Buenos Aires, Argentina

January in Buenos Aires

Study Body, Gender, and Sexuality in Argentina
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Information for term January in Buenos Aires

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2019

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Dates: Dec 30, 2019 – Jan 20, 2020
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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Culture and Gender in Contemporary Argentina is perfect for English speaking students who want to explore key concepts and perspectives about gender and sexuality studies in Argentina.  At the end of the January in Buenos Aires program, students have deep insight into gender issues as a tool for understanding contemporary Argentina.

Unique Experiences

  • Experience the city like a local

    Visit museums, participate in festivals, attend rival club soccer matches, and go to film exhibits.

  • Explore the old port area of La Boca

    see where this district got its influence

  • Learn outside of the classroom

    excursions and experience the Argentine countryside

  • bookstores

  • average temperature during January

  • districts, also called “barrios,” each with a distinctive character


Location & Culture

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Stately architecture and a steady influx of European immigrants earned Buenos Aires the nickname, the Paris of South America. Founded in 1536, this surprisingly navigable metropolis reveals influence 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, it has the cultural intrigue found only in cities of this size and prestige.

Excursions & Activities

During your program, you’ll participate in a number of activities, such as:

  • Overnight trip outside Buenos Aires city to see the contrast between a thriving metropolis and the countryside
  • Attending festivals or soccer matches
  • Witnessing a rich Latin American culture in motion with tango dance and live theater performances

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Homestay: Students are placed with carefully screened homestay families. Each family has at least one member that can speak English. The commute to class takes an average of 30 minutes by public transportation. Hosts may be nuclear families with young children, single professionals, young couples with no children, or older couples.

  • Meals

    Homestay includes two meals per day: breakfast and either lunch or dinner. Students are responsible for the other meal. 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Where You'll Study

  • A

    San Telmo and La Boca

    Old Town

  • B


    Eating and Shopping District

  • C


    Classic and architectural walks

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

This unique study abroad experience offers students the chance to explore the dynamics of this Latin American nation and its culture. The course is taught in English by CIEE faculty.

January in Buenos Aires allows you to focus on one course in a three-week session with integrated and optional opportunities to explore Argentine society and culture. CIEE helps you get the most out of your stay even before you leave home. Predeparture orientation is followed-up with extensive on-site introductions to Buenos Aires, Argentine culture and habits, and health and safety information.

This program focuses on gender issues as a tool for understanding contemporary Argentina while studying the complexity of sexuality.


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  • Class Format

    Courses taught at CIEE’s Global Institute are typically for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled during the mornings or afternoons, and students should expect to have daily homework assignments in this intensive 3-week program.

  • Grading

    The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students’ grades are based on attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations.

  • Academic Culture

    Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated and the workload is demanding. CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation.


  • Overall GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.


Program Credit

  • Total credit, 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
  • Contact hours: 45.

All study abroad students take the required course, Gender and Sexuality in Argentina.  


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.


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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.


  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport pick-up
  • On-site orientation – introducing students to Buenos Aires society and culture, and the CIEE academic program.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support


No Hidden Fees


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Dec 30, 2019 Jan 20, 2020

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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