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SUMMER TERM IN BUENOS AIRES

Go Beyond in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is a colorful and electrifying Global City. It is also a diverse city with an immigrant population largely made up of Europeans and other Latin Americans. You can taste the local foods like a succulent churrasco (grilled steak), or enjoy a cultural event such as watching a lively polo match.

This six-week summer program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Buenos Aires has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization. Earn 6-9 credits.

Arrival: May 13, 2021
Departure: June 26, 2021
Program Fee: $6,345
Application Deadline February 17, 2021
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The Buenos Aires Experience 

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Experience

Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires with our My Global City events: learn to tango, take a boat ride in Tigre Delta or visit Teatro Colón.
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live

Live like a Porteño and stay in a homestay, where breakfast and dinner are provided daily. Homestays are located within commuting distance of the CAPA Center. Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.
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learn

Enroll in 2-3 courses for a total of 6-9 credits. The summer program is designed specifically for CAPA students.
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intern

During your internship, you'll acquire useful professional skills for your future career, enhance your classroom experience, connect with locals, and improve your resume.

CAPA Buenos Aires Program Inclusions

 

CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more.

Courses & Credit

Earn 6-9 credits per term (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3 credits). Credits are issued by State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego.

Housing

You will live in a homestay in a residential area within commuting distance to the CAPA center, where you will have your own room and two meals each day

Local Transit Pass

A local transit pass is included for the length of the program.

Excursions & Activities

Enjoy a full day excursion to an estancia, an Argentine cattle ranch, where you will learn about the ranching traditions of gauchos, watch a showcase of traditional music and dancing, and enjoy an asado, a classic Argentine barbecue. Social events include an arrival reception, mid-term dinner, and a farewell ceremony. 

Intern & Volunteer

Earn 3 or 6 credits with an optional part-time internship placement. You can choose to complete an internship placement in English or Spanish. You must have completed at least four semesters of Spanish to participate in a Spanish-language placement.

My Global City

CAPA-led activities each term include a tour of Buenos Aires’ famous street murals and a visit to the Immigration Museum, housed in the building where countless people stayed after leaving their homelands and loved ones in search of a better life. Mate on Tuesday is a weekly informal gathering where students can enjoy a favorite local beverage. Other activities vary by term and reflect what is on at the time.

Comprehensive, 24/7 Support

CAPA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in Buenos Aires. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations. Students will also have access to the Guardian study abroad safety app which includes emergency assistance and other support resources.

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Insurance

As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Safety, Health & Wellness 

CAPA is committed to the health and wellness of our students while they are studying abroad in Buenos Aires. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure a safe and productive learning experience, and provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources.

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Summer Courses

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Buenos Aires  

This course will introduce the impact of globalization on Buenos Aires. Students will explore the establishment of Buenos Aires as Argentina’s gateway to the world, the impact of rapid population growth, and the influx of transnational organizations into the city; investigate major urban challenges facing the city today as a result; contextualize and develop informed interpretations of their personal experiences in Buenos Aires; and enhance their understanding of local history, politics, and society.

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BSAS URBS 3345

Global Internship Course (3 credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills; contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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BSAS INTP 3347

Global Internship Course (6 credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills; contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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BSAS INTP 3348

International Economics  

This course will investigate key economic issues in the global business environment. Students will analyze current real world evidence as well as recent academic and empirical findings in order to acquire an understanding of the impact that developments in economics, politics, and finance have on global businesses; and explore such topics as globalization, country differences, cross-border trade and investment, the global monetary system, and competing in a global marketplace.

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BSAS BUSN 3374

Literature of the Americas (Spanish)  

This course, taught in Spanish, will explore certain literary forms that writers invented to suit modern life in the Americas. Students will read the works of three poets (Whitman, Stein, Césaire) and three fiction writers (McKay, Borges, Lispector), all of whom conceived new styles and rhythms they believed emerged from and responded to a unique set of American conditions including democracy, liberty, rights, slavery, colonialism, and racism. Students will investigate how writers respond to urgent political and social questions that life in the Americas raises.

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BSAS SPAN 3312

Spanish Refresh  

This course, taught in Spanish, is designed for students at a higher-intermediate level. Students will gain conversational skills through discussion of contemporary topics from various sources. A complete syllabus will be available soon.

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BSAS SPAN 3327

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