With its influential history, beautiful European-style architecture, and rich cultural life (think theater, Tango dancing, and delicious cuisine), Buenos Aires offers you a welcoming atmosphere for living and learning abroad. Accommodating to students of all Spanish skill levels, this program gives you the opportunity to better understand the Argentine culture by taking a Spanish language course as well as an area studies course.
Students with Agricultural and Natural Sciences majors will find this program particularly interesting and will have the ability to take courses in English at the Universidad de Buenos Aires School of Agriculture (UBA). UBA courses will incorporate extensive course-related excursions to give you an in-depth perspective of the importance of agriculture to the Argentine economy, as well as the science behind this industry.
After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESAbroad account before booking travel.
Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences.
You enroll in two courses for a total of 7 credits: one required 4-credit Spanish course at the IES Abroad Center and one 3-credit, English-taught course at either the IES Abroad Center or UBA. Courses are available in the following areas:
IES ABROAD CENTER
Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
This is a list of planned course offerings. A final list of course offerings will be made available to you in your MyIESabroad account.
To learn more about IES Abroad’s innovative theoretical and pedagogical approaches to teaching language abroad, refer to the IES Abroad MAP for Language & Intercultural Communication.
IES Abroad Course Offerings
UBA Agronomía Courses
Each course includes 48 contact hours and carries 3 IES Abroad course credits.
Previous Agronomía Summer Courses Offered at UBA
Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
Facultad de Agronomíawww.agro.uba.ar/internacionales/alumnos/cursos
Since 1821, UBA has played an important role in the social and political life of Argentina and has become the largest university in the country. The Universidad de Buenos Aires is one of the oldest and most prestigious public universities in Argentina.
The UBA Facultad de Agronomía is one of the oldest agricultural institutions in South America with over 100 years of experience in academics and research. Courses utilize the local environment by including field study in and around Buenos Aires.
Location & Commute TimeUnlike the typical university campus in the U.S., UBA does not have a main campus. The University consists of several independent academic units (Facultades) which are scattered in different neighborhoods throughout Buenos Aires.
Daily commuting is a reality for everyone who lives in Buenos Aires. Like local students, you commute to classes. Your commute to the UBA Agro school will likley be 15-40 minutes.
IES Abroad Buenos Aires organizes field study trips that complement IES Abroad courses and contribute to a general knowledge of Argentine culture and society.
We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Buenos Aires, it will feel like home.
Homestays - Live in a homestay with local residents, and enjoy two meals daily during the week.
Part of making you feel at home in Buenos Aires is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it is an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services. This is just one of the things we’re known for.
After your arrival, you participate in a 3-day orientation program which introduces you to the program, IES Abroad staff and students, and the city.
Additionally, CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the semester with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home.
Although your adventure begins in Buenos Aires, our field trips take you to other great cities in Argentina to provide contrast and context for what you are learning in Buenos Aires.
Possible destinations include:
What is it really like to live in Buenos Aires? Check out our virtual tour of all the places you’ll come to know and love when you study abroad there—GO!