Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and its largest city. It is located in the southern shore of the Rio de la Plata, 150 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the world's largest cities and one of its most important ports. Buenos Aires is the center of Argentina's government, commerce, business, politics, and culture. Its wealth and influence dominate the life of the rest of the nation and extend well beyond the nation's borders. About a third of Argentina's people live in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area, which has a population of over 13 million.
The CAPA Buenos Aires Study Center is hosted at La Universidad Austral, a small, private university in the heart of Buenos Aires between San Telmo and Puerto Madero. The campus has a library, computer labs, and a cafeteria. For more program details visit the CAPA website. This is a six-week summer program.
CAPA-led activities each term include a tour of Buenos Aires’ famous street murals and a visit to the Immigration Museum, housed in the building where countless people stayed after leaving their homelands and loved ones in search of a better life. Mate on Tuesday is a weekly informal gathering where students can enjoy a favorite local beverage. Other activities vary by term and reflect what is on at the time.
Students will live with host families throughout the city. A transportation pass for the metro and buses will be included. Students will have access to a variety of student events, and the CAPA staff will be available 24/7 along the way. This program is ideal for those students who want to experience the culture of Buenos Aires firsthand.
Courses and Internships
CAPA has an office on-site at the university, and the CAPA Resident Director is responsible for all student services during the program. All CAPA students are also considered to be Austral students, and they will have access to the school's resources.
The summer program is designed specifically for CAPA students. Students enroll in two-three courses for a total of six-nine credits. Students have the opportunity to study Spanish while taking courses in art history, economics, history, international relations, literature, politics, and sociology, all of which are taught in English. The six-week semester program is open to students of all language abilities. A full listing of CAPA's current course offerings can be found on the CAPA Buenos Aires Courses
section of the website.
Earn 3 or 6 credits with an optional part-time internship placement. You can choose to complete an internship placement in English or Spanish. You must have completed at least four semesters of Spanish to participate in a Spanish-language placement.
Housing and Meals
Students will live in a homestay in a residential area within commuting distance to the CAPA center. Homestays include daily breakfast and dinner, and each student will have his or her own room. Students receive their host family placement within a month prior to departure directly from the CAPA Buenos Aires coordinator.
Included in this program are:
A local transit pass is included for the length of the program.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to an estancia, an Argentine cattle ranch, where you will learn about the ranching traditions of gauchos, watch a showcase of traditional music and dancing, and enjoy an asado, a classic Argentine barbecue.
Social events include an arrival reception, mid-term dinner, and a farewell ceremony.
Student Safety & Support:
The CAPA Buenos Aires team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience.
My Global City Program
CAPA's My Global City unique learning immersion program blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. A proven education program that combines theme-based learning with unique cultural experiences turning Buenos Aires into your classroom.
Students will have the opportunity to be matched with another student going on their CAPA program during the application process. This a great way to meet new people prior to arrival have additional support through the support of a “pal” and just another way to get involved in the CAPA Community! You will just need to complete a brief survey about your interests and lifestyle so the CAPA team can find your best match in the cohort! Whether you are a first-time or seasoned traveler, looking to make friends earlier than arrival, or just want a support system to help you as you navigate the process of preparing for living abroad - this program is great for all students!
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Cost (Budget Sheet)
Students make their own travel arrangements to Buenos Aires, Argentina's international airport, Ezeiza (EZE), which is about 14 miles southwest of Greater Buenos Aires. Students then take a taxi to their housing accommodations.
All students are covered by full health, evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Apart from completing the SUNY Oswego study abroad application, students applying for a CAPA: The Global Education Network Program need to also complete the CAPA application at the following link: https://go.capa.org/oswego/. Any questions related to this application process should be addressed directly to the CAPA Coordinator, Rachel Long <email@example.com>. Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact the program specialist, Lizette Alvarado, for further details.
A refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.