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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Penn Summer Abroad
Program Description:

Program Snapshot

Buenos Aires, a bustling Latin American metropolis with a distinctive European tradition, is an attractive location for study abroad in a Spanish-speaking environment.
Students spend the majority of their time in the capital city where there are countless theatres, museums, markets, bookstores, and cafes in which they participate in the Argentine urban experience.

The program offers weekly activities and excursions designed to give the intermediate level student more structured exposure to Argentine culture. Our host university, Torcuato de Tella, organizes these extracurricular opportunities in conjunction with the program director. There is a mix of mandatory and optional activities.   
The following is a partial list:
  • Half day city tour
  • Full day excursion to a ranch outside of the city
  • Professional tango performance
  • Beginner tango lessons
  • Walking tour of murals
  • Visit to the Parque de la Memoria
  • Full day excursion to the city of Tigre
  • Visit to the Museo de Bellas Artes
  • Chats with conversation partners
  • Academic talks on Argentine history and film with local professors
 

Eligibility

General Eligibility Requirements

Penn Summer Abroad programs are available to undergraduate students at Penn or another accredited US institution. To take part in a Penn Summer Abroad program, all students, including Penn and visiting students, must complete an online application and maintain a strong academic standing.

Personal Conduct and Academic Integrity

In order to qualify to study abroad, you need to be in good academic standing at Penn. In addition, your disciplinary status may affect your eligibility to study abroad. You may not be eligible to study abroad if you currently stand charged or are charged prior to the beginning of your study abroad semester with a violation of a University regulation under the University of Pennsylvania's Code of Student Conduct or Code of Academic Integrity, or if there is a pending, current, or outstanding disciplinary matter (academic integrity or conduct). When the charge results in a warning or reprimand, the student may be eligible to study abroad pending a review of the situation. When the charge results in probation, suspension-not-imposed, suspension, or any sanction as serious as or more serious than probation, students are not eligible to study abroad during the period of the sanction.

Students who have received a sanction of probation or suspension-not-imposed may be eligible to study abroad during a future semester after the expiration date of the sanction. However, students must provide confirmation from the Office of Student Conduct that the terms and conditions of their sanction have been met before receiving Penn Abroad approval to study abroad. If there are new charges during the period of the sanction, approval to study abroad may be rescinded.
 

Academics

All students register for one course unit (c.u.). Course registration is completed by the Penn Summer Abroad office for students who confirm their intent to enroll and submit the required pre-departure documents.
 
Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 130 (1 c.u.)
  • Taught by Penn staff
  • Fulfills the language requirement in Spanish
  • Prerequisite: SPAN 120, 121, or 125
Spanish 130, a first semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students’ acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to learning and using the past tenses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities including role-plays, video viewings, listening to music, and class discussions of current social and cultural topics.
 
Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 140 (1 c.u.)
  • Taught by Jean Knight, Ph.D.
  • Fulfills the language requirement in Spanish
  • Prerequisite: SPAN 130 or 135
Spanish 140, a second semester intermediate-level course, emphasizes students’ acquisition of new vocabulary and linguistic structures in a cultural and communicative context while building on their previous speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. A substantial amount of the course is devoted to using subordinate clauses. As in other Spanish courses, students will take part in a wide range of activities including role-plays, video viewings, listening to music, and class discussions of current social and cultural topics.

 

Accommodation

Students live with Argentine families in order to experience full linguistic and cultural immersion. Housing is prearranged through a local coordinator and all students will be asked to complete a host family accommodation form to list any special dietary needs or allergies. Breakfast and dinner are provided daily by the host. Students are responsible for their own lunch and any additional snacks.
 

Cost and Finance

Tuition and fees are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

Tuition and fees for 2018 will be posted in February 2018. 
  • Tuition for summer 2017: $4,072
  • Program fee for summer 2017: $2,000
    Includes airport pickup (arrival only), home stay with breakfasts and dinners, local health insurance, cultural activities organized by the program, and administrative costs.
 

Next Steps

For more details about Penn-in-Buenos Aires please visit our website or attend one of our info sessions:

Friday, November 17, 2017
4:00pm-5:00pm
Williams Hall 306

Thursday, November 30, 2017
4:00pm-5:00pm
Williams Hall 306

Friday, January 19, 2018
4:00pm-5:00pm
Location TBD