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Open Campus in South America (CIEE)

Buenos Aires, Argentina | Santiago, Chile

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 15, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 04, 2021
May 08, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Spanish
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
2.5
Restrictions

*Note: Fall 2020 Block 1 will be conducted online, blocks 2 & 3 (permitting) will be on-site in Argentina.  Spring 2021 students will be on-site in Argentina & Chile.

Credits

12-18

Program Advisor

The Program

Study in up to two different Latin American cities in one semester!

The Open Campus program is designed to give you unmatched opportunities to study and embrace different customs, cultures, and languages. Students can choose to study in 2 or 3 cities (at any of CIEE’s Latin American Global Institutes), and take courses in 6 week blocks. Internships, service learning, and academic projects are also available for credit.

CIEE Open Campus Latin America Student

Program Locations

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina

Buenos Aires

There’s good reason this capital city, Buenos Aires, earned the nickname “Paris of South America.” Filled with European transplants, residents enjoy endless amounts of theater, music, art, and architecture. But Buenos Aires is also recognized around the globe as an important economic hub for businesses and as a progressive city. 

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Santiago, Chile

Chile

Santiago

Santiago, seated at the base of the Andes Mountains and the edge of the Pacific coast, is perfectly situated not only for sunbathers and mountain climbers, but for those seeking higher education in world-famous universities. Latin America’s finest universities reside in this stable and growing capital as do the country’s biggest businesses. Students relish the asados (barbecues), beautiful neoclassical architecture, and the vibrant and affordable urban environment.

Academics

 

In each location, courses are available in International Relations and Political Science, Business, Communications, Journalism and New Media, Global and Community Health, Language, Literature and Culture.  Students take 2 courses in each location for a total of 12-18 credits for the semester. Internships, service learning and academic projects are also available for credit in the third term.

The Open Campus program offers classes in:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Santiago, Chile

Sample Programs Options:

12 WEEKS IN ARGENTINA, 6 WEEKS IN CHILE (*or the reverse)
Block 1 – Two Courses, 6 Credits (Buenos Aires)
Block 2 – Service Learning OR Independent Research & One Course, 6 Credits (Buenos Aires)
Block 3 – Two Courses, 6 Credits (Santiago)

6 WEEKS IN CHILE, & 6 WEEKS IN ARGENTINA (*or the reverse)
Block 1 – Two Courses, 6 Credits (Santiago)
Block 2 – Two Courses, 6 Credits (Buenos Aires)

To view some other popular location combinations, visit CIEE website here

Academic Calendar

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

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

(NOTE: 2-block students can choose to start a little later, OR end a little earlier)

Fall Semester

Mid-August

Mid-December

Spring Semester

Early January

Mid-May

Housing and Meals

In the heart of each city, you can choose among a variety of housing accommodations, such as international residence halls, apartments, or home stays. For more information about housing, please refer to the CIEE website.

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
ATW Program cost $11,390
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    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 (2 flights) $2,000
Meals $1,200
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) up to $530
Books and Classroom Materials $200
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $5,530.00
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.
Program Cost All Students
3 Blocks (18 credits) $16,340
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    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 (3 flights) $2,800
Meals $1,800
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) up to $690
Books and Classroom Materials $300
Local Transportation $450
Personal Expenses $1,500
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $7,840.00
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
ATW Program cost $11,390
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    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 (2 flights) $2,000
Meals $1,200
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) up to $530
Books and Classroom Materials $200
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,000
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $5,530.00
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.
Program Cost All Students
3 Blocks (18 credits) $15,880
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    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 (3 flights) $2,800
Meals $1,800
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) up to $690
Books and Classroom Materials $300
Local Transportation $450
Personal Expenses $1,500
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $7,840.00
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

Several $4,000-$8,000 awards are available for students who APPLY (by September 15th) through the Rutgers GlobalStudy Abroad Student Application.

Helps cover airfare to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate financial need. Pell-eligible students are guaranteed a GAIN Grant if they submit their Scholarships Application by October 15 for Spring programs, or by April 1 for Fall programs. $750 to $2,000 toward airfare; award amount depends on CIEE program location.

Semester Programs: $2,500 toward program costs. Must APPLY for Gilman Scholarship (can still receive CIEE Gilman Go Global award, even if Gilman is not awarded)! Students must submit their Scholarships Application to CIEE by October 15 for Spring programs, or April 1 for Fall programs to be guaranteed a grant.

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.

Student Spotlight

Jenny Khatri

"I lived in two different cities on this program, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. The coolest part about Buenos Aires was the European influence. Buenos Aires is known as the "Paris of Latin America", and you really did see the European influence in the architecture and vibe of the city. Rio de Janeiro is a one of a kind city. Aside from the fact that it is in Brazil, it's a city surrounded by the water, mountains, and greenery, so you really have it all and it was simply beautiful living there for six weeks.”