Intensive Spanish Language Available Sessions
$1,000 Flight Voucher when you apply with code by October 29, 2020
About the Program
There’s no better way to improve your language skills than by immersing into another culture… and that’s just what you’ll do in this program. From lessons in grammar and listening comprehension to oral expression, you’ll acquire—or hone—your Spanish language skills. Interactions with locals and other students at the University of Belgrano will further enhance your immersion experience. Whether you’re a beginning Spanish speaker or speak at an advanced level, this engaging program will improve your Spanish language proficiency.
Courses at the University of Belgrano (UB) will be offered exclusively online for the first month of the semester (including early start). At this time, it is not confirmed whether classes will then resume in person on UB’s campus or continue online for the rest of the semester. We will update the information once we learn about UB’s decision.
- Buenos Aires
- 2/1/21 - 5/1/21
- Apply by:
- Withdraw by:
- Application Requirements
- Transcript - Unofficial
- $95 Online Application Fee
- Complete Application
Fall semester students enroll in two 7-week courses, for a total of up to 12 credits (240 contact hours) over the semester. Spring semester students enroll in a 4-week course that meets for 120 contact hours/6 credits, then in an 7-week course that meets for 120 contact hours/6 credits. You may earn up to 12 credits (up to 240 contact hours) over the semester.
Fall semester courses meet 3 hours per day, Monday-Friday. Spring semester courses meet 5 hours per day, Monday-Friday for the first 4-week course, then meet 3 hours per day, Monday-Friday, for the second 7-week course. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays.
You’ll take a language placement test prior to your departure to Buenos Aires and will have an opportunity to re-test upon arrival. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability and the results of your language placement test. If you enroll in consecutive sessions during the summer, you’ll have the opportunity to re-test your language level at the end of each session, and may move into a higher level. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for Argentina. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.
*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.
Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
A World Heritage Site, Colonia was founded by the Portuguese in 1680. The historic quarter still captures the look and feel of the colonial era in Latin America. You’ll travel by ferry across the River Plate from Buenos Aires to explore this charming town’s cobbled streets leading to old lighthouses, inns, restaurants, and its original bullfighting ring. You’ll also enjoy a traditional lunch during your time in Uruguay.
Iguazú Falls (optional)
Spanning three countries, Iguazu Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a popular destination. Thousands travel to Iguazu Falls every year to marvel at the Garganta del Diablo, a U-shaped cascade that is 269 feet tall and almost 2,300 feet long. You'll enjoy a full-day excursion to Iguazu National Park.
This excursion is optional, for an additional fee. Students need to sign up for this excursion through their myCEA Account by the withdrawal date for their program.
Attend a polo match and learn about one of Argentina’s most popular sports. You’ll have the opportunity to sit in the stadium and join fans as they cheer (elegantly) for their favorite team. Availability of this excursion depends on polo matches schedule and location.
One of the world’s largest deltas, this popular riverside retreat just north of Buenos Aires is a wonderful place to get away from the bustling city. Indulge in a traditional lunch, relax on a ferry tour, and browse local artisans’ handmade crafts at the Puerto de Frutos open air market.
This budget contains costs that you can take to your financial aid office. Please note that amounts may fluctuate; we’ve included a range of costs.
Federal law allows the use of financial aid to cover “reasonable” costs of study abroad including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for the program, living costs, passport and visa fees, health insurance, and more.
Please note that all costs and charges listed below are subject to change without notice. With the exception of Program Price, all costs are estimates and may vary.
Below is a tentative itinerary for your program. Please note, dates and events below may change without prior notification. Contact CEA before purchasing airline tickets.
You will receive a finalized itinerary once you arrive onsite.
Note: Additional cultural activities/excursions or required course-related activities may be incorporated into your final itinerary. You are advised not to make personal travel arrangements until you have the final dates.