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  • Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Why Buenos Aires?

Argentina’s agricultural production plays a major role in the social and economic prosperity for the country. Its beef industry is second to none, and Argentine wine is known as some of the best in the world. Now is your opportunity to learn about the country’s agricultural industries and their impact on the environment.

What You'll Study

Students with Agricultural, Natural, and Environmental Sciences majors will find this program particularly interesting. You have the opportunity to take courses in English at the Universidad de Buenos Aires School of Agriculture (UBA), one of the oldest and most prestigious agricultural institutions in South America with more than 100 years of experience in academics and research.

At UBA, you take an English-language taught course with top faculty on topics like Biotechnology and the Environment, Dairy Production, Agribusiness, and more. Course-related trips give you an in-depth look at the importance of agriculture to the Argentine economy and the science behind this industry. You’ll also conduct lab work relevant to the agricultural markets of Argentina.

Daily Life

We want you to feel at home in Buenos Aires, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.

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$5 Million in Financial Aid

We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad Program. This is why we commit $5 million to our financial aid programs.


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 language course at the IES Abroad Center and one 3-credit, English-taught course at UBA. Courses are available in the following areas:

IES Abroad Center

  • Spanish language course (required)

Universidad de Buenos Aires Courses (UBA)

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agronomy
  • Environmental Studies


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.

Partner Institution(s)

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Facultad de Agronomía

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 Time

Unlike 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 50-60 minutes. IES Abroad will subsidize student costs for public transportation to and from UBA.

Field Trips & Events

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:

Luján and Rodizio Modern Estancia
1 Day | Summer
Visit the city of Luján, with its famous cathedral where pilgrims come from all over the country. Spend the day at this modern estancia and enjoy outdoor recreational activities.

Colonia del Sacramento
1 Day | Summer
Explore one of Uruguay's iconic and historic city: Colonia del Sacramento. Just a ferry ride away from Buenos Aires, a visit to the historical quarter of town known as Barrio Histórico will take you to through cobbled streets, the old city gate, and a lighthouse with a stunning view across the River Plate.

Course-Related Trips

Course-related trips are academic trips associated with courses. They are organized to complement IES Abroad courses and contribute to a general knowledge of Argentine culture and society. Participation is based on course registration.

Past examples of short course-related trips include:

  • La Casa Lo Conejos in La Plata
  • Graffiti walking tour
  • Museums in Buenos Aires
  • Neighborhood tours
  • Theaters in Buenos Aires


Daily Life

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. 


Your program begins with an orientation that introduces you to the IES Abroad Buenos Aires staff, your fellow students, and the city of Buenos Aires. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety are covered during this time.

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.


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 centrally-located homestay with local residents. This is a great option if you’d like to improve your language fluency and immerse yourself in the local culture. Twelve meals are provided per week.

Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events

Redefine the way you live and learn in Buenos Aires through our cultural events and activities, such as:

  • A visit to a lively, local market in the Mataderos neighborhood
  • Guest lectures on history, politics, and contemporary issues
  • Tours of San Telmo, Recoleta and Teatro Colón 
  • An exciting evening at the Madero Tango Dinner and Tango Show

Get to Know Your New City

Feast at a Traditional Argentine Asado

Try local dishes, such as steak with chimichurri sauce, empanadas, and more.

Get Your Tango On

Attend a tango show at one of Buenos Aires’ many venues, and immerse yourself in the rhythms of this historic dance.

¡Vamos Argentina!

Experience the thrill of cheering on Argentina's national soccer team in their home stadium.

Explore the Local Neighborhoods

Stroll the chic neighborhood of Palermo, and explore the Botanical Gardens there.

Visit the National Museum of Fine Arts

Walk through more than 24 exhibit halls of international art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

Program Cost

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Term: Summer 2018
Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Summer 2018 $4,060 $1,100 $135 $5,295

Use our budget worksheet to calculate your costs

$5 Million in Financial Aid

We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad Program. This is why we commit $5 million to our financial aid programs.

Our Center

The IES Abroad Buenos Aires Center is located in downtown Buenos Aires within walking distance of Plaza San Martin and Recoleta Cemetery.

Features include:

  • Classrooms
  • Student lounge
  • Library and group study room
  • Kitchenette
  • Staff offices
  • High-speed Internet and printer access

Our Staff

Juan Hudson

Center Director

Born and raised in Argentina, Juan (John) Hudson has extensive experience living and learning abroad. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Prior to joining IES Abroad, Juan held senior academic and managerial roles in the study abroad field in Latin America.Juan has also served as the Director for the Graduate Marketing Program at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, as well as Director of the MBA Program at the Universidad de Palermo's Graduate School of Business in Buenos Aires. In Argentina, he has held numerous teaching appointments in the fields of international business and marketing, and he has served as a Visiting International Scholar at Virginia Commonwealth University.

IES Abroad Staff

IES Abroad Staff

Agustín Eisele
Director of Academics

Florencia Magnasco
Student Affairs Manager

Ileana Ayos
Partner Programs Coordinator

Rosario Tobias
Administrative Manager and Intercultural Competence (ICC) Coordinator

Ana Príncipi
Spanish Coordinator

Tomás Fernández Abrevaya
Moodle and Administrative Assistant