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Semester Work and Study in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Spend a semester, Fall or Spring, in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires. Take courses in English or Spanish that transfer back to your home university. Live in an apartment or with a local family. During your first week, you will receive an intensive Spanish course to boost your Spanish level before your classes begin. We provide intensive language training to increase your competency level helping your convert your knowledge of Spanish into a tool. Your weekends will be free allowing you time to travel in and around Argentina and travel to such locations as Iguazú Falls, Cordoba, Mendoza, etc... This program requires a conversational level of Spanish known as B1. A simple phone conversation with our staff can help determine the level.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend a semester living in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Take a one week intensive Spanish language training before classes start
  • Take transferrable class at the Universidad Abierta
  • Choose between living in a shared apartment or upgrade to a local family including two meals per day
  • Use a travel stipend to travel in and around Argentina with other international students
  • Receive professional development training


 

HOST INSTITUTION

Established by the Episcopal Conference in 1958, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) is a private higher education institution in Argentina that offers its students, professors and researchers opportunities to broaden their academic, personal and professional horizons. Through its comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programmes, UCA aims to educate global professionals with deep values and strong social commitment. UCA offers its students an academic experience in a privileged setting, in which academic values chime with the dynamic life of a cultural capital (at its main campus in Buenos Aires) and four other locations (Rosario, Paraná, Mendoza and Pergamino). UCA graduates have excellent career prospects, and regularly take leading roles both in public and private sector organisations. Sensitive to the social and cultural environment, the university is working steadily to pursue a better research-teaching-outreach balance and is committed to relevant research projects. The main areas of research at UCA are human development and poverty, biomedicine, food technology and climate change.

Degrees studied include: Arts and Musical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Economics, Exact Sciences and Engineering, Medical Sciences, Social, Political and Communication Sciences, Political Science and International Relations, Social Communication, Journalism and Advertising, Law, Canon Law, Philosophy and Literature, Psychology and Educational Psychology and Theology

 

CAREER PREPARATION

The effectiveness of your ability to articulate your experience abroad in a resume and interview will have a profound impact on your employability. GlobalEd provides cultural training to prepare you for your immersion experience and provides you with a framework for understanding and analyzing different cultural values. You will also receive Myers-Briggs training to gain an in-depth understanding of your own personality and be able to explain why people act and think the way they do. Our ongoing coaching throughout your session abroad will help you contextualize your experiences in a positive and productive manner. And finally, you will learn how to put all of this into a resume and use it to dominate your interviews for the first years of your career.

Housing

Students will have to option to live in a self-catered shared apartment (shared double room) or upgrade to a local family and receive two meals per day. Apartments are a great option for independent students that prefer to eat out or prepare their own food. Living with a local family is a wonderful opportunity to improve your language skills and to expose yourself to local foods and customs. Most of GlobalEd’s families have received international students in the past and enjoy the daily interaction. You will be placed in a single or double room and have the option to request a roommate preference if traveling with a friend. The program includes two meals a day, wifi and normal utility usage.

Student life

As a program participant, you will have a weekly agenda exposing you to the local cultural through weekly activities and receive a travel stipend to apply towards a variety of cultural activities such as walking tours of the city, visiting monuments, tango lessons, photography, and excursions that will allow you to meet locals and other international students from around the world.

Cultural Activities

Each week we will post all scheduled activities for that week on-line as well as on our school notice board. These activities range from walking guided visits in the most traditional neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, monument visits, bike tours, tango shows, visits to the local museums, soccer tickets, movie tickets, cooking classes, afternoon conversations in our Spanish Conversation Club.

Trips and Excursions

GlobalEd offers a 11,000 Argentine Peso stipend (approximately $200) to students on this summer program allowing them the opportunity to choose from a variety of excursions organized by popular providers in the area. Examples of popular destinations include:
  • Iguazú Falls
  • Tigre
  • Mar de Plata
  • Colonia
  • Mendoza
  • Salta
  • Puerto Madryn
  • Mountain Hiking

Gallery

Go shopping in downtown buenos aires
Check out BA's La Boca Neighborhood known for its color and artists
Tigre is a popular tourist location filled with canals and restaurants
Arts is everywhere in the streets of Buenos Aires
Learn how to dance the Tango
Take intensive Spanish classes in small groups and earn college credit
Meeting international students and make friends from all over the world
Take excursions to the beautiful countryside of Mendoza, Argetnina
Visit the famous Casa Rosada (The Pink House)
Iguazú Falls is absolutely amazing
Make Buenos Aires your home
Beatiful statues and color can be found everywhere
Check out the Andes mountains
Tigre, Argentina
La Plaza del Congreso

Dates and Pricing

2020 Fall Semester in Buenos Aires

$14,500

Dates 25 July - 21 December 2020
Application Deadline 1 July 2020

2020 Spring Semester in Buenos Aires

$14,500

Dates 29 February - 31 July 2020
Application Deadline 1 November 2019

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