BUENOS AIRES: CAPA – Universidad Austral


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  • Fall Semester - Late July - Late November
  • Spring Semester - Mid-February - Mid-June
  • Summer 1 Semester - Mid May - Early July

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer 1 Semester - March 1
  • Summer Full - March 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Lane Marder (l.marder@neu.edu)

The CAPA Buenos Aires Program provides students the opportunity to study Spanish while taking courses in art history, economics, history, international relations, literature, politics, and sociology, all of which are taught in English. The four-month semester program and six-week summer program are open to students of all language abilities. Students will  have access to a variety of student events, and the CAPA staff will be available 24/7 along the way. This program is ideal for those who want to experience the culture of Buenos Aires firsthand.


CAPA offers students a fall and spring semester option. Students studying during the fall and spring semester will study with other CAPA students, localAustral students, and other international students. Students generally enroll in five or six courses while studying in Buenos Aires.

Semester: Students take four courses for a total of 16 credits. To see a course list for spring 2014 click here.

Summer:The summer program is designed specifically for CAPA students. Students enroll in two courses for a total of eight credits.


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Host University

The program is hosted at Universidad Austral, a small, private university in the heart of Buenos Aires. CAPA students will take courses with students from Argentina and around the world, and there will be