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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Sponsor: University of Georgia Partner Institution: Universidad del Museo Social Argentino
Type of Instruction: Independent Study, Service-Learning Classes With: UGA Students
Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professors(s) College/School: Franklin
Academic Area: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 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: No Housing Type: Homestay
Program Description:

This program will not be running in 2020. For information about 2021, please contact the program director.

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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: 706.542.4730
Fax: 706.542.3287

Academic Program

Study Abroad in Buenos Aires
Course Offerings at Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (UMSA):
Summer 2019: 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 staff. 

Program dates: May 27 to July 12, 2020 (7 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-Advanced Composition and Conversation
ii) SPAN 3040-Introduction to Hispanic Cultures
(*students who have taken SPAN 3030 may not take this class, as it counts for duplicate credit)

year four courses (pre-requisite: SPAN 3030/3040)
i) SPAN 4080-Studies in Hispanic Literature and Culture
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, which are NOT guaranteed, 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 27 -Departure from Atlanta
May 28 -Arrival in Buenos Aires
May 29 -Orientation
May 30 -Buenos Aires City Tour and Welcome Lunch
May 31 -Activity with homestay family
June 1 -Classes begin
June 2 -Tango lessons begin
June 17 -Güemes Day (national holiday)
June 18 -Midterm Exams
June 20 -Flag Day (national holiday)
June 19 -First day of winter (solstice)
June 27 -Visit to Estancia (San Antonio de Areco)
July 3 -Final Exams and Farewell dinner
July 4-10 -Group trip to Puerto Madryn
July 9 -Argentine Independence Day holiday 
July 10 -Return to Buenos Aires
July 11 -Students depart Buenos Aires
July 12 -Students arrive in Atlanta


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). 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: $5,500 ($5,200 + $300 deposit)
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; Excursion to Puerto Madryn 

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. Additionally, numerous airlines allow travelers extended stop-overs on their routes. We do not arrange group travel. Suggested departure and arrival dates are those in the program itinerary above. 
Tuition - Tuition is billed apart from the Program Fee (however, the HOPE scholarship covers tuition abroad).

Program Ratings:
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Program Reviews:
Summer 2017 Participant
Studying abroad helps open your mind and expose you to different ways of life.

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

Summer 2017 Participant
"En el cielo, las estrellas. En el campo, las espinas. Y en el medio de mi pecho, la Rep├║blica Argentina." Go on this trip and you will feel like this too!!!

I learned how to function independently and coordinate things all on my own.
     — Fiona Graves, Summer 2016
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