|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||F&M applicants only|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Spanish||Minimum GPA:||2.75|
|Housing Options:||Homestay, Residence Halls||Term:||Academic Year, Fall, Spring|
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|IES||Program Advisor:||Dean Ali Janicek|
|Program Type:||Direct Enrollment at Local University, Internship Opportunities, Study Center|
If you're ready for an urban adventure, Buenos Aires is your city. With endless city districts and neighborhoods to explore, you will get lost in the sights and sounds of Buenos Aires. Tango the night away as you learn the country's popular dance, attend one of the many soccer games, and browse the local art scene--all this and more awaits you as a study abroad student in Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires will also be your classroom. Learn about visual arts in the city and then meet with local graffiti artists before seeing their work. Study the impact of globalization in Latin America and then get an internship with one of the country's top businesses. Welcome to study abroad!
Open to students of all language levels, the Latin American Societies & Cultures Program allows you to improve your Spanish language skills while taking courses in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, all of which feature an academic emphasis on Latin America.
What you'll Study
Open to students of all language levels, the Latin American Societies & Cultures Program allows you to improve your Spanish language skills while taking courses in Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences, all of which feature an academic emphasis on Latin America.
While in Buenos Aires, you enroll in an English-taught course Argentina Today at the prestigious Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA). If you have advanced-level Spanish language skills, you’ll choose from a wide variety of Spanish-taught courses at our local university partners and at the IES Abroad Center.
If you have beginning- or intermediate-level Spanish language skills, you’ll enroll in English-taught IES Abroad courses in areas like Literature, History, Anthropology, International Business, and Political Science. All students enroll in a Spanish language IES Abroad course and have the option to participate in the Center’s Academic Symposium, which gives you an opportunity to present your research paper (in English or Spanish) and have it published!
See what students say here.
Learn more about internship opportunities here.
Visit the website for more information regarding housing, the course curriculum, daily life, and more.
Franklin & Marshall Academic Policy
F&M requires all students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution or off-campus study program. You can typically find this information on the program partner's website. In many cases, this will be four or five courses for a semester. Many programs grant course credit in U.S. semester credit hours. Franklin & Marshall will award four F&M course credits for a total of 15 or 16 U.S. semester credit hours. If the total number of credits for your program is more than 16 or less than 15, divide the total number by four to find out how many course credits you will receive (this includes summer study).
Courses on off-campus study programs must be taken for a letter grade, not on a pass/no pass basis. Grades from off-campus study program courses will appear on your Franklin & Marshall transcript, but they will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA.
Courses taken off-campus may be able to satisfy major, minor, language or distribution requirements (Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Non-Western Cultures or Natural Science Lab) in addition to general elective credit. Courses may fulfill more than one requirement. Please note that Franklin & Marshall cannot issue transfer credit for a course taken in a department that is not represented at the College. If a course does not clearly fall under a department, the off-campus study advising staff can help you determine whether or not it can be accepted for credit.
Franklin & Marshall Housing Policy
Housing options during your off-campus study program will vary by program. Some programs may allow students to choose their housing option; other programs require all students to live in a certain type of housing. Typical housing arrangements may include apartments, homestays, or on-campus housing at a local university. Please visit the program homepage to determine your program's housing options or requirements.
Please note that some programs may offer students the option to pursue independent housing (outside of the regular housing options provided by the program). F&M does not allow students to choose independent housing unless there is a significant academic or cultural reason (such as wanting to live in a homestay when only apartment housing is provided). Independent housing carries many risks and F&M and the program provider cannot provide any support to students who pursue independent housing. Students who are interested in pursuing independent housing will need to contact their off-campus study adviser to petition for approval to pursue this option.
Financial Policy, Financial Aid and Scholarships
During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study. This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants. In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses. Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs. Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.
Students may be eligible for additional scholarships outside of F&M, please review the Scholarships section of the website for more information.
|If you're on the fence about Buenos Aires, you should absolutely go! I loved taking classes that were all about Argentina because my day to day experiences made the content so much more interesting and when it was time for me to return home I felt like I had gained a profound understanding of the country's history and culture. Life in Buenos Aires is laid-back, passionate, overwhelming, and probably different from what you're expecting. Don't miss: seeing a tango show, visiting a bodega in wine country, eating asado, drinking mate, seeing a soccer game.|
|— Jessica Rubin, Spring 2014|