Dive into the Spanish language through this once in a lifetime dialogue! Immerse yourself in the Argentinean and Uruguayan Culture while visiting Buenos Aires, El Calafate (Patagonia) in Argentina, Montevideo, and Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. Participate in an Architectural Tour of the city of Buenos Aires. Learn about the tango and its influence in Argentina’s culture. Take a City Tour to get to know the city and its different neighborhoods. Take a guided tour of the Teatro Colón, the second most important Opera Concert house in the world. Visit Tigre and its delta, Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, a World Heritage site recognized by the UNESCO. Visit El Ateneo Gran Splendid bookstore, a real gem located in the old theatre that retains all the glory of an Italian opera house. Visit a ranch in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Estancia Don Silvano in Capilla del Señor and experience the gaucho’s life & folklore. In Patagonia, visit the Parque Nacional los Glaciares and trek the Glaciar Perito Moreno. Volunteer at TAMA, an animal shelter where you will learn about about the importance of helping abandoned and abused dogs in South America that live in deplorable conditions, with no roof or heating, enduring severe winters. Then, bring your knowledge to the public by speaking on two radio stations to raise awareness. Participate in a workshop in Uruguay and visit a dairy farm.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: October 20, 2017
  • * Priority Deadline: December 3, 2017
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • $500 non-refundable deposit: Deposits must be paid through NUPay. Be sure to select the appropriate summer term.
  • Photocopy of Passport: This is to be given to your faculty leader after acceptance.
  • Faculty Interview: Faculty will schedule interviews with applicants of interest to determine acceptance. The interviews can occur anytime between the priority and final deadline.
  • Essay Questions: Answer each question in 2-3 paragraphs (completed online via GEO application).
    • What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
    • How will the program further your academic and career goals?
    • What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
    • What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?

Applications are not considered complete until deposit is received. This deposit will be applied to the full cost of the program.

* Priority Deadline: All students that apply by the priority deadline will be considered for admission, as all dialogues remain open until the priority deadline. After the priority deadline, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the program fills. Programs are subject to close anytime between the priority deadline and the application deadline when a program receives the maximum number of students.

Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into the program and your the flight and accommodation details have been shared with you, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Courses

Are you looking to become more competitive in the job market? There is no better way than picking up a second language, take this opportunity to dive into multiple weeks of speaking Spanish and exploring culture every day! Take language and culture classes at Bridge Argentina, a language school in downtown Buenos Aires. Enjoy several guest speakers that will talk about Argentina’s history as well as its complex economy. Meet Argentinian writers such as José Hernández, Jorge Luis Borges, and Ernesto Sábato.

Students are required to take:
  • CLTR4944 - Cultural Engagement Abroad : Students will take a culture class to enhance their learning experience in a Spanish speaking country. There will be different guest speakers to talk about Argentinean history as well as its complex economy, Argentinean writers like Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, José Hernández and the Martín Fierro, Argentina’s gaucho heritage, the tango and its influence in the society, Perón and the peronist movement, Maradona and fútbol, an architectural tour of the aristocratic Buenos Aires such as Plaza San Martín and Palermo Chico, a City Tour that will show us the different neighborhoods in Buenos Aires such as La Boca, San Telmo, Recoleta & its world renowned Cementerio de la Recoleta, Puerto Madero, los bosques de Palermo, a guided tour of the Teatro Colón, the Cafés Notables of Buenos Aires such as Las Violetas, Café Tortoni, Los Angelitos, as well as visit Montevideo & Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in Uruguay and El Calafate in Patagonia where we will visit the Glaciar Perito Moreno (another UNESCO World Heritage site) and do volunteer work at TAMA, an animal shelter as well as participate in a workshop
Choose one of the following:
  • SPNS1302 - Elementary Spanish Immersion 2 : All students will receive 15 sessions of language assessment and instruction at Bridge Argentina, a language school in Buenos Aires. Each session being 4 hours in length, for 60 hours of Spanish instruction. In addition students will have daily assignments to practice Spanish in the real world. A text will be provided by the language school with daily assignments reinforcing reading, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.
  • SPNS2301 - Intermediate Spanish Immersion 1 : All students will receive 15 sessions of language assessment and instruction at Bridge Argentina, a language school in Buenos Aires. Each session being 4 hours in length, for 60 hours of Spanish instruction. In addition students will have daily assignments to practice Spanish in the real world. A text will be provided by the language school with daily assignments reinforcing reading, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.
  • SPNS2302 - Intermediate Spanish Immersion 2 : All students will receive 15 sessions of language assessment and instruction at Bridge Argentina, a language school in Buenos Aires. Each session being 4 hours in length, for 60 hours of Spanish instruction. In addition students will have daily assignments to practice Spanish in the real world. A text will be provided by the language school with daily assignments reinforcing reading, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.
  • SPNS3301 - Advanced Spanish Immersion 1 : All students will receive 15 sessions of language assessment and instruction at Bridge Argentina, a language school in Buenos Aires. Each session being 4 hours in length, for 60 hours of Spanish instruction. In addition students will have daily assignments to practice Spanish in the real world. A text will be provided by the language school with daily assignments reinforcing reading, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.
  • SPNS3302 - Advanced Spanish Immersion 2 : All students will receive 15 sessions of language assessment and instruction at Bridge Argentina, a language school in Buenos Aires. Each session being 4 hours in length, for 60 hours of Spanish instruction. In addition students will have daily assignments to practice Spanish in the real world. A text will be provided by the language school with daily assignments reinforcing reading, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $12,140
Dialogue of Civilizations Fee: $3,000
  • Northeastern Tuition and DOC Fee Includes: 8 Northeastern credits, international roundtrip airfare from Boston, accommodations for program duration, international security and emergency support, and program related expenses (local transportation, field trips, excursions and group meals)

Additional Estimated Expenses: $1,161
  • Students should anticipate spending the following out of pocket expenses during the program: $927 on meals and $234 on incidentals.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Dialogue of Civilizations programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Destination

Buenos Aires is a big & cosmopolitan city, called the “Paris of South America” where the students will take language classes at Bridge Argentina & as well as immerse themselves in the Argentinean culture. We will visit an Estancia Don Silvano in Capilla del Señor, Provincia de Buenos Aires, to experience the life of the gaucho and its culture.  We will also go to Montevideo & Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, an Unesco World Heritage site.  At the end of the dialogue we will go to Patagonia and visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, an Unesco World Heritage site in Los Glaciares National Park. We will also volunteer at TAMA, an animal shelter and broadcast at two local radio stations.

Accommodations

  • Homestay: In Buenos Aires, students will stay with host-families that will provide breakfast and dinner. This will be a great opportunity to interact with native speakers and experience the culture first hand.
  • Hotel: The Colonia Del Sacramento, students will stay in the Beltrán Hotel in Colonia del Sacramento for 3 nights with breakfast included and wifi accessibility.

Host University or Organization

Bridge Argentina, a language school in downtown Buenos Aires offers different levels of Spanish language classes with groups limited to 4- 5 students, all taught by native speakers.

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