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Fact Sheet:
Language Requirements: SPAN 301 or 302 Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Type: Experiential Housing Type: Homestay
Language of Instruction: Spanish Direct/Exchange/SNC: Faculty-led
Program Description:
Buenos Aires street art

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 389: Buenos Aires on my Mind: Exploring the City through the Arts and SPAN 365: Latin American Civilization (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. Collins prior to your departure.  

SPAN 389: Buenos Aires on my Mind: Exploring the City through the Arts will present some basic principles of art. It will emphasize the ways in which the arts “resonate in human experience;” that is, how they express human values, desires and fears as well as how they may impact social and political change. Students will be expected to contemplate and theorize different forms of art through readings, site visits and film. Students will write about art and create a short media project on the arts in Buenos Aires. They will also receive a lesson in Tango dance. Specifically, SPAN 389 seeks to do the following:
  • to develop an understanding and appreciation of the creative process
  • to understand and appreciate the role of art in our lives
  • to offer the unique experience of exploring the city of Buenos Aires, as well as the country of Argentina—its history and culture—through the lens of its artistic representations. 
You will have class Monday through Friday in the afternoons for two hours per day. In the mornings, you will have free time or you may enroll in Dr. Navarro-Ayala's SPAN 365: Latin American Civilization course (at an additional fee).

Students who successfully complete SPAN 389 will satisfy the expression and interpretation core curriculum requirement at the advanced level (C-EI, C-AD). Successful completion of SPAN 300 is a pre-requisites for SPAN 389.

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. Collins throughout the program as an SNC group. 

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Faculty Director, Dr. Shalisa Collins, 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