Live life to the fullest in a vibrant, cosmopolitan setting - Study Spanish in the classroom and on the streets, tango until you drop, chill out while sipping some mate in the park, and enjoy exploring the colorful markets. We’ll make sure this bustling city of 14 million people feels like home with exceptional activities and staff support.
Get excited about:
Living in the Paris of South America! - Buenos Aires is uniquely considered a European-like city with Latin American flavor. The cafe culture rivals that of its French counterpart, with a cost of living just a fraction of what you would expect in central Paris. The city’s European-style architecture, great shopping, abundant parks, vibrant nightlife, and gourmet cuisine will make you think you’re across the pond.
Various sessions so you can go anytime over the summer - Whether you are hoping to improve your Spanish language, live in the land of the Tango for a month or more, or just get a quick taste for Latin America while still being able to work when you’re home, we’ve got three sessions to choose from. You can even save up some money for the first couple months of summer then head down to Argentina in late July!
A great introduction to Latin America - Argentina lies somewhere on the social and cultural scale between Latin America and Europe. That means it’s a great way to see what Latin America is all about, by easing into it. Your experience in Buenos Aires could then lead to you further exploration in other parts of Latin America, or you may find you’re more Europe-oriented and head there for a semester later on. With CISabroad Summer in Argentina, you’ll get a great introduction to Latin American history, culture and geography through a diverse selection of courses, fun cultural activities and staff that understand how to introduce foreigners to the place they call home.
There are two options for the Summer in Argentina program with CISabroad:
Intensive Spanish Language program: There are three different session of this language-based program, which offers intensive Spanish language study.
Language and Cultural Studies program: For five weeks, students take two classes, which meet 4 times a week for a total of 60 hours during the five week program. This program option is for students with upper-intermediate or advanced Spanish only.
All students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course planning. Any course equivalencies must be approved by the corresponding Valpo department head (i.e. Spanish Department will need to approve any Spanish course taken abroad in order to transfer the credit back to Valpo).
Living in Buenos Aires guarantees that you’ll never be bored. You can take in the many historical sites in the city, like visiting the cemetery in Recoleta, exploring la Boca, the oldest Barrio in the city, or getting on board an old warship harbored in the eastern side of the city.
There are also countless opportunities to visit museums, Tango and theater performances, and concerts, and of course to taste some of Argentina’s world-famous barbecues. Buenos Aires is also known for its impressive nightlife- you can go out dancing at 2 am if you’re up for it!
Our study abroad program’s “La Vida Local” cultural curriculum lets you take Tango lessons, cooking classes, museums, and other local activities to enhance your study abroad experience.
• Study at an internationally-minded university in a great part of Buenos Aires
• Live in fun, social dorms
• Affordable program includes 3 meals a day Monday-Friday
• Spanish language classes at all levels
• On-site staff support
• Enjoy one overnight and two day trips with CISabroad staff
Program dates for Summer 2017 are as follows:
Spanish Intensive Language:
Session 1: May 26-June 23
Session 2: June 23-July 21
Session 3: July 28-August 25
**It is possible to take more than one session.
**Dates are approximate.
Language and Cultural Studies:
Session 1: June 23 - July 28
**Dates are approximate.
Summer in Argentina participants will stay in one of our homestay style housing options.
In homestays, students will live with a local family as well as other international students. The number of people in the house or apartment varies depending on which homestay is assigned to the student. All homestays include a private room, wifi access, five meals a week, and access to the kitchen. The homestays are located 20-30 minutes from the University by public transportation. This is a great way to practice Spanish and experience Argentine culture, but also have other international students nearby.
Application Requirements and Deadlines:
Applicants must have at least a sophomore standing.
Applicants to this program have 2 applications to complete: Valpo and CISabroad.
The Valpo deadline to apply to Summer 2018 programs is March 1st, 2018. Click the Apply Now button at the top right of this page to begin the Valpo application.
The CISabroad deadline to apply depends on the session for which you are applying:
Spanish Intensive Language Session 1: March 15
Spanish Intensive Language Session 2: April 15
Spanish Intensive Language Session 3: May 15
Language and Cultural Studies: April 15
Click here to start the CISabroad application.
Please refer to the budget sheet above.
If needed, students are able to work with financial aid to help with the cost of the program. Scholarships are also available.
Students will be responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Flights will be discussed at length during orientation.
The estimate for spending money will vary greatly depending on personal spending habits. Personal expenses include personal items, additional personal travel, meals, shopping, and other activities. The estimate found on the budget sheet is based on average spending. Students should consider their individual spending habits when estimating their personal expenses for the program.
Program Contact Information:
Emily Garcia - Study Abroad Advisor
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Book an Advising Appointment: emily-garcia.youcanbook.me
Apply for a Passport:
Passports need to be valid for at least 6 months past the program's end date. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.