Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Study Abroad in Buenos Aires: Cultural Excursions

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay (day trip)

Included in program fee. Saturday, June 2 (Session 1), Saturday, June 30 (Session 2 and Argentine and Latin American Studies Program), Saturday, August 4 (Session 3)

A short boat trip from Buenos Aires, the charming town of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay awaits. Recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Colonia was settled by the Portuguese in 1680. You will take the ferry across the Río de la Plata, the widest river in the world, and spend the day exploring the cobbled streets and museums of the Barrio Histórico (Old Town). Enjoy the view from the active lighthouse in the ruins of the Convento de San Francisco, stroll along the walls or rent a bike. Watch the sunset before returning to Buenos Aires.

Fiesta Gaucha (day trip)

Included in program fee. Saturday, June 9 (Session 1), Saturday, July 14 (Session 2 and Argentine and Latin American Studies Program), Saturday, August 11 (Session 3)

The gaucho, the nomadic horseman of rural Argentina, is a legendary and almost mythical figure in Argentine society. Experience a ‘fiesta gaucha’ (gaucho party) on this excursion from Buenos Aires to a traditional estancia (ranch) in the Argentine countryside. The excursion includes a tour of the ranch, the opportunity to go horseback riding, demonstration of traditional gaucho skills, and delicious parrillada lunch (traditional Argentine barbeque).

Please note: Students taking more than one session will only go on the Colonia del Sacramento and Fiesta Gaucha excursions once and the program fees for multiple sessions reflect this.

Optional Excursion to Iguazú Falls (3 days - $595)

Friday, June 15 - Sunday, June 17 (Session 1), Friday, July 6 - Monday, July 9 (session 2 and Argentine and Latin American Studies Program), Saturday, August 18 - Monday, August 20 (Session 3)

Travel by comfortable overnight bus to the spectacular Iguazú waterfalls in the northern province of Misiones on the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Bigger than Niagara Falls, Iguazú is one of the natural wonders of South America. Overnight in a hotel near the falls. Walk along Iguazú’s impressive collection of waterfalls and feel the mist from the stunning Garganta del Diablo. Surrounded by tropical jungle and home to incredible biodiversity, enjoy a boat trip, discover walking trails and Iguazú Falls’ eco-train which is in perfect harmony with nature.

Includes transportation, accommodations and breakfasts. Students must enroll and pay for this excursion by April 1. Students who apply after the deadline may enroll subject to availability. If a minimum enrollment of 10 is not achieved the tour may be cancelled. Once paid for in the U.S. optional excursions are non-refundable except in the event of cancellation.