Multi-Location - Emerging Economies: Buenos Aires & Santiago

IES Abroad

Program Description

Multi-Location - Emerging Economies: Buenos Aires & Santiago

IES Abroad

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Overview

Designed for students interested in business, economics, sociology, and political science, this multi-location interdisciplinary program offers a unique comparative perspective of two of the most notable emerging economies in South America: Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The program begins with orientation in Buenos Aires, where the first half of the program is held, followed by a week-long, course-related trip to Peru, and the second half of the program in Santiago.

Learn about the accelerated pace of globalization and economic growth in these markets while experiencing two very different cultures, complete with their own distinct institutions, laws, and business practices and cultures. Both serve as models for both the pitfalls and opportunities surrounding economies in transition within the global marketplace.

The required core course, Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of the Causes, Consequences, and Challenges in Argentina & Chile, runs the entire semester across both locations. The course not only provides the overall framework of the program, but also includes a mock consulting project to help you put to practical use what you are learning in and outside the classroom. You will also choose two of three courses offered in both locations to provide local context to your overall study of emerging economies. Sample courses include Contemporary Argentine History: Politics and Culture in the Construction of National Identity and Economic Transformation in Chile from the late 20th into the 21st Century.

In addition, an optional 1-credit basic Spanish course is available to support your integration into to the host cultures via language learning.

The week-long, course-related trip to Peru—a country with one of the fastest growing economies in the world— will provide yet another perspective of a key Latin American country emerging into the world market. You will also have the unforgettable experience of visiting Machu Picchu. Optional field trips to Valparaíso (a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site) and Viña del Mar in Chile, and South America’s most progressive country, Uruguay, are designed to enrich your learning experience.

Santiago and Buenos Aires will also be your classrooms. Imagine visiting Chilean local business organizations as part of your study of regional and global trade. Or meeting business professionals in Buenos Aires, who can speak to you first-hand about how the city is poised to emerge as one Latin America’s strongest economies following the implementation of new fiscal policies and restructuring of debt.

We want you to feel at home in both Santiago and Buenos Aires, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in these cities. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most engaging and authentic study abroad experience possible. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as you gain a unique comparative perspective of two of the strongest emerging economies in South America.

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad Santiago
  • City: Santiago, Buenos Aires
  • Country: Chile, Argentina
  • Program Credits: 16-18 per semester
  • Language of Instruction: 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.

Fall 2018

  • August 27 (Buenos Aires) - December 7 (Santiago)

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

  • Spring 2019 - November 01, 2018

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. We offer unique courses that explore economics, South American history, and culture, as well as other topics, through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world-class professors and course options enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class. You take 16-19 credits per semester. All IES Abroad courses are taught in English, except for language courses, and are offered both fall and spring semesters unless otherwise noted. Both Buenos Aires and Santiago will offer three different courses—you will choose two of them. In addition to the four 3-credit courses that you will be required to take, you will also enroll in a 4-credit course, entitled Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of the Opportunities and Challenges in Argentina and Chile, that will allow you to compare and contrast your experiences in Buenos Aires and Santiago. An optional 3-credit language course in a range of levels will be available and taught across both Centers. Create your own academic experience by selecting from the following program components:

  • EC/PO/IR330 Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of the Opportunities and Challenges in Argentina & Chile (required core course, 4 credits)
  • Two IES Abroad courses in Buenos Aires (3 credits each)
  • Two IES Abroad courses in Santiago (3 credits each)
  • Spanish Language Course taught across both Centers (3 credits)

Courses

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

  • CU/HS 362 - Chile, History and Culture: A Comprehensive Understanding of the Chilean Idiosyncrasy (Fall, Spring)

Economics

  • EC 322 - The Transformation of the Chilean and Other Latin American Economies from the Late 20th into the 21st Century (Fall, Spring)
  • IB/EC 336 - Economic Development in Argentina & Latin America (Fall, Spring)
  • PO/IR/EC 330 - Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of Opportunities & Challenges in Argentina & Chile (Fall, Spring)

Environmental Studies ES/IB 332 - Chile: Sustainability and Business (Fall, Spring) History

  • CU/HS 362 - Chile, History and Culture: A Comprehensive Understanding of the Chilean Idiosyncrasy (Fall, Spring)
  • HS 321 - Contemporary Argentine History: Politics and Culture in the Construction of a National Identity (Fall, Spring)

International Business

  • ES/IB 332 - Chile: Sustainability and Business (Fall, Spring)
  • IB 340 - Business Strategies in Latin America (Fall, Spring)
  • IB/EC 336 - Economic Development in Argentina & Latin America (Fall, Spring)

International Relations

  • PO/IR/EC 330 - Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of Opportunities & Challenges in Argentina & Chile (Fall, Spring)

Political Science

  • PO/IR/EC 330 - Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of Opportunities & Challenges in Argentina & Chile (Fall, Spring)

Spanish

  • SP 221 - Spanish for Professions: Novice Abroad (Fall, Spring)
  • SP 321 - Spanish for Professions: Independent Abroad (Fall, Spring)

Course-Related Excursions

Peru 1 Week | Fall & Spring Travel to Peru, a neighboring country of Chile, to learn about its emerging industries and economic development, with time to explore the cultural and historical richness of the country including a side trip to the famed Machu Picchu. This course-related excursion is included in the program fee.

Housing

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 or Santiago, it will feel like home.

Homestays - You have a furnished room in the home of a señora or family during your time in Buenos Aires and Santiago. In Buenos Aires and Santiago, your homestay hosts provide 2 meals a day.

Student Life

Orientation

The program begins with a one-week orientation that introduces you to the structure of the program and what to expect. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet the IES Abroad staff, your fellow students, and explore the city. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety are covered during this time. You will delve into local culture through activities to help you make the most of your new surroundings. Upon your arrival in the second city, your two-day orientation after arrival will include topics such as academic courses, housing, transportation, and health and safety, as well as a city tour. 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 and Santiago through our cultural events, such as:

  • Site visits to local businesses and industry leaders
  • Museum visits in Santiago
  • Club Chileno cultural activities with local students in Santiago
  • Tour sports facilities in Buenos Aires
  • Visit entertainment industry sites in Buenos Aires

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • 2.75 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale (GPAs below 2.75 may be considered on a case-by-case basis)

Cost

Fall 2018

  • Tuition: $12,205
  • Housing: $4,180
  • Insurance: $230
  • Total: $16,615

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
IES Abroad

Last updated May 17, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 semester
Full time
Price
Price
16,615 USD
Information
Deadline
Locations
Argentina - Buenos Aires
Start date: Feb. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date June 30, 2019
Chile - Santiago
Start date: Feb. 2019
Application deadline Nov. 11, 2018
End date June 30, 2019
Dates
Feb. 2019
Argentina - Buenos Aires
Application deadline Request Info
End date June 30, 2019
Chile - Santiago
Application deadline Nov. 11, 2018
End date June 30, 2019
Price
Program cost Fall 2018