Study Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Argentina, a country whose agricultural production plays a major role in its social and economic prosperity.
Open to students of all majors, this summer program is particularly interesting to students with academic backgrounds in Agricultural, Natural, and Environmental Sciences.
With a beef industry second to none, wine known as some of the best in the world, and a large production of soybeans, maize, sugar cane, wheat, dairy, and more, Argentina has proven itself as a major global contributor to the world’s food basket. Where better to study agricultural industries and their impact on the environment?
When you study abroad in Argentina, you 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. Courses are taught by top faculty in topics such as Biotechnology and the Environment, Dairy Production, Agribusiness, and more. Through lab work, you will apply what you are learning in the classroom with hands-on projects relevant to the agricultural markets of Argentina. That's not all, these courses utilize the local environment by incorporate extensive course-related excursions, giving 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 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
Universidad de Buenos Aires Courses (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.
2017 UBA Agronomía Course Offerings
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 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 50-60 minutes. IES Abroad will subsidize student costs for public transportation to and from UBA.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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