A distinctly vibrant and lively city, Buenos Aires delights students with its attractive mixture of European traditions and native traits. Rich in contrasts, with its stunning European architecture, café culture, musical rhythms, passion for soccer, and genuine hospitality, the city is an extended classroom where you can develop your Spanish language skills. Universidad Belgrano is a respected institution with a long tradition of offering programs for international students. Experienced and engaged lecturers and a diverse student population will ensure that you make the most of your summer experience in Buenos Aires.
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Session 3: June 1
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- An internationally focused university
- A semester's worth of Spanish-language credit at any level
- Strong on-site support from local staff
- Centrally located homestays or apartments with local Argentines
- City tour, excursions, group activities, cultural insights, and more
- Variety of sessions and durations
Connect with your Global Advisor to start planning. Apply by the application deadline.
Meet your Program Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, payments, etc. Attend a pre-departure orientation.
Fly away. You'll be greeted at the airport, participate in a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.
WHY THIS UNIVERSITY?
ACADEMICS + COMMUNITY
Universidad de Belgrano, dubbed “UB,” is a top-ranked university with a long tradition of hosting international students – you’ll meet students from all over the world, so you’ll be studying with not only Argentinians, but also people from Europe, Asia, and Africa. With current enrollment of more than 14,000 students, UB is passionate about its community-based social values. You’ll have many opportunities to join cultural events throughout the semester, including orientation festivities, international culture night, latin dancing, and more.
Centrally located in Belgrano, one of Buenos Aires’ main neighborhoods, UB is a quick subway or bus ride from both housing locations and within easy reach of downtown Buenos Aires. On campus, enjoy numerous sports facilities, a theater, computer labs, and more.
The 2016 QS University Rankings ranked UB #48 among the top 300 universities in Latin America. Accredited by the Ministry of Education of Argentina as a degree-awarding institution of undergraduate and graduate education.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR COURSES
CISabroad students can take a variety of classes in English at UB’s PALAS – Program In Argentine and Latin American Studies, which is geared toward international students and offers a supportive learning environment. Students with strong Spanish skills (intermediate or higher) can take more challenging classes in Spanish! Classes generally meet for 90 minutes twice a week.
Once you’ve done your research on courses, fill out the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet in your online portal.
Make sure to talk with your home university (as soon as possible!) about course approval and get additional classes approved before you go abroad. If you’re taking 4 classes abroad, we recommend getting 8 approved. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.
If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement listed at the top of this page, don’t despair! Get in touch to let us know your situation. In many cases, there are additional application materials that you can submit to make your case for acceptance.
There are two options for the Summer in Argentina program with CISabroad.
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
5 Weeks | 7 – 8 credits (2 courses)
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.
The courses available are:
PEAL 322S Arte Literatura Argentina
PEAL 329S Cultura y civilización en Latinoamérica
INTENSIVE SPANISH LANGUAGE
4 Weeks | 4 credits (1 course) per session
There are three different sessions of this language-based program, which offers intensive Spanish language study that will have you speaking “Rioplatense” (the dialect particular to Buenos Aires and surrounding areas) in no time!
The following are the Spanish language courses on offer for the Intensive Spanish Language option during the summer; all intensive in nature:
Elementary – This course is intended for beginners and false beginners. The general aim of this course is to provide the student with basic language skills. Students acquire and develop a basic knowledge of language that allows them to communicate straightforward information in a familiar context. Classes emphasize production and understanding in communicative situations. Upon completing the course, students will be able to understand basic instructions, take part in factual conversations on predictable topics and express simple opinions or requirements about the present, past, and future.
Intermediate I – This course is intended for students who already have basic communication skills. The general aim of the course is to extend students ability to communicate on a wide range of topics. Classes emphasize the active acquisition of grammatical structures and vocabulary. Upon completing the course, students will be able to keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics and give short talks or write short letters and other texts on familiar subjects.
