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.
Who should consider this program?This program is right for students at any language level who are short on time and can't fit in a semester but who want to improve their Spanish. Students can also take liberal arts and Latin American studies courses taught in Spanish.
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 summer program will choose one of the following options:
- One six-credit intensive Spanish course
- One or two three-credit Latin American studies course(s)
- Internship or service learning opportunity (advanced Spanish students only - may be combined with a Latin American studies course)
- Courses are offered primarily in the disciplines of Spanish language and Latin American Studies.
- View Elon course equivalents for this program (Elon password required).
- Students who have completed one or more Spanish courses at the 300 level may participate in internship or service learning on this program.
- Students may undertake independent research 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.
Students in a PECLA class.
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 Summer Budget Sheet (coming soon!).
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.
Students can apply for summer financial aid through Elon University in person in the Office of Financial Planning in the spring semester. Summer financial aid applications are due May 1.
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 global engagement program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
Boulevard Chacabuco is one of Córdoba's main thoroughfares.
To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following criteria:
Hold a 3.0 GPA or better in any prior Spanish language coursework
Have zero student conduct sanctions or other factors that prohibit participation in study abroad programs
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).
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 summer programs.
Mate is much more than just a traditional beverage to most Argentines.
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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!
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Images courtesy of CC-CS and Bill Burress.
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|Summer||2021||02/11/2021 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
NOTE: Early Action Period: Oct. 6 - Nov. 19. 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 Dec. 8 and Elon Global Scholarship support by January.
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