Summer Intensive Spanish Language
LEARN SPANISH REGARDLESS OF YOUR LEVEL
As language instruction will cater to your own ability!
and into broader Argentina – to dig into the local culture and customs.
LEARN OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
with field trips to cultural and historic highlights.
PLAYS PERFORMED EVERY WEEKEND
YEARS SINCE IT SNOWED IN BUENOS AIRES
BOOKSTORES (THE LARGEST PER CAPITA IN THE WORLD)
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.
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.
Volunteering: Share your time and see another slice of Argentine life up close as you take part in community work.
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 & 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- to 30-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.
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.
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.
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 & 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.
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 Summer 2024 8 weeks||Start Date||End Date||Fees & Housing $8,450|
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.
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 = $197Total Fees = $8,450
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 = $30Total Costs = $1,701
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.
**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.
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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