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Princeton in Argentina

General Information

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a study abroad summer program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in collaboration with the Program in Argentine and Latin American Studies at the Universidad de Belgrano. The program will feature six weeks of instruction, designed and coordinated by Princeton faculty. In order to facilitate intensive culture and language immersion, all students will stay with host families. For those students who are interested, the program will offer opportunities to do volunteer work at local non-profit organizations, or take side trips to historical or natural sites in the area. Program dates are June 10 through July 22, 2017

Buenos Aires offers an ideal setting for a summer study abroad program. It is a very safe city in comparison with other Latin American metropolises and it remains one of the most affordable choices in terms of transportation, accommodations, and meals. It has an extraordinarily vibrant intellectual life and a rich popular and political culture. It will provide our students with the opportunity to consider and examine many of the most pressing current social and political issues.

Program Specifics

  • Classes are exclusively for Princeton students.
  • Class content provided or supervised by Princeton faculty.
  • Based in Buenos Aires.
  • Maximum of 30 students, divided into two levels.
  • Courses: SPA 207T: Studies in Spanish Language and Style (for students who have completed the language requirement) and SPA 342S/LAS 342STopics in Latin American Modernity: Politics of Culture in Modern Argentina (prerequisite: SPA 207 or equivalent).

PLEASE NOTE: SPA 107S will NOT be offered by PiA in Summer 2017. Students seeking other options for summer study abroad should contact the Office of International Programs. Those who want to take SPA 107 at another location and receive credit should be aware that 1) the course must be pre-approved and 2) the student must take the placement test to prove they have passed beyond the level.

  • Directed by Gabriela Nouzeilles.
  • Weekly excursions.
  • Cost: TBD  (In 2016 it was $4,500. Covers tuition,excursions, and home-stay with two meals per day, excluding weekend dinners). Airfare, books, lunch, pocket money, and passport fees are not included.  Please see FAQs for more details about out-of-pocket expenses.

Application process

Students will apply through the Global Programs System (GPS).  Applications are due by February 17, 2017.  Please follow the instructions in GPS.

Global Programs System

Financial Assistance

  • Students on financial aid are eligible to receive a partial scholarship from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Students on financial aid are also encouraged to apply for a grant from Princeton’s Office of International Programs.
  • Though regular financial aid is not available in the summer, aid recipients may apply for a loan from the Financial Aid Office (see Summer School Information Sheet) to help cover any remaining costs. 
  •  Special consideration will be given to students planning to concentrate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

For more information, contact Prof. Gabriela Nouzeilles.


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