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Fact Sheet:
Language Requirements: SPAN 300 Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Type: Experiential Housing Type: Homestay
Language of Instruction: Spanish Direct/Exchange/SNC: Faculty-led
Program Description:
Buenos Aires neighborhood


Would you like to complete 2 of the 4 upper-division courses required for the Spanish minor and experience a language and cultural immersion program with SNC faculty during the summer? SNC provides you with the unique opportunity to take SPAN 365: Latin American Civilization: South America and the Caribbean and SPAN 389: Buenos Aires on my Mind (at an additional fee) with SNC faculty in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for 5 weeks in the summer of 2018. Whether you’re looking to satisfy the Spanish minor or major requirements or the language immersion experience for the Spanish Teaching Minor, this full-immersion, intensive program will help you improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

You will immerse yourself in Argentinean culture and learn about its rich history while living with a host Spanish-speaking family. As one of the most exciting and vibrant cities of the Spanish-speaking world, Buenos Aires offers an array of cultural and leisure activities—from world-renown museums, music and theater performances and sport activities to iconic architecture, beautiful urban parks and diverse historical neighborhoods. 


You are encouraged to attend the four optional Pack+Prep sessions facilitated by the Center for Global Engagement during the Spring 2018 term. You are required to attend the mandatory orientation. Please see the Events page for dates, times, and locations. You also will engage in pre-departure programming with Dr. Navarro-Ayala prior to your departure.  

By the completion of SPAN 365 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, students will be able to understand the culture and history of Latin America, with an emphasis on South America and the Caribbean. Topics will include the pre-Columbian period, the Spanish conquest, the colonial era, independence, the Cuban Revolution, the dirty wars and dictatorships, and the emergence of democratic societies. Students will reflect on the interconnectedness of Latin American history and culture and its relationship to their own. Students also will be expected to use everything they learn in the classroom as they go about their daily activities in Buenos Aires. 

You will have class Monday through Friday in the mornings for two hours per day. In the afternoons, you will have free time or you may enroll in Dr. Shalisa Collins' SPAN 389: Buenos Aires on my Mind course (at an additional fee).

Students who successfully complete SPAN 365 will satisfy the beyond borders core curriculum requirement at the advanced level (C-BB, C-AD). Successful completion of SPAN 300 is a pre-requisites for SPAN 365.
Accommodations and Meals

Students will be placed with homestay families with at least one other SNC student. All host families will provide two meals per day (breakfast and dinner). Students will have access to kitchen facilities during the weekends if necessary. 

Visa Information

Although no visa is required to travel to Argentina for under 90 days, all students are required to pay the reciprocity fee. In addition, all students must have a valid passport. The U.S. Department of State requires all passports to be valid for up to 6 months after return date. 

Health and Safety

The Center for Global Engagement enrolls all students in an international health insurance plan with GeoBlue, which provides comprehensive injury/illness coverage. The insurance only covers you during your program dates, so any students traveling for an additional amount of time should purchase other insurance. Students will be traveling with Dr. Navarro-Ayala throughout the program as an SNC group. 

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Faculty Director, Dr. Luis Navarro-Ayala, or Dr. Jeremy Doughty

Disclaimer: Program information is subject to change.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 02/23/2018 07/18/2018 08/22/2018