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Study Abroad in Buenos Aires
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Program Overview

Program Overview

Improve your Spanish in Buenos Aires – the Paris of Latin America – as you explore the culture, politics, and history of Argentina. In CIEE’s Summer Language and Culture program, you’ll take courses in Latin American studies or a language course, interact with Argentines, participate in student clubs and interest groups, volunteer in libraries or community centers, and travel throughout Argentina. Join us for one, two, or all three sessions!

Study abroad in Argentina and you’ll:

  • Get the perfect level of Spanish language instruction for you
  • Take a course that focuses on Spanish or area studies
  • Practice your Spanish as you explore Argentina and visit Uruguay
  • Go to museums, music events, 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 $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

CIEE has the perfect level of Spanish language instruction for beginning, intermediate, and advanced language students. Outside of class, professors, tutors, facilitators, and language specialists are here to help you every step of the way.

Intercultural Comparative Experience

Expand your global perspective and sharpen your cultural awareness in another international city during a three-day Intercultural Comparative Experience. With other CIEE students, you’ll visit museums and architectural wonders, attend a performance, take part in service-learning projects, and more.

2016 Destinations*:

  • Session I: Santiago
  • Session II: Montevideo
  • Session III: Mendoza

*Note: Locations are subject to change.

You’ll also experience Buenos Aires and surrounding areas during numerous daylong and extended excursions. You’ll visit an estancia (cattle ranch) and learn about dressage, gaucho skills, folk dances, and traditional foods in the historic town of San Antonio de Areco. Plus, you’ll travel by boat to Uruguay and stay for two nights in Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento, where you’ll visit historic waterfronts, attend cultural and musical events, and take note of linguistic differences.

Community engagement

Volunteering is an important way to give back to the host community – and the perfect venue for practicing your Spanish language skills with the locals. You might help out a community library or community center, or try something else entirely!

Student to student

Practice your Spanish with your Argentine peers, and enjoy a taste of local culture during weekly activities. You’ll talk about everything from school and the United States to Argentine idioms and cultural icons – all while relaxing and exploring different aspects of Buenos Aires each week. Plus, take part in cultural groups to pursue your interest and make friends in the process.

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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.

  • 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.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Summer Session I 2016 (4 wks)
04/15/2016
05/23/2016
06/19/2016
$4,450

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, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,002
Housing ***
$1,030
Insurance
$118

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$300
International Airfare *
$1,300
Local Transportation
$100
Books & Supplies
$50
Local government registration/entrance fees
$160
Personal expenses
$450

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

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Summer Session I, II 2016 (8 wks)
04/15/2016
05/23/2016
07/17/2016
$8,010

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, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$5,532
Housing ***
$2,060
Insurance
$118

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$600
International Airfare *
$1,300
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$100
Local government registration/entrance fees
$160
Personal expenses
$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

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Summer Sessions I, II, III 2016 (12 wks)
04/15/2016
05/23/2016
08/13/2016
$11,570

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, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$8,062
Housing ***
$3,090
Insurance
$118

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,300
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$150
Local government registration/entrance fees
$160
Personal expenses
$1,350

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

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Summer Session II 2016 (4 wks)
05/15/2016
06/19/2016
07/17/2016
$4,450

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, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,002
Housing ***
$1,030
Insurance
$118

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$300
International Airfare *
$1,300
Local Transportation
$100
Books & Supplies
$50
Local government registration/entrance fees
$160
Personal expenses
$450

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

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Summer Session II, III 2016 (8 wks)
05/15/2016
06/19/2016
08/13/2016
$8,010

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, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$5,532
Housing ***
$2,060
Insurance
$118

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$600
International Airfare *
$1,300
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$100
Local government registration/entrance fees
$160
Personal expenses
$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

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Summer Session III 2016 (4 wks)
06/15/2016
07/17/2016
08/13/2016
$4,450

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, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,002
Housing ***
$1,030
Insurance
$118

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$300
International Airfare *
$1,300
Local Transportation
$100
Books & Supplies
$50
Local government registration/entrance fees
$160
Personal expenses
$450

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

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Summer Session I 2017 (4 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
06/19/2017

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 $500 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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Summer Session I, II 2017 (8 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
07/17/2017

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 $500 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.

