Buenos Aires, Argentina

January in Buenos Aires

Study Tango. From the City Margins to the World
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Information for term January in Buenos Aires

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Dec 27, 2021 – Jan 17, 2022
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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January in Buenos Aires is designed for students who want to explore, understand, and debate Argentinian identity and culture through its music, specifically, Tango. The three-week course is taught at the CIEE Global Institute – Buenos Aires, in English, and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

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

    743
  • average temperature during January

    81°/69°
  • districts, also called “barrios,” each with a distinctive character

    48

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

  • Participate on field trips outside of Buenos Aires to see the contrast between a thriving metropolis and the countryside.
  • Attend festivals or soccer matches.
  • Witness a rich Latin American culture in motion with tango dance and live theater performances.

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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

    Palmermo

    Eating and Shopping District

  • C

    Recoleta

    Classic and architectural walks

Academics

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Academics

The January in Buenos Aires program focuses on Tango and how it has shaped the tradition, culture, and identity of Argentina. Students will live the poetry and the music of this world-renowned genre through a combination of coursework, exploring the city, and participating in co-curricular activities.

CIEE Global Institute – 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.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

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

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’s Global Institute are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday-Friday. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.

Grading

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.

Language of Instruction

English

Courses

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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.

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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2022 Nov 1, 2021 Dec 27, 2021* Jan 17, 2022*

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
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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