APPROXIMATE PROGRAM FEE: $3,988
This will be one of our most affordable summer programs. The Program Fee includes tuition and program expenses. Click on Program Fee for details.
International airfare and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee and are the responsiblity of the participant.
This program is open to all George Mason University undergraduate and graduate students.
Placement and credits earned are based on your proficiency and previous language study.
Undergraduate: Earn 6 internship credits in Spanish 210, 250, 305, 306, 323, 324, or 335 in one month.
Recoleta, El Tigre, and a picnic in the Palermo Forest
Optional trip to Iguazu Falls for an additional cost
CONTACT: Denise Elles-Mdahuar via email or by calling 703.993.2155 or toll free at 866.468.1243. The toll free number does not accept calls from the 703 or 571 area code.
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Program Participants Celebrating an Argentina Victory in the 2010 FIFA World Cup
During this study abroad Spanish language program in Argentina, students stay with host families and attend classes daily at the University of Belgrano, one of the top private universities in Buenos Aires.
The program's itinerary includes a general city tour of Buenos Aires; walking tours to the Boca District and Plaza de Mayo; and visits to museums, like the Borges Museum, thereby complementing language study with cultural activities and field trips. Students will also have the opportunity to tango at Cafe Tortoni and attend at least two theater plays!
2010 Program Participants With Tango Dancers in Buenos Aires
Classes you can take for credit:
210: Intermediate Spanish
250: Gateway to Advanced Spanish
305: Spanish in Context I
306: Spanish in Context II
323: Field Study in Hispanic Culture
324: Study Abroad in Spanish
335: Topics for Proficiency: Buenos Aires and Contemporary Argentina
Class activities include presentation of grammar topics followed by practice exercises; listening, reading and comprehension of texts and songs; viewings of Argentinean films and documentaries; conversation practice; oral presentations; debates on specific local cultural topics; reading of local newspapers; and production of written essays.
Downtown Buenos Aires
All courses are taught by professors of Spanish at the University of Belgrano with experience and training in Linguistics and Spanish as a Second Language. In addition to overseeing all academic work, the George Mason faculty director will post weekly activities that students can attend in the local community.
You should plan to leave the United States at least one day prior to the program start date to arrive in Buenos Aires for the first day of the program. You can schedule your return to the United States from Buenos Aires for the last day of the program or choose to travel independently.
Do not purchase international airfare until you are advised by your Program Officer.
- 2 meals per day
- 3 excursions
- Pre-departure orientation
- Emergency medical insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation
Scholarships are available to George Mason students. George Mason students can click here to download the CGE Global Perspectives scholarship application. Mason students may also use financial aid to cover a program's cost. Discuss this with your financial aid counselor early in your study abroad planning process. If you are not a George Mason University student, check with your study abroad office or office of financial aid to learn more about how to cover the cost of your study abroad.
Scholarships: The Martha Paley Francescato Scholarship
awards $500-$1000 to an undergraduate student applying for a study abroad program and pursuing a degree in Spanish. Applicant will be required to submit an essay stating why they need additional funds for a study abroad and detailing commitment to the Spanish program. Application Source: Contact Modern and Classical Languages, Jen Barnard.
Note that all supplemental documents are required by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact the Program Officer for further application forms and instructions specific to your program.
*CGE reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.