OVERVIEW DEADLINES ELEGIBILITY
Location: Apply by: English & Spanish Requirements:
Buenos Aires* March 15th, 2021 A B2 level. A certificate must be provided.
Dates Withdraw by: Education completed:
May 17 – June 25, 2021 April 15th, 2021 High School Graduate
Minumum GPA:
2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
 

 

*Delivery will be according to context at that time. “On campus” will follow the blended mode and social distancing required. If only remote delivery is allowed, pricing will reflect the virtual format.

When selecting your courses, keep in mind the following:

  • Courses are subject to cancellation if enrollment is below the 5 student minimum,
  • The orientation day is mandatory, and takes place the week before courses begin.

 

Cancellation policy: Students who cancel up to 4 weeks before the program begins will be refunded 50% of tuition fees.

 

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Buenos Aires

Price*: USD 800 (on campus) / USD 500 (virtual) *If context requires remote delivery

Credits: 3.0/ECTS: 6.0

Campus: Buenos Aires

Schedule: TBC

Professor: Reynaldo Rivera

Course Description

Cities around the world are striving to be ‘global’: Buenos Aires is one of the largest cities in Latin America, influencing both national and regional development and dominating Argentina’s economic, political, social and cultural processes. Students will gain insights into the ways in which globalization has affected the city and its inhabitants; analyze the changing nature of Buenos Aires’ relationship with the rest of the world; discover local diversity and examine the major social political and eco- nomic challenges facing the city today. The course will examine the emergence of this vibrant, cosmopolitan city as Argen- tina’s gateway to the world, the reasons people have for living in the city, the impact of rapid population growth and the influx of trans-national organizations into the city. The course also aims to help students contextualize their travels and encounters in the city, and to develop informed interpretations of their experience, as well as enhancing their understanding of recent Argentine history, culture and society. Topics will include the legacy of Spanish colonization and different peoples settling into the country, the transition to democracy and the recent impacts of Argentina’s debt crisis on the city as well as Buenos Aires’ significance as an important cultural hub.

Course Aims

The course aims to give students an understanding of, and appreciation for, the evolution of the global megacity, its govern- ance, and the complexity and richness of its various neighborhoods and sub-cultures. Students will be able to apply and relate critical theory to city living, urban development and the effects of culture and art on the city’s identity. Through fieldwork, students will experience Buenos Aires’ varied urban geographies first hand and interact with these sites in an informed and analytical way. They will consider what these sites reveal about the city’s complex histories, but also how they are used today to represent the city’s past to contemporary Porteños and tourists. The course is also intended to allow students to reflect on their home environments; to contextualize their own extra-curricular travels and encounters in the city during their stay; and to develop their own interpretations of Buenos Aires as a place to live, work and play.

International Economics

Price*:USD 800 (on campus) / USD 500 (virtual) *If context requires remote delivery

Credits: 3.0 /ECTS: 6.0

Campus: Buenos Aires

Schedule: TBC

Professor: Luis Argüero

Course Description

The International Economics module provides an understanding of the key economic issues in the global business environment. The course provides an understanding of how global businesses are impacted by real world developments in economics, politics and finance. The business environment is dynamic in nature. The course coverage is therefore updated periodically to include current real world evidence as well as recent academic and empirical findings. The five broad topics covered in the course are: Globalization, Country Differences, Cross-Border Trade & Investment, the Global Monetary System, and Competing in a Global Market Place. An overview of these five topics is provided below.

Globalization: Understanding the historical context of globalization is the starting point for developing insights into the state of globalization today. This topic discusses the drivers and importance of globalization, the emergence of the Bretton Woods global institutions in the post-War period, the state of the globalization debate and the impact of globalization on developed and developing countries.

Country Differences: This topic provides an introduction to political and economic systems and the determinants of economic development. It looks at the transition from socialist to capitalist economies after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the challenges faced by countries in managing this economic transition. It examines the key issues in economic development and the rise of developing economies in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa.

Cross-Border Trade & Investment: The third topic reviews international trade and investment flows – portfolio and foreign direct investment – in the globalized context. It examines the theoretical underpinnings of capital and trade movements, providing country case studies to illustrate the supply-demand factors affecting these flows. The topic also places these cross-border flows in the context of economic integration – for example, the European Union, NAFTA, Mercosur, World Trade Organzation, and the recent developments towards free trade pacts between Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas.

Global Monetary System: Starting with the Bretton Woods institutions like the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other multilateral institutions, the topic provides an understanding of the global foreign exchange markets and the international monetary system. These institutions provide the backbone and the regulatory framework for international economics; the topic develops an understanding of their operations, management and challenges.

Competing in a Global Market Place: The final topic builds upon the understanding gained thus far by reviewing the economic and political risks and opportunities of participating in the global market place. The discussions include import-export and investment strategies, offshoring production, and management of human resources to compete effectively.

The course helps students examine the current economic landscape through topical discussions of current economic and political development and their impact on international economics.

Literature of the Americas (in Spanish)

Price*:USD 800 (on campus) / USD 500 (virtual) *If context requires remote delivery

Credits: 3.0 /ECTS: 6.0

Campus: Buenos Aires

Schedule: TBC

Professor: Juan Torbidoni

Spanish Level: B2

Course Description

This course analyzes some of the most important literary pieces of the Americas, focusing in three different traditions associated with particular geographies: North America, the Caribbean and the River Plate region.

Course Aims/Objectives

  • Knowing and understanding the literature of the Americas.
  • Reading and being able to recognize important American writers and their contributions.

Requirements and Prerequisites

Introductory Course

Learning outcomes

This course aims to allow the student to:

  • know and understand different aspects of the American culture, especially its literature.
  • be able to compare different writers and genres, and speak critically about them analyze literature in relation to its historical, geographical and cultural context.

Developmental Outcomes

Students should demonstrate: responsibility and accountability, independence, open and critical mind as well as appreciation of differences.

Spanish Refresh

Price*: USD 525 (on campus) / USD 300 (virtual) *If context requires remote delivery

Credits: 3.0 /ECTS: 6.0

Campus: Buenos Aires

Schedule: TBC

Professor: Dolores Anders

Course Description

This course is designed for students who need to learn essential Spanish to face everyday situations as tourists in Spanish speaking countries.

Successful communication is the main goal. Students will develop speaking and listening skills through conversation in class and the use of material such as recordings of dialogues, songs, news and videos. Reading and writing assignments are important components of this course and help students to broaden their vocabulary.

The course follows the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) as an international standard to measure the students’ level of comprehension as well as their oral and written expression in Spanish.

Students are exposed to both Rioplatense Spanish (spoken in Argentina and Uruguay), Latin American Spanish as well as to Peninsular Spanish (spoken in Spain).   

Objectives

B At the end of the course students will be able to handle successfully a variety of basic communicative tasks necessary for survival in a Spanish speaking context. More specifically, students will be able to:

  • Introduce themselves to others.
  • Give and request personal information, such as name, age, nationality, and profession.
  • Give information about where they live and work.
  • Ask for directions
  • Buy food at a supermarket
  • Buy clothes or items at a store
  • Book a room in a hotel
  • Buy train, bus or flight tickets
  • Buy tickets for a theatre or a movie
  • Order food at a restaurant
  • Describe symptoms and say what part of the body hurts