Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

January in Buenos Aires

Study Program



3 weeks



3 semester hours

4.5 quarter hours


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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


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 about Argentine countryside and get to know gaucho life.







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Your Destination

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.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Buenos Aires.

The Culture

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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.

Program Blogs


Building transformational leaders

By CIEE Buenos Aires at CIEE

By Professor Bruno Nunes During this Spring block II, in the Transformational Leadership Across Culture course we’ve explored the different political, economic and social leaders and leadership styles, skills, traits... keep reading


Argentine sobremesa

By CIEE Buenos Aires at CIEE

There’s a chalkboard in my host mom’s kitchen that for the past few months has read, “La vida es más linda cuando la compartimos”. I’ve done a lot of reflecting... keep reading


Spanish and Mate: making new friends in Buenos Aires

By Natalia Nadal at CIEE

By Open Campus Student, Kelsey Lynn Dearing CIEE Buenos Aires offers students the opportunity of meeting locals, Porteños, at Mate Club. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Argentineans seeking for new... keep reading

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



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 Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

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.


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.


Course Information

Social Sciences

Semester Credit

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

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

Program January 2025 3 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $3,950

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.

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $2,720**

Housing = $850***

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 = $74

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $15

Books & Supplies = $5

Personal expenses = $120†††

Total Costs = $1,514

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.

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*non-refundable fee

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

***includes two meals per day. Housing fees listed are for financial aid purposes only and should not be considered a basis for calculation of refunds.

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals (breakfast and dinner). For students in apartments, you should budget approx. $292 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

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

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support


Our Staff

Carolina Zumaglini

Center Director

Originally from Buenos Aires, Carolina is an experienced bilingual education consultant, historian, and professor with a vast background in developing and delivering international education programs, remote and face-to-face courses, collaborative...

Mariano Sañudo


Mariano holds a B.A. on Philology and a Master in Cultural Management. He has vast experience developing cultural programs and working with international students.

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