With its influential history, beautiful European-style architecture, and rich cultural life, Buenos Aires offers you a welcoming atmosphere for living and learning abroad. Rich in culture—think theater, tango dancing, museums, sports…and the food!—Buenos Aires will be a feast for your senses and an unforgettable educational adventure.
What You'll Study
Accommodating to students of all Spanish skill levels, this program gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Argentine culture by taking a Spanish language course as well as a course in a variety of current topics. You’ll also enjoy cultural events and course-related trips to round out your academic experience and bring your studies to 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.
$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 course at the IES Abroad Center and one 3-credit, English-taught course at the IES Abroad Center. Courses are available in the following areas:
IES ABROAD CENTER
Latin American 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.
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 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
Theaters in Buenos Aires
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.
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.
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.
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.