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Study Abroad | Buenos Aires

Argentina | University of Belgrano | Summer 2023
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  • Summer 2023

Overview

Spend a summer in the charismatic capital city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at the University of Belgrano. Located a few minutes from downtown Buenos Aires in a tree-lined neighborhood, the campus is home to over 2,500 international students from over 40 different countries. 

What’s Included

The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Tuition

    Up to 18 semester credits subject to number of sessions taken

  • Courses

    Courses offered in art, business, cultural studies, economics, literature, and Spanish language

  • Housing

    Argentine homestay

  • Meals

    Daily breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday

  • Excursions

    Day trips to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay and Fiesta Gaucha

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    Cultural diversity tours, tango evening, downtown area tour including Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada, visits to museums, galleries and areas of local interest

  • On-Site Resident Director

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from campus

  • Excursions

    Iguazú Falls (3 days)

Program Details: Study Abroad | Buenos Aires Argentine and Latin American Studies

Dates

June 24, 2023July 27, 2023

Term

Summer

Application Deadline

March 1, 2023

Inclusive Fees

$6,990

Stay for a year to save on cost

Eligibility

Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

Minimum of 2.5 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Anthropology
  • Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language

Academics

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

The University of Belgrano is one of the oldest and largest private universities in Argentina. International students play a vital role in the community life of the university, which hosts over 2,500 students from over 40 different countries every year. The mission of the International Department is to prepare students for professional life as a global citizen. Alongside professional skills, students gain a deep and interdisciplinary understanding of Argentina and Latin America.  

The university is equipped with modern facilities including computer labs, library and bookstore, WiFi Internet access and more. The campus is located in one of the smartest and most cosmopolitan neighborhoods of the capital amongst wide tree-lined avenues, museums and mansions, with easy access to downtown Buenos Aires. 

  • Anthropology
  • Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language

The course is designed for students who wish to begin or improve their Spanish language within a short period. Four different language levels are available: Beginner, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 and Advanced. Placement will be determined by an online placement test prior to the start of the program.
Three sessions of four weeks each are available. Students can enroll in a single session or in two or three consecutive sessions. Session 3 students should have Intermediate level and above Spanish.

The Spanish course will merge the organic language learning that takes place in the homestay with methodology in the classroom. Both in the classroom and beyond you will be fully immersed in the culture enabling you to develop your communication skills and foster global perspectives and relationships through interaction with the people and culture of Argentina.

In order to ensure that you receive credit for the level that you are placed into, we recommend that you have courses at several levels pre-approved by your academic advisor at your home school prior to registration. Most foreign institutions have higher standards for assessing language levels of students than you might expect in a U.S. institution.

Courses typically meet Monday through Thursday for 5 hours per day for 4 weeks plus on two out of four Fridays therefore each session meets for a total of 90 hours.

Each session is recommended for 6 semester credits. Students who stay for more than one session should advance a level of Spanish in the next session if they successfully complete the course requirements of the session that they are in.

The Argentine and Latin American Studies Program offers a five-week summer term consisting of two upper division survey courses in Latin American Studies at the 300 level taught in Spanish, or two upper division survey courses in business at the 300 level taught in English. Students choosing the option taught in Spanish will need a minimum of Intermediate level to participate. 

Each course meets four times per week for a total of 60 hours and is therefore recommended for 4 semester credits for a total of 8 credits. Students opting to take Session 1 Intensive Language beforehand can earn up to 14 semester credits. 

The program is designed for students who already have basic communication skills in Spanish. The aim is to increase the student’s knowledge about the process of learning and teaching second languages. Classes emphasize the acquisition of Spanish as a second language and in the Teaching Assistantship course students practice teaching English as a second language. 

The program provides a unique opportunity for bilingual Education students to come into contact with second language acquisition processes both in English and Spanish while experiencing the native culture of porteños. This experience will not only enhance your résumé, but also give you an advantage when applying for a teaching job. The program combines a TAship in a bilingual elementary school in Buenos Aires with a course in teaching Spanish as Second Language. This combination of theoretical instruction and practical experience will enable an increased understanding of both second language acquisition and teaching methodology. 

Through participation in this program, students earn a total of 8 U.S. semester credits. To be eligible, candidates must already have an Intermediate level of Spanish, will take a written placement test online and do an oral interview. 

This program is intended for students who already have basic communication skills in Spanish. The general aim of the course is to extend students’ ability to communicate on a wider range of topics in a medical setting. Classes emphasize the active acquisition of grammatical structures and vocabulary. 

