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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Budget Sheets: Current
  • This program is not currently accepting applications.Applications open on January 5th for Summer and Fall term programs, May 15th for Spring term programs, and November 1st for intersession, spring break and summer faculty-led programs.
Description:

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Buenos Aires is an active, modern city that has preserved its old traditions and unique personalities of its diverse neighborhoods. The people of Buenos Aires are warm and welcoming and are proud to showcase their culture to international visitors. The city alone has plenty of places to explore in a semester but the program will also incorporate a sample of what lies beyond the city limits. The explorers who plan weekend trips with friends can encounter sandy dunes along the Atlantic Ocean, quaint little towns, deserts, snow-covered volcanoes, the Iguazú Falls and the Tierra del Fuego. Argentina has endless opportunities!

The UBuenos Aires study abroad program gets it’s U component by offering students the opportunity to take part in a pre-term Spanish program, completing a Latin American Studies Minor, and acquire professional experience through an internship. The UBuenos Aires programs gives students the opportunity to earn UM credits while taking classes in English or Spanish with other American and international students. The fall and spring semester are different in their academic composition and students should review the brochures information carefully.

The pre-term Spanish program is ideal for students at the beginner or intermediate level, looking to improve their Spanish skills quickly. During this class, which takes place prior to the start of the regular semester, students will meet Monday through Friday for a total of 25 hours per week. Class times vary and the final course schedule will be determined onsite. Internship placements are with Argentine and international entities in Spanish and English speaking offices. This course will only appear on the UM transcript; the internship is not part of Universidad de Belgrano's nor the CEA Study Center offerings.

Fall Semester 

Academics

Coursework during the fall semester is completed at the University of Belgrano. The Universidad de Belgrano's urban campus is situated in the lovely residential neighborhood of Belgrano, surrounded by parks, homes, and embassy buildings and a quick subway or bus-ride away from downtown Buenos Aires. The campus boasts computer labs, a large library, sports facilities, a theater, a cafeteria, and a number of study spaces and areas for students to relax between classes.

The Universidad de Belgrano is among the highest quality universities in Argentina. It has a strong tradition of internationalization, and is among the most popular universities for U.S. study abroad students. The goals of Universidad de Belgrano are to provide high-quality education, to promote research in all disciplines, and to foster the social and cultural development of the community. Fall UBuenos Aires students are r
equired to take a minimum of 4 courses at Universidad de Belgrano for a minimum of 12 credits during the regular term, regardless of whether a student participates in the early start language program or the UBuenos Aires internship. All students must take a language course during the regular semester.

The following is a list of courses with pre-determined UM equivalencies. Students are welcome to seek equivalencies for other courses or from other departments.
Univ. Belgrano Course UM Equivalency
(PALAS 260) Tango Danza
(PALAS 310) Argentine Economy 
(PALAS 330) Social Economy in Latin America 
(PALAS 332) Economic Integration in LatAm (NEW)
(PALAS 333) International Business in the Southern Cone 
(PALAS 340) History of Latin America 
(PALAS 345) Argentine History and Litertaure (NEW)
(PALAS 360) Political and Social Change 
(PALAS 362) Latin American Cultures and Societies
(PALAS 366) U.S.–Latin America Relations 
(PALAS 372) Latin American Literature
(PALAS 380) Gender History in Latin America 
(PALAS 400) Latin America in Global Economy 
(PALAS 420) Jorge Luis Borges: Visions of Culture and Knowledge 
(PALAS 443) Tango: Gender, Nation & Identity (NEW)
(PEAL 262) Estudios culturales latinoamericanos
(PEAL 264) Cine latinoamericano 
(PEAL 302) Arte argentino contemporáneo
(PEAL 312) Historia latinoamericana siglo XX
(PEAL 321) Literatura latinoamericana.
(PEAL 322) Literatura argentina.
(PEAL 330) Estudios culturales argentinos
(PEAL 345) Argentina, sociedad abierta
(PEAL 346) Pensamiento político latinoamericano
(PEAL 369) Historia económica de Latinoamérica 
(PEAL 372) Política económica argentina
(PEAL 400) Latinoamérica y la economía global
(PEAL 420) Estudios de género en Latinoamérica
(PEAL 442) Narrativas de lo monstruoso en Latinoamérica
(PEAL 444) Ficiones urbanas: las ciudades latinoamericanas 
(PEAL 454) Sociedades latinoamericanas: los movimientos sociales
(PEAL 455) Sistemas políticos: los populismos latinoamericanos 
(PORT 120) Portugués Básico
(SPAN 120) Español Básico
(SPAN 150) Español Intermedio A
(SPAN 155) Español Intermedio B
(SPAN 156) Producción Oral Intermedia
(SPAN 200/300) Taller de escritura / Spanish Writing Workshop
(SPAN 220) Español Avanzado A
(SPAN 225) Español Avanzado B 
(SPAN 226) Producción Oral Avanzada 
This is a 2 credit elective course
ECO 498
MGT 498
ECO 498
MGT 498
HIS 294 or LAS101
ENG 395 (W) or HIS 392

