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06/18/2014 - 08/03/2014
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Extended to: 05/01/2014
Credit:
6 semester / 9 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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Program Overview

Program Overview

Spend your summer in the “Paris of Latin America,” improving your Spanish language skills and immersing yourself in local Argentine and Rio de la Plata culture.

Through homestays, student clubs and interest groups, cultural excursions, and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)-based testing, placement, and instruction that allows you to measure the development of your language skills, summer study abroad in Argentina offers you a truly unique academic and cultural experience.

Study abroad in Buenos Aires and you will:

  • Improve your Spanish language through placement and intensive instruction based on ACTFL ( standards
  • Experience and learn the unique Spanish of the Rio de la Plata region; learn outside the classroom on CIEE class-based and extracurricular trips to cultural destinations within and outside of Buenos Aires
  • Enjoy a special overnight educational language trip to Uruguay; visit museums, festivals, and soccer matches
  • Immerse yourself in the local community by living with an Argentine family
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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

Whether you’re just beginning your study of Spanish, or you’re an intermediate language student, CIEE study abroad in Buenos Aires has four levels of instruction to suit your particular needs and abilities.

Excursions

study abroad in Argentina

Enjoy a number of day-long and extended field trips and excursions to various points of cultural interest in and around Buenos Aires.

Travel to Uruguay by boat for a three-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 language learning and ensure small group experiences.

Immersion

Take part in various cultural groups which provide opportunities to meet other young Argentines and participate in cultural activities organized around a common interest. Current special interest groups include the Fútbol and the Conversation Clubs.

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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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Summer 2014 (7 wks)
Extended to: 05/01/2014
06/18/2014
08/03/2014
$5,850

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 **
$3,898
Housing ***
$1,550
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 per day

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$500
International Airfare *
$1,300
Local Transportation
$125
Books & Supplies
$100
Local government registration/entrance fees
$160
Personal expenses
$750

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 2015
04/01/2015
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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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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • 1–3 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Course contact hours are 45 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise indicated. Total recommended credit for the summer is 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Study abroad students are required to enroll in two Spanish language classes at their level, based upon the results of a Spanish language placement exam given upon arrival.

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About the City

About The City

Founded in 1536, Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, is often referred to as “the Paris of Latin America.” Within this large and dynamic, yet surprisingly navigable Latin American metropolis, elegant 19th century buildings and café life offer glimpses of a rich history and notable cultural influence from both Europe and the Middle East. 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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Buenos Aires, a captivating and vibrant port city, is the capital of Argentina. It is known as the “City of Books” for its abundant libraries and bookstores, and as the “Paris of Latin America,” for its mixture of colonial, neo-classical, and modern architecture as well as its ubiquitous theaters and art galleries. The city is a major cultural center of South America’s southern cone. It is world famous for its fútbol (soccer) fans and world-class players. Buenos Aires is also an academic and intellectual center, renowned for the excellence of its many universities, and its long intellectual tradition. All of this takes place in a bustling daytime metropolis with a vibrant nightlife. For all these reasons and many more, Buenos Aires is widely regarded as one of the most intriguing, cosmopolitan, and personable cities in Latin America. Come see why Buenos Aires is such a perfect place to live, to explore, and to become the Spanish speaker you have always wanted to be!

— 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

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 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.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

study abroad in Argentina

This program offers study abroad students the opportunity to live with an Argentine host family. The home stay option in Buenos Aires includes traditional and nontraditional families 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 will introduce you to the city of Buenos Aires, Argentine culture, and the program. The orientation includes specially-designed sessions on health and safety, local living logistics, and community engagement opportunities. All orientation activities are based on the Spanish profiles of students and are run by the CIEE Study Center student coordinators who use the orientation sessions as an opportunity to create direct relationships with the individual students which each of them monitor and support during the term.

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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 Study Center also has a computer lab with internet access and printers for your use.

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Culture

Culture

Cultural Activities

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The academic program is supplemented by field trips and excursions to various points of cultural interest such as a day trip to an Estancia and the historic town of San Antonio de Areco where you will share traditional foods, learn about dressage, gaucho skills, and folk dances. You will also travel to Uruguay by boat for a three-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 language learning goals of students and the Program.

Immersion

Cultural Immersion Groups

These groups provide an opportunity to meet other young Argentines and participate in cultural activities organized around a common interest. Current special interest groups include the Fútbol and the Conversation Clubs.

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Academics

Academics

This intensive summer study abroad program lasts about seven weeks. All academic activities are dedicated to Spanish language acquisition through formal classroom instruction combined with experiential and cultural education activities aimed at facilitating language learning through active engagement with the local culture. Students complete 15 hours of class per week, delivered entirely in Spanish. Students are divided into different language level groups (profiles) according to their language ability as determined by ACTFL-based pre-program assessments. Participants are evaluated using two methods—the first, an online assessment prior to leaving the U.S., which provides an initial indicator of language skills to be completed and returned to resident staff in Buenos Aires, the second, completed upon arrival to Buenos Aires, consists of written and oral exams in person. Students within any given Spanish profile (level) must complete two mandatory three-credit courses. Content and teaching methods are supervised by the CIEE Spanish Language Academic Coordinator.

Academic Culture

Instructional methods and teaching standards will be familiar to most students who have studied foreign languages on typical U.S. college campuses. All instructors are local Argentines versed in delivery of second language instruction and in ACTFL standards of the levels they teach. Program staff and resources are available to assist students in navigating any challenges faced in adapting to differences in academic culture. Students are introduced to and prepared for the academic life of the program through orientation activities and materials, ongoing advising, and contact and language exchange with local students.

Nature of Classes

Classes are specially designed for CIEE study abroad students only, following ACTFL proficiency standards.

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

Letter grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, and F are given. Students are assessed based on a combination of participation, papers, oral presentations, and a final exam. Attendance is mandatory and Incompletes are not accepted.

Language of Instruction

Spanish

Faculty

All courses are taught by CIEE and faculty members of FLACSO.

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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.

Students are placed in one of several language levels depending on the results of an on-site language exam administered during orientation. Each level corresponds to two required classes.

Beginning Spanish II
ACTFL level: Novice-mid

Buenos Aires in Spanish II
Intensive Beginning Spanish II

Beginning Spanish III
ACTFL level: Novice-high

Buenos Aires in Spanish III
Intensive Beginning Spanish III

Intermediate Spanish I
ACTFL level: Intermediate-low

Argentine Identity, Tradition, and Culture I
Intensive Intermediate Spanish I

Intermediate Spanish II
ACTFL level: Intermediate-mid

Argentine Identity, Tradition, and Culture II
Intensive Intermediate Spanish II

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