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.

Student tour in Bueno Aires
City view in Bueno Aires
Bueno Aires group picture in front of waterfall

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion.

In Buenos Aires, past excursions have included:

  • Experiencing life on an Argentinian cattle ranch, tasting a traditional Argentinian asado  and learning about the Gaucho culture
  • Lessons in folk dancing
  • Attending festivals, city-sponsored events, live theater performances, and tango dances
  • Tour the Tigre delta, see the Art Museum and explore the canals that connect its numerous islands
Study tour in Buenos Aires


CIEE Buenos Aires
Our Center located in the heart of Buenos Aires, is part of the CIEE Open Campus Block 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 lounge areas, 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.

Students relaxing by lake


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.

Featured Programs

Pocket Guide to Buenos Aires

  • Currency
    Argentine Peso

    Spoken Languages
    Argentinian Spanish

    Available Transportation
    Subway, buses, taxis

    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
    People are very expressive when greeting, using hugs and kisses in addition to hand shaking

    What to Pack
    Backpack, comfortable shoes, Spanish dictionary

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What People are Saying

  • It is well organized. The staff was very helpful before my trip to make sure I was ready to go.

    Andy C., Utah State University
  • This experience treats you like an adult, and therefore you have certain responsibilities, but also a great deal of freedom and a wonderful balance of the two.

    Connor C., University of Massachusetts Boston
  • I have had the most amazing experience and I love that we get to go to different countries. The staff is perfect and I don’t have any complaints.

    Becca K., University of Colorado-Boulder
  • I would recommend CIEE because the classes are very interesting and some even help with the culture shock that you experience. The staff is so helpful and meeting new people from different parts of the United States and the world is awesome.

    Lyric J., Trinity University
  • It was a wonderful experience to get to know a new world with a different view.

    Alexis G., California State University - Fresno