Semester abroad
in Argentina

Connect to the World
in Buenos Aires

 

Have you ever envisioned yourself spending a semester abroad in Argentina? If so, you will find your inspiration in Buenos Aires’ vibrant lifestyle, dynamic pace of life, and welcoming people. 

Enjoy an authentic Porteño lifestyle, plus the inspiring courses, one-on-one support, and cultural immersion opportunities of a Verto Education

  • Duration

    14.5 Weeks

  • Accommodation

    Homestay

  • College Credits

    12-16 Credits

  • Country

    Argentina

  • Program Cost

    $18,000 USD
    before scholarships & financial aid

  • Program Dates

    August 29- December 10th, Fall 2022

Start College With Community

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

Take Verto Courses

The museums, sites, and neighborhoods of Buenos Aires become your classroom as you dive into your semester abroad. 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!

Explore Argentina

Your Student Life Coordinator will set you up with everything you need to confidently explore the city. During your semester abroad 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 all Verto classrooms, you’ll enjoy small class sizes, energetic and caring professors, and hands-on learning.
Going to class will actually become the highlight of your day.

Earn College Credit

Earn college credit through a selection of fascinating courses.

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.

Rhetoric & Research I

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.

Principles of Microeconomics

 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.

Introduction to Psychology

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.

Art History II

 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.

Introductory Spanish I

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.

Introductory Spanish II

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.

Intermediate Spanish I

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.

Film Appreciation

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.

Social Problems

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. <