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  • Locations: Córdoba, 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 300 (2 courses) 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: Yes 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 Disciplines of Classes Available: Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Computing Science, Economics, Education, Elon Core Curriculum, Finance, Fine Arts, Geography, History, International Studies, International Studies: Latin America, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education & Health, Political Science, Public Health Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre Arts
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

Cordoba Cathedral

Córdoba's historic center is home to its beatuful cathedral, which dates from the 17th century.

Córdoba is the second-largest city in Argentina and the capital of Córdoba province.  It is located in the geographical center of Argentina, on the Primero River at the intersection of the Pampas and the Sierra Chica mountains. Founded in 1573, it is one of the oldest cities in the Americas and retains a charming city center featuring Jesuit architechture dating from the 1700's.  The historic buildings of Córdoba have collectively been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The city has played a major role in Argentine history as the birthplace of many important social movements including the Codobazo, which facilitated the overthrow of the military dictatorship of General Carlos Onganía.  Today, Córdoba is recognized as a significant center for arts and culture in Argentina.

Córdoba offers students an opportunity to study in an authentic working-class Latin American city.  Córdoba does not have the monumental feel of Buenos Aires, but more than makes up for that with its bustling student scene.  At its core, Córdoba is a college town.  The city is home to seven major universities and its hundreds of thousands of students comprise a significant portion of the city's population of approximately 1.4 million.

 


Academics

Who is this program right for?

The Integrated Studies program is right for students who have taken at least two Spanish courses at the 300 level and wish to take at least one direct enrollment course with local Argentine students.  Students who have taken fewer than two courses at the 300 level should consider the Spanish Studies program in Córdoba.  There are courses for international students available in a variety of liberal arts disciplines.  Typically these courses will have a Latin American focus.  Students can enroll directly in regular university courses, and can select from a wider variety of disciplines.  Students should use caution when choosing courses in a heavily quantitative discipline such as economics.
 

UNC's campus

Students will take classes on the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba campus, a large, pleasant space a few minutes from the city center.
 

What is the program like?

Students on this program will benefit from multiple layers of support.  This program is offered in partnership with Spanish Studies Abroad - the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies (CC-CS), which is a US-based study abroad provider that specializes in the Spanish-speaking world.  CC-CS has support staff both in the US and in Córdoba and provides administrative support for students both prior to departure and during the term in Argentina.  The program is hosted in Argentina by PECLA, the Programa de Español y Cultura Latinoamericana.  PECLA is a language-learning center that is based at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), which is the oldest university in Argentina.  All courses are taught on the UNC campus, and the CC-CS offices are convenient to the UNC campus.  Students will have support resources availble to them both through CC-CS and PECLA, and will also have access to the vibrant campus life of UNC.

Students on the integrated studies program will have the opportunity to take both PECLA courses and UNC courses.  PECLA courses are specifically designed for international students and will focus on Spanish grammar and Latin American Studies.  UNC courses are simply regular courses with Argentine students.  On arrival, students will be placed into the appropriate intensive language and culture course at PECLA based on their Spanish ability.  At the conclusion of the language and culture course, students will enroll in four to five additional courses, which can be a mix of PECLA or regular UNC courses.  Students should note that enrollment in UNC courses is contingent on appropriate Spanish language ability.  Students who choose UNC courses should anticipate significant cultural differences in the classroom experience.
 

Building on UNC's campus

The Universidad Nacional de Córdoba is Argentina's oldest university.

Academic Notes:

  • Courses are offered primarily in the disciplines of Spanish language and Latin American Studies.  Students taking UNC courses may also be able to take one to two courses in a variety of disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences, communication, business and education.
  • Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available on the Course Planning Registration for Study Abroad and Study USA page.
  • Students may participate in internship, independent research, or service learning on this program.
  • Students will typically take five courses and earn twenty hours of credit on this program.
  • Grades earned on this program will count towards an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis regardless of the host institution's policy.
PECLA class in Cordoba
Students in a PECLA class.

General Program Dates

  • Fall Semester – early July to early December

  • Spring Semester – early February to late 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.

Specific cost information for this program is coming soon, but the cost of this program should compare favorably to the CIEE Buenos Aires program.


Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC.  For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad 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.


Housing

All students live with local host families.  Students should expect to have a commute, either on foot or via public transport.  The location of the host family in relation to the university will depend on the locations of families who are willing to host students during any given term.
 
Street scene in Cordoba

Boulevard Chacabuco is one of Córdoba's main thoroughfares.
 

Additional Eligibility Notes

To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following criteria:
  • Have completed two semesters of 300-level Spanish courses prior to participation in the program (students may apply while enrolled in the second course)
  • Hold a 3.0 GPA or better in Spanish language coursework
  • Have zero student conduct sanctions or other factors that prohibit participation in study abroad programs

Applications

Students must complete online the 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 the Center for Cross-Cultural Study (CC-CS).


Visa

US Citizens are not typically required to get a visa to study for a semester in Argentina.  They must however pay the reciprocity fee to enter Argentina.  More information on the reciprocity fee can be found below.  Students of other nationalities should check to see if they are subject to visa requirements for Argentina.

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.

Mate

Mate is much more than just a traditional beverage to most Argentines.


Additional Information and Links

Want to know more?  Like the Global Education Center Facebook page to chat with alumni and prospective students and receive study abroad updates.

Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current Global Ambassadors via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!
 

Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

 

Isabella Cannon Global Education Center
Global Commons 360
2375 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
336.278.6700 (phone)
336.278.6692 (fax)
global@elon.edu
 

Argentine Flag

Images courtesy of CC-CS and Bill Burress.
 



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
**
Rolling Admission 02/09/2019 07/13/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 11/15/2018
12/04/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
**
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.

Calendar Year 2020 05/02/2019
05/21/2019 TBA TBA
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.


** 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.