Study Abroad in Buenos Aires

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119 Study Abroad Programs in Buenos Aires

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Study abroad for a semester or an academic year in Argentina through Mente Argentina's flexible, exciting Academic Semester and Academic Year Programs. Study in an Argentine university and obtain academic credit at their home university. Mente Argentina has made agreements with the most prestigious universities in Argentina. We offer individualized pre-departure consulting for each student t...

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Buenos Aires is the second biggest metropolitan area in South America, just after São Paulo. It is a dynamic, diverse, and modern city that still possesses a strong understanding of its cultural roots and is ideal for the adventurous and the independent. Students who are excited about the prospect of studying in a beautiful, cosmopolitan city and being able to explore everything Buenos Aires ha...

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NYU Buenos Aires is located in Argentina's vibrant capital. The curriculum focuses on Latin American studies and Spanish language instruction. Subject courses are taught both in English and Spanish, and language courses are offered at all levels. The academic center is located in a stunning, Tudor-style building in Barrio Norte of Recoleta, an upscale neighborhood in the beautiful and friendly ...

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Spend a semester or academic year in the charismatic, sophisticated city of Buenos Aires with AIFS. You’ll earn up to 16 credits through a variety of courses studying at the University of Belgrano. Courses are taught in English or Spanish, and no previous Spanish language study is required. Choose between: - Latin American Studies with Spanish - Jewish Latin America: History, Literature an...

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Live and study in Buenos Aires with this IES program specially designed for those with advanced Spanish language skills! What better way to perfect the language than chatting with local Argentine students? Choose courses from a variety of Spanish-taught IES Abroad courses focusing on areas such as Art, Latin American Studies, and Political Science. Students must take 15-19 credits per semes...

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The Boston University Argentina Cultural Studies Program offers students the opportunity to live and study in Buenos Aires, Argentina's intellectual and cultural capital and one of Latin America's most sophisticated cities. Program courses focus on Argentine culture, journalism, politics, and literature, and include discussions of recent literary and intellectual developments. An internship cou...

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Center For Study Abroad - CSA International, Inc. programs are open to all adults from all countries, for study abroad is for everyone. CSA's mission is to provide quality programs at a lower cost, as well as offer a lot of flexibility to best fit each participant.

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Study Spanish, learn about Argentine culture, and read literature with the urban landscape of Buenos Aires as your backdrop. The program is offered in collaboration with the Learning Abroad Center and the Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset. The Fundacion is situated in the heart of Buenos Aires downtown area, in one of the most prestigious and elegant buildings in Argentina. Program participants ge...

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Spend a summer, a semester, or an academic year in Buenos Aires, immersing in to local life and experiencing all that Argentina has to offer! CEA Buenos Aires offers a range of courses and programs to meet your academic, career, and personal interests and goals, all in a stunning Latin American setting that makes it easy to immerse in local life and hone your Spanish skills.

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The Liberal Arts study abroad program in Buenos Aires, Argentina helps students gain a critical appreciation of Argentina and its importance in Latin America from a social sciences and humanities perspective. This is achieved through CIEE courses offered at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales and direct enrollment courses in academic departments and faculties at Universidad de Buenos ...

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Learn Spanish in the most fascinating country in South America! This vast South American country is home to landscapes ranging from the wild and remote Patagonia in the south to the lively, legendary city of Buenos Aires to the north. With such varied landscapes and cultural influences, Argentina promises a rich experience for study abroad. Buenos Aires is the most beautiful city in all of L...

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Buenos Aires is truly one of the most unique cosmopolitan centers in all of Latin America. Although renowned for its remarkably prominent European influence in its architecture, atmosphere and cuisine, Buenos Aires is by no means one-dimensional. Quite the contrary, it is an incredibly multicultural city and calls itself home to many different ethnic and religious groups. This metropolis has so...

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Study Spanish in the fascinating city of Buenos Aires in Argentina! The program is offering general language course for students from around the world. The language school is located in on one of the best neighbourhoods of the city, just a few blocks away from Palermo Soho, which is known for its design stores, restaurants, bars, street and fashion culture. The atmosphere in many cafe's and res...

