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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 1-Sophomore and Above Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: Level 222 or equivalent Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: No Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Research Option: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 20
Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available: Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Business, Classical Studies, Communications, Core Curriculum, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, Education, Finance, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Human Service Studies, Information Science, International Studies, International Studies: Latin America, Latin American Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Policy Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Science, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theatre Arts, Women's/Gender Studies Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity: Unlimited
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Catherine Hinken ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingEligibilityApplicationsVisaOrientationsInformation / Links
 

About the Location

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and is known as "the Paris of Latin America."  Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of fun-loving citizens called porteños.  The many distinct neighborhoods of Buenos Aires provide unique attractions from the street fairs of San Telmo and the colorful buildings of Caminito to fierce rivalries played out on the football pitch between Boca and River Plate. A first glance at Buenos Aires leaves the traveler overwhelmed at the grandiosity of the place, but over time participants in the program will learn the economic reality of modern Argentina.  

Argentina was one of the world's economic powers at the end of the 19th century, but was brought low by the Great Depression. The remainder of the 20th century was marked by political and economic instability.  The Dirty War in the 70's claimed thousands of lives, and still today people campaign to know the names of the individuals killed by the government during that time. Even in the 21st century, the Argentine economy has been in boom-or-bust mode and that impact is felt around the country.

Students who choose to participate in this program will learn firsthand how the glory of Buenos Aires, the tragedies of the 21st century, and the modern economy combine to create a unique spirit in this glamorous but gritty city.  


Academics

Who is this program right for?

This program is designed for advanced Spanish speakers.  Students will take courses offered through CIEE as well as local universities.  This program is primarily targeted at students with strong interest in Spanish language and Latin American history and culture.  Courses offered include Spanish language (required), business, communications, drama, economics, education, history, international relations, journalism, Latin American studies, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, political science, and sociology.

What is this program like?

The CIEE center in Buenos Aires is based at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), which is not far from the heart of Buenos Aires. The CIEE center houses a large and dedicated support staff who will support students by providing orientation and course registration assistance, extracurricular opportunities and helpful advice.  The program offers an especially robust service component to interested students.

Students will have the option to choose courses from FLACSO and several local universities.  Most students take a mix of FLACSO and local university courses.  As noted above, there are courses available in many disciplines however students should use caution when choosing host university courses, especially those in disciplines with a quantitative emphasis such as economics.  Students can expect significant cultural differences in the classroom, especially in local university courses.

Academic Notes

  • View course listings for this semester program.
  • Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available on the Course Planning Registration for Study Abroad and Study USA page.
  • Students should expect that their courses will not be finalized until they are on-site, as most local universities do not release courses in advance.  Upon arrival, students will be able to view and select courses offered at the local universities.  Students should have some degree of flexibility in their schedules to account for course uncertainty.    
  • Students interested in research or service will have the opportunity to add either to their semester. Students pursuing research can add a two-credit research course with a faculty mentor on top of their other coursework. Students who want to do service can participate in a service-learning seminar.  
  • Students on this program will typically take five classes and earn 20 credit hours.
  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.

General Program Dates

  • Fall semester – mid-July to mid-December
  • Spring semester – mid-February to mid-July

Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/Travel Grants

GEC Access Scholarships are designed to help provide access for all undergraduate students to participate in an Elon-approved Global Engagement (study abroad or Study USA program). The application for a GEC Access Scholarship is a questionnaire embedded in the outgoing program application--there is no external application. Please see the GEC Access Scholarship brochure for information on eligibility, conditions, and notification. 

For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.

CIEE offers scholarships to students studying abroad on CIEE programs. Information is available on the CIEE website.


Housing

Students live with host families. Families are carefully screened by CIEE. Host family locations are dependent on the locations of families that volunteer. Given the size of Buenos Aires and the fact that courses can be taken in multiple locations students should expect a significant commute.


Additional Eligibility Notes

NOTE: Transcripts from Argentina arrive 3-6 months after the completion of the program. Due to this delay and the impact it may have on eligibility to graduate in May, students are strongly advised not to study on this program during the fall or spring of their senior year.

Coursework in Latin American Studies and a Spanish language course within the past year is recommended.  

Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by CIEE.


Visa

Students studying in Argentina are not required to get a visa in advance of their program, but must be sure to pay the entry tax and may have other administrative procedures to complete upon arrival.  Students will receive instructions on paying the entry tax from CIEE.

Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

View the pre-departure orientation schedule for the semester programs.


Additional Information and Links

Connect with the GEC, global engagement alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal! 

Contact Global Ambassadors to learn more from global engagement alumni.  Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad or Study USA programs and have been trained to help you prepare for your own global engagement. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources



Testimonial:
Testimonial:
In all honestly it has thrown me for a whirlwind. I think now I'm not as sure as to what I want to do with my life after graduation. Studying abroad has allowed me to see a whole new way of thinking, so I really want to assess what I value in life and where I'm heading.
     — Benjamin Poole, Spring 2012
Read what others have said about this program.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
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Rolling Admission 02/21/2019 07/13/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
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Rolling Admission 07/28/2019 12/14/2019
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Academic Year 2019-2020 02/14/2019
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Calendar Year 2020 09/12/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.