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CIEE: Buenos Aires Liberal Arts (Argentina)

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Feb 25, 2021
Jul 15, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Spanish
Yes
No
Yes
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
2.5 | 3.0 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Restrictions

Must have completed Spanish 204 or equivalent prior to departure

Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

Explore Argentina’s culture, history, and beautiful scenery while studying at a world-recognized university.

The CIEE Study Center in Buenos Aires offers a complete cultural and academic experience, with all courses taught in Spanish. The program includes specialized CIEE courses and local university courses at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), and/or Universidad Nacional de Arte (UNA).

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Program Location

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the Argentine capital and the country's largest city, with 13 million inhabitants. In its cuisine as well as its architecture, the city is strongly influenced by Europe; it's sometimes referred to as the "Paris of South America." Buenos Aires has world-class opera (the Teatro Colón is the city's equivalent to the Met), museums, and of course Tango; you can catch a late-night show, or take a dance lesson. San Telmo, in the south of the city, is a lively neighborhood of cobbled streets, cafés, antique shops, churches, and other colonial-era buildings. As an immigrant country, Argentina is also a fascinating mix of cultures; in addition to Spanish, you might hear Italian, French, German or even Welsh being spoken by its diverse inhabitants.

Academics

 

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the CIEE website.  A minimum of 15 credits and four courses is required for every student. Upon arrival, all students take a Spanish language placement exam and, based on the results, are required to enroll in a certain number of credits in Spanish language and a certain number of direct enrollment courses.

The CIEE Study Center in Buenos Aires includes specialized courses in a variety of disciplines taught exclusively to CIEE study abroad students by experts in various academic fields. In addition, students are required to take direct enrollment courses within a wide array of academic departments at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), and Universitario Nacional de Arte (UNA). Given the recognized excellence of the faculty and the wide range of course offerings, the CIEE program is designed for motivated students with very strong language skills and a desire to immerse themselves in a dynamic cultural and academic experience. All courses are taught in Spanish.

In addition to not-for-credit volunteer opportunities, CIEE also offers a 3-credit seminar on Community Service and Volunteerism.  The seminar provides the theoretical framework and specific tools needed to succeed in and make the most of volunteer opportunities.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to CIEE and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 15 credits while abroad. The credit translation system between CIEE and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at CIEE will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  You will receive 3-4 credits per class taken with CIEE. In some cases classes will only be worth 1-2 credits; however, this is rare and usually related to art and culture electives. It is not possible to take classes not-for-credit, nor is it possible to take classes as Pass/Fail (unless the course is an internship and you receive prior approval).

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

 

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the CIEE web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by CIEE and the program dates have been confirmed.

Fall Semester

Mid-July

Mid-December

Spring Semester

Late February

Mid-July

Housing and Meals

You will live in either a homestay or student residencia. In the homestay you will be provided with a single room and two meals per day. In the student residencia you will have a double shared room with ensuite bathroom. Students are paired with a native Spanish speaker and are expected to speak Spanish at all times. A common kitchen area and lounge are available in the residencia. Please note that Academic Year students following the July-July program are responsible for the cost of housing and meals during the December-March break.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $18,440
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Some meals (for homestay option)
•    Program excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Meals $1,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $100
Books and Classroom Materials $175
Local Transportation $500
Personal Expenses $2,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $6,075.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per semester $16,820
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • Excursions
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Meals $2,400
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $100
Books and Classroom Materials $350
Local Transportation $1,000
Personal Expenses $4,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $9,650.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per semester TBD
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Some meals (for homestay option)
•    Program excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Meals $2,400
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $100
Books and Classroom Materials $350
Local Transportation $1,000
Personal Expenses $4,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $9,650.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $18,500
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • Excursions
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Meals $1,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $100
Books and Classroom Materials $175
Local Transportation $500
Personal Expenses $2,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $6,075.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost TBD
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Some meals (for homestay option)
•    Program excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Meals $1,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $100
Books and Classroom Materials $175
Local Transportation $500
Personal Expenses $2,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $6,075.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Available to students participating in CIEE study abroad programs.  For more information please visit the CIEE website.