buenos aires


With its influential history, beautiful European-style architecture, and rich cultural life, Buenos Aires offers you a welcoming atmosphere for living and learning abroad. Rich in culture—think theater, tango dancing, museums, sports…and the food!—Buenos Aires will be a feast for your senses and an unforgettable educational adventure.

Accommodating to students of all Spanish skill levels, this program gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Argentine culture by taking a Spanish language course as well as a course in a variety of current topics. You’ll also enjoy cultural events and course-related excursions to round out your academic experience and bring your studies to life.

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad Buenos Aires
  • City: Buenos Aires
  • Country: Argentina
  • Program Credits: 7 credits
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish, English
  • Language Prerequisites: None

Program Dates

After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.

Summer 2018

June 25-August 4

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

Application deadline has passed


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 course at the IES Abroad Center and one 3-credit, English-taught course at the IES Abroad Center. Courses are available in the following areas:


  • Cultural Studies
  • International Marketing
  • Latin American Studies
  • Spanish (required)


This is a list of planned course offerings. A final list of course offerings will be made available to you in your MyIESabroad account.

Cultural Studies

  • LS/CU 331 - Drugs & Violence in Latin American Literature and Arts (Summer)

Latin American Studies

  • LS/CU 331 - Drugs & Violence in Latin American Literature and Arts (Summer)


  • MK 320 - Marketing in Latin America (Summer)


  • 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)

Course-Related Excursions

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.

Student Life


After your arrival, you participate in a 3-day orientation program which introduces you to the program, IES Abroad staff and students, and the city. 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

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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

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 before arrival.


Summer 2018

  • 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.

Program taught in:
  • English
  • Spanish
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