Buenos Aires, Argentina

Program in Brief
This spring semester program offers students at any level of Spanish language proficiency the opportunity to learn and improve their language skills in one of South America's largest cities. Students can fulfill LVC's six credit foreign language general education requirement and take Latin American culture classes taught in English.

Orientation
There is a mandatory set of pre-departure orientations at LVC for all students planning to participate in the program. Students also attend an on-site orientation at the Fundación Jose Ortega y Gasset.

Location
The capital city of Buenos Aires is home to nearly 40 percent of the Argentine population making the "Paris of the Americas" a city of more than 13 million. Buenos Aires built its identity on Spanish, Italian, and French influences, which appear in the grand boulevards and magnificent architecture. Students can trek to the Andes mountains in the west, explore the beaches to the east, the famous Iguazu Falls in the north and the mythical Patagonia in the south.

Housing and Meals
Students live in a home-stay arrangement. Breakfast and dinner are provided by the home stay family. Students are responsible for lunch.

Academics
Students attend the Fundación Jose Ortega y Gasset where Spanish language courses are offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students enroll in two intensive Spanish courses and two or three courses taught in English for a maximum of 15 credits.

Cost

  • LVC tuition and fees
  • LVC room and partial board charges

Travel, food, and personal expenses are NOT included in these fees. Fees subject to change.

Dates
Spring semester only

  • Application timetable: Applications should be received by October 15.
  • $25 program deposit is due with application.*
  • Accepted students owe $475 program deposit.*
  • Packet of forms is due by November 15.
  • Spring semester in Argentina (approx. 15 credits): Mid-January to early May

* The $500 program deposit will be credited to the student's account in the Business Office for the start of the off-campus semester. The $500 deposit will be forfeited on student withdrawal from the program.

Language of Instruction
English and Spanish

Eligibility Requirements
Students from any major who are in good academic (2.5 GPA) and social standing may apply.

Group Excursions
Several planned tours and day trips are included in your tuition. Destinations include San Isidro, Tigre, San Antonio de Areco, Luján, and Colonia, Uraguay. Students also attend cultural fairs in Buenos Aires.