Buenos Aires, Argentina

Open Campus Block

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Information for term Open Campus Block

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Aug 15 – Sep 24, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Sep 26 – Nov 5, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Dates: Nov 7 – Dec 17, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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It’s called the “Paris of South America” for good reason! Buenos Aires is brimming with art, culture, architecture, and style. Discover this magnificent city your way by customizing your study abroad term on the Open Campus Block Program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your courses from a wide range of subject areas. You will immerse yourself in the vibrant Buenos Aires and study at our Center which is located in the heart of the city, with easy access to one of the city’s nicest parks, restaurants, cafés and shops.

Stay in Buenos Aires the entire time or spend other blocks at our Open Campus Block locations in Berlin, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Yucatan.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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  • Become a “porteño”

    and live the city like a local. Visit museums, participate in festivals, experience the passion for soccer, go to film exhibits, walk along the famous Rio de la Plata, and visit its green parks of Palermo.

  • Explore

    the old port area of La Boca, see the colorful houses of the first waves of European immigrants and experience first-hand the birthplace of Tango.

  • Learn

    outside of the classroom on excursions experiencing the Argentine countryside and the traditional Gaucho culture

  • Bookstores

    743
  • Plays performed every weekend

    300
  • Districts, also called “barrios,” each with a distinctive character

    48

Location & Culture

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Founded in 1536, this bustling metropolis reveals a variety of global influences, mostly from Southern Europe. A vibrant port city, Buenos Aires is also the world’s leading Spanish language publishing hub. Travelers enjoy world-class museums and restaurants, exceptional architecture, and a rousing nightlife.

With weather that is pleasantly mild, year-round, Buenos Aires is always ready for exploration by bike, public transportation, or on foot - one of the many reasons it was voted “the number-one city to visit” in Latin America.

The Culture

Excursions & Activities

Ample activities and day-trips will be offered to immerse yourself in Argentina’s culture and historical heritage. Excursions can include: 

  • Visits to significant Buenos Aires locations and neighborhoods to underscore and expand on in-class lessons.
  • Activities to connect students to the culture and history of the city.
  • As long as the local health and safety regulations permit, Day Trips to outskirts or city districts to expand the understanding the dynamics of the area.

Projects, Volunteer Opportunities, or Internships

  • Volunteer Opportunities: volunteer at a local nonprofit or non-governmental organization involved in social policy, human rights, community service, and public health matters, among others. Responsibilities may include teaching English to children of low socio-economic communities, helping people with disabilities, supporting the work of a city library, or coordinating local/regional conferences.

Students interested in one of the following Academic Projects must submit additional materials as part of their course selection:

  • Service-Learning projects:  combine course-based learning with practical, relevant project experience to meet a community-defined need.
  • Research: pursue a research project of your own design incorporating independent and local fieldwork.

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  • HOUSING

    Homestay: As long as the local health and safety regulations permit, students will stay in homestays following new CIEE Health Guidelines.

    Apartments: In case students cannot stay in Homestays as usually done, individual apartments will be arranged for students. Apartments are located in a safe residential area, close to markets, shops, restaurants, and public transportation. These are furnished for single or double occupancy and are located within walking distance from the CIEE Buenos Aires.

  • MEALS

    Homestay: Housing includes two meals per day: breakfast and either lunch or dinner. Students are responsible for the other meals. Host families and students will decide meals together.

    Apartments: Meals are not included. 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Where You'll Study

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    San Telmo and La Boca

    Old Town

  • B

    Palermo

    River Plate Soccer Stadium

  • C

    Recoleta

    Classic and architectural walks

Academics

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Academics

Students enroll in one, two, or three six-week blocks, taking two courses during each block. This program gives students the flexibility to stay in Buenos Aires the entire time or spend other blocks at our Open Campus Block locations in Cape Town, Copenhagen, Berlin, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Sydney, and Yucatan.

This program offers students a series of courses designed to help students explore the dynamics of this Latin American nation and its culture.  Students may select one of six academic tracks: Art and Architecture; Business; Communications, Journalism, and New Media; Global and Community Health; International Relations and Political Science; Language, Literature, and Culture; or STEM and Society.

Courses are mostly taught in English by CIEE faculty; Spanish language classes are available at multiple different levels.

GPA

2.5

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

Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course.

Program Credit

  • One block: 6-7 U.S. semester/9/10.5 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12-14 U.S. semester/18-21 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits; 45-60 contact hours
    • language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
    • lab courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
  • CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100-120 placement hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 120 research hours
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 90 service 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

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. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Buenos Aires when classes are in session and plan trips for the long weekends in between blocks.

