in the CIEE Community Language Commitment by speaking Spanish at all times (except in emergencies). This fosters a learning community that contributes to both Spanish language proficiency and understanding of Argentine society.

Grading System

Students enrolled in FLACSO courses are evaluated on any combination of the following: mid-term and final exams, class participation, oral presentations, quizzes, and/or a final paper, much as in the U.S.

The evaluation process for students at UBA, UCA, and IUNA is the same as for Argentine students, with grades issued numerically on a scale of one to 10, with four as the minimum passing grade. Most classes have written examinations and sometimes a final oral examination. Unless otherwise noted, exams are based on an extensive reading list and formal class lectures. CIEE uses a grading scale to convert local grades into letter grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C, D and F. Please note that CIEE students must take exams within the official dates of the program.

Grades for the U.S. spring semester should arrive at U.S. schools by late November, while grades for the fall semester should arrive by late May. Graduating seniors or others concerned about the timing of receiving grades must take this into consideration.

Language of Instruction

Spanish

Faculty

All courses are taught by faculty members of FLACSO, UBA, UCA, and/or IUNA.

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Course Description

Course Description

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Spanish Language Courses

Students are placed in one of the following language levels depending upon the results of an on-site language exam administered during orientation.

Advanced Spanish I: (3000-level)

Spanish language courses are required for students in this section. Students must enroll in a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 8 credits during the semester.

SPAN 3010 AFSP

Advanced Spanish I: Grammar Workshop
Contact hours: 32, recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours

SPAN 3011 AFSP

Advanced Spanish I: Oral Performance Workshop
Contact hours: 32, recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours

SPAN 3012 AFSP

Advanced Spanish I: Reading and Writing Workshop
Contact hours: 32, recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours

SPAN 3013 AFSP

Advanced Spanish I: Lexical and Phonetics Workshop
Contact hours: 32, recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours

Advanced Spanish II: (3000-level)

Spanish language courses are required for students in this section. Students must enroll in a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 7 credits during the semester.

SPAN 3020 AFSP

Advanced Spanish II: Grammar Workshop
Contact hours: 32, recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours

SPAN 3021 AFSP

Advanced Spanish II: Oral Production and Comprehension Workshop
Contact hours: 32, recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours

SPAN 3022 AFSP

Advanced Spanish II: Academic Production Workshop
Contact hours: 32, recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours

SPAN 3023 AFSP

Argentine Fiction Workshop
Contact hours: 48 hours, recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours

Post-Advanced Spanish I: (4000-level)

Spanish language courses are required for students in this section. Students must enroll in a minimum of 3 credits and a maximum of 6 credits during the semester.

SPAN 4300 AFSP

Post-Advanced Spanish I: Grammar Workshop
Contact hours: 48, recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours

SPAN 4301 AFSP

Post-Advanced Spanish I: Oral Production and Comprehension Workshop
Contact hours: 48, recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours

SPAN 4302 AFSP

Post-Advanced Spanish I: Academic and Professional Speech Workshop
Contact hours: 48 hours, recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours

SPAN 4303 AFSP

Post-Advanced Spanish I: Argentine Fiction Workshop
Contact hours: 48 hours, recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours

Post-Advanced Spanish II: (4000-level)

Spanish language courses are optional for students in this section. Students may enroll in a maximum of 3 credits during the semester.

SPAN 4402 AFSP

Post-Advanced Spanish II: Academic and Professional Speech Workshop
Contact hours: 48 hours, recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours

SPAN 4404 AFSP

Post-Advanced Spanish II: Grammar Workshop
Contact hours: 48 hours, recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours

CIEE Courses (offered at FLACSO)

ANTH 3001 AFLA/LAST 3008 AFLA

Multiculturalism and Ethnicity in Argentina
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the processes of ethnic shaping in Argentina, and to the theoretical approaches about the identity, ethnicity, and the multiculturalism of the country. Beginning from an anthropological, historical, and political approach, the course analyzes the ethnic complexity of the country, demythologizing the idea of the socio-cultural homogeneity of the country, and emphasizing ethnic diversity. This course explores the complex systems and processes of incorporation or exclusion of the original peoples, different immigrant groups of diverse countries, and descendants of immigrants. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CINE 3001 AFLA/LAST 3007 AFLA

Contemporary Argentine Cinema in the Latin American Context
The objectives of this course are to introduce students to how cinema is used as a graphic language and to promote a critical analysis of the new Argentine theater movement. The course emphasizes observation and discussion of the socio-economic and cultural processes of Latin America that are reflected in Argentine cinema, with special focus on the contemporary Argentine context including the society’s recovery from dictatorships and implementation of the neo-liberal model, among others. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CLST 3002 AFLA