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Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires

As South America’s second largest city and its most visited international travel destination, it is no wonder why Buenos Aires is perennially one of the most popular places in the world to study abroad. Settled pristinely on the country’s southeastern coastline, Argentina’s capital is often considered the continent’s most “European” city in architectural style, and is additionally infused with a melting pot of cultural influences from all over the world. Come study abroad in Buenos Aires to discover firsthand what it’s all about!

Subjects & Courses

There are two primary routes you can generally take to study abroad in Buenos Aires. The first is enrolling in classes directly at a local university (such as the University of Buenos Aires, one of the most highly regarded on the continent). In order to enroll at an Argentine university you will typically be expected to have a respectable command of the Spanish language, at least so much that you may understand what your professors are lecturing about.

An alternative path is to study at an international or satellite school which is connected to a study abroad program in Buenos Aires. Enrolling in classes at one of these smaller institutions can give you the benefit of an English-taught education by local faculty, along with a course load specifically designed for foreign students. Some structured study abroad programs during the summer time can also take you to multiple destinations throughout the region, with Buenos Aires just one stop among several.

Whichever path you choose, some popular course subjects explored by international students in Buenos Aires include Spanish, history, Latin American studies, psychology, and international relations. Your selection of courses will be much broader at a full university than at a smaller satellite school, but both can provide for a great education nonetheless!

Life in Buenos Aires

With nearly 13 million people calling Buenos Aires their home, Argentina’s capital is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the Americas (following Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and New York). It is also one of just three Latin American cities to be awarded “alpha” global city status, a testament to its strong regional influence and international outlook.

First established as a Spanish colony during the 16th century, Buenos Aires has blossomed since becoming the newly formed nation’s capital in 1880.  It has been a major center of immigration throughout recent history, and today is home to a highly diverse ethnic and cultural population. It also boasts a variety of distinct architectural styles, ranging from colonial to art nouveau to modern.

Because of its cultural richness, the city has been nicknamed the “Paris of South America,” and it won’t be hard to see why while you study abroad in Buenos Aires. From the world-class museums and galleries to a delectable restaurant and café scene to its electric nightlife, international students will certainly not be lacking for immersive opportunity in the capital city. Music, cinema, literature, art – Buenos Aires has long been a flourishing cultural bed for all these pastimes.

Scholarships & Costs

For such a highly influential global city, the costs of living in Buenos Aires are actually quite reasonable by global standards. The local currency is the Argentine peso, which trades at about 14 ARS to $1 USD.  Because South America’s economy is still finding its footing, international students can expect to pay significantly less for living necessities in Buenos Aires than in many other industrialized countries.

Nevertheless, studying abroad can often be an expensive venture, so it is always a good idea to check out available scholarships for information about financial aid opportunities. You should also talk to your home school about the potential for rolling over admission to study abroad in Buenos Aires.

Accommodation & Visas

International students that study abroad in Buenos Aires typically face a variety of different housing alternatives. Homestays are one popular option, giving students a unique opportunity to fully immerse themselves in local family life. Living in dormitories is also a great way for students enrolled at a full university to engage fully with campus life. Living in a separate apartment, either individually or with roommates, is lastly a nice option for students who prefer a greater degree of personal autonomy.

Argentine’s visa policy can be a bit complicated, but as a general principle, most students should expect to apply for documentation with the endorsement of their host school of study abroad program in Buenos Aires. For more information on the details of the visa process as it applies to your home country, check out our Argentine Embassy Directory.

Benefits & Challenges

Language Immersion. If you are a student of the Spanish language, you will be amazed at how far your fluency soars while you study abroad in Buenos Aires. Make an effort to speak the language as much as possible, both in and outside the classroom.

Historical Prominence. As a major regional influence, studying abroad in Buenos Aires is a gateway to better understanding the history and modern context of the entire South American continent.

Work Hard, Play Hard. Let’s not forget that studying abroad is as much about exploring personal freedom as about gaining a global education. Put bluntly, you’re going to have a ton of fun in Buenos Aires. 

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