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Connect to the World
in Buenos Aires

Find inspiration in the city’s vibrant lifestyle, dynamic pace of life, and welcoming people during your study abroad in Buenos Aires. 

Enjoy an authentic Porteño lifestyle, plus one-on-one support, cultural immersion opportunities, and inspiring courses delivered by our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven.

  • Deadline

    July 1, 2024 – Fall ’24 Enrollment Deadline

  • Accommodation

    Homestay or Shared Apartment (fall terms only)

  • College Credits

    12-17 Credits from our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven

  • Campus Host

    Study Center

  • Cost per Semester

    $17,500 USD

    before scholarships & institutional aid

  • Dates

    Fall 2024: August 26 – December 7

    Spring 2025: February 10 – May 22

    15 Weeks

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

The museums, sites, and neighborhoods of Buenos Aires will become your  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 Care Team will set you up with everything you need to confidently explore the city. You can also opt-in to exciting cultural activities and excursions — 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 Provider, the University of New Haven.
Going to class will actually become the highlight of your day.

Earn College Credit

Earn college credit through a selection of courses offered by our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven.

Fall and Spring Course Selection

**All courses are subject to change.

Courses are provisional and dependent upon enrollment, faculty availability, transferability, and facilities. Course lists are updated prior to the start of the semester.

Discover Yourself

Participants walk away from their time in Argentina with much more than incredible memories and transferable credits; 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 Care Team and Academic Coordinator onsite 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 Care Team will help you reflect on your experiences through group activities and one-on-one check-ins.

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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 external grants and scholarships to further reduce your study abroad experience cost.

Learn About Financial Grants & Scholarships

 Details about Verto Argentina Experience

Accommodation

Homestays (offered for both fall and spring terms)

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.

Shared Apartments (offered for fall terms ONLY)

Available only during fall terms, Vertoans can choose to share an apartment with other participants in a trendy and central neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Explore and engage with your neighborhood community by frequenting the many parks, shops, and restaurants while still being only a 20-30 minute walk from the study center.

Apartments include:

  • 2 participants per room, 2-4 participants per apartment. Note that you’ll be living only with other Vertoans, but your neighbors could be young professionals, retired, other students, etc. Be prepared to immerse yourself within the community!
  • Kitchen with microwave, fridge, stove top, and utensils
  • In-building laundry
  • Bed linens and towels provided
  • Fully furnished
  • Air conditioning and all utilities are included
  • Wireless internet
  • 24/7 security/reception

The shared apartments will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, and have limited availability. 

Meals

Homestays

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.

 

Shared apartments

There is no meal plan available for the Shared Apartment option. Participants have the option to cook in their apartment or enjoy the wonderful culinary scene of Buenos Aires.
During Orientation, staff will ensure participants know how to operate all cooking equipment in the apartment and will develop opportunities to help Vertoans cook simple, nutritious meals.

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 Tigre Delta
  • Overnight to Iguazu Falls
  • Polo Match
  • Local Estancia (Cattle Ranches)

*Excursions are subject to change each abroad experience.

Spending an Academic 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.

Fall 2024 Key Dates

Arrival Date: August 26
Orientation: August 27 – September 1
First Day of Classes: September 2
Add/Drop Period: September 2 – 6
Mid-term Week: October 14 – 18
Course Withdrawal Deadline: November 1
Finals Week (Last Week of Class): December 2 – 6
Final Day of Class: December 6
Departure Date: December 7

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:

  • International 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. Follow our step-by-step Passport Guide.

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.

For those participating with Verto during a fall term, you can choose instead to stay in shared apartments with other Vertoans and get a taste of independent living. You’ll also get to flex (or acquire) your culinary skills as you’ll be responsible for your own meals. Don’t worry – basic kitchen tools are provided!

Language Learning

Your abroad experience in Argentina is a great immersion opportunity for individuals who are looking for regular Spanish language practice, particularly if 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 many of our 60+ partner colleges for free?! Learn more here.

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