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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year, Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, SpltYr Spring BackUp, Spring, Spring Back-Up
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
3.0 Language Prerequisite: Yes
Language(s): Spanish
Type of Program:
Business, Direct Matriculation, Service Learning
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, October
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Art/Art History, Business, Communications, Economics, Film, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Spanish
Program Description:

Liberal Arts (CIEE) 

Buenos Aires, Argentina



Students must have completed Advanced Spanish II and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. The language of instruction for all courses is Spanish.

Applications are due in February for the upcoming fall or full year and in October for the spring term.  If you are considering a full year abroad in two locations (split year), you must submit application materials for both programs at the deadline for the first program.

Students must also apply online to CIEE. In order to open a CIEE application, students must first create a MyCIEE account. Students need to create their MyCIEE account and open a CIEE application by the OGE deadline below.

*Applicants who do not meet these eligibility requirements are encouraged to meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to learn about their options.

About the program
  • Cost
  • University and Location
Georgetown students on the CIEE-administered program in Buenos Aires take regular classes at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universad Católica (UCA), and Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO). At UBA, Argentina's preeminent national university, CIEE students may enroll in courses offered through the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters and the Faculty of Economics. UCA, one of Argentina's top higher education private institutions, serves its 3,400 students at its modern campus in Puerto Madero. IUNA, conformed by the most prestigious national art institutes, offers rigorous academic programs in the arts. FLACSO, which sponsors one of the most prestigious teaching and research programs in the social sciences in Latin America, was founded in 1957 through a UNESCO initiative and is presently active in many Latin American countries. Situated on a vast estuary known as the Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires, with a population of 12.5 million, is the sprawling capital of Argentina. The city, with its 46 distinct barrios, has been virtually rebuilt since the turn of the century and is known for its European countenance.
  • Accommodation and Meals
The CIEE resident staff places students in private homes with local Argentine families or residence halls. Living in a homestay is considered the best of the housing possibilities in Buenos Aires because of its practicality and because it provides you with a better understanding of Argentine culture and social customs. Breakfast and one additional meal are provided in the homestays.

Level of Program Support:
The CIEE resident staff provides non-academic support, organizes field trips, and acts as liaison to the university.
  • Academic Calendar
The academic calendar in Argentina follows a southern hemispheric model, in which the year begins in February and ends in December. Year-long students may consider attending the program for the Argentine academic calendar in order to enhance their social and academic integration. Students may also attend for the U.S. academic year, arriving in Argentina in July and completing their studies there the following July. Students who choose to attend the Argentina program for the GU fall semester will arrive in Buenos Aires in mid-July and depart in mid-December. GU spring semester participants arrive in mid-February and complete their studies in mid-July.
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Daniel Robles
  • Fields of Study and Language of Instruction
Language of Instruction is Spanish.

Fields of Study
FLACSO - Argentinian/Latin American History, Political Economy, IR, Culture
UBA Ciencias Sociales - Sociology, Political Science, Communication
UBA Filosofia y Letras - History, Geography, Philosophy, Education, Anthropology, Literature, Art
UBA Ciencias Economicas - Business, Economics
UCA - Economics, Business, Music, Theology, Ethics, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations. *Note: Year-long courses do exist and cannot be taken if only abroad for one semester
IUNA - Music, Audiovisual Arts, Performing Arts
CBL Option - LAST 3006 AFLA - Seminar on Community Service and Volunteerism
  • Courseload
For GU students, a full courseload is a minimum of four courses and 15 Argentine credits. During the first semester in Buenos Aires, students who place below the Spanish Post-Advanced II in CIEE’s diagnostic test must take a certain number of language credits as assigned by CIEE. GU will award Spanish or free elective credit for the language courses. The language course is NOT mandatory for students who place at the Post-Advanced II level or above. If students choose to take it, they will do so for no credit.

• Students choose courses from the following institutes:
o  FLACSO/CIEE center. Maximum one course, which does not include the mandatory language course. Students may take the Community Based Learning (CBL) class through FLACSO that should count as a free elective and as their one FLACSO course limit.
o  UCA. (If a course is taken in the department of PEL, Programa de Estudios Latinoamericanos, no FLASCO course accepted in this case)
o  UBA. Students take courses in the faculties of Social Science, Economics, and Philosophy & Letters
o  National Institute of Arts IUNA.
o  Courses at Instituto Cultural Ricardo Rojas carry no credit.

Students who satisfactorily complete this courseload obtain at Georgetown a total of 15 credits and 5 courses per semester.
  • Evaluation
Argentine grades range from 1-10, and 4 is the minimum passing grade to receive credit.
  • Resources

Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/14/2017 TBA TBA