Waterfalls are one of many sights to see in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The capital city of Buenos Aires is home to nearly 40 percent of the Argentine population making the "Paris of the Americas" a city of more than 13 million. Buenos Aires built its identity on Spanish, Italian, and French influences, which appear in the grand boulevards and magnificent architecture. Students can trek to the Andes mountains in the west, explore the beaches to the east, the famous Iguazu Falls in the north and the mythical Patagonia in the south. Students can fulfill six-nine credits of Spanish language classes, the foreign language general education requirement, and take Latin American culture classes taught in English. 

There is a mandatory set of pre-departure orientations at LVC for all students planning to participate in the program. Students also attend an on-site orientation at the Fundación Jose Ortega y Gasset. 

 

 

Program Details

Housing and Meals

Students live in a home-stay arrangement. Breakfast and dinner are provided by the home stay family. Students are responsible for lunch. 

Academics

Students attend the Fundación Jose Ortega y Gasset where Spanish language courses are offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students can enroll in six to nine credits of Spanish language course and two to three course taught in English for a maximum of 17 credits. 

Cost

  • LVC tuition and fees 
  • LVC room and partial board charges 

Travel, food, and personal expenses are NOT included in these fees. Fees subject to change.

Financial Aid Policy

Most LVC students will receive his/her financial aid in full for all semester-long study abroad and study away programs. Exceptions: Allwein scholars will receive 50% of their full tuition scholarship for semester-long study abroad and study away programs. The $2,500/year stipend may be used to supplement the reduction in scholarship. Tuition Exchange and Tuition Remission recipients will receive the value of the Mary A. Weiss Scholarship for semester-long study abroad programs. The value will be equivalent to the value awarded to the same year’s incoming class. For example, if the student will be studying abroad in spring 2018, the Mary A. Weiss Scholarship will be the same value that was awarded to the incoming class for 2017-2018 academic year.

Dates

Spring Semester Only 

  • Applications should be received by October 15. 
  • $25 program deposit is due with application. * 
  • Accepted students will owe $475 program deposit by the application deadline * 
  • Packet of forms is due by November 15. 
  • Length of stay: Mid-January to early May
  • Approximately 15 credits

* The $500 program deposit will be credited to the student's account in the Business Office for the start of the off-campus semester. The $500 deposit will be forfeited on student withdrawal from the program. 

Language of Instruction

English and Spanish 

Eligibility Requirements

Students from any major who are in good academic (2.5 GPA) and social standing may apply. 

Group Excursions

Several planned tours and day trips are included in your tuition. Destinations include San Isidro, Tigre, San Antonio de Areco, Luján, and Colonia, Uruguay. Students also attend cultural fairs in Buenos Aires.