Study Abroad in Buenos Aires

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Explore Buenos Aires, Argentina

A vibrant port city filled with stately architecture from its European past, Buenos Aires is a wonderful place for students to immerse themselves in a culture that is rich with heritage, community, and passion for life.

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion.

In Buenos Aires, past study tours and excursions have included:

  • Experiencing life on an Argentinian cattle ranch and discovering traditional Argentinian food
  • Lessons in folk dancing
  • Attending festivals, soccer matches, live theater performances, and tango dances
  • Trips to explore beyond the capital – San Luis, Jujuy, Mendoza, La Rioja, Patagonia, or Iguazú Falls
  • Overnight excursions to Uruguay to explore Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento

Open Campus Block Progam Study Tours
Amazing multi-day study tours on this Buenos Aires program!



CIEE Global Institute - Buenos Aires
Our Global Institute located in the heart of Buenos Aires, is part of the CIEE Global Institute Network, and is one of the most vibrant and student-populated neighborhoods of the city.  CIEE offers easy access to one of the city’s nicest parks, restaurants and cafés, and a wide variety of shops. Students will enjoy the rooftops of the city from the terrace, modern classrooms and event spaces, and our Student Life Office, where they can get cultural advice and guidance, information on local events, and learn about volunteer opportunities.

Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA)
This private Catholic university was founded in 1958 and is among the top five universities in Argentina, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings. The university is comprised of 11 schools and four institutes and has more than 13,000 students.

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
Created in 1821, UBA is the largest public university in Argentina, the most highly ranked university in Latin America and ranks 75th among the top ranked universities in the world, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings. It counts among its graduates several Nobel Prize winners and former Presidents of Argentina.

Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA)
UNA was founded in 1996 when seven prestigious art institutions united to form the National Art University Institute, whose name changed to UNA in 2014. The university has 11 different academic units located throughout Buenos Aires.


Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Buenos Aires, students can volunteer at a range of organizations that work for human rights, community building, and public health.

Study Abroad Programs in Buenos Aires

Pocket Guide to Buenos Aires

  • Currency
    Argentine Peso

    Spoken Languages
    Argentinian Spanish English

    Available Transportation
    Subway, buses

    Famous Local
    Pope Francis – first pope from the Western Hemisphere and South America, and first from the Jesuit order

  • Climate
    Warm, humid, wet summers; cold, windy winters; mild spring and fall

    The tango – fascinating and popular dance and music that originated in Buenos Aires in the 1880s

  • Airport
    Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)

    Social Norms
    The "thumbs up" sign is considered vulgar and should be avoided using as a hand gesture

    What to Pack
    Backpack, comfortable shoes, Spanish dictionary

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