College of Charleston in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Applicants will log into the application portal, Via TRM, using their CofC email and MyPortal password.  

Program Overview 

This CofC program is designed for students majoring or minoring in Spanish or for those who are interested in developing their language skills at the advanced level of Spanish. Students will take classes at the prestigious Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT) located in the Belgrano neighborhood. One of the program highlights is students will live with local Argentine families providing a great opportunity for cultural engagement while practicing Spanish. 

 

This program is jointly administered by API, a study abroad organization, that will provide onsite logistical support along with cultural activities and events. 

 

The Provider requires all participants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore students who wish to participate in CofC's Spring 2023 semester program in Argentina must be fully vaccinated before departure. Contact CIE at studyabroad@cofc.edu if you have questions about this requirement.

If you have any questions about this faculty-led program, please contact Dr. David Dulceany at dulceanyrd@cofc.edu.

Program Dates

February 1 - April 30, 2023 (subject to change)

Program Requirements

Interested students must also have completed or be currently registered in Spanish 202 prior to participating in the program.

Students must have at least a 2.5 overall GPA.

Students must either already possess a valid passport or be able to obtain a valid passport.

Program Highlights

In addition to living with a host family which provides a great opportunity to learn about Argentina daily life and culture, students will participate in activities and excursions that provide a rich cultural experience. Examples include a day trip to Tigre Delta and an estancia, cooking class, walking tours of unique neighborhoods such as La Boca and El Caminito.

Courses offered

Students must enroll in at least 12 hours to maintain their full-time student status at the College of Charleston. The courses offered are College of Charleston classes; therefore students will earn grades just as they would if studying on campus. Grades earned will factor into the student’s GPA at the College. Classes are held at UTDT and taught exclusively by faculty who are approved by the College of Charleston. Classes are normally held Monday through Friday each week, providing students weekends to explore Buenos Aires and throughout Argentina.

(Courses subject to change)

[Taught in Spanish]

  • SPAN 320: Introduction to Textual Analysis
  • SPAN 333: Topics in Hispanic Cultures
  • SPAN 328: Spanish Language Study Abroad
  • SPAN 344: Advanced Grammar and Lexicon 
  • SPAN 400: Service Learning (an additional $1000 fee)
  • SPAN 300 Level (online)*
  • SPAN 400 Level (online)*

*exact course TBD

[Taught in English]

  • LACS 106: Introduction to Contemporary Argentina

Note: Students should meet with their academic advisors to verify which courses meet the requirements for their major or minor.


Program Costs

Students will pay their normal College of Charleston semester tuition and a program fee. The program fee of $5,800 (estimated, subject to change) includes housing with Argentine families, 2 meals a day (Sunday through Friday) provided by the families and comprehensive medical insurance. Also included in the program fee is the costs for cultural activities and local excursions. Students who take SPAN 400: Service Learning will be charged an additional $1000 fee.  


Additional costs beyond the tuition and program fee are: passport fees, weekend meals, and one meal per day Sunday through Friday not covered by the family or on the excursion, and any personal travel and other personal expenses/spending money during the semester.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid that students currently receive at the College of Charleston will apply toward their semester in Buenos Aires (i.e., Life Scholarship, Merit Scholarships, Academic Scholarships, Federal Student Loans and Grants, etc.).  Students should meet with an advisor in the Office of Financial Assistance if they have further questions about their financial aid. 

Additionally, the Center for International Education awards scholarships for the semester that range between $500 and $2500. Visit the following link to learn more about CIE scholarships.

Application process

Applications are due OCTOBER 1. 

To apply, please visit the program application page, on ViaTRM


Please note that a non-refundable $150 application fee is included in the program fee and will be only reflected in your eBill IF you withdraw from the program after submitting your application.