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Bored by the prospect of another cold January at home? Then join BridgeAbroad and head down to sunny and sophisticated Buenos Aires for a J-Term of language study, cultural learning, and academic growth. You’ll strengthen your Spanish by immersing yourse
Location:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months
Language:
Spanish

Program Overview

Program Description:
Course Load: 2 courses (45 hours per course) Total Credits: 6 credits (90 hours) Language of Instruction: English and/or Spanish Minimum Spanish Proficiency Required: Beginner Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0

Bored by the prospect of another cold January at home? Then join BridgeAbroad and head down to sunny and sophisticated Buenos Aires for a J-Term of language study, cultural learning, and academic growth. You’ll strengthen your Spanish by immersing yourself in Argentina’s vibrant cultural life as you learn about Argentina’s history, literature, and the courageous organizations that have brought Argentina to the forefront of the struggle for universal human rights. And you’ll even earn college credit! BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of your program fee, you will receive three free BridgeVirtual language sessions for your use prior to your arrival on-site! Each session lasts 2 hours and includes both pre- and post-class online activities, as well as private, face-to-face time with a certified native speaking teacher. With BridgeVirtual, you’ll learn from practical assignments that incorporate videos, blogs, news articles, and a large variety of material, appropriate for all levels and interests. You will be assigned your own teacher, who is dedicated to guiding and motivating you through a completely personalized, one-to-one program, which makes learning fun, practical and effective. And most importantly, you’ll have the language tools you need to be successful in your program abroad.

Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero The Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) is a large public university with campuses in both the province and the city of Buenos Aires. Known for its rigor and its public-spirited research, UNTREF is particularly well-regarded for the strength of its programs in the social sciences, including its innovative Genocide Studies Center. BridgeAbroad students will take their classes at UNTREF’s centrally located downtown campus. The campus is housed in stunning Galerías Pacífico, a high-end shopping mall that’s also home to the Borges Cultural Center, one of the city’s most prestigious art spaces. Just blocks from major Buenos Aires attractions including the iconic Obelisk and beautiful Plaza San Martín park, the campus is within easy walking distance of multiple subway lines, making it easy to get just about anywhere. And when you’re living in a city that hosts more art openings, concerts, film festivals, and party nights than you can count, this connectivity is a luxury you’ll want to take advantage of!
Setting Description:
What makes Buenos Aires unique? Every Buenos Aires neighborhood has its charm, but few barrios can top the exuberant uniqueness of Once, a half-Peruvian, half-Jewish neighborhood located right in the heart of the city. The first destination for many Jewish immigrants to Argentina, Once was quickly transformed into a teeming commercial center. The barrio has retained its commercial flavor—restaurants and stores specializing in just one or two things (like yarn or dolls or quinceañera dresses) continue to line the streets—but in recent years the neighborhood has grown more diverse, welcoming new immigrants from Peru. This melding of cultures has given the neighborhood a funky vibe all its own. Where else, after all, can you find a kosher pizzeria, a Peruvian chicken-and-ceviche joint, and a store selling nothing but plastic party cups all sharing the same city block?

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