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IFSA-Summer in Buenos Aires


Program Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 34013
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Summer 2022 05/22/22 to 07/15/22

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources


Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Overview

Spend your summer studying in the dynamic culture of Argentina, while living in the distinct urban sophistication of Buenos Aires. Museums, opera, and cinemas mix comfortably with the sounds of soccer, Zumba, and Tai Chi in the city's welcoming plazas and parks.

Dive into English or Spanish-taught classes in psychology, economics, literature, Spanish language, or human rights.

Program activities are designed to enhance your intercultural competence by developing your understanding of the local culture and people. They are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. Activities vary each term based on availability, but previous events have included:

  • Tango Classes: Showcase your moves during two separate, exciting tango classes. One lesson takes place in a traditional milonga, a dedicated space for tango dancers, followed by a delicious dinner. The second lesson takes place at a LGBTQ+ friendly milongal. Here the tango is danced without tradtional dance roles assigned by gender.
  • Graffiti Tour: Capture intricate murals during a guided tour of the famous and colorful La Boca neighborhood.
  • ¿Comprendes español?: Practice your Spanish skills with a local Argentine during a language exchange event hosted by the IFSA Buenos Aires Global Flagship.
  • BA Celebra: Celebrate the vast community of identities in Argentina at Buenos Aires Celebra Colectividades where countries such as Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela show off their foods, dances, and culture!
  • Walking Tour: Explore the Palermo neighborhood, a nature preservation, and the popular MALBA museum.
  • Mataderos Fair: Soak in the neighborhood of Mataderos to experience Argentine traditions and indulge in some local dishes such as torta frita, locro stew, empanadas, or of course the famous dulce de leche pancake.

 

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IFSA-Butler.

Eligibility

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

Students wishing to take courses taught in Spanish or Spanish language courses need to have completed 4 semesters of Spanish before starting the program. Students opting to take English-taught courses are not required to have previous Spanish coursework.

GPA Requirement: 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 0-4 Sem Spanish

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: PSY (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

This program has two summer sessions, and Purdue students are required to take one course during each session.

SESSION 1 CLASSES

Advanced Spanish I

Globalization and Economic Challenges in Latin America 
Taught in English

Unheard Voices: Contemporary Literature 
Taught in Spanish

SESSION 2 CLASSES
Advanced Spanish II


Intervention Strategies in Mental Health 
Taught in English

Comparative Perspectives on Human Rights 
Taught in Spanish

Excursions
IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. Excursions vary each term based on availability.
  • La Plata Day Trip: Spend a day in La Plata, the capital of the Buenos Aires Province, visiting the Republic of Children. This organization was founded with the purpose of teaching children the importance of exercising their rights as citizens. 
  • Uribelarrea Day Trip: Uribelarrea is a small town that preserves its history and traditions, including festive folkloric activities. Learn how to raise goats and experience making goat cheese!
  • Tigre Visit: Enjoy a boat ride and kayaking during this relaxing excursion to the city of Tigre. 
  • San Antonio de Areco Day Trip: Savor the delights of a traditional Argentine barbecue in the small town of San Antonio de Areco, well known for its strong gaucho traditions. 

Housing
Homestay - Your homestay will be arranged with a carefully selected host family and located within a typical commute of the IFSA program center. Only one student is housed per family for maximum cultural and language integration. You will have a single bedroom with a bed, shared bathroom, and desk or other designated place to study. Laundry and three meals per day are included. You may occasionally want to buy snacks and eat at restaurants beyond what is provided by homestay families.

Estimated Program Costs
Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program and housing fees include tuition, orientation, support from IFSA staff, insurance, activities, home stay housing, meals, and laundry.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2022

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$6,100.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.40
Housing$1,225.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,600.00
Local Transportation$56.00
Books and Supplies$17.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$292.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1


Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

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