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Connect to the World
in Buenos Aires

 

Find your inspiration in Buenos Aires’ vibrant lifestyle, dynamic pace of life, and welcoming people. 

Enjoy an authentic Porteño lifestyle, plus inspiring courses delivered by our Academic Providers, one-on-one support, and cultural immersion opportunities.

  • Duration

    15 Weeks

  • Accommodation

    Homestay

  • College Credits

    12-16 Credits from our Academic Providers

  • Campus Host

    Study Center

  • Cost

    Spring 2023: $18,000 USD
    Fall 2023: $19,500 USD
    before scholarships & institutional aid

  • Dates

    January 23 – May 6, Spring 2023
    Late August – Mid December, Fall 2023

Start College With Community

Live with a local family homestay and gain an appreciation for another culture and way of life during your abroad experience in Argentina. Our experienced staff is on-site to support you and guide you towards a transformative first year abroad experience.

Take College Courses

In addition to classroom learning delivered by our Academic Providers, the museums, sites, and neighborhoods of Buenos Aires will become your 2nd classroom as you experience all that your host country has to offer. Practice your conversational Spanish during a trip to El Ateneo, a renowned bookstore that used to be a theater, or learn about the history of Latin American Art during a class trip to the MALBA.

Explore Argentina

Your Student Life Coordinator will set you up with everything you need to confidently explore the city. During your abroad experience in Argentina you can also opt-in to exciting cultural activities and excursions with your Verto cohort—like a trip to the San Telmo Market to watch the Tango street performers, a polo match, or a guided tour of La Boca neighborhood!

Sharpen Your Mind

In the classroom, you’ll enjoy small class sizes, energetic and caring professors, and hands-on learning delivered by our Academic Providers.
Going to class will actually become the highlight of your day.

Earn College Credit

Earn college credit through a selection of fascinating courses offered by our Academic Providers.

Spring 2023 Course Selection

 

*All courses and programming are subject to change.

Course offerings are based on faculty availability, student interest, and eligibility. Final course lists are updated prior to the start of the semester.

Courses with † in title require the successful completion of a placement test or other pre-requisite before students can enroll.

Elementary Spanish I

Focuses on the fundamental principles of grammar. Extensive vocabulary and pronunciation exercises. In SP 102 aural comprehension and pronunciation are tested by oral examination.

Elementary Spanish II†

Spanish 1102 is the second semester in the two-year basic language sequence. It is communicative in approach and emphasizes the acquisition of all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Since reading and writing can be practiced at home, class time will be devoted mainly to speaking and listening activities. You can therefore expect to speak and hear Spanish most of the time.

Introduction to Philosophy

The nature of reality and how it may be known, according to the great thinkers of the Occident and the Orient.

History of Art II

This course introduces students to works of art from the Renaissance period to the mid-20th century. The course explores the expressive, social, cultural, political, economic, and technological aspects of societies as reflected in their art.

Politics of Globalization

This course will provide students a clear understanding of the emerging trends of globalization with a special focus on what led to the beginning of these trends and what are its current patterns. The course will also focus on the most recent “global flows” and their impact including global economic flows as reflected in the growing international trade, global political flows as observed in the internationalization of political issues, global cultural flows as discerned through cultural convergences, and global technological flows as witnessed by the internet revolution. In addition, the course will study the politics of globalization with an analysis of the differential impact of globalization on the developing and the developed world.

Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship†

This course provides a framework for students to understand the decision-making process, and related strategies, followed by an entrepreneur or business start-up. The course will introduce students to business fundamentals while they synthesize information from multiple sources to solve a business problem or opportunity. Students will: Use elements of design thinking and a form of the Lean Canvas, and work in teams to design a business plan based upon one or any combination of the following primary themes –Water – Energy – Food; and learn the language of business, while they build business communication skills.

Quantitative Reasoning†

Placement into MATH 1104 or higher, or having completed MATH 1103 or equivalent with a C or higher. Topics include: sets, logic, elementary functions, number systems, functions and graphs, enumeration and elementary probability. This course does not serve as a prerequisite for any other course in mathematics. MATH 1104 does not serve as a pre-requisite for any further mathematics course.

Discover Yourself

Participants walk away from their time in Argentina with much more than incredible memories and transferable credits via our Academic Providers; through one-on-one counseling and mentorship, you’ll build the confidence, self-awareness and clarity to thrive in college and in life.

Set Yourself Up For Success

Work with your personal Academic Success Coordinator and College Counselor to develop your game plan for an impactful college career. You’ll get a head start on how to manage your time, study effectively, and adapt to life on campus.

Find Your Purpose

Get clarity on your future goals as you contemplate what you’ve been learning and the type of impact you want to make on the world. Your Student Life Coordinator will help you reflect on your experiences through group activities and one-on-one check-ins.

Already practicing your Tango moves?

Scholarships & Institutional Aid

Travel is a vital part of every student’s education, and Verto is committed to increasing equity, access, inclusion, and diversity in study abroad and higher education—regardless of your financial background.

About half of Verto participants receive scholarships, institutional aid, or both. For eligible participants, Verto can significantly reduce the Buenos Aires cost through Verto’s Opportunity Grant. You can also apply for institutional aid, external grants, and scholarships to further reduce your study abroad experience cost.

