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Buenos Aires (CIEE)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires (CIEE)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
OIP is currently revising our study abroad application in order to facilitate more efficient application processes and to better suit the needs of our students and partner institutions overseas. Applications for Spring 2014 (as well as for programs with early deadlines for Fall or Full Year 2014) will open July 1, 2013. Although applications will not open until July, our overseas studies regional advisors remain available to meet with students interested in discussing our programs and we encourage students to come talk to us early.
Students must have completed Advanced Spanish II and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. 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 OIP deadline below.
Attend a Group Advising Session
All students are encouraged to attend a group advising session. If your class schedule conflicts with the available sessions, please make an appointment through our online system which can be found on the Georgetown Study Abroad homepage. There will be time after the group sessions to meet individually as well.
Buenos Aires group advising sessions for the fall 2013 semester :
All sessions will be held in the Office of International Programs
2nd Floor, Car Barn Suite 210 (no appointment necessary)
Friday, January 11 – 4:00-5:00pm
Friday, January 18- 4:30-5:30pm
Wednesday, January 30 - 4:30-5:30pm
About the Program
Buenos Aires (CIEE) Program Budget 2013-2014.pdf
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 3400 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 or student residences. Breakfast and one additional meal are taken at the place of residence
Level of Program Support
The CIEE resident staff provides non-academic support, organizes field trips, and acts as liaison to the university.
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 G.U. fall semester will arrive in Buenos Aires in mid-July and depart in mid-December. G.U. Spring semester participants arrive in mid-February and complete their studies in early July.
Fields of Study
FLASCO - 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
Useful web terms.doc
Language of Instruction
Each semester, GU students take a minimum of four courses and 15 credits. Students choose a minimum of three of those courses from FLACSO/CIEE (maximum one), UCA, the faculties of Social Science, Economics and Philosophy and Letters at UBA and the National Institute of Arts IUNA. Students may take a Community Based Learning class that counts as a free elective. A course at PEL - Programa de Estudios Latinoamericanos at UCA will count as the ONE program course (mostly foreign students). No FLASCO course will be accepted in this case. Courses at Instituto Cultural Ricardo Rojas carry no credit. During the first semester in Buenos Aires, students must take a certain number of language credits if they place below Post-Advanced II in the CIEE diagnostic test. GU will award Spanish or free elective credit for the language course, following Spanish department regulation. A two-credit language course will not count as one course; it must be paired with another course to count as ONE. The language course is NOT mandatory for students who place at the Post-Advanced II level. If students choose to take it, they will do so for NO credit. Students who satisfactorily complete this courseload obtain at Georgetown a total of 15 credits and 5 courses per semester.
Argentine grades range from 1-10, and 4 is the minimum passing grade to receive credit.
Student Program Evaluation
Students who participated in this program provided an assessment of their experience. To find detailed information on the following topics, click the links below.
2008-2009: 22 respondents out of 32 participants
Student Profile (2008-2009)
Academic, Cultural, & Linguistic Learning (2008-2009)
Program Support & Living Conditions (2008-2009)
Read Jacob Langbein's Blog from Buenos Aires (Fall 2011)
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.