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.
Courses, Internships, and the Global Business Certificate
The CAPA Buenos Aires Study Center is hosted at Universidad Austral, a small, private university in the heart of Buenos Aires between San Telmo and Puerto Madero. CAPA students will take courses alongside other Americans and depending on the courses of choice, alongside students from Argentina and around the world. The campus has a library, computer labs, and a cafeteria. For more program details visit the CAPA website
Students will reside with a host family. 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.
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 university's resources.
Housing and Meals
Earn 12-18 credits per semester (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.) Students have the option of taking courses in English and in Spanish, as well as the opportunity to complete a 3 or 6 credit internship, and/or completing a Global Business Certificate. For the most current listing of course descriptions, course availability per term, and downloadable syllabi visit the CAPA site.
Note that some of the courses offered are set by the university and are subject to change up until the start of the program.
If you are a student who is interested in taking only Spanish courses, note that this program only offers 4 courses in the Spanish language and the opportunity to complete an internship for 3 to 6 credits in Spanish. In order to participate in the internship program, you need to have taken at least 4 courses of Spanish language prior to the start of the program. Other than the noted Spanish courses and internship, the remainder of the courses are taught in English.
A full listing of CAPA's current course offerings can be found on the CAPA Buenos Aires Courses
section of the website.
Students have the opportunity to complete a 3 or 6 credit internship while studying in Buenos Aires. You can choose to complete an internship in English or Spanish. You must have completed at least four semesters of Spanish to participate in a Spanish-language placement. Internships take place at non-profit organizations in a variety of areas.
Examples of internships fields include:
- Business Administration
- Communications Public Relations
For more information on the internship offerings, please visit https://www.capa.org/buenos-aires-argentina
Global Business Certificate Option
Students have the opportunity to complete a 15-credit Global Business Institute Certificate program. The program is designed to provide you with a sharply focused, intensive business curriculum and internship placement within a global context. The curriculum for the Global Business Certificate is as follows:
Two Core business courses:
International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior
Two Business Electives:
Global Supply Chain
Global Workforce Management
One elective in the humanities or language
NOTE: Students do not need to be enrolled in the Certificate Program to take business courses.
Students live within commuting distance of the CAPA Buenos Aires Center with a host family. Homestays include daily breakfast and dinner, and each student will have his or her own room. Students will 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.
Experience a full-day excursion to an estancia, an Argentine cattle ranch, where you will learn about the ranching traditions of the 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.
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 semester and reflect on what is on at the time. The My Global City calendar also offers several opportunities for volunteering throughout the term.
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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Transitory Resident Permit
Students in this program will not need to enter Argentina with a student visa or pay a reciprocity entry fee as it has been waived. Do not worry about researching the requirements of the permit ahead of time, as the CAPA Buenos Aires coordinator will assist you in obtaining the student visa, which is the Transitory Resident Permit, once you arrive in Buenos Aires. Make sure that your passport is valid for six months or longer from the date of your entry to Argentina and that you have one full page of space for the visa. The Transitory Resident permit visa costs approximately $170. Make sure that you are planning ahead and budgeting for this cost.
Not a U.S. passport holder:
If you are not a US passport holder, you need to check with the nearest Embassy or Consulate for Argentina for your student visa requirement. If you have any questions, please contact Lizette Alvarado,
your Program Specialist at SUNY Oswego.
More details are provided by CAPA at the following link: Argentina Visa Instructions Nov 2019.pdf
Visa (Reciprocity Fee)
VERY IMPORTANT: United States, Canadian & Australian citizens MUST pay the Reciprocity Fee online BEFORE their arrival into Argentina. Please visit the Argentine National Immigration Agency website: http://www.migraciones.gov.ar. Scroll down the page to "Reciprocity Fee."
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 or other form of transportation to CAPA's designated arrival location. Closer to the departure date you will be informed of the official meeting place from CAPA.
- Fall - April 1st
- Spring - November 1st
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact your program coordinator, Lizette Alvarado, for further details. A non-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.