More Information
Summer Sessions I, II, III 2017 (12 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
08/13/2017

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 $500 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.

More Information
Summer Session II 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
07/17/2017

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 $500 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.

More Information
Summer Session II, III 2017 (8 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
08/13/2017

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 $500 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.

More Information
Summer Session III 2017 (4 wks)
06/15/2017
07/17/2017
08/13/2017

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 $500 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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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, per session. Students who elect to take a content area course taught in English may also enroll in the optional Communicative Spanish Language class during any one session for an additional 15 contact hours and 1 semester / 1.5 quarter credit hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students participating in the program take one elective course per session and may sign up for one, two, or all three sessions. During each session, students may take a Spanish language or content area course (taught in English or Spanish) that focuses on some aspect of Latin American and Argentine culture, politics, or history. Students who choose to take a course taught in English can also take a one-credit Communicative Spanish Language course to gain basic communication skills and have a better intercultural experience on site.

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About the City

About The City

Being in one of the 20th-largest cities 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, “the 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

Study Center Director

Andrea Rizzotti has worked with CIEE since 1994, and supervises the administrative and academic aspects of the Study Center. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in sociology from Universidad de Buenos Aires, and earned a master’s degree from the Latin American Social Sciences Institute (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 earning her Ph.D. and doing research on non-punished abortion and its situation in the public health system in Argentina. Since 2008 Andrea has worked as a National Senate counselor in the National Congress working on several projects recently approved, such as “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 in designing, developing, and managing the CIEE Study Center. She received her bachelor's degree in communications and social psychology at the Pichón Riviere Institute and a master’s degree in cognitive psychology and education, with research interests focused on international education and adaptation processes. Carolina is trained in intercultural competence and personal leadership and is considered an expert in those fields.

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Vera Cerqueiras

Spanish Department Academic Coordinator

Vera Cerqueiras received her master's degree in Spanish as a second language from the University of Barcelona. She is the academic Spanish coordinator of CIEE Study Center in Buenos Aires. She is certified by the American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to evaluate language proficiency and to administrate the COPI exam in Buenos Aires.

She also serves 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 Universidad de Buenos Aires’s Laboratorio de Idiomas from 1999 to 2008. She also worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and for the Latin Union in a special program for emigrants from East Europe, developing teaching materials and learning methods.

Vera trains teachers in Spanish as a second language, leading workshops, lectures, and courses for postgraduate education in Argentina, Brazil, the United States, 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 the CIEE Study Center in Buenos Aires: one to explore the relations between the local and U.S. academic culture and another to promote evaluation and certification studies.

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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 bachelor's degree in political science at Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Before he joined the program, he was a student researcher at Gino Germani Institute (Dept. of Health) at the Faculty of Social Sciences at UBA. Currently he is working toward his master’s degree in public administration from UBA.

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Favio Rizzotti

Favio Rizzotti has worked with CIEE since 2002. He is an accomplished actor, as well as theater and staging director, and has a post-graduate degree from the Metropolitan School of Dramatic Art of Buenos Aires. Favio has had an extensive experience in the arts field not only as an actor but also in directing different plays and as a performing arts professor. He has experience in the coordination of different workshops and courses related to 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

The CIEE Study Center in Buenos Aires has offered programs since 1993 and attracts more students each year than any other CIEE Study Center in the region. It is located on the urban campus of the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) de Argentina. Founded in 1957 by UNESCO, the United Nations agency dedicated to education, culture, and science, FLACSO sponsors Latin America’s largest and most prestigious postgraduate teaching and research program in the social sciences. FLACSO-Argentina was established in 1974, and its faculty is associated with the most well-respected local universities.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

This program offers study abroad students the opportunity to live with an Argentine host family. Host options may be traditional and nontraditional, including nuclear families with young children, single professionals, young couples with no children, and older couples whose children visit but do not live at home. Housing includes two meals per day: breakfast and either lunch or dinner. Host families and students arrange their own meal schedules.

