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Saturday, September 30, 2023


Buenos Aires welcomes Coogs

What could be better than spending your winter break learning Spanish while exploring the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, Argentina?

“Buenos Aires is one of the most exiting cities,” said Hispanic Studies Associate Professor José Ramón Ruisánchez. “Its culture is so unique that you are guaranteed to have a good experience while learning the language.”

Study Abroad in Argentina will run from Dec. 27 through Jan. 11. Students have until the end of November to enroll, and Dec. 19 is the final deadline to request financial aid from the Office of Learning Abroad.

While the program will be offering classes to fulfill the credits for SPAN 2301, 2302 and 3301 among others, advanced students have the opportunity to customize the program to meet their needs.

Students will attend Academia Buenos Aires in the morning, where they will have the opportunity to interact more in-depth with local professors in a small class setting.

“The classes in Academia Buenos Aires are not larger than five students per classroom,” said Sol Education Abroad Director Esteban Lardone. “Therefore, students learn a lot more, since the interaction between students and professors is greater.”

Students will also be engaged in cultural activities around the city every afternoon, including traditional cooking classes, theater visits, and dance classes that will allow them to use skills learned in the classroom.

“The most exciting and enriching part of the program is the fact that you have day-by-day experience,” Ruisánchez said. “So, you will learn more of the language in two weeks than during a regular semester.”

One of the highlights of the program is that it involves a homestay with a local host family. Students will feel at home, since host families have extensive prior experience and are carefully selected to meet the interests and needs of the student.

“Argentinians are very affectionate people,” said Hispanic Studies visiting assistant professor Jorge Iglesias, who is also a native of Buenos Aires. “There is no doubt that they will make you feel welcomed and at home.”

For more information about the program, contact José Ramón Ruisánchez at [email protected].

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