The summer Argentina Cultural Studies Program immerses both undergraduates and graduate students in Latin American studies, with courses focusing on Argentine culture, journalism, politics, literature, and recent literary and intellectual developments. Classes take place at the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s intellectual and cultural capital. Students also have the option to do an internship in a cultural organization, an NGO, or in the areas of journalism and communications. Students are placed with host families throughout Buenos Aires, and course-related excursions provide students with an opportunity to explore the city’s vibrant cultural scene.

  • Completion of four semesters of college-level Spanish language or the equivalent; or with permission of the program director
  • The graduate program is only open to students currently enrolled as graduate students.
  • Admissions requirements for all programs

Students enroll in two of the following courses. All courses are taught in Spanish.

  • CAS LS 452 Topics in Latin American Culture: Journalism, Politics, and Language (4 credits)
    • Film, theatre, literature, architecture, the criss-crossing of journalism and fiction will be considered in this course, with visits to sites, conversations with practitioners, and frequent opportunities to consider how every cultural product becomes inflected by interdisciplinarity.
    • Syllabus
  • CAS LS 576 Topics in Spanish American Literature: Buenos Aires Through its Tales (4)
    • How do the arts and literature configure our sense of a city? Who are the ones telling us how to interpret what we see in our daily life? Such are some of the questions we shall attempt to answer through an examination of tango as well as the writings of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar. Coursework will be complemented by visits to sites, and guest appearances by writers and musicians.
  • CAS IP 406 Internship in Buenos Aires (4)

Graduate students can take either the following four-credit course or take it in combination with the two-credit directed study for a total of six credits. All courses are taught in Spanish.

  • CAS LS 576 Topics in Spanish American Literature: Buenos Aires Through its Tales (4)
    • How do the arts and literature configure our sense of a city? Who are the ones telling us how to interpret what we see in our daily life? Such are some of the questions we shall attempt to answer through an examination of tango as well as the writings of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar. Coursework will be complemented by visits to sites, and guest appearances by writers and musicians.
  • GRS LS 952 Directed Study (Optional) (2)
Local Homestay

  • Breakfast and dinner are provided.
  • Students have access to the UP gym and UP sports without charge, but need a certificate of physical fitness from an Argentinean doctor.
  • Summer Term: Late June to early August
  • Summer Term: March 1

  • Summer 2017 Tuition and Fees (undergraduate): $9,175
  • Summer 2017 Tuition and Fees (graduate): $6,975
    Cost includes tuition, housing, partial board, field trips, overseas medical insurance, and emergency travel assistance coverage.
  • Estimated program budgets including cost of living expenses for undergraduate students and graduate students for summer 2017
  • Financial aid available
  • BU Study Abroad arranged trans-Atlantic group flight not included in the program fee

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