Santa Fe 3192 piso 4'B' Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina: Buenos Aires
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Mente Argentina has designed a program for students who want to study abroad in the summer and receive academic credit or simply learn Spanish in a university atmosphere while visiting Buenos Aires. Our program can accommodate students at various Spanish levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Spanish conversation, grammar and culture will all be covered during the classes. Students will have also have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities, included in the program, which allow them to practice their Spanish while getting to know the city in an exciting way.
Mente Argentina's Summer Spanish Program is held at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, UBA, which is a public university located in a bustling area of downtown Buenos Aires near the Obelisk and the National Congress. UBA is the largest and most well known university in Argentina. It is also one of the most prestigious and respected educational institutions in all of Latin America. The Foreign Language Department of UBA offers Spanish programs for foreign students, as well as other foreign language programs for Argentine students. Every year, more than 20,000 students study foreign languages there.
UBA also allows for easy credit transmission to your home university due to UBA's respected reputation. Most students get 3 - 4 credits for each four week Spanish course that is completed. Official transcripts are issued by the Universidad de Buenos Aires Spanish Language Department.
If you are in college and would like to get academic credit at your home institution, you will have to pass all the Spanish courses with at least a 'C' grade or above in order to apply for credit for your courses. Because university standards and policies vary, please talk to your advisor or study abroad coordinator and arrange this before you arrive.
Students also have the option to combine their Spanish classes with a range of fun short programs, including:
Tango: Argentina is the birthplace of Tango and our program allows you to learn this passionate and beautiful dance through group classes, individual instruction and excursions to local milongas (Tango dancehalls) to dance with locals. Classes are four times a week and can be taken for one month or two weeks. The courses start every week, and are part of a flexible schedule that can adapt to fit each participants plans.
Culinary Arts: Argentina's cuisine differs from Americas in its European influences. During the course, students will create Argentinean and international dishes with modern cooking techniques. Students will also be studying presentation and flavor pairing. Classes are held three times a week with a combination of group instruction and individual lessons taught by recognized Argentine professors.
Photography: If you enjoy exploring new places and have always wanted to develop your photography skills, this program is perfect for you. The class meets three times per week and combines studio photography with activities around the city in some of the most beautiful, and often locals only, locations. You'll not only learn about photography but you'll also get to discover the charm of Buenos Aires in a fun and entertaining way.
Wine: Argentina is known for its great wine-- especially Malbec-- and in recent years, Argentine wines have earned a worldwide reputation for excellence. The courses meet three times per week with a combination of group instruction and individual lessons taught by recognized Argentine professors and sommeliers. The course seeks to provide students a comprehensive introduction to the world of wine. The knowledge gained during the course can be applied by professionals who work in the industry or by amateurs who want to learn about selecting and pairing quality wines.
Bartending: If you enjoy nightlife, or just being the life of the party, we offer a course that allows you to turn your passion for partying into a career. This program seeks to provide participants with the skills to manage any type of bar, whether in a hotel, pub, nightclub, classic or modern cafe, themed bar, or a bar at a special event. Classes are held three times a week and upon completion you will become a certified bartender.
DJ: Argentina's immense popularity as a nightlife destination in the last decade has made Buenos Aires the capital of electronic music in South America. DJs compete at the greatest electronic music clubs and venues in the world. Courses are offered three times per week at the best electronic music school in Latin America. Students will learn how to mix with CDs and vinyl and most importantly, how to assemble sets in the DJ box.
Soccer: The Soccer Clinic includes a personalized training program with sports experts, coaches, personal trainers, nutritionists and physical therapists. The training will cover a range of techniques and strategies, and has been designed to help you improve both your physical shape and technical skills. You will also attend the best games for local and international championships which will be held during your stay. Additionally, you will have a chance to tour the two most important Argentine football stadiums and a football museum.
TEFL/TESOL: The TEFL/TESOL certification enables you to teach English in a variety of settings abroad and the certificate earned is the most widely recognized teaching credential of its kind: University of Cambridge TESOL/TEFL Certificate. Mente Argentina's TESOL/TEFL Certification program in Buenos Aires is designed to provide both 140 hours of course instruction and 12 hours of teaching practice.
All short programs can be done in conjunction with Spanish classes or can be done before or after the Summer Spanish Program. The short programs vary in length and Mente Argentina will work to customize a program especially for you according to your interests and time constraints.
* Academic Credits:
Normally, those students who attend a summer program in Argentina through Mente Argentina get between 3-4 academic credits for each four week class completed, although the total credits will depend on the number of classes you wish to attend. At the end of the program, the student will receive a transcript directly from the university they attended.
Includes all tuition at the host university (No hidden fees). All classes are taught by faculty from the host university.
* MA Program Coordinators:
Mente Argentina Program Coordinators are available 24 hours a day to assist students with all aspects of their study abroad experience, even before you actually get here!
* Weekly Excursions / Activities included at no extra charge!
Please see the Mente Argentina website for a complete list of excursions. Entrance fees are included on all excursions.
Mente Argentina is the only study abroad organization that provides secure and comfortable accommodations in the most exclusive neighborhoods of Buenos Aires: Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte, Recoleta. Everything is included, even maid service once a week! (Shared Apartment Accommodation)
* Airport Pick Up and Drop Off:
Your program coordinator will be waiting for you at your accommodation to brief you about the program.
* Volunteer and Internship Placements (Optional)
Mente Argentina volunteer and internship placements in Buenos Aires, offer international students the opportunity to put their skills and abilities to use while volunteering for a cause they believe in or furthering their knowledge and experience in a unique work environment.
* Student Workshops & Short Courses (Optional)
These workshops & short courses will enhance your experience, while you have fun and enjoy the warmth and beauty of Argentina.
- Many More!
Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)
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* Admission & Enrollment
* Full Tuition, Textbooks & Learning Materials Included: Classes are Monday to Friday from 1pm-4pm
* Official Transcripts & Certificates
* Accommodation in a Shared Apartment located in Palermo, Barrio Norte or Recoleta - All utilities included: Electricity, water, gas, maid service, linens and towels, Wi-Fi Internet, building taxes, city taxes, cable TV, line
* Welcome Package: On your arrival you will receive the Mente Argentina welcome package containing the Mente Argentina bag, Mente Argentina welcome guide, a mate, maps, cell Phone, city guide and much more!
* Airport Pick up and Drop off: Your program coordinator will be waiting for you at the airport to brief you about the program and to take you to your apartment.
* Free Cell Phone: USD 50 Security Deposit is required
* Free Gym Membership
* 24 hr. On-Site Support: We are here to help you in case you need us!
* Activities included in the program fee (at no extra charge):
- Buenos Aires City Tour
- Tigre and Delta Tour
- La Boca, San Telmo & Puerto Madero Tour
- Tango Lessons
- La Bomba Percussion show
- Buenos Aires Pub Crawl
- Buenos Aires Graffiti
- Mente Argentina Nights & Many more
Independently or in Groups
Independently or in Groups
Please visit Mente Argentina's website for scholarship information.
Whether it's studying for a semester, pursuing a major degree, interning with an Argentine organization or participating in a fun short course, Mente Argentina's programs are designed for students who want to experience Argentina from a local perspective. We strive to provide innovative programming that allows students to enjoy Argentina in a unique and different way while, at the same time, facilitating academic achievement and promoting global competence and personal growth. Explore Argentina, do what you enjoy most, and embark on this unforgettable journey with Mente Argentina!