Buenos Aires, Argentina

January in Buenos Aires

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Information for term January in Buenos Aires

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2023

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2023
  • Dates: Dec 27, 2023 – Jan 17, 2024
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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January in Buenos Aires is designed for students interested in exploring Argentinian identity and culture through dance and music. This three-week program is taught in English and complemented by immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding. 

Unique Experiences

  • Experience the city like a local

    Discover areas of the city only Porteños — people from Buenos Aires — know about, visit museums, attend music festivals, enjoy local food, and participate in local events.


    Understand the uniqueness of this peculiar neighborhood by taking in its streets, old buildings, and graffiti.

  • Learn outside of the classroom

    learn about Argentine countryside and get to know gaucho life.

  • bookstores

  • average temperature during January

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


Location & Culture

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Founded in 1536, this surprisingly navigable metropolis reveals the influence of Europe and the Middle East in architecture and the steady influx of European immigrants earned Buenos Aires the nickname of the Paris of South America. A vibrant port city, Buenos Aires is the world’s leading Spanish language publishing center with a population of 13 million. It offers the cultural intrigue found only in cities of this size and prestige.  

Excursions & Activities

Excursions and activities may include:  

  • Enjoy the city like a local by attending festivals, and experiencing the passion for soccer, live music, and more.
  • Join a group that shares your interest – arts, sports, culture, and community. – and connect with Argentine students.
  • Visit museums, art galleries, and cultural centers such as Museo de Bellas Artes, Museo de Arte Decorativo, Museo de Arte Moderno, Centro Cultural Recoleta, and others. 
  • Get to know the different neighborhoods that make-up Buenos Aires to discover their history, peculiarities, and enjoy their food.
  • Explore the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur and see more than 250 bird species and a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies. 
  • Take a day trip to explore the city's surroundings. Enjoy a gaucho day or visit Colonia in Uruguay. 

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Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Homestay: experience real, day-to-day life in Buenos Aires by living with a typical Argentine host,  such as families with young children, single professionals, young couples with no children, and older couples whose children visit but do not live at home. The typical commute between homestays and CIEE Buenos Aires can range from a 20-minute walk to a 30- to 40-minute public transportation ride. Homestays include a weekly laundry service. 

  • Meals

    Homestays include two meals per day: breakfast and either lunch or dinner. Host families and students arrange their own meal schedules. Students are responsible for the remaining meal, either preparing it at home or eating in one of the many restaurants and cafés throughout the city. 

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

What People are Saying

  • "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
  • "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
  • "It was an easy program to apply for and they had everything planned out when you got to the site"

    Elizabeth J., University of Wisconsin - Stout
  • "The instructors and staff are extremely kind and helpful"

    Karina S., Lehman College


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The January in Buenos Aires program explores the traditions, culture, and identity of Argentina. Students will experience world-renowned dance and music through a combination of coursework, city exploration, and co-curricular activities. 

CIEE Study Center in Buenos Aires is located in one of the most vibrant and student-populated neighborhoods of the city and offers easy access to some of the city’s nicest parks, restaurants, cafés, and shops. 



Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

All study abroad students take the required CIEE course. 

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits 

Course Credit

CIEE Courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits, 45 contact hours 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

The program is made up of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. 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 and class attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. 

Class Format

Courses taught at CIEE Buenos Aires are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday-Friday. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas. 


Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course including attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations. Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for study abroad students who have made conflicting travel plans. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction


Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


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Course Information


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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Dates & Fees

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Dates & 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.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2024 Nov 1, 2023 Dec 27, 2023 Jan 17, 2024
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,710

Housing = $860

Insurance = $80

Total Fees = $3,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $63

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $15

Books & Supplies = $13

Personal expenses = $125

Other = $100 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,516

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† Local government registration/entrance fees if needed

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, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500. January 2020 programs in Latin America are not eligible for CIEE Scholarships and Grants.

What's Included

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What's Included

Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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