Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, a bustling Latin American metropolis with a distinctive European tradition, is a stimulating location to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking environment. The program offers weekly activities and excursions designed to give intermediate-level Spanish speakers more structured exposure to Argentine culture.

Early admission deadline:Monday, January 15, 2018
Rolling admissions continue until the program reaches capacity
Final application deadline:Friday, March 16, 2018

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While studying, you spend the majority of your time in the capital city where there are countless theaters, museums, markets, bookstores and cafes where you live the Argentine urban experience. Our host university, Torcuato di Tella, organizes extracurricular opportunities in conjunction with the program director to enrich your experience abroad. There is a mix of mandatory and optional activities, which may include:

  • Half-day city tour
  • Full-day excursion to a ranch outside of the city
  • Professional tango performance
  • Beginner tango lessons
  • Walking tour of murals
  • Visit to the Parque de la Memoria
  • Full-day excursion to the city of Tigre
  • Visit to the Museo de Bellas Artes
  • Chats with conversation partners
  • Academic talks on Argentine history and film with local professors

Join us for an information session to learn more about the program:

  • Friday, November 17 at 4 p.m. at Williams Hall, Room 306
  • Thursday, November 30 at 4 p.m. at Williams Hall, Room 306
  • Friday, January 19 at 4 p.m., Location TBD
Friday, May 18, 2018
Morning arrival
Recommended arrival in Buenos Aires
Friday, May 18, 2018 Program housing first available
Friday, May 18, 2018
Afternoon

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Morning
On-site orientation
Monday, May 21, 2018 Classes start
Friday, June 15, 2018 Classes end
Saturday, June 16, 2018 Program housing last checkout date

All students register for a total of one course unit (c.u.)*. Course offerings are subject to change. Course registration is completed by the Penn Summer Abroad office for students who confirm their intent to enroll and submit the required pre-departure documents.

Note for students from other academic institutions: One Penn c.u. is generally considered to be equivalent to three semester hours when transferred to another institution.

Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 130 (1 c.u.)

  • Taught by Penn staff
  • Prerequisite: SPAN 120, 121, or 125

Spanish 130, a first semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students’ acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students take part in a wide range of activities including role-plays, video viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics.

Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 140 (1 c.u.)

  • Taught by Jean Knight, PhD
  • Fulfills the language requirement in Spanish
  • Prerequisite: SPAN 130 or 135

Spanish 140, a second semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students’ acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to using subordinate clauses. As in other Spanish courses, students take part in a wide range of activities including role-plays, video viewings, listening to music and class discussions of current social and cultural topics.

Students live with Argentine families in order to experience full linguistic and cultural immersion. Housing is prearranged through a local coordinator and all students will be asked to complete a host family accommodation form to list any special dietary needs or allergies. Breakfast and dinner are provided daily by the host. Students are responsible for their own lunch and any additional snacks.

Tuition and fees are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

Tuition and fees for 2018 will be posted in February 2018. 

  • Tuition for summer 2017: $4,072
  • Program fee for summer 2017: $2,000
    Includes airport pickup (arrival only), homestay with breakfasts and dinners, cultural activities organized by the program, and administrative costs.
  • 2017 Estimated Cost Sheet (PDF)

Contact Information

For details about the program, courses, or location including academic advising, travel dates, housing and orientation:

Jean Knight

Program Director
Jean Knight

Romance Languages
University of Pennsylvania
Tel: (215) 898-8134
jknight@sas.upenn.edu

For assistance with the application, financial questions, pre-departure or other general information:

Nicola M. Gentili

Penn Summer Abroad Office
College of Liberal & Professional Studies
University of Pennsylvania
3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA, 19104-3335
Tel: (215) 898-7326
summerabroad@sas.upenn.edu

*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.

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