Buenos Aires, Argentina | Santiago, Chile

Emerging Economies: Buenos Aires & Santiago

Study Abroad

At a Glance




16 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English, Spanish

Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Program

Program Suspended for Fall 2024

The program begins with orientation in Buenos Aires, where the first half of the program is held, followed by a week-long, program-related trip to Peru, and the second half of the program in Santiago. 

Learn about the accelerated pace of globalization and economic growth in these markets while experiencing two very different cultures, complete with their own distinct institutions, laws, and business practices and cultures. Both cities serve as models for the pitfalls and opportunities surrounding economies in transition within the global marketplace. 

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Buenos Aires and Santiago Will Be Your Classrooms

Meet business professionals in Buenos Aires and Chile.

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Improve Your Spanish Language Skills

Take an optional semester-long, 3-credit Spanish course.

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Live in Homestays

Live in a furnished room in the home of a señora or family.

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Travel Throughout South America

Travel to Peru, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, and Uruguay.

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

Mid February - Early June

Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

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Lindsay Smith

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️ study@IESabroad.org

About the Destination

a view of Buenos Aires from a rooftop

Why Emerging Economies?

Designed for students interested in Business, Economics, Sociology, and Political Science, this multi-location interdisciplinary program offers a unique comparative perspective of two of the most notable emerging economies in South America: Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile.

Get to Know Your Host Cities

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Climb Cerro Santa Lucia

Take in Santiago at this hill located in the heart of the city.

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See the Street Art

Check out street art as you stroll through the barrio of Bellavista.

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Feast at a Traditional Argentine Asado

Try steak with chimichurri sauce, empanadas, and more.

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Get Your Tango On

Attend a tango show at one of Buenos Aires’ many venues.

The Student Experience

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Students sit around a patio table with their host family at a Santiago homestay.
  • Homestay


You have a furnished room in the home of a señora or family during your time in Buenos Aires and in Santiago. In Buenos Aires, your homestay provides breakfast and dinner during the week, and breakfast on the weekend. In Santiago, your homestay provides two meals per day each day of the week, including weekends. You will be provided all of your bed linens and towels in both cities. English-speaking hosts are available on a limited basis.