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University of Minnesota: Language & Culture in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outgoing )
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Program Sponsor: UM Learning Abroad Center 
Restrictions: Davidson College applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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Program Housing:
Apartment, Homestay
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Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
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Class Eligibility: 02 - Sophomore, 03 - Junior
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Study Abroad in Buenos Aires

Explore the urban landscape of Buenos Aires, a city of 15 million porteños. Specialized coursework will expand your familiarity with Argentina beyond tango, Evita, and fútbol.


  • Study at the Fundación Jose Ortega y Gasset in the heart of Buenos Aires.
  • Take a variety of classes on Argentinian area studies.
  • Improve your Spanish with intensive language courses.

This program appeals to students who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Argentinian and Latin American culture and need to fulfill liberal education requirements.

  • Program type:
    Study Abroad in Buenos Aires is a study abroad center program. Instruction is in English or Spanish depending on course selections.
  • Level:
    1,000-3,000 level course work.
  • Term:
    Fall semester, spring semester, academic year, winter break, summer session.
  • Prerequisites:
    2.5 GPA; a level of language proficiency is required for upper division Spanish courses.
  • Courseload:
    2 intensive Spanish courses and 2-3 courses taught in English for a total of 14-17 credits for fall or spring semester; 2 intensive Spanish courses for 9-10 credits for summer session.


Enjoy individual attention from native Argentine faculty chosen by the Fundación Ortega y Gasset. All faculty are specialists in their academic fields and in the field of teaching foreign students.

How to Apply

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About This Program

The elegance of Europe and the spirit of South America live side by side in Buenos Aires. Founded by immigrants along the shores of the Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires built its identity on Spanish, Italian, and French influences, which appear in the grand boulevards, expansive parks, and magnificent architecture.

While exploring the city's neighborhoods, visit the small colored houses of La Boca and experience the popular tango that lives in San Telmo streets. Nearly 40 percent of the Argentine population lives in the capital, making this "Paris of the Americas" a city of 15 million.

Three photos from previous trips

The program is offered jointly by the Fundación Jose Ortega y Gasset and the Learning Abroad Center. Located in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, the Fundación is located in one of Argentina's most elegant and prestigious buildings. You learn and experience the Spanish language as well as global and cultural issues.

A diverse faculty brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom. Extracurricular activities--sampling food, reading literature, and experiencing music and dance--increase your understanding of Argentine culture.

Student on this program can chose to live in apartments or with an Argentine host family.

  • Live with an Argentine family. Enjoy your own room in an Argentine home and home-cooked meals. Students living with a family are generally placed within a 30-minute commute of the school. This option is available during the semester or summer terms.
  • Live in an apartment. For an additional fee two to four students share an apartment, which includes double rooms, a bathroom, a common living area, and kitchen. Students living in an apartment can expect a five-minute walking commute to school. This option is only available during the semester terms.

Several planned excursions are included in the cost of the program. These tours and day trips show the city and country's historical and cultural highlights. Destinations include San Isidro, Tigre, San Antonio de Areco, Luján, and, in Uruguay, the historical city of Colonia del Sacramento. Students also attend cultural fairs in Buenos Aires, including San Telmo's in Buenos Aires' art quarter and Matadero, the only folk and gaucho fair inside the city.

About Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center in the Office of International Programs is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.

The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.

A variety of program options--300 programs in over 80 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant.

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