Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summer in Buenos Aires

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Information for term Summer in Buenos Aires

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Jun 17, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jun 17 – Jul 15, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 15, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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As one of the twenty largest cities in the world, Buenos Aires has plenty to offer, including a vibrant theater district, countless shops, dynamic neighborhoods, and plenty of educational and cultural opportunities. Its steady influx of European immigrants earned it the nickname “Paris of South America,” reflecting its eclectic architecture and diverse population of 13 million people.

Unique Experiences

  • Become a “porteño”

    and experience the city like a local – you’ll find live music and tango dancing always on offer.

  • Explore

    neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, such as Palermo with endless shops and restaurants, Recoleta with its classical European feel, and the old city of San Telmo and La Boca - the birthplace of tango.

  • Experience

    life on a cattle ranch and discover traditional Argentinian food.

  • bookstores, the largest per capita in the world

    734
  • average temperatures from May to July

    61°/50°F
  • districts, or “barrios,” each with a distinct character and feel

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Location & Culture

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Founded in 1536, this bustling metropolis reveals its European and Middle Eastern influence everywhere you look. Buenos Aires is a vibrant port city and 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

All programs feature frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement your academics. Students in Buenos Aires can …

  • Enjoy the city like a local by attending festivals, soccer games, live tango dances and more.
  • Join a student club or sports team and share culture, ideas, and down time with fellow students.
  • Visit free museums, art galleries, and cultural centers such as Museo de Bellas Artes, Museo Fernandez Blanco, Museo de Arte Moderno, Centro Cultural Recoleta, and others.
  • Experience live theater and concerts at nearby venues like Teatro Nacional Cervantes, Teatro General San Martín, Teatro Avenida, Teatro Broadway, Teatro Gran Rex or the magnificent Teatro Colón (ranked the world’s third best by National Geographic).
  • 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 Tigre and visit an estancia – where the legendary gauchos work the farmland.

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Homestay: To complete your Argentine cultural experience, live with a local family. Students are placed with carefully screened homestay families. Each family has at least one member that can speak English. Hosts may be families with young children, single professionals, young couples with no children, or older couples.

  • Meals

    Meals: Homestays include two meals per day: breakfast and either lunch or dinner. Students are responsible for the other meal. Host families and students decide meals together.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Where You'll Study

  • A

    Plaza de Mayo

    With Casa Rosada, Cabildo, and Cathedral a City square named after 1810 revolution that took place here, leading to Argentina's independence.

  • B

    Green parks of Palermo and Jardín Botánico

    Guided tours are given at a 17-acre botanical garden with a greenhouse & rare continental plants.

  • C

    Old town

    La Boca, San Telmo, Sunday Fair, and Modern Art Museum

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What you need to know

The program details

Stay in Buenos Aires for the duration of this unique program, or add on sessions at other CIEE open campus locations for a comparative learning experience.

Academics

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Academics

  • Class Format

    Courses are taught in English by CIEE faculty at the CIEE Global Institute, and are for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either three, four, or five times per week. Attendance is strictly enforced for both 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 Canvas e-learning platform.

  • 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.

  • Academic Culture

    Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated and the workload is demanding. CIEE courses 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.

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA Description

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

  • Program Credit Description

    Total credit: 3-4 semester/4.5–6 quarter credits per session. Students can enroll in one, two, or three sessions.

Curriculum

Each session, students enroll in one area studies course (45 contact hours; 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits) per session. Students can also take an optional Communicative Spanish Language course (15 contact hours for 1 semester/1.5 quarter credits).

Courses offered in Buenos Aires are listed below by session; course list subject to change. Courses are 45 contact hours; 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits, unless otherwise noted. “GI” denotes courses offered at multiple Global Institute sites.

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.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

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

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • 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, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & 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
  • Multi-day 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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

No Hidden Fees

Program

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Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Jun 17, 2019
$4,150
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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 = $2,633 **

Housing = $1,050 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

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 = $850

International Airfare = $1,150 ††

Local Transportation = $90

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $625

Total Estimated Costs = $2,790

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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 daily

for students in apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees

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

Summer Session I and II 2019 8 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
$7,470
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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 = $4,903 **

Housing = $2,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

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 = $1,700

International Airfare = $1,150 ††

Local Transportation = $180

Books & Supplies = $150

Personal expenses = $1,250

Total Estimated Costs = $4,430

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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 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 daily

for students in apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees, per session

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

Summer Session II 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
$4,150
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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 = $2,633 **

Housing = $1,050 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

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 = $850

International Airfare = $1,150

Local Transportation = $90

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $625

Total Estimated Costs = $2,790

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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 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 daily

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.

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