APY 300 or GEG 222

LAS 301
WGS 320 or HIS 394

ENG 495 (W)
WGS 405
LAS 101
CMP 407 or SPA 325
ARH 280 or SPA 322
HIS 292 or SPA 322
SPA 355
SPA 321
LAS 301 or SPA 322
SPA 322
SPA 322
SPA 322
SPA 322
SPA 322
SPA 330
SPA 321
SPA 321
SPA 303
SPA 322
For a complete list of courses delivered in Spanish, click here.
For a complete list of courses delivered in English, click here.

Grading Scale

Universidad de Belgrano Grade UM Grade
9-10 Sobresaliente/Outstanding A
8      Distinguido/Distinguished A-
6-7  Bueno/Good B
4-5  Aprobado/Passed C
2-3  Insuficiente/Insufficient F
0-1  Reprobado/Failed F
Universidad de Belgrano courses that have 60 total hours of instruction are equivalent to 3 UM credits.

*Business and Economics majors need PRE-AUTHORIZATION of any courses they plan to count toward a business degree or economics major before they go abroad. Economics majors may only apply one of the Universidad de Belgrano courses towards the economics major although they may take the other courses as electives.

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The Universidad de Belgrano and a view from one of the classrooms.

Fieldtrips and Cultural ActivitiesIguazĂș Falls

Students are typically offered two or three excursions throughout the semester and they will receive a calendar of the trips during their onsite orientation. Past tours have included Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay), Iguazú Falls, and Tigre. Our partner institution can also pair you up with local cultural activities to match your interests, such as conversation exchange partners, conferences, Argentine culture and food night, tango lessons, and various performances.

Housing Options

UBuenos Aires students have two housing options available during their program. The majority of the housing options are located in the Retiro, Palermo, Recoleta and Belgrano neighborhoods. Students can expect to commute up to 20 to 40 minutes for any of the housing options. 

Apartments - Two to six international students share an apartment with 2 - 3 students per room. Students need to budget extra money for self-made meals or eating meals in restaurants. Towels, linens, and basic furnishings included in the apartment. WiFi and weekly cleaning services provided. 
Homestay -  Excellent option for students hoping to perfect their Spanish and immerse themselves in the local culture. Six breakfasts and five dinners provided per week. One to four students are placed per home with 1 - 2 students per room. Towels, linens, and basic furnishings included in the apartment. WiFi and weekly cleaning services provided. 

Housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed. Housing and roommate assignments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis and are based on availability. Housing preference forms are reviewed and assignments are made based on the order in which participants submit their Housing request. UM is not responsible for additional costs that may be incurred as a result of students not being placed in their preferred housing. 

