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Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Academic Level(s): Undergraduate Sponsor: University of Georgia
Partner Institution: Universidad del Museo Social Argentino Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling)
Participant Selection: Competitive Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students
Type of Instruction: Internship, Lecture, Service-Learning Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students
Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professor(s) College/School: Franklin
Academic Area: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Spanish Language Program: Yes
Language of Instruction: Spanish Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
Minimum number of credit hours: 6 Maximum number of credit hours: 6
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Housing Location: Off-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence, Homestay, Hotel/Hostel Adventure Sport: Hiking, Other
Program Description:

We are planning to return to Argentina in summer 2022!

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UGA- Franklin- UGA en Buenos Aires

UGA en Buenos Aires is a Spanish immersion program based in the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city of Argentina—the land of los guaraníes, los criollos, el mate, el tango, Jorge Luis Borges, el peronismo, las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, Lionel Messi y muchísimos porteños. Our goals are to foster students´ communicative abilities in Spanish in authentic contexts, to deepen their understanding of Argentina and Latin America, and to improve their analytical and writing skills in Spanish. These abilities are professionally and personally valuable for those aspiring to work in Latin America or with Latino communities in the U.S. Students achieve these goals through Service Learning and Internship opportunities, home stay families, a rigorous academic program with professors from UGA and Universidad de Buenos Aires, and a rich cultural activities program.

¡Vamos a la Argentina!

Program Location

UGA en BsAs

The birthplace of the tango is, like the dance itself, captivating, seductive and bustling with excited energy. Atmospheric old neighborhoods are rife with romantic restaurants and thumping nightlife, and Buenos Aires' European heritage is evident in its architecture, boulevards and parks. Cafe Tortoni, the city's oldest bar, will transport you back to 1858, and the spectacular Teatro Colón impresses just as it did in 1908. Latin America's shopping capital offers the promise of premium retail therapy along its grand, wide boulevards.

Contact Information

Dr. Timothy M. Gupton, Program Director
Dept. of Romance Languages
Tel: 706.542.1075
Fax: 706.542.3287

Academic Program

Study Abroad in Buenos Aires
Course Offerings at Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (UMSA):
Summer 2022: Classes are taught in Buenos Aires by both UGA and local Argentine faculty with teaching experience at several prestigious universities in the United States. All teaching staff receive outstanding student evaluations. Currently, faculty are not regular UMSA teaching staff. 

Program dates: May 25 to July 4, 2022 (6 weeks)
Students take 2 of the following advanced courses, which provide for a third-year or fourth-year progression of six credits. 

year three courses (pre-requisite: SPAN 3010)
i) SPAN 3020-
Writing Critically in Spanish
ii) SPAN 3050-Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

year four courses (pre-requisite: SPAN 3030/3040)
i) SPAN 4080-Discovering Cultural Formation
ii) SPAN 4082-Latin American Film

service-learning/internship options

Students in the year-three or year-four track may apply for a (Spanish-language) service-learning or internship placement in the City of Buenos Aires area, which will earn three UGA credit hours in one of the courses below in place of one of the above classes:
SPAN 4090S-Practicum in Service Learning or SPAN 4191-Internship in Spanish

Placements are NOT guaranteed and may be limited and/or canceled altogether owing to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines. Placements, especially those in medical environments and those with sensitive populations may require vaccinations (e.g. Covid, flu, hepatitis, yellow fever, etc.) as condition for acceptance. Placements require that students first receive recommendation following placement interviews with UGABA staff prior to departure. Subsequently, students must send a current résumé in Spanish to potential providers and successfully complete an on-site interview. Students not accepted for placements will be required to enroll in traditional courses as listed above. Regardless of placement, students will have an unforgettable experience! 

Program Itinerary

May 25 -Departure from Atlanta
May 26 -Arrival in Buenos Aires
May 27 -Orientation
May 28 -Buenos Aires City Tour and Welcome Lunch
May 29 -Activity with homestay family
May 30 -Classes begin
June 6 -Tango lessons begin
June 3 -Visit to Chinatown 
June 10 -Guided tour of Teatro Colón
June 13 -Midterm exams
June 20 -Argentine Flag Day/Güemes Day (National holiday)
June 24 -Visit to Estancia (San Antonio de Areco)
June 22 -Last day of classes
June 23 -Final Exams and Farewell dinner
June 28-
July 2
-Group trip to Salta & Jujuy
July 2 -return to Buenos Aires
July 3 -Students depart Buenos Aires (EZE)
July 4 -Students arrive in Atlanta (ATL)


Students stay with local, Argentine home stay families in neighborhoods typically within a 20-block radius of the UMSA campus, which is centrally located (Corrientes & Callao). (*Covid-19 concerns may require residence hall accommodations) Housing includes breakfast and dinner 5 days per week. Students are responsible for lunches and snacks. There is a cafeteria conveniently located on the UMSA campus, as well as numerous other meal options nearby (including familiar franchises such as Starbucks, Burger King, McDonald's, and Subway). 

Program Costs

Summer: TBA 
Program fee currently pending budgetary approval by the UGA Office of Global Outreach (OGE). Program fee may be adjusted according to the number of participants, inflation in Argentina, and currency exchange rates. UGA tuition and technology fees are not included. Students who are not USG pay an additional $250 fee and a $50 admission fee (but not out-of-state tuition).

Financial aid: Students are encouraged to plan ahead and apply for scholarships and grants as early as possible. A partial listing of available opportunities appears on the UGABA program website ( 

The program fee includes:
Access to Internet, and extracurricular activities at Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (UMSA); basic program cell phone (not smart phone); Half-board home stay (breakfast and dinner) with an Argentine family in Buenos Aires; Excursions in Buenos Aires with transportation; Tango lessons; Health Insurance; Group trip to Salta/Jujuy. 

The program fee does not include:
Airfare - Since there are numerous diverse airfare options, UGABA prefers to not limit students with respect to airfare. Many students on this program travel prior to and/or following the program, while many others take advantage of family discounts and purchases with miles/points. Therefore, this policy decision allows for maximum flexibility. Additionally, numerous airlines allow travelers extended stop-overs on their routes. Experience has taught us that international group flights do not offer flexibility and only rarely offer discounted prices. For these reasons, we do not arrange group travel to/from Argentina. Suggested departure and arrival dates are those in the program itinerary above. Details of this flight will be shared with accepted students prior to our pre-departure orientation, which is typically the same day as the G-Day football game.
Tuition - Tuition is billed apart from the Program Fee (however, the HOPE scholarship covers tuition abroad).

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Program Reviews:
Summer 2017 Participant
As a vegetarian, I expected my meals to be more difficult, but to my surprise my homestay was so accommodating. Some of my best meals came from my homestay!

Summer 2019 Participant
an amazing summer of new friends, new experiences, and unforgettable memories

Summer 2017 Participant
Enjoy every second because time goes by quickly!

Before the program begins, spend a lot of time immersing yourself in the language. Listen to music/podcasts and watch Netflix all in Spanish to help with comprehension. My other piece of advice would be to take advantage of every moment. If you don't open yourself up to the culture and the people of Argentina then you won't learn as much Spanish. Let go of your hesitations and remember that it is okay to make mistakes.
     — Katie Smith, Summer 2018
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