Study Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Argentina, a country whose agricultural production plays a major role in its social and economic prosperity. Open to students of all majors, this summer program is particularly interesting to students with academic backgrounds in Agricultural, Natural, and Environmental Sciences. With a beef industry second to none, wine known as some of the best in the world, and a large production of soybeans, maize, sugar cane, wheat, dairy, and more, Argentina has proven itself as a major global contributor to the world’s food basket. Where better to study agricultural industries and their impact on the environment?
When you study abroad in Argentina, you take courses in English at the Universidad de Buenos Aires School of Agriculture (UBA), one of the oldest and most prestigious agricultural institutions in South America with more than 100 years of experience in academics and research. Courses are taught by top faculty in topics such as Biotechnology and the Environment, Dairy Production, Agribusiness, and more. Through lab work, you will apply what you are learning in the classroom with hands-on projects relevant to the agricultural markets of Argentina.
That's not all; these courses utilize the local environment by incorporating extensive course-related excursions, giving you an in-depth perspective of the importance of agriculture to the Argentine economy, as well as the science behind this industry.
- Center: IES Abroad Buenos Aires
- City: Buenos Aires
- Country: Argentina
- Program Credits: 7 credits
- Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
- Language Prerequisites: None
After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.
June 25-August 4
Upcoming Application Deadlines:
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Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. You enroll in two courses for a total of 7 credits: one required 4-credit Spanish language course at the IES Abroad Center and one 3-credit, English-taught course at UBA. Courses are available in the following areas:
IES Abroad Center
- Spanish language course (required)
Universidad de Buenos Aires Courses (UBA)
- Agricultural Economics
- Environmental Studies
This is a list of planned course offerings. A final list of course offerings will be made available to you in your MyIESabroad account.
- SP 101 - Spanish Language in Context: Novice Abroad I (Summer)
- SP 201 - Spanish Language in Context: Novice Abroad III (Summer)
- SP 301 - Spanish Language in Context: Emerging Independent Abroad I (Summer)
- SP 351 - Spanish Language in Context: Independent Abroad I (Summer)
2017 UBA Agronomía Course Offerings
- Territorial Studies and Rural Development
- Crop Physiology- From Theory to Practice
- Dairy Production in Pastoral Environments
- Agribusiness- A Systemic Approach in Argentina
Partner Institution(s) Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
Facultad de Agronomía Since 1821, UBA has played an important role in the social and political life of Argentina and has become the largest university in the country. The Universidad de Buenos Aires is one of the oldest and most prestigious public universities in Argentina. The UBA Facultad de Agronomía is one of the oldest agricultural institutions in South America with over 100 years of experience in academics and research. Courses utilize the local environment by including field study in and around Buenos Aires.
Course-related excursions are academic trips associated with courses. They are organized to complement IES Abroad courses and contribute to a general knowledge of Argentine culture and society. Participation is based on course registration. Past examples of short course-related excursions include:
- La Casa de los Conejos in La Plata
- Graffiti walking tour
- Museums in Buenos Aires
- Neighborhood tours
- Theaters in Buenos Aires
We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Buenos Aires, it will feel like home.
Homestays - Live in a centrally-located homestay with residents. This is a great option if you’d like to improve your language fluency and immerse yourself in the local culture. Twelve meals are provided per week.
Your program begins with an orientation that introduces you to the IES Abroad Buenos Aires staff, your fellow students, and the city of Buenos Aires. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety are covered during this time. Additionally, CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the semester with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home.
Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events
Redefine the way you live and learn in Buenos Aires through our cultural events and activities, such as:
- A visit to a lively, local market in the Mataderos neighborhood
- Guest lectures on history, politics, and contemporary issues
- Tours of San Telmo, Recoleta and Teatro Colón
- An exciting evening at the Madero Tango Dinner and Tango Show
- 18 years of age
- In good standing at your home school
- 2.5 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale (GPAs under 2.5 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
- Graduate students and continuing education students encouraged to apply
- Non-U.S. citizens must refer to their local consulate to learn about visa requirements and determine eligibility; IES Abroad cannot advise on visa regulations for non-U.S. citizens.
- The previous study of the Spanish language is not required.
Passport & Visa Requirements
A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages is required. U.S. citizens in possession of a valid passport do not need to obtain a visa predeparture to enter Argentina. Upon admission, you will receive more information about obtaining the required student visa/residence permit on-site and any related fees. Non-U.S. citizens may be required to obtain a student visa prior to arrival.
- Tuition: $4,060
- Housing: $1,100
- Insurance: $135
- Total: $5,295
Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.
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Last updated August 21, 2018