Class Format

Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute are typically for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either two, three, or four times per week, and attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.  Some courses may be facilitated as a Hybrid course by an instructor from a location that is separate from your own. In a Hybrid course, you will learn either face-to-face or online, depending on your location.

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students’ grades are based on attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations. Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi.

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

English and/or Spanish 

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.

Courses

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Course Information

Spring 2022 Term
Students may choose to study at only one CIEE site per semester or opt for the reduced mobility options across the active sites.. Health and safety conditions permitting, instruction will be live in the classroom for onsite students with some classes provided via hybrid and online learning. Contingency plans are in place to allow for program completion in the event of any academic disruption.

Course Notes

  • Courses are listed below by block and track; course list subject to change. Courses are in English unless otherwise noted. “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple CIEE locations.
  • Use the Course Comparison Tools to compare classes offered across all Open Campus Block programs for each block.
  • Mobile students studying for three blocks who wish to complete a lab course will be required to opt out of one course to remain within the program credit range.
  • Many CIEE courses are available in multiple CIEE locations. To help ensure you are able to enroll in the courses you need, some courses may be facilitated as a Hybrid course by an instructor from a location that is separate from your own. In a Hybrid course, you will learn either face-to-face or online, depending on your location. However, regardless of your location, you will apply what you learn from the instructor and course materials in your location. Hybrid courses can be identified in the course list as those whose course codes end in “CIEE” – open the syllabus to see the instruction location, if known.

Academic Projects

  • For Spring 2022, Academic Projects will be offered onsite (either in-person or remotely) or remotely at another Open Campus location, dependent on availability and in compliance with local health and safety regulations.
  • Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements in location or within the GI Network either in-person or remotely. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience. 
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.  

Language Classes

  • During course selection, students interested in a non-introductory Spanish language course will be instructed to take an online Spanish language assessment to determine their proficiency level. Enrollment will be finalized on site and is based on assessment outcomes.
  • Students may opt into the non-credit “Survival Spanish” course during the on-site orientation.

Spring 2020 CIEE Courses

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Spring Block I

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit
Spring Block II

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit
Spring Block III

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
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.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health Merit Scholarships
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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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.

In blocks I and II, courses and formal activities end on the last Thursday of the block, and in block III, on the last Friday. Students are free to use the time between blocks as they choose, either remaining in their location or using the time for their own travel pursuits. Students changing locations must check into their new Open Campus Block Network center by the first Monday of the block for local orientation, with classes starting on the first Wednesday of each block. In all cases, students are provided with continuous accommodation, and should speak with CIEE staff for more details.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Fall Block I 2022 6 weeks May 1, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
$6,250
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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 = $4,806 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $6,250

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 = $420

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $17

Books & Supplies = $42

Personal expenses = $210

Other = $37 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,926

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 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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes two meals daily

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

†† Covid test to return to the US, if required

Fall Blocks I, II 2022 12 weeks May 1, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
$12,500
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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 = $10,106 **

Housing = $1,900 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $12,500

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 = $840

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $34

Books & Supplies = $84

Personal expenses = $420

Other = $37 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $2,615

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.

See Scholarships

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes two meals daily

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

†† Covid test to return to the US, if required

Fall Blocks I, II, III 2022 18 weeks May 1, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Dec 17, 2022
$18,750
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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 = $15,406 **

Housing = $2,850 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $18,750

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 = $1,260

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $51

Books & Supplies = $126

Visa Fees = $100 ††

Personal expenses = $630

Other = $37 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,404

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.

See Scholarships

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes two meals daily

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

†† Visa is required for 3 blocks only

††† Covid test to return to the US, if required

Fall Block II 2022 6 weeks May 1, 2022 Sep 26, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
$6,250
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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 = $4,806 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $6,250

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 = $420

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $17

Books & Supplies = $42

Personal expenses = $210

Other = $37 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,926

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.

See Scholarships

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes two meals daily

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

†† Covid test to return to the US, if required

Fall Blocks II, III 2022 12 weeks May 1, 2022 Sep 26, 2022 Dec 17, 2022
$12,500
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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 = $10,106 **

Housing = $1,900 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $12,500

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 = $840

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $34

Books & Supplies = $84

Personal expenses = $420

Other = $37 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $2,615

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.

See Scholarships

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes two meals daily

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

†† Covid test to return to the US, if required

Fall Block III 2022 6 weeks May 1, 2022 Nov 7, 2022 Dec 17, 2022
$6,250
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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 = $4,806 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $6,250

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 = $420

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $17

Books & Supplies = $42

Personal expenses = $210

Other = $37 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,926

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.

See Scholarships

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

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Includes two meals daily

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

†† Covid test to return to the US, if required

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.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
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
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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