Intermediate II – This course is aimed at students who have already mastered the main grammatical features of the language and can communicate in a fairly wide range of formal and informal situations both orally and in writing. Emphasis is placed on the use of precise and appropriate vocabulary in context and distinguishing between formal and informal registers. Special attention is paid to fluency and pronunciation as well as producing well organized and grammatically correct written texts. Upon completing the course, students will have mastered all the major grammatical forms of the language. They will be able to express different attitudes (e.g. possibility, probability, doubts and advice) using a good range of structures.
Advanced – The course is intended for students that have mastered all the major grammatical forms of the language and can communicate with relative fluency in a wide range of formal and informal situations. At this level, students are encouraged to consolidate and perfect their communicative strategies, both oral and written. Students are required to give oral presentations in order to improve their fluency and accuracy when speaking in public. Students also gradually learn to produce expository and argumentative prose. Upon completing the course, students will be able to speak and write about complicated or sensitive issues using appropriate and complex language.
While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.
Plaza de Mayo
The city centre of Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo has been the scene of the most momentous events in Argentine history, as well as the largest popular demonstrations in the country. On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the May Revolution in 1811, the Pirámide de Mayo (English: May Pyramid) was inaugurated in the square’s hub, becoming Buenos Aires’ first national monument. It hosts the government house, the Buenos Aires Cathedral and the Cabildo, the site of Spain’s administration back in colonial times.
The newest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero hosts a beautiful waterfront, 5 star hotels, an ecological reserve and contemporary architecture. We walk from Plaza de Mayo down to the river – a great place to enjoy a Mate picnic! The most emblematic point for a picture is the Women’s Bridge, a stunning feat of engineering as well as a work of art. Its design resembles a hook or a tooth of some sort, but actually, the architect Santiago Calatrava designed the bridge to look like a couple dancing the tango. The bridge is pedestrian only, and rotates a full 90 degrees to allow ships to pass by.
Buenos Aires Bus Tour
Experience the best way to get to know Buenos Aires – the Buenos Aires Bus! We’ll likely hop on this double-decker downtown for an informative tour of the most iconic places in Buenos Aires, exploring much of the city. We’re also likely to hop off at some point (it’s a hop-on, hop-off service running frequently), possibly in La Boca and/or Puerto Madero.
Your Support Staff
Travel Tip: We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us be it through a phone call, email or personal visit, you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.
Travel Tip: The first chance I have in a new place, I like to either rent a bicycle or go running to get a better feel for my surroundings. Not only does this feel refreshing after time spent on the road or in the air, but it also gives you a great orientation to your destination.
Travel Tip: Bring comfy shoes as Buenos Aires is very walkable. A great pastime is simply walking the city with no time restriction or plans. Also, get used to saying hi with a hug and a kiss.
My time so far in Buenos Aires has been so enriching. There are an infinite amount of things to do here, from live music, to theater, dancing, museums, parks, etc. The city itself is rich with history and combines natural beauty with a cosmopolitan flair. I am excited to become further immersed in the culture!
Summer 2019: Language and Cultural Studies
Application DeadlineApril 15ArrivalJune 22OrientationJune 23Classes StartJune 24Classes EndJuly 25DepartureJuly 27PRICE$5,390 (Estimated)
Summer 2019: Intensive Spanish - Session 1
Application DeadlineApril 1ArrivalMay 25OrientationMay 26Classes StartMay 27Classes EndJune 21DepartureJune 22PRICE$4,190 - $6,990 (Estimated)
Summer 2019: Intensive Spanish - Session 2
Application DeadlineMay 1ArrivalJune 22OrientationJune 23Classes StartJune 24Classes EndJuly 19DepartureJuly 20PRICE$4,190 - $6,990 (Estimated)
Summer 2019: Intensive Spanish - Session 3
Application DeadlineJune 1ArrivalJuly 19Classes StartJuly 22Classes EndAugust 16DepartureAugust 17PRICE$4,190 - $6990 (Estimated)
CISabroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.
As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.
Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:
- Full-time tuition and fees
- 5 meals per week in the homestay
- Medical and accident insurance
- CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
- Academic advising
- Financial aid counseling
- Assistance with travel arrangements
- Pre-departure orientation
- Airport pickup
- On-site support
- One day excursion
- Universidad de Belgrano official transcript
- NYTimes Digital Subscription
- La Vida Local cultural program