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Orientations

Orientations

A three-day orientation session at the beginning of the program introduces students to the city of Buenos Aires, Argentine culture, and the program. Orientation includes specially designed sessions on health and safety, local living logistics, and community engagement opportunities. During orientation activities, CIEE student coordinators create direct relationships with individual students, which help to enhance the support and guidance provided throughout the term. Coordinators attempt to group students by language level whenever possible. At the end of the orientation, students sign a commitment form by which they acknowledge and accept all the program’s policies.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop or tablet. While not guaranteed, most host families have Internet access in their homes. You will also have wireless Internet access at the CIEE Study Center and Internet cafés throughout the city. While local connection speeds vary, Wi-Fi is relatively reliable throughout the city. The CIEE Study Center also has a computer lab with Internet access and printers for your use.

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Culture

Culture

The academic program is supplemented by field trips and excursions to various points of cultural interest such as a day trip to an estancia, or cattle ranch, and the historic town of San Antonio de Areco, where you'll share traditional foods, and learn about dressage, gaucho skills, and folk dances. Students will travel to Uruguay by boat for a two-night stay in the cities of Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento. In both cities, you'll visit the historic waterfronts, attend cultural and musical events, and learn about the linguistic particularities of the Uruguayan side of the Rio de la Plata region. Cultural activities are organized and conducted by language level in order to better support your language learning and ensure small group experiences. Trips are typically led by language instruction staff that use distinct aspects of the local culture as vehicles for facilitating the language-learning goals of students and the program.

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Academics

Academics

Academic Culture

To fulfill the program goal of developing students’ general Spanish language skills, the program integrates two different teaching strategies successfully employed by other CIEE programs in Buenos Aires and implemented by a team of CIEE’s resident Spanish instructors. Students are divided into four distinct language-level groups according to their language ability as determined by ACTFL-based pre-program assessments. Students will be evaluated and assessed using two methods. The first, an online assessment to be completed and returned to resident staff in Buenos Aires prior to leaving the U.S., provides an initial indicator of language skills. The second, completed once students arrive in Buenos Aires, consists of written and oral exams in person. CIEE’s resident Spanish language coordinator supervises content and teaching methods.

Nature of Classes

Classes are typically scheduled during the mornings or afternoons, Monday through Thursday. Students should expect to have daily homework assignments and weekly quizzes. Most courses combine lectures with local field trips and excursions to help students gain a better understanding of the local culture and use their language skills with local residents. Courses are designed to offer opportunities for students to draw connections between their classroom-based learning and their cultural experiences outside of the classroom. Each course includes several out-of-class activities in which students will be able to observe and interact with individuals and organizations representing the main topics covered by each course.

Tutorial support is offered for students who want to improve their language skills. This support is made available through personalized follow-up with the purpose of helping students to better understand and produce written, spoken, and/or performed works that constitute required elements of the program.

Learning outcomes are assessed through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi. For language, students take a pre- and a post-program test to measure gains in oral proficiency.

Grading System

Final grades in courses are based on a combination of attendance, participation, papers, presentations, and a final paper or exam. Professors report Argentine numerical grades (1-10 scale) and CIEE converts those grades into U.S. letter grade equivalents. Attendance is mandatory and incompletes are not accepted.

Language of Instruction

English/Spanish

Faculty

All CIEE-FLACSO courses are taught by professors with extensive academic and practical experience and expertise in the field. The academic content of the program is designed, managed, and delivered by CIEE and FLACSO. Classes are for CIEE students only. The CIEE professors function as facilitators throughout the academic and co-curricular components of the program, accompanying students on various cultural activities. Spanish professors may participate as part of a teaching team in content classes to ensure that students achieve their linguistic objectives as well as their content objectives.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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 canceled 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.

Content area classes are taught in English (unless otherwise indicated) for 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits and 45 contact hours.

Session I

LAST 3010 AFLA / PLST 3001 AFLA

Human Rights and Public Policy in Contemporary Latin America
This course focuses on the analysis of Human Rights in Latin America from a historical and comparative perspective to understand Latin American conceptions of rights. Students will analyze the challenges of the primary human rights organizations and the role of the State and public policy in the debates. Special emphasis will be placed on specific groups in Argentina such as the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, including a comparison with cases from Chile, Uruguay and Brazil. The course includes a visit to the Space of Memory and Human Rights and an interview with a member of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo.

