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.

Extended Deadline

November 15, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 15, 2019
  • Dates: Dec 30, 2019 – Jan 20, 2020
  • 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.
  • Attending festivals or soccer matches
  • Witnessing 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

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    San Telmo and La Boca

    Old Town

  • B

    Palmermo

    Eating and Shopping District

  • C

    Recoleta

    Classic and architectural walks

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

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.

Academics

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Academics

  • 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.

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA

    Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Course Information

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

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
All study abroad students take the required CIEE course.

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.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • 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
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

 

No Hidden Fees

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2020 Nov 15, 2019 Dec 30, 2019 Jan 20, 2020
$950
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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 = $303 **

Housing = $300 ***

Insurance = $47

Total Fees = $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 = $210

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $90

Books & Supplies = $30

Local government registration/entrance fees = $100

Personal expenses = $360

Total Estimated Costs = $1,990

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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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 to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day

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

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. Note: January 2020 programs in Latin America are not eligible for CIEE Scholarships and Grants.

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