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.
12-16 Credits from our Academic Providers
before scholarships & institutional aid
August 29 – December 10, Fall 2022
January 23 – May 6, Spring 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 in class teachings delivered by our Academic Providers, the museums, sites, and neighborhoods of Buenos Aires will become your classroom as you dive into your abroad experience. Practice your conversational Spanish during a trip to El Ateneo, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, or learn about history while exploring the city’s colonial architecture!
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.
Available Courses for Fall 2022
Please note that course availability may vary based on partner college requirements and other factors. All courses and programming are subject to change.
The purpose of Rhetoric and Research is to prepare you as a writer for college assignments and for the writing demands in your personal, professional, and civic lives. Students will critically read and write in a variety of rhetorical situations and contexts and incorporate college-level research. Specifically, we’ll learn how writing is:
(i) a communicative act that always occurs within a particular context and with a particular purpose;
(ii) a process (rather than a one-time act) in which reading, feedback and revision helps us realize the full potential of our written works; and
(iii) a communal act, for we always write to engage with an audience.
Students read and discuss a variety of works from different literary genres, focusing on nonfiction and expository texts, reading 30-60 or more pages per week. The course also emphasizes research skills, including evaluating and documenting sources, using MLA style, practicing academic integrity, and job document preparation for employment. Students write several essays in expository and argumentative prose, including at least one research paper, in response to class reading and outside research, for a total of between 6,000-8,000 words.
The study of the economic behavior at the level of individual households and firms in a market economy. Emphasis is placed on consumer behavior, price and output, decisions of firms, and market structure. Labor economics, government regulation, poverty, income, and health care are also examined.
This is a basic course introducing psychology as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes through the exploration of major theories and concepts, methods, and research findings. We will examine traditional areas of psychological investigation from a scientific perspective, including scientific methodology, human development, personality, psychological measurement, psychopathology, psychotherapy, motivation, perception, social influences on behavior, cognitive processes, learning, and biological basis of behavior.
A survey of the major visual arts from the Renaissance through the modern world. Course emphasis on understanding of geographically relevant information, art media, techniques, etc., and the development of an historical understanding based on western history as understood through the study of art.
This course blends a focus on communication with grammatical rigor and vocabulary acquisition in a real-world Spanish immersion context. By the end of the semester, students successfully completing the course will be able to converse in Spanish about themselves and common topics daily life, and generalize knowledge and negotiate during conversations to convey meaning. Students will also correspond in written Spanish to convey information about themselves and their day-to-day experiences, and read brief passages highlighting general information on the host country and important topics in the country’s society and cultures.
During class seminars, students will be exposed to Spanish in different communicative situations and will engage with the language in different manners, ranging from simply reacting to input in the form of audio or texts, to negotiating their way through a task. Spanish will be the primary language of instruction and the majority of class time will be spent on task-based, communicative activities where students are expected to use the target language to the best of their abilities.
A continuing course from Spanish I with more emphasis on oral communication, writing and reading, grammatical elements, along with exploration of the cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.
This course offers students practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish at the intermediate level, with more advanced grammar, as well as opportunities to explore cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. In addition to refining grammatical concepts introduced in Elementary Spanish I and II, students learn more challenging grammatical structures such as the subjunctive in noun clauses, adjective clauses, and adverbial clauses.
This introductory course explores the world of film and filmmaking. We will examine the narrative and stylistic techniques used in filmmaking in order to more fully understand how meaning is constructed, conveyed, and interpreted in film. The course also examines film genre studies, film criticism, the international film scene, and the concept of media literacy.
This compulsory course examines a range of problematic issues facing society. Conflicting perspectives, research findings, theoretical explanations and societal responses will be discussed regarding such issues as: distribution of resources, national security, the environment, race, gender, family, the medical industry and the justice process.
The course covers the scientific method; basic chemistry; molecular biology; genetics; evolution, the structure and function of cells; biodiversity; and evolution.
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.
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.
Details about Verto Argentina Experience
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.
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.
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.
Participants have the option for independent travel within the country pending permission from the Verto team.***
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!
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*:
- Overnight to Colonia del Sacramento or Montevideo, Uruguay
- Overnight to Mendoza
- Tigre Delta
- Polo Match
- Local Estancia (Cattle Ranches)
*Excursions are subject to change each abroad experience
Choose between spending 2 semesters in Argentina, or doing your first semester in Argentina and the second in another incredible Verto location!
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
- Souvenirs and gifts
- Visa fees
- 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
Participants must be 18 years old by the program’s start date.
All passports should be valid for at least 6-12 months beyond the end of the experience. This time frame varies by Argentine Consulates. Please check the Argentine Consulate’s website for your jurisdiction for up to date information. If this is not the case, incoming Vertoans should renew their passport as soon as possible.
Non-US passport holders should check with the local consulate and will need to obtain the proper visa to participate in the abroad experience.*
*Verto Education is not responsible for any individual’s inability to obtain the correct visa for any given abroad experience, and cancellation fees will apply if a participant is denied the proper visa. Verto Education cannot overturn any decision made by any Consular or Embassy official.
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.
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.
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.
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.