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This program offers high intermediate and advanced Spanish speakers the opportunity to study abroad in Buenos Aires. Students complete two cultural electives related to art, literature, and culture in Argentina and Latin America.

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking


On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation



Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities


Housing (including meals with host families)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to high-intermediate and advanced-level Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 2 Jun 18, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021 $5,800 Mar 15, 2021 Apr 1, 2021
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API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Buenos Aires programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

*Combined session summer students (e.g. Summer 1& 2, or Summer 1, 2, &3) will not repeat excursions.

  • Colonia

    A brief trip from Buenos Aires by ferry, Colonia has a unique history as the only Portuguese settlement along the Río de la Plata. Founded in 1680, it was originally seen as a threat to the Spanish settlers and the port had to operate in secret violation of Spanish laws. Today, the city is still a functioning port for a prosperous agricultural region of Uruguay. The city has a historic center with cobblestone streets and picturesque architecture. Its Barrio Historico was recognized by UNESCO and named as a heritage site in the mid-1990s.

  • Estancia

    A trip to Argentina would not be complete with only a visit to its capital city of Buenos Aires. Aside from the attractions of Buenos Aires, Argentina is known for its cattle, its wines, and its grains. Argentine legends and mythology often refer to the mysterious life of the Argentine cowboy, known as the gaucho. Located a few hours from the city, local estancias, or ranches, are a wonderful introduction to the Argentine countryside; their tranquility and open spaces contrast with the bustle of Buenos Aires and will give students a completely different vision of life in Argentina.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 semester credits

This program offers high intermediate and advanced Spanish speakers the opportunity study abroad in Buenos Aires. Students complete two cultural electives related to art, literature, and culture in Argentina and Latin America.

All students will complete an online written placement test prior to departure. Students who do not demonstrate a high level of Spanish will be asked to consider the Intensive Language program at the Universidad de Belgrano.

NOTE: This session is referred to as ‘Summer 2’ due to the overlap with the Summer 2 Intensive Language Program at the Universidad de Belgrano.


API students receive a transcript from the Universidad de Belgrano upon completion of their program.

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    Carmen Alvarez de Toledo

    Carmen Alvarez de Toledo will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Jimena Alvarez de Toledo

    Jimena will be one of your Resident Directors in Buenos Aires and will be a resource for you on-site.

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    Laura Bahamonde

    Laura will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!


Students complete the following courses at the Universidad de Belgrano.


At the Universidad de Belgrano, each contact hour is equivalent to 45 minutes, rather than the standard 50 minutes in the United States. API recommends the number of credit hours to be awarded per course by translating the total number of Argentine contact hours into U.S. contact hours.

Latin American Art

This course examines Argentine art from the 19th and 20th centuries, evaluating the influence of European centers and different movements. Examining works with a socio-historical perspective, the class will both discuss texts selected and have an opportunity to see the works discussed during organized visits to different museums around Buenos Aires.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Culture and Civilization in Latin America

This course explores distinctive cultural aspects of Latin America by looking at the ways it has been represented in readings spanning from the diaries written by Christopher Columbus to the texts of the Cuban Revolution, the iconography of Peronism, or the recent debates on neoliberalism, globalization, and populism. The course addresses a set of questions that lie at the heart of how we think about Latin America.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

  • Classes taught in Spanish
    • Designed for Spanish majors and minors
      • International excursion

    In Buenos Aires, students live with local host families. Host families serve as a unique introduction into the Argentine culture and may be made up of a retirement-age couple, a single woman with or without children, or a traditional two-parent household. Students are provided with two meals per day (except on weekends), as well as laundry service once per week. Students live in the Palermo, Recoleta, and Belgrano neighborhoods, which are generally 15-45 minutes from their host university.

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