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.
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 excursions to round out your academic experience and bring your studies to life.
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 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:
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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.
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. 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.
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
What is it really like to live in Buenos Aires? Check out our virtual tour of all the places you’ll come to know and love when you study abroad there—GO!