Seminar on Living and Learning in Buenos Aires: Intercultural Exploration
What happens when individuals or groups from different cultures come into contact and begin to interact? What do people from the U.S. and Argentina often find they have in common, and what are some of the differences they encounter as they begin to get to know “the other?” This course introduces students to basic intercultural concepts and skills that allow those who come to Argentina to learn how to penetrate the invisible codes of this culturally rich and varied nation. The course explores some of the ways that individuals typically learn as they begin to get to know argentinos/as – or as they begin to interact with individuals in any other culture. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

HIST 3001 AFLA

History and Literature: A Reading of 20th Century Argentina through Literature from the Centennial to the Cacerolazo
The objective of this course is to build a critical point of view of the Argentine reality of the 20th century by considering the literary production as a “combat space,” where different ideas fight against each other. The literary texts are analyzed as political tales, showing different aspects of political realities. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

INRE 3001 AFLA/LAST 3001 AFLA

International Relations of Latin America
This course examines Latin America’s external relations vis-à-vis each other and the U.S. with emphasis on the Southern Cone countries. Major topics include external and domestic factors influencing Latin America’s insertion into the international political arena; human rights; insurrection, democratization, and migration; narcotrafficking; and intra-regional relations. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

LAST 3004 AFLA

Cultural Issues in Argentine History
This course explores the impact of cultural issues in Argentine history – the clash between visions and perceptions of Argentine and American elites; the problematic origin and development of a national state in Argentina; the persistence of cultural myths in national identity; the impact of European immigration in Argentine society; Nazism and anti-Semitism; and the controversial self-perception of the “Argentine being.” The texts used to explore these topics include academic works, as well as representative examples of Argentine architecture and popular literature and music, such as novels and tango lyrics. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

LAST 3006 AFLA

Seminar on Community Service and Volunteerism
The seminar provides the theoretical framework and specific tools needed to succeed in and make the most of their volunteer work. Students explore different anthropological, historical, and cultural perspectives on the volunteerism in Argentina. Students in the course share experiences and collectively reflect on Argentine and their own ideas about service, within the individual context of their own volunteer placements. Contact hours: 20 coursework / 75 fieldwork. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4-5 quarter hours.

LAST 3009 AFLA/GEND 3002 AFLA

Body, Gender, and Sexuality in Argentina: Representations, Experiences, Social Movements, and Politics
From the perspective of gender studies, this course analyzes sexual identities and hegemonic gender models as social constructions, in opposition to biological theories and instinctive manifestations. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the complex process of gender and sexuality construction is addressed. Domination and power relations, social discrimination, and social and political inequity are discussed. The course draws upon the current Argentine context, mainly concentrated in the urban Buenos Aires population. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

LITT 3001 AFLA/SPAN 3001 AFLA

Language in Action: Writing and the Urban Landscape in Argentine Literature
Students develop their critical reading skills and learn to recognize various represented “spaces” in literature, including verbal, geographical, and historical scenarios. Students also practice their creative and reflexive writing while they live in the urban landscape of Buenos Aires. This course exposes students to contemporary history and to writers who narrate life in the urban landscape. Students analyze and debate on short texts, such as short stories, essays, and poetry. Students are also asked to produce their own work while living in the urban landscape, research the scenes of the texts they are reading, and immerse themselves in the texts and its representations. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

PERF 3001 AFLA

Argentine Rhythms and Dance in Rio de la Plata and Zones of Influence
This course focuses on the acquisition of Argentine cultural and traditional knowledge through a particular cultural manifestation – dance. Theoretical and practical classes work on traditional dances and musical rhythms, from local folkloric dances and the candombe, to the manifestations of the tango and its different versions in the region. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

POLI 3001 AFLA/ECON 3001 AFLA

The Political Economy of Argentina’s Development
This course focuses on the principal aspects of Argentina’s economic development within the Latin American context. Major topics include the development models adopted by Argentina from the agro-export model to import substitution and the current economic opening; the debt crisis and structural reform, and selected topics in the current development debate. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) Courses

The following is a representative sampling of recommended courses. Not all courses are available every semester. Course listings and availability are not determined until immediately prior to the start of university classes in a given semester. Students may not register for courses that are not affiliated with a specific academic department. The final list of courses is available upon arrival in Buenos Aires. CIEE students may participate in all courses for which they meet UBA prerequisites.

Facultad de Ciencias Económicas
Analysis, Commerce, Econometrics, Economic Argentine Structure, Economic Geography, Economic Policies, Economic Thought, Economics, Finances, International Economy, Logistics, Macroeconomics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Microeconomics, Organization, Public Finance, and Social Structure.

Facultad de Ciencias Sociales
Analysis of Argentine Society, Argentine Foreign Policy, Argentine Social History, The City in Theory, Colonial American History, Communication Policy and Planning, Comparative Politics, Economics, Gender and Politics, History of the Means and Systems of Communications, International Economics, International Relations Theory, International Security, The Islamic Factor in Contemporary World Politics, Latin American History, Latin American Politics, Latin American Social History, Mass Communications, Political Economy, Political Psychology, Political Sociology, Psychology and Communication Information Rights, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Social and Urban Processes, Social Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the Middle East, Sociology of Organizations, Sociology of Religion, and Urban Sociology.