The 60 hours of clinical rotation take place in the morning at FLENI (Foundation for the Fight against Childhood Neurological Diseases). The language course is a total of 60 hours, 45 in class and 15 during the rotation, for a recommended 4 semester credits. Due to the intensive nature of the clinical rotation and the additional hours at the hospital the overall program is recommended for a total of 6 semester credits. 

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Living Abroad

Homestay

You will live in an Argentine home located within the best area of Buenos Aires within easy commute of the university by public transport.

  • Single rooms
  • Shared bathroom

Meals

  • Daily breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Buenos Aires.

Economy

Buenos Aires is home to the largest port in South America!

Climate

South of the equator, its summer months run December to February and Winter months June to August.

Geography

Very similar to Washington D.C., Buenos Aires is its own federal district where the president of the country lives alongside a population of 3 million. Buenos Aires is also home to 9 professional football clubs.

AIFS in Buenos Aires Resident Director, Summer Program

Barbara headshot.

Bárbara Franconi

Hola! My name is Bárbara Franconi and I am so pleased to be the AIFS Resident Director of the program at the University of Belgrano in my beloved Buenos Aires in Argentina. I oversee the AIFS Buenos Aires program and my team and I have been working with international students from all over the world for many years now.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Argentine culture, a wide range of cultural activities and excursions in and around Buenos Aires are included in your program fee. The Resident Director organizes a variety of activities and visits which may include:

  • Welcome fiesta
  • Walking tours of Buenos Aires
  • Gallery and museum visits
  • ‘Mate’ get-together to experience the social way to enjoy this traditional Argentine tea
  • Traditional Argentine asado (barbeque)
  • Recoleta Cemetery where Evita is buried
  • Barrio San Telmo known for its laid back, bohemian vibe and pretty streets and squares
  • La Boca famous for the vibrant and brightly colored street known as El Caminito
  • Milonga evening to see and try tango!
  • Farewell dinner

Please note that students may need to pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.

Students can join sports teams at the University of Belgrano. More information on the sports available will be given during orientation, but they usually include soccer, basketball and volleyball. 

Excursions

This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Buenos Aires and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Argentina. Previous excursions have included:

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. 

Colonial del Sacramento.

Colonia del Sacramento

Visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site with a guided tour of the barrio histórico and free time to explore. Includes round-trip transportation. 

  • Uruguay
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
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Fiesta Gaucha (Traditional Gaucho Party)

Tour of ranch with demonstrations of traditional gaucho skills and an opportunity to go horseback riding. Includes round-trip transportation and a parillada (Argentine barbecue) lunch.

  • Argentina
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Iguazú Falls.

Iguazú Falls

Free time to enjoy a boat ride, walking trails, Iguazú Falls’ eco-train, or to explore. Includes round-trip transportation, breakfast, and accommodations near the Falls. *A minimum enrollment of 10 students is required for this excursion to run.
  • On the border of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay
  • 3 Days
  • Not Included in Program Fee
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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines

Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    March 1, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline
    March 21, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2023
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    June 23, 2023
  • Program Begins
    June 24, 2023
  • Program Ends
    July 27, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    July 28, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

Optional Flight Package

Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.

Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

Depature City

Fee

  • Atlanta
    $3,036.00
  • Boston
    $2,645.00
  • Buffalo
    $2,898.00
  • Charlotte
    $3,128.00
  • Chicago
    $2,852.00
  • Cincinnati
    $3,174.00
  • Columbus
    $2,461.00
  • Dallas
    $2,852.00
  • Denver
    $3,036.00
  • Des Moines
    $3,197.00
  • Detroit
    $3,197.00
  • Houston
    $2,990.00
  • Los Angeles
    $2,530.00
  • Miami
    $2,208.00
  • Minneapolis
    $3,197.00
  • New York
    $2,231.00
  • Newark
    $2,231.00
  • Orlando
    $2,208.00
  • Philadelphia
    $2,714.00
  • Phoenix
    $2,944.00
  • Pittsburgh
    $2,737.00
  • Raleigh/Durham
    $3,128.00
  • San Francisco
    $2,392.00
  • Seattle
    $3,335.00
  • St. Louis
    $2,967.00
  • Washington/Dulles
    $2,668.00
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Ready to Study Abroad in Buenos Aires?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: aifsabroad@aifs.com