Multi-Location - Emerging Economies: Buenos Aires & Santiago

General

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Program Description

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Why Emerging Economies?

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: Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile.

What You'll Study

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 Opportunities & Challenges in Argentina & Chile, runs the entire semester in both locations. You will also choose two of three courses offered in both locations to provide local context to your overall study of emerging economies. In addition, an optional 3-credit Spanish course is available to support your integration into 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. While there, you will also have the unforgettable experience of visiting Machu Picchu. Included is a visit with the Andean Alliance for sustainable development to learning about the realities, challenges, and opportunities that exist in indigenous communities. Optional field trips to Valparaíso (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Viña del Mar in Chile, and South America’s most progressive country, Uruguay, are designed to enrich your learning experience.

Daily Life

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 of 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.

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 the following combination: either 2 area courses at each Center and the optional Spanish Language course (taught at the same level across both Centers). 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.

Create your own academic experience by selecting from the following program components:

  • EC/PO/IR 330 Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of the Opportunities and Challenges in Argentina & Chile (required core course, 4 credits)
  • Two IES Abroad English-taught courses in Buenos Aires (3 credits each, listed in the box below)
  • Two IES Abroad English-taught courses in Santiago (3 credits each, listed in the box below)
  • IES Abroad Spanish Language Course taught across both Centers at the same level (optional, 3 credits)
Buenos Aires Santiago
EC/IB 336 Economic Development in Argentina & Latin America EC 322 Economic Transformation in Chile from the late 20th into the 21st Century
HS 321 Contemporary Argentine History: Politics & Culture in the Construction of a National Identity ES/EC 332 Chile: Sustainability & Business
IB 340 Business Strategies in Latin America HS/LS 362 Chile, History & Culture: A Comprehensive Understanding of the Chilean Idiosyncrasy

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.

  • Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership for the 21st Century: The Latin American Context
  • Chile, History, and Culture: A Comprehensive Understanding of the Chilean Idiosyncrasy
  • The Transformation of the Chilean and Other Latin American Economies from the Late 20th into the 21st Century
  • Economic Development in Argentina & Latin America
  • Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of Opportunities & Challenges in Argentina & Chile
  • Chile: Sustainability and Business
  • International Financial Markets and Investments
  • Contemporary Argentine History: Politics and Culture in the Construction of a National Identity
  • Chile: Sustainability and Business
  • Business Strategies in Latin America
  • Economic Development in Argentina & Latin America
  • Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of Opportunities & Challenges in Argentina & Chile
  • Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of Opportunities & Challenges in Argentina & Chile
  • Spanish Language in Context: Novice Survival Spanish
  • Spanish for Professions: Novice Abroad
  • Spanish for Professions: Independent Abroad

Field Trips & Events

Even though your adventure starts in Buenos Aires and Santiago, the course-related trip to Peru, Uruguay, and in-country trips are designed to help you discover the culture and traditions of your host countries and beyond. The trip to Peru is included in the program fee. In-country field trips are partially subsidized by IES Abroad.

Peru

1 Week | Fall & Spring

Travel to Peru, an economic powerhouse in South America, 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. Includes a visit with The Andean Alliance for sustainable development to learning about the realities, challenges, and opportunities that exist in indigenous communities.

Valparaíso & Viña del Mar

1 Day | Fall & Spring

Discover the culture of two of Chile’s most beautiful coastal towns. Valparaíso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built into picturesque hills and ravines and is a major distribution center for container traffic, copper, and fruit export. Enjoy the white sand beaches of Viña del Mar, the most visited coastal city in Chile.

Colonia del Sacramento

1 Day | Fall & Spring

Travel across the River Plate to Uruguay to visit the 300-year-old town of Colonia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic quarter of Colonia reflects the old Spanish and Portuguese colonial styles, with its narrow cobblestone streets and remnants of its original fort, and dotted with quaint cafés, some overlooking the river toward Buenos Aires in the far distance.

Course-Related Trips

Peru

1 Week | Fall & Spring

Travel to Peru, an economic powerhouse in South America, 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. Includes a visit with The Andean Alliance for sustainable development to learning about the realities, challenges, and opportunities that exist in indigenous communities. This course-related excursion is included in the program fee.

Daily Life

Part of making you feel at home in Buenos Aires and Santiago is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it’s the orientation program that prepares you for what’s ahead, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services.

Orientation

The program begins with a one-week orientation in Buenos Aires 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. You will delve into local culture through activities to help you make the most of your new surroundings. Upon your arrival in Santiago, your two-day orientation will include topics such as academic courses, housing, transportation, and health and safety, as well as a city tour.

Our Comprehensive Orientation & Re-Entry Experience (CORE™) begins right when you arrive and continues through the semester with activities focusing on academic and cultural adjustment. Detailed information about housing, public transportation, culture, health and safety, and other important topics are also covered.

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 in Santiago. In Santiago, your homestay provides two meals per day each day of the week, including weekends. In Buenos Aires, your homestay provides breakfast and dinner during the week, and breakfast on the weekend. You will be provided all of your bed linens and towels in both cities.

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

Cost

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.

Spring 2020

Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Spring 2020 $12,970 $4,450 $230 $17,650

Scholarships & Aid

Program-Specific Scholarships

John Gearen Need-Based Dublin or Developing Regions Scholarship

Up to $1,000; awarded to 2 students each year.

John Gearen, a member of the IES Abroad Board of Directors for many years and past chair of the Board for six years, is a leading real estate attorney and Rhodes Scholar who is involved in numerous philanthropic causes. Mr. Gearen has generously established this scholarship to support students who have an interest in studying on an IES Abroad Center in a developing region of the world (Argentina, Chile, China, Ecuador, Ireland, Morocco, or South Africa).

Robert McNeill Need-Based International Business Scholarship

Up to $3,000; awarded to 2 students each year.

This scholarship is named in honor of Robert McNeill, a member of the IES Abroad Board of Directors for 25 years (6 years as Chairman). Open to students who have an interest in international business. Majors might include management, marketing, economics, finance, international relations, and social and behavioral sciences.

William E. & Mary M. Dwyer Need-Based Spanish Scholarship

Ranges up to $1,000; awarded to 4-6 students each year.

These scholarships are intended for students interested in studying in a Spanish-speaking country.

Our Center

The IES Abroad Center is located in Providencia, a vibrant residential neighborhood in central Santiago. Features include:

  • Classrooms
  • Student lounge
  • Small library
  • Kitchen and dining area
  • WiFi and remote printer access
  • Charming courtyard
Last updated November 2019

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