Facultad de Filosofia y Letras
20th Century Literature, American and Argentine Prehistory, Argentine Literature, Biological Anthropology, Cataloguing and Organization of Informational Materials, Contemporary Anthropological Theories, Contemporary Philosophy, The Dilemma of Gender, Female Writers and Writing, General Folklore, History of Anthropological Theory, History of Science, Introduction to Information Sciences, Latin American Spanish, Library Administration, Linguistics, French, English, American, Italian, and Slavic Literature, Logic, Medieval and Modern Philosophy, Philosophical Anthropology, Sociolinguistics, Systematic Anthropology, and Theology.

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) Courses

The following is a representative list of courses available at UCA. Students may only enroll in courses offered in the academic departments listed below, and for which they meet the prerequisites. Students may not register for courses that are not affiliated with a specific academic department. Please note that not all courses are available every semester, and many departments offer yearlong courses. UCA course listings and availability are not determined until immediately prior to the start of University classes in a given semester. The final list of courses is available upon arrival in Buenos Aires.

Communication Sciences, Journalism, and Marketing Institute
Audiovisual Production, Cinema and Video, Communication Theory I, Communication Theory II, History of Journalism, Introduction to Audiovisual Communication, Introduction to Journalism, Introduction to Publicity and Institutional Communication, Philosophy I: History of Ideas, Politics of Communication, Public Opinion, Radio Workshop, and Text Production.

Department of Philosophy and Literature
Argentine Geography, Argentine History I, Argentine History II, Argentine History III, Art History, Communication Theory, Contemporary History I, Greek History, Greek Language and Culture I, History of America I, History of America II, Introduction to the Bible, Introduction to Philosophy, Latin Language and Cultures I, Literature of Argentina Seminar, Literature and Christianity, Literature and Folklore, Medieval History, Modern History, Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy of Language, Roman History, Spanish History, and Spanish Literature Seminar.

Department of Political Science and International Relations
Analysis of the Political Universe, Argentine Foreign Policy, Argentine History, Constitutional Theory and Law, Empirical Political Science, History of International Relations, Introduction to Constitutional Law, Introduction to Political Economy, Introduction to Political Science, and Public International Law.

Department of Psychology and Education
Adolescent and Adult Psychopedagogic Clinic, Adolescent Psychology, Adult Psychopathology, Child Psychopathology, Comparative Education, Contemporary Pedagogy, Education and Diversity, General Didactics, Gerontology and Family, History of Education, Neurophysiology, Neuroscience, Personality Psychology, Philosophy of Education, Psychology of Family and Community, and Psychopedagogic Clinic.

Department of Social and Economic Sciences
Department of Social and Economic Sciences Accounting Techniques I, Accounting Techniques II, Comparative Economic Systems, Econometrics, Economic Principles, Economy of Argentina, Growth and Development Economics, History of Argentina’s Economy, Information Systems, International Economy, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Management, Labor Relations and Social Security, Macroeconomics, Mathematics for Economists, Mathematics I, Mathematics II, Microeconomics, Statistics, and World Economic History II.

Programa de Estudios Latinoamericanos (PEL)

This special UCA department for international students offers a wide range of non-direct enrollment courses. Students may enroll in one Spanish-instructed course based on their qualifications, course scheduling, and Spanish profile. Please note that not all courses are available every semester. PEL course listings and availability are not determined until immediately prior to the start of university classes in a given semester and are available upon arrival in Buenos Aires.

Argentina in Words, Art, Art and Architecture in Latin America, Church and the State in Latin America and Historic, Politic, and Legal Perspective, Contemporary Art of Argentina and Latin America, Literature of Century XIX and XX, Peronism, Science and Religion, and Science and Technology in Latin America.

Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte (IUNA) Courses

The following is a list of departments in which CIEE students may take courses at IUNA. Students may enroll in semester courses offered at IUNA based on their qualifications and course schedule. Please note that not all courses are available every semester, and many departments have year-long courses. Students may not register for courses that are not affiliated with a specific academic department. IUNA course listings and availability are not determined until immediately prior to the start of University classes in a given semester, and are available upon arrival in Buenos Aires.

Folklore
Aboriginal Linguistics, Argentine Folk Dance, Argentine Zapateo in Folk Dance, Art and Regional Folklore, Creole Instrumentation, Literature and Folklore, Native Argentine Populations, Prehispanic American and Argentine Art, and Regional Argentine History.

Multimedia and Audiovisual Arts
Animation, Digital Imaging, and Sound Production.

Music
Composition, Instrumental Performance, Orchestral and Choral Directing, and Voice.

Performing Arts and Drama
Choreography, Dance, Direction, Lighting Design, Stage Design, and Theater.

Visual Arts
Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

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