January in Buenos Aires
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.
EXPLORE THE OLD PORT AREA OF LA BOCA
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.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING JANUARY
DISTRICTS, ALSO CALLED “BARRIOS,” EACH WITH A DISTINCTIVE CHARACTER
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.
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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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
HOUSING & MEALS
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Fees & Housing
|Program January 2024 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.
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 = $2,710
Housing = $860
Insurance = $80Total Fees = $3,950
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 = $1,200††
Local Transportation = $15
Books & Supplies = $13
Personal expenses = $120†††
Other = $100††††Total Costs = $1,522
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.
†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
††††Local government registration/entrance fees if needed
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
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
CIEE iNext travel protection
24/7 emergency on-site support
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