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Language and Cultures in Buenos Aires- Argentina

  • Fall Semester: late August - early December
  • Spring Semester: mid-January - early May

Credits: 13-18, graded A-F, grades count in Carlson School GPA


The elegance of Europe and the spirit of South America live side by side in Buenos Aires. Founded by immigrants along the shores of the Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires built its identity on Spanish, Italian and French influences, which appear in the grand boulevards, expansive parks and magnificent architecture. While exploring the city's neighborhoods, visit the small colored houses of La Boca and experience the popular tango that lives in San Telmo streets. Nearly 40 percent of the Argentine population lives in the capital, making this "Paris of the Americas" a city of more than 13 million.


The program is offered jointly by the Fundación Jose Ortega-Marañón and the Learning Abroad Center. Located in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, the Fundación is located in one of Argentina's most elegant and prestigious buildings. You learn and experience the Spanish language as well as global and cultural issues. A diverse faculty brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom. Extracurricular activities—sampling food, reading literature and experiencing music and dance—increase your understanding of Argentine culture.


To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:

  • In good academic standing with a minimum of 2.5 GPA


This program is for you if you are interested in improving your Spanish or gaining a deeper understanding of Argentine and Latin American culture and need to fulfill liberal education requirements. If you need two years of language to get a BA, the Language and Culture in Buenos Aires is a great way to study beginning and intermediate Spanish.

In additon, the program offers two business courses:

  • International Marketing in Buenos Aires (Carlson Marketing elective)
  • Global Economy (equivalent to FINA 4621)

Course Load: 2 intensive Spanish courses and 2–3 courses taught in English for a total of 13–18 credits for fall or spring semester.

Information on academic year curriculum and more detailed semester academic information can be found on the Learning Abroad Center’s website



Courses are taught in English or Spanish. There is no langauge requirement for this program, except for upper division Spanish courses.



Students choose between an apartment or a homestay with an Argentine family.

Budget Estimate

The most up to date budget estimates can be found on the Learning Abroad Center website:


Financial Aid & Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to the cost of study abroad. In addition, all Carlson School students participating on Learning Abroad Center programs will be automatically reviewed for need-based scholarships.

Additional scholarships may be available through the Learning Abroad Center. You can learn more at:

Application & Admission

You will need to apply online through the Learning Abroad Center for this program. You can find application information and instructions on their website at:


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Phone: 612-625-9361
Fax: 612-624-8248

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