12 credits. 12 weeks. $12,000.
Because Buenos Aires is in such a great time of transition, now is the time to study abroad here and witness this change first-hand. Buenos Aires isn’t just the capital city of Argentina, it’s also the financial, industrial, and commercial hub of the country. As a growing global city, Buenos Aires also has one of the continent’s busiest ports in South America, is an UNESCO City of Design because of its fashion influence, and is a major tourist destination in Latin America.
Designed for Business and International Relations students, this program allows you to learn about the contemporary politics and business in Latin America, as well as Argentina’s relationships with other Latin American countries and the world. You’ll also gain the tools you need to become a global leader, with courses like Leading Across Cultures and Managing Behavior in Organizations. All courses are taught in English.
Buenos Aires will also be your classroom while witnessing the city’s rich European influences. Explore El Centro, the city center, which is home to several of the most important sights in Buenos Aires, including the gorgeous Teatro Colon (one of the best opera houses in the world), as well as the beautiful Plaza de Mayo. The Plaza de Mayo is surrounded by the Casa Rosada (the presidential home), the Cabildo (the old town hall), the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Congress Building, and much more. Wander around Buenos Aires’ many eclectic neighborhoods, like La Boca, San Telmo, and Recoleta, to see how the Argentineans live. And enjoy our many free events in and around the city to learn about the city’s great people and their culture.
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.
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.
We offer unique courses that explore Argentine Language, History, and Culture, as well as other topics, through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world-class professors and course options at prestigious local universities enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class.
While in Buenos Aires, you must take 12 credit hours per semester.
Course-related excursions 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 excursions include:
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.
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. That is just one of the things we’re known for.
The program begins with an orientation that introduces you to our Buenos Aires staff, your fellow students, and the city of Buenos Aires. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety are covered.
Language instruction and an introduction to colloquial Spanish in Argentina are additional components of the orientation. You will also receive academic advising and will register for IES Abroad and partner university courses.
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.
Redefine the way you live and learn in Buenos Aires through our cultural events and activities, such as:
Although your adventure begins in Buenos Aires, our field trips take you to other great destinations in Argentina and provide contrast and context for what you are learning in Buenos Aires. Most trips are covered by IES Abroad; you share a portion of the cost with IES Abroad for some trips.
Possible destinations may include:
San Antonio De Areco- Estancia La Porteña
1 Day | Fall & SpringSpend the day immersed in folklore and tradition as you visit this beuatiful estancia in the country. The Estancia is famous for one of the most well-known Argentine writers, Ricardo Güiraldes, and his internationally-acclaimed novel “Don Segundo Sombra”. The Estancia is the place where he found the inspiration to write about the “gauchos” to whom he rendered tribute by making them popular.
Luján and Rodizio Modern Estancia
1 Day | Fall & Spring
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 | Fall & Spring
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.
About the Center
The IES Abroad Buenos Aires Center is located in downtown Buenos Aires within walking distance of Plaza San Martin and Recoleta Cemetery.
Born and raised in Argentina, Juan 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, Graduate School of Business in Buenos Aires. In Argentina, he has held numerous teaching appointments in the fields of international business and marketing, and Juan has served as a Visiting International Scholar at Virginia Commonwealth University.
IES Abroad Staff
Agustín EiseleDirector of Academics
Florencia MagnascoStudent Affairs Manager
Partner Programs Coordinator
Rosario TobiasAdministrative Manager and Intercultural Competence (ICC) Coordinator
Ana PríncipiSpanish Coordinator
Tomás Fernández AbrevayaMoodle and Administrative Assistant
The $12,000 program fee includes base tuition, housing, health insurance and at least one overnight field trip. A complete breakdown of this fee will be available in February 2016.
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