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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summer Intensive Spanish Language

Study Program Part-Time Internship

Dates

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8 weeks

Costs

Credit

10 semester hours

15 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Tentative Dates

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8 weeks

Credit

10 semester hours

15 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Overview

Become fluent in Spanish this summer! Come to Buenos Aires and connect with Argentinians as you explore this modern metropolis and live like a local. This program will help you learn and practice your Spanish as you interact with Porteños, explore the city, and learn about Argentina's history and culture. Courses are taught in Spanish at CIEE Buenos Aires and complemented by co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

LEARN SPANISH REGARDLESS OF YOUR LEVEL

As language instruction will cater to your own ability!

TRAVEL AROUND

and into broader Argentina – to dig into the local culture and customs.

LEARN OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

with field trips to cultural and historic highlights.

300

PLAYS PERFORMED EVERY WEEKEND

16

YEARS SINCE IT SNOWED IN BUENOS AIRES

734

BOOKSTORES (THE LARGEST PER CAPITA IN THE WORLD)

Experience
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  • art museum buenos aires

Your Destination

Have your pick of shops, vibrant neighborhoods, theaters, and cafes in “the Paris of South America”.  The city earned its nickname thanks to its stately architecture and a steady influx of European immigrants, giving visitors glimpses of Europe through its architecture and neighborhood 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.

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 & ACTIVITIES

Excursions and activities may include:  

  • Enjoy traditional Argentinian food, and learn the tango and folk dances.
  • Join a group that shares your interest – art, sports, culture, and community – and connect with Argentine students. You can also join weekly café gatherings to compare school, idioms, and more with Argentine peers while you practice Spanish. 
  • Enjoy the city like a local by attending festivals and experiencing the passion for soccer, live music, and more. 
  • 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 discovering their history, peculiarities, and enjoying its 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 daytrip to explore the city surroundings, enjoy a gaucho day, or visit Colonia in Uruguay.
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PROJECTS

Volunteering: Share your time and see another slice of Argentine life up close as you take part in community work.

Program Blogs

From CIEE

CIEE GROUP TRIP TO URUGUAY

By CIEE Buenos Aires at CIEE

Group trip to Uruguay We took a trip across Rio de la Plata where we spent time in Montevideo and Colonia, Uruguay. The trip provided students with the opportunity to... keep reading

From CIEE

Greetings from Buenos Aires!

By CIEE Buenos Aires at CIEE

Greetings from Buenos Aires! It has been an educational and fun-filled eight weeks for our Summer Spanish Language students here at CIEE Buenos Aires. With our students returning, we would... keep reading

What People are Saying

  • "I have deeply enjoyed my classes, the instruction of my professors, and the program created by CIEE staff. The staff and professors alike are lovely, and always attentive to student suggestions and needs."

    Hailey A., Yale University

  • "The program was phenomenal!"

    Shaniece H., The Lincoln University (PA)

Housing
Academics

Academics

This intensive eight-week program is dedicated to Spanish language acquisition through classroom instruction combined with cultural and community activities.  Students take three Spanish language courses, focused on grammar and syntax, oral communication, conversation, and reading and writing.  Students are placed in one of four levels depending on the results of an online placement test and an onsite oral interview administered during orientation.  In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

CIEE Buenos Aires is 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.

GPA

2.5

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.

Requirements

All students must take the three required Spanish courses at the appropriate level including:

  • 1 Spanish Language course
  • 1 Oral Communication and Culture course
  • 1 Reading and Writing Workshop course

Program Credit

Total credit: 10 U.S. semester/15 quarter credits per session

Course Credit

  • CIEE Spanish Language courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
  • CIEE Oral Communication and Culture Course: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • CIEE Reading and Writing Workshop Course: 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 pace of this intensive program 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 activities.  Special focus is paid to experiential learning and outside-classroom activities to best develop Spanish language proficiency. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation.  Teaching methods will be familiar to U.S. students who have studied foreign language. Instructors are experienced in second language instruction, and there are staff and resources to help students navigate academic cultural differences.

Class Format

Courses are taught in Spanish by CIEE Spanish department faculty at the CIEE Center and are for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday.  Attendance is strictly enforced for all classes and required co-curricular activities. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class.  Instruction is supported and augmented online by the Canvas Learning Management System.

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students’ grades are based on attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and exams.  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 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

Course Information

This intensive eight-week program is dedicated to Spanish language acquisition through classroom instruction combined with cultural and community activities.  Students take three Spanish language courses, focused on grammar and syntax, oral communication and conversation, and reading and writing.  Students are placed in one of three skill levels depending on the results of an online placement test and an onsite oral interview administered during orientation.

Summer 2024

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

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:

  • Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Summer 2024 8 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $8,450
Program Summer 2025 8 weeks Start Date * End Date *

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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.

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 = $5,278**

Housing = $2,675

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $8,450

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 = $196

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $25

Books & Supplies = $10

Personal expenses = $140

Other = $30

Total Costs = $1,701

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $400^

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

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

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 travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

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

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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.

Get Started Steps

Get Started

Here’s what you need to do to take the next steps:

1

START AN APPLICATION
You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience!

2

CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad.

3

CONTACT US

Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program. 

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