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
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.
Students have the opportunity to complete a 3 or 6 credit internship while studying in Buenos Aires. Student must have at least 4 semesters of Spanish in order to be considered for the internship. Internships take place at non-profit organizations in a variety of areas.
Examples of internships fields include:
||Communications Public Relations
For more information on the internship offerings, please visit CAPA's site.
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:
||Two business electives:
||One elective in the humanities or language
|International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior
||Global Supply Chain
||Global Workforce Management
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:
CAPA Services and Support
- The CAPA Buenos Aires team is available throughout your program to assist and support you. Students can also contact the 24-hour emergency cell phone for any urgent situations outside of office hours.
- Social events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner (semesters only), and a farewell ceremony.
- A full-day excursion to an estancia (Argentine cattle ranch), including transportation by private coach, a guided visit, and lunch.
- A Tango show and lesson
- Hop on, hop off city bus tour of Buenos Aires
MyEducation is CAPA's unique learning program, which blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. It is a proven education program that combines theme based learning with unique cultural experiences turning Buenos Aires into your classroom.
Have more questions? Have a look at the program specific frequently asked questions on the CAPA Buenos Aires website.
FAQ's are found at the bottom of the page.
Talk to a CAPA Ambassador
To hear from our past program participants about the program: CAPA Ambassador.
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 Entry Requirements.
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.
- Fall - April 1st
- Spring - November 1st
All students are covered by full health, evacuation and repatriation insurance.
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 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.
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