Learn About Financial Grants & Scholarships

 Details about Verto Argentina Experience

Accommodation

Homestays are an ideal way to experience Argentine culture and life. Typically, homestays have one host mom – or a couple – who love to host international students (not just Americans!). Participants can expect a 30-40 commute by public transit and foot – this is a typical commute for porteños. Homestays include:

  • Most Meals, typically breakfast and dinner
  • 1-3 participants per homestay
  • 1-2 participants per room

Rooms include:

  • Desk, chair, lamp for studying, internet, bed & bath linens, and a fan
  • Limited kitchen access
  • Shared co-ed bathroom
  • All utilities included

Participants should expect to pay for their own laundry at a local laundromat.

Keep in mind that you’re living in someone’s home, so each homestay is slightly different depending on the hosts. Although, all host families are carefully vetted by Verto staff to ensure participant safety and comfort.

Meals

Breakfast and dinner are provided by homestays. Participants will likely be out of the house for classes and excursions mid-day and are responsible for either packing or purchasing a lunch.

Travel

Participants are responsible for airfare to/from Buenos Aires. Verto staff will meet new Vertoans at the Buenos Aires Airport on the designated arrival date, and provide transfer to housing within the specified arrival times. 

As participants will be living in the heart of the city, getting around by foot and public transit will become a part of their everyday experience—as it is with all locals! 

Examples of Possible Verto Excursions

Participants are given all the support they need to explore Buenos Aires on their own and will have the opportunity to opt-in to Verto’s cultural activities and day trips.

Sample Verto sponsored excursions may include*: 

  • Day trip to Colonia del Sacramento or Montevideo, Uruguay 
  • Overnight to Iguazu Falls
  • Tigre Delta
  • Polo Match
  • Local Estancia (Cattle Ranches)

*Excursions are subject to change each abroad experience

Spending a Full Year with Verto

Why choose just one location? Sharpen your comparative lens by learning in two amazing Verto abroad locations. Spend your first semester in Argentina and your second semester elsewhere in the world! If your heart is set on spending two semesters in the same city, we won’t blame you! Let us know and we’ll advise you to ensure this is the best option for you. Participants are limited to earning 30 credits in one location.

Spring 2023 Key Dates

FOR LONDON, FLORENCE, BUENOS AIRES, & TURRIALBA

Arrival Date: January 23

Orientation: January 23 – 27

First Day of Classes: January 30

Add/Drop Period: January 30 – February 3

Mid-term Week: March 13 – 17

Course Withdrawal Deadline: March 21

Finals Week (Last Week of Class): May 1 – 5

Final Day of Class: May 5

Departure Date: May 6

Budget

Recommend $400–700 USD/month

This budget will vary based on your personal spending habits, particularly your budget for independent travel. Talk to your family about expectations for budgeting before you arrive. You don’t want to blow your whole budget on churros! (Or do you…?!)

INCLUDED WITH THE COST OF YOUR EXPERIENCE

  • 2 meals per day during the semester for students living in a homestay
  • All accommodation while overseas
  • All scheduled events
  • Books and other course materials
  • Travel Medical insurance

NOT INCLUDED WITH THE COST OF YOUR EXPERIENCE

  • Internal Airfare
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry
  • Optional activities and associated equipment
  • Food, travel, and accommodation when traveling to, from, or between programs
  • Airline change fees or new tickets for flights to and from programs

Visa, Passport & Age Requirements

Participants must be 18 years old by the program’s start date. 

US passport holders do not need a visa to participate.

All passports should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the abroad experience. If this is not the case, you must renew your passport as soon as possible.

Non-US passport holders should be able to enter the country on a 60-90 tourist visa based on the country issuing their passport (and place of permanent residence). 

*Verto Education is not responsible for any participants’ inability to enter their host country or obtain the correct visa for any given abroad location, and cancellation fees will apply if an individual is denied the proper visa. Verto Education cannot overturn any decision made by any Consulate or Embassy official.

Why spend a fall or spring abroad in Argentina?

The Buenos Aires is a great fit for participants who are excited by…

A Bustling Urban City

Home to more than three million people, Buenos Aires is a packed and diverse city – from its people to its  unique neighborhoods– there’s always something new to explore or someone new to engage with in Buenos Aires. From the San Telmo District with Tango street performers to the Recoleta neighborhood and many museums.

Homestays

In your homestay, you can look forward to deep cultural immersion and language learning. With your hosts, you’ll live how locals live, eat what they eat, speak the local language and more! Keep in mind that your host family may not speak English, but they have tons of experience hosting Americans.

Language Learning 

Your abroad experience in Argentina is a great immersion opportunity for individuals who are looking for regular Spanish language practice, particularly since you’ll be participating in a homestay!

Tango and Futbol

Two of Argentina’s most favored passions, Tango and Futbol (otherwise known as soccer in the U.S.), are sure to draw you into this mezmerizing culture. Tango, the essence of Buenos Aires, is a powerful dance that was once considered the song of the marginalized people of the city. It is very much alive within the city, and can be found anywhere you look.

Buenos Aires is abound with soccer teams. From the most popular Boca Juniors and River Plate team. Futbol is more than just a sport, but a way of life for many Argentines. 

History & Diversity

Known as one of the most diverse cities in Latin America, Buenos Aires’ rich and accepting culture has been developed over the last 150 years. 

Safety & COVID-19

The health and safety of our participants is always our top priority. We’ve developed stages of planning to address the specific concern of COVID-19.

Review Verto’s COVID-19 Safety Plan

How to Apply

Verto’s application is quick, free, and non-binding!

Fill out Verto’s 10 minute application: vertoeducation.org/apply

After your application is submitted, you will be matched with a counselor who can answer any and all of your questions. Learn more about Verto’s decision process here: vertoeducation.org/admissions

P.S. Did you know that Verto participants can use their Verto app to apply to our 70+ partner colleges for free?! Learn more here.

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