Latin American Studies Minor

Students interested in completing an LAS minor during the UBuenos Aires program must include the following courses in their registration at Universidad de Belgrano:

  • History of Latin America (and obtain the UM equivalency LAS101) 
  • One Spanish language course 
  • Three additional 3 credit courses of their choice (and obtain LAS 300+ equivalencies) for a minimum total of 15 UM credits. Students may include LAS 505 (UBuenos Aires internship) as one of the remaining course requirements. 

Internship

  • Students can earn 3 credits for the internship by enrolling in LAS 505 (UBuenos Aires internship) and completing the following:
    • at least 120 hours of unpaid internship work
    • a monthly log signed by her or his supervisor to attest to this fact
    • complete accompanying course requirements including a final paper, reflection blog, and internship assessment 
  • Internship sites are in diverse fields, including:
    • Business consulting, entrepreneurship, finance and banking, marketing and advertising, recruitment and human resources
    • Communications and public relations, hospitality and tourism, media and publishing
    • Community development, education and teaching, environment and sustainability, human and civil rights, law, public policy
    • Engineering, technology and web development

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Costs

Students participating in this program will pay UM tuition, a program fee of $3,900 (on the regular term) or $4,500 (for the pre-term and regular term) for housing, and a $150 Study Abroad fee. A detailed budget sheet can be found at the top of this brochure page. Scholarships and financial aid will apply. Students should also budget for international airfare, personal expenses, meals, a passport, and visa fees.

Additional scholarships may be available. For example, students who are US citizens and who receive the Federal Pell Grant are highly encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship.

The program includes housing, airport pickup, assistance with course registration, excursions, and 24 hour on the ground support to program participants. 

 



Spring Semester 

Academics

Coursework during the spring semester is completed at the CEA Study Center. Course offerings at the CEA Study Center are accessible in the Excel Spreadsheet CEA Course List.xlsx. The course code listed does not necessarily correspond to a course code at UM, it is included for the purpose of registering for classes at the CEA Study Center. Students should have several backup options available in case the first choice courses are not available. 

The CEA Study Center requires students to take a minimum of 4 courses for a minimum of 12 credits during the regular term, regardless of whether a student participates in the early start language program or the internship. CEA Study Center courses are equivalent to 3 UM credits. 


The following is a list of courses with pre-determined UM equivalencies. Students are welcome to seek equivalencies for other courses or from other departments.
 
 CEA Course UM Equivalency
Comparative Healing Systems BUS/HSM 496
Global Environmental Health BUS/HSM 496
Business Ethics and Management in a Global Context BUS 496
Entrepreneurship: The Art of Creative Business  MGT 496
International Marketing  MKT 360
Students interested in applying these classes towards an LAS major should consult with Professor William Pestle w.pestle@miami.edu

Fieldtrips and Cultural Activities

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Students are typically offered two or three excursions throughout the semester and they will receive a calendar of the trips during their onsite orientation. Past tours have included Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay), Iguazú Falls, and Tigre. Our partner institution can also pair you up with local cultural activities to match your interests, such as conversation exchange partners, conferences, Argentine culture and food night, tango lessons, and various performances.

Housing Options

UBuenos Aires students have two housing options available during their program. The majority of the housing options are located in the Retiro, Palermo, Recoleta and Belgrano neighborhoods. ?Students can expect to commute up to 20 to 40 minutes for any of the housing options. 

Apartments - Two to six international students share an apartment with 2 - 3 students per room. Students need to budget extra money for self-made meals or eating meals in restaurants. Towels, linens, and basic furnishings included in the apartment. WiFi and weekly cleaning services provided. 
Homestay -  Excellent option for students hoping to perfect their Spanish and immerse themselves in the local culture. Six breakfasts and five dinners provided per week. One to four students are placed per home with 1 - 2 students per room. Towels, linens, and basic furnishings included in the apartment. WiFi and weekly cleaning services provided. 

Housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed. Housing and roommate assignments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis and are based on availability. Housing preference forms are reviewed and assignments are made based on the order in which participants submit their Housing request. UM is not responsible for additional costs that may be incurred as a result of students not being placed in their preferred housing. 

Latin American Studies
Students interested in completing an LAS minor during the UBuenos Aires program must include the following courses in their registration at the CEA Study Center:

  • A Political History of Latin America and/or An Economic History of Latin America (and obtain the UM equivalency LAS101) 
  • One Spanish language course
  • Three additional courses from the following list (and obtain LAS 300+ equivalencies) for a minimum total of 15 UM credits. 
    • LAS 505 (UM's internship course)
    • Contemporary History of Argentina (in English or Spanish)
    • Culture & Civilization of Argentina (in English or Spanish)
    • Dictatorship & Democracy in Latin American Politics (in English)
    • History of Argentine Tango: Myth, Tradition & Identity (in English)
    • International Journalism: Reporting Latin America (in English)
    • International Relations of Argentina & Southern Cone (in English)
    • Latin American Business Environments: The Case of Argentina (in English)
    • Sex and the City: Gender & Body Politics in Buenos Aires (in English)
    • Special Topics: Comparative Healing Systems (in English)
    • Sport & Cultural in Contemporary Argentina (in English)
    • The Dirty War in Argentina: State Violence, Cultural Resistance & Collective Memory (in English)

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Internship

  • Students can earn 3 credits for the internship by enrolling in LAS 505 (UBuenos Aires internship) and completing the following:
    • at least 120 hours of unpaid internship work
    • a monthly log signed by her or his supervisor to attest to this fact
    • complete accompanying course requirements including a final paper, reflection blog, and internship assessment 
  • Internship sites are in diverse fields including: 
    • Business consulting, entrepreneurship, finance and banking, marketing and advertising, recruitment and human resources
    • Communications and public relations, hospitality and tourism, media and publishing
    • Community development, education and teaching, environment and sustainability, human and civil rights, law, public policy
    • Engineering, technology and web development

Costs

Students participating in this program will pay UM tuition, a program fee of $3,900 (on the regular term) or $4,500 (for the pre-term and regular term) for housing, and a $150 Study Abroad fee. A detailed budget sheet can be found at the top of this brochure page. Scholarships and financial aid will apply. Students should also budget for international airfare, personal expenses, meals, a passport, and visa fees.

Additional scholarships may be available. For example, students who are US citizens and who receive the Federal Pell Grant are highly encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship.

The program includes housing, airport pickup, assistance with course registration, excursions, and 24 hour on the ground support to program participants. 

Dates

The fall term program begins in mid-July and ends in the second week of November. 
The spring program begins in late January and ends in mid-May. 

More Information

Contact Associate Director of Study Abroad, Nina Castro at n.castro1@miami.edu or 305-284-6471 for more details.
For information on obtaining a Latin American Studies major or minor, contact Professor William Pestle at w.pestle@miami.edu or 305-284-3761.

Learn More!

Contact a former participant who will gladly answer your questions.
Name Email Semester Abroad
Elise Farnum e.farnum@miami.edu Fall 2017
Sarah Schoening sxs814@miami.edu Fall 2017
Peyton Pullen pepullen@miami.edu Fall 2015
Adrianna Urquieta Aurquieta95@gmail.com Fall 2015
Natalie Szmyd n.szmyd@umiami.edu Fall 2014
Mallory Lyles m.lyles@umiami.edu Fall 2014
Melissa Haun m.haun@umiami.edu Fall 2014
Melissa Hurtado m.hurtadonuez@umiami.edu Fall 2014
Amanda Baughan a.baughan@umiami.edu Fall 2014
 updated 6/7/2018 


This program is not currently accepting applications.Applications open on January 5th for Summer and Fall term programs, May 15th for Spring term programs, and November 1st for intersession, spring break and summer faculty-led programs.