CINE 3002 AFLA / LAST 3013 AFLA

New Argentine Cinema in the Latin American Context
This course focuses on the analysis of films and thus provides students with an understanding of cinematographic language and analysis. The main components of New Argentine Cinema – recognized abroad as one of the most prestigious national film movements of our time, and awarded several prizes in the leading film festivals – will be analyzed in the light of critical reflections and institutional context as well as its affiliation with poetry and directors of film history. From the theoretical-practical approach, we highlight the socio-historical and cultural processes in Latin America that are represented in the films, with special emphasis on the Argentine experience. Major topics will include the consequences of neoliberalism in Latin America (realism as a way to represent the social crisis), new visions of the past (the documentaries made by the children of the “Desaparecidos”), and an original bridge between cinema and literature. The course will also allow students to understand the position of Latin American Cinema in the global context of the film industry.

ANTH 3001 AFLA (SPAN) / LAST 3008 AFLA (SPAN)

Multiculturalism and Ethnicity in Argentina (taught in Spanish)
The objective of this course is to introduce students to processes of ethnic shaping in Argentina, as well as to theoretical approaches to identity, ethnicity, multiculturalism, and interculturalism. Based on anthropological, historical, and political science approaches, the course seeks to present and discuss Argentina’s ethnic complexity and to challenge widely established ideas about its socio-cultural homogeneity, emphasizing its ethnic diversity. This course explores the complex processes of incorporation and/or exclusion of original peoples, current immigrant groups from a wide variety of countries, and descendants of settlers from historical migrations. The course’s aims will be accomplished through lectures, presentations by researchers who specialize on the topics of the class, visits to museums, and an ethnographic fieldwork experience.

SPAN 1001 AFLA

Beginning Spanish I
This course will develop students´ Spanish oral and writing skills. It is a Spanish course focused on communicative competence and discursive strategies, which will allow students to interact successfully in Spanish familiar life. To this effect, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 1002 AFLA

Beginning Spanish II
This course is designed to help students in their oral and writing skills and to develop an increasingly accurate use of Spanish grammar. It is aimed at students who wish to improve their communicative competence and widen their lexis and discursive strategies, which will allow them to interact successfully in Spanish daily and familiar life. It aims to develop oral fluency, writing and grammar skills and improve expression and accuracy in a wide variety of situations. To this effect, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 2001 AFLA

Intermediate Spanish I
In this course, students develop an increasingly accurate use of Spanish grammar. Building on work in previous levels, students learn idiomatic uses of grammatical forms including contrasting uses of the moods (indicative, subjunctive, and imperative). This communication-oriented Spanish language class focuses on accurate comprehension and production of oral expressions and written texts in a socio-cultural immersion context. It is aimed at students who wish to improve their communicative competence and widen their lexis and discursive strategies. It aims to develop greater oral fluency and improve expression and accuracy in a wide variety of situations. To this effect, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 2002 AFLA

Intermediate Spanish II
In this course, the main goal is to develop students’ understanding of more complex messages in written and oral situations focused on specific topics. This communication-oriented Spanish language class focuses on accurate comprehension and production of oral expressions and written texts in a socio-cultural immersion context. It is aimed at students who wish to improve their communicative competence and widen their lexis and discursive strategies. It aims to develop greater oral fluency and improve expression and accuracy in a wide variety of situations. To this effect, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 0001 AFLA

Communicative Spanish
This course is designed to help students build basic communication skills in order to effectively navigate life in the host country and remain safe. By learning key phrases and vocabulary, students will begin to better understand the local culture. Emphasis will be placed on developing real-life language use. Students will build fundamental language skills to interact with local community members in an appropriate manner, to express basic needs and feelings, to buy or order things, and to learn and discover interesting aspects of the host culture. Contact Hours: 15. Credits: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours. (Note: Students may only take this course for credit during one session.)

Session II

GEND 3002 AFLA / LAST 3009 AFLA

Body, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Argentina: Representations, Experiences, Social Movements and Politics (taught in Spanish)
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.

LAST 3011 AFLA

Contemporary Argentine Issues
This seminar on Argentinian reality offers key insights to understand the current social, economic and political situation of Argentina. Historical, social, economic, political, and cultural factors will be addressed to understand the tensions between Buenos Aires and the “interior”, the Manichean political culture, “Peronism,” and mass political parties. Special attention will be paid to conflicts around national identity, the meaning behind local cultural components and gender repertoires mobilized around central cultural manifestations such as tango or football. The course features guest lecturers – including major actors involved in the topics discussed – movies (fiction and nonfiction), visits to museums, memory sites, and landmarks of historical relevance.

PLST 3002 AFLA

Strategic Planning in Social Policy: A Comparative Perspective of Argentina and the USA
The course will offer an examination of the process of designing and managing social policies, focusing on the areas of education and health. The course will discuss different concepts and strategies of intervention on social problems. It will assess universal and targeted approaches, their nature, implementation challenges, implications, and results. We will consider the best practices and learning experiences in the last decades. The course will allow students to delve into comparative experiences and strategies in social policies between Argentina and the U.S. analyzing the Affordable Care Act experience in the U.S. and the Universal Child Allowance Program (AUH) in Argentina. Students will have the opportunity to conduct interviews with policymakers and management actors as well as beneficiaries of the AUH Program.

SPAN 1001 AFLA

Beginning Spanish I
This course is designed to develop students’ Spanish oral and writing skills. It is a Spanish course focused on communicative competence and discursive strategies, which will allow them to interact successfully in Spanish familiar life. To this effect, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 1002 AFLA

Beginning Spanish II
This course is designed to help students in their oral and writing skills and to develop an increasingly accurate use of Spanish grammar. It is aimed at students who wish to improve their communicative competence and widen their lexis and discursive strategies, which will allow them to interact successfully in Spanish daily and familiar life. It aims to develop oral fluency, writing and grammar skills and improve expression and accuracy in a wide variety of situations. To this effect, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 2001 AFLA

Intermediate Spanish I
In this course, students develop an increasingly accurate use of Spanish grammar. Building on work in previous levels, students learn idiomatic uses of grammatical forms including contrasting uses of the moods (indicative, subjunctive, and imperative). This communication-oriented Spanish language class focuses on accurate comprehension and production of oral expressions and written texts in a socio-cultural immersion context. It is aimed at students who wish to improve their communicative competence and widen their lexis and discursive strategies. It aims to develop greater oral fluency and improve expression and accuracy in a wide variety of situations. To this effect, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 2002 AFLA

Intermediate Spanish II
In this course, the main goal is develop in students the understanding of more complex messages in written and oral situations focused on specific topics. This communication-oriented Spanish language class focuses on accurate comprehension and production of oral expressions and written texts in a socio-cultural immersion context. It is aimed at students who wish to improve their communicative competence and widen their lexis and discursive strategies. It aims to develop greater oral fluency and improve expression and accuracy in a wide variety of situations. To this effect, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 3002 AFLA

Advanced Spanish I
The primary goal in this course is to further develop students´ understanding of more complex messages in written and oral situations focused specifically on topics likely to be explored during university classes offered completely in Spanish. This communication-oriented Spanish language class focuses on accurate comprehension and production of oral expressions and written texts, including those likely to be required in university courses in Spanish. Students will further improve their communicative competence and further widen their lexis and discursive strategies. The course aims to develop even greater oral fluency and improve expression and accuracy in a wide variety of situations. To this end, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 3003 AFLA

Advanced Spanish II
This course is designed to improve students’ active command of the Spanish language with particular emphasis on complex oral and written structures, as well as specific attention to academic vocabulary and listening skills. This communication-oriented Spanish language class aims to further improve students’ communicative competence and continue to expand their lexis and discursive strategies. To this end, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 0001 AFLA

Communicative Spanish
This course is designed to help students build basic communication skills in order to effectively navigate life in the host country and remain safe. By learning key phrases and vocabulary, students will begin to better understand the local culture. Emphasis will be placed on developing real-life language use. Students will build fundamental language skills to interact with local community members in an appropriate manner, to express basic needs and feelings, to buy or order things, and to learn and discover interesting aspects of the host culture. Contact Hours: 15. Credits: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours. (Note: Students may only take this course for credit during one session.)

Session III

ANTH 3001 AFLA (ENG) / LAST 3008 AFLA (ENG)

Multiculturalism and Ethnicity in Argentina
The objective of this course is to introduce students to processes of ethnic shaping in Argentina, and to theoretical approaches to identity, ethnicity, multiculturalism and interculturalism. Based on anthropological, historical, and political science approaches, the course seeks to present and discuss Argentina’s ethnic complexity and to challenge widely established ideas about its socio-cultural homogeneity, emphasizing its ethnic diversity. This course explores the complex processes of incorporation and/or exclusion of original peoples, current immigrant groups from a wide variety of countries, and descendants of settlers from historical migrations. The course’s aims will be accomplished through lectures, presentations by researchers who specialize on the topics of the class, visits to Museums, and an ethnographic fieldwork experience.

LITT 3002 AFLA

Contemporary Argentine Fiction
This course is designed for students who have previous knowledge of Spanish and are interested in increasing their proficiency and performance in the Spanish language through the reading, writing, and literary analysis of Latin American short stories. This course will allow students to become familiar with some Latin American writers and their masterpieces and literary movements, and have a better understanding of historical background. Students will be required to complete large amounts of pair and group work in class, presentations and written works. Audiovisual materials will be used and will be accessible through the FLACSO CIEE website and on regular Internet sites like youtube.com. Additionally, guest lectures, class debates, and visits to museums will be part of the course.

INRE 3001 AFLA (SPAN) / LAST 3001 AFLA (SPAN)

International Relations of Latin America (taught in Spanish)
This course examines relations between Latin American countries, especially the Southern Cone countries, as well as relations with the U.S. Major topics include external and domestic factors influencing Latin America’s insertion into the international political arena; human rights; insurrection, democratization, and migration; narco-trafficking; and intra-regional relations.

SPAN 2001 AFLA

Intermediate Spanish I
In this course, students develop an increasingly accurate use of Spanish grammar. Building on work in previous levels, students learn idiomatic uses of grammatical forms including contrasting uses of the moods (indicative, subjunctive, and imperative). This communication-oriented Spanish language class focuses on accurate comprehension and production of oral expressions and written texts in a socio-cultural immersion context. It is aimed at students who wish to improve their communicative competence and widen their lexis and discursive strategies. It aims to develop greater oral fluency and improve expression and accuracy in a wide variety of situations. To this effect, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 2002 AFLA

Intermediate Spanish II
In this course, the main goal is to develop in students the understanding of more complex messages in written and oral situations focused on specific topics. This communication-oriented Spanish language class focuses on accurate comprehension and production of oral expressions and written texts in a socio-cultural immersion context. It is aimed at students who wish to improve their communicative competence and widen their lexis and discursive strategies. It aims to develop greater oral fluency and improve expression and accuracy in a wide variety of situations. To this effect, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 3002 AFLA

Advanced Spanish I
The primary goal in this course is to further develop students’ understanding of more complex messages in written and oral situations focused specifically on topics likely to be explored during university classes offered completely in Spanish. This communication-oriented Spanish language class focuses on accurate comprehension and production of oral expressions and written texts, including those likely to be required in university courses in Spanish. Students will further improve their communicative competence and further widen their lexis and discursive strategies. The course aims to develop even greater oral fluency and improve expression and accuracy in a wide variety of situations. To this end, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 3003 AFLA

Advanced Spanish II
This course is designed to improve students’ active command of the Spanish language with particular emphasis on complex oral and written structures, as well as specific attention to academic vocabulary and listening skills. This communication-oriented Spanish language class aims to further improve students’ communicative competence and continue to expand their lexis and discursive strategies. To this end, a practical and participative methodology will be employed, which will allow students to communicate according to appropriate norms.

SPAN 0001 AFLA

Communicative Spanish
This course is designed to help students build basic communication skills in order to effectively navigate life in the host country and remain safe. By learning key phrases and vocabulary, students will begin to better understand the local culture. Emphasis will be placed on developing real-life language use. Students will build fundamental language skills to interact with local community members in an appropriate manner, to express basic needs and feelings, to buy or order things, and to learn and discover interesting aspects of the host culture. Contact Hours: 15. Credits: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours. (Note: Students may only take this course for credit during one session.)

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