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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: UM Learning Abroad Center 
  • Program Cost: Fall, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Final Application Deadline Decision Timeline Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 10/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be contacted shortly after all application materials are completed.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 1 - First-year, 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Subject Areas: Economics, History, Marketing, Spanish
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat, Homestay Program Sponsor: University of Minnesota
Program Description:

Study Abroad in Buenos Aires

Study Spanish, read literature, and learn about Argentine culture in the urban landscape of Buenos Aires, a city of 15 million porteños. Specialized coursework will expand your familiarity with Argentina beyond tango and fútbol.


  • Study at the Fundación Jose Ortega y Gasset in the heart of Buenos Aires.
  • Take a variety of classes on Argentinian area studies.
  • Improve your Spanish with intensive language courses.

This program appeals to students who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Argentinian and Latin American culture and fulfilling liberal education requirements.

  • Program type:
    Study Abroad in Buenos Aires is a study abroad center program. Instruction is in English or Spanish, depending on course selections.
  • Level:
    1,000-3,000 level coursework.
  • Term:
    Fall semester, spring semester, academic year, winter break, and summer session.
  • Prerequisites:
    2.5 GPA. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
  • Courseload:
    2 intensive Spanish courses and 2–3 courses taught in English for a total of 13–18 credits for fall or spring semester; 1 intensive course for 5 credits over winter break; 1 intensive Spanish course for 4–5 credits during each summer session.


Enjoy individual attention from native Argentine faculty chosen by the Fundación Ortega y Gasset. All faculty are specialists in their academic fields and in the field of teaching foreign students.

How to Apply

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About This Program

The elegance of Europe and the spirit of South America live side by side in Buenos Aires. Founded by immigrants along the shores of the Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires built its identity on Spanish, Italian, and French influences, which appear in the grand boulevards, expansive parks, and magnificent architecture.

While exploring the city's neighborhoods, visit the small colored houses of La Boca and experience the popular tango that lives in San Telmo streets. Nearly 40 percent of the Argentine population lives in the capital, making this "Paris of the Americas" a city of 15 million.

Three photos from previous trips

The program is offered jointly by the Fundación Jose Ortega y Gasset and the Learning Abroad Center. Located in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, the Fundación is located in one of Argentina's most elegant and prestigious buildings. You learn and experience the Spanish language as well as global and cultural issues.

A diverse faculty brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom. Extracurricular activities—sampling food, reading literature, and experiencing music and dance—increase your understanding of Argentine culture.

You can can choose to live in apartments or with an Argentine host family.

  • Live with an Argentine family. Enjoy your home-cooked meals in an Argentine homeHost families provide breakfast and dinner daily.
  • Live in an apartment (semester only). For an additional fee, share an apartment with other students. Apartments include double rooms, a shared bathroom, a common living area, and a kitchen. Breakfast is provided daily.

Tours and day trips that feature the country's historical and cultural highlights are included in the cost of the program. Destinations include Tigre, San Antonio de Areco, Luján, and Colonia, Uruguay.

About the Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center in the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.

The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.

A variety of program options--300 programs in over 80 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant.

Application Process for University of St. Thomas Students
This is a co-sponsored program, offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate on this program you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program.
Application Process
  1. Attend a first-step session. Dates posted online at
  2. Schedule an advising meeting. This meeting will review:
    1. any questions you have about studying abroad, including program selection if you are considering multiple programs.
    2. the course approval process
    3. how to apply to a co-sponsored program
  3. Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.
  4. Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline.
  5. Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline.
University of St. Thomas application deadlines:
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
St Thomas Criteria for Participation
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  • Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs.
  • View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: > Student Policies.
  • Some programs have additional criteria.
Financial Aid/Scholarships
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically apply to study abroad. Visit for instructions.
The Office of Study Abroad, and our co-sponsored program partners, offers scholarships. Visit, and the program’s website, for details.

Program Information
For additional program information, contact the program partner.
For application procedures contact Study Abroad.
Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
MHC 212 (Mail 5026)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA
Tel: 1.651.962.6450
Fax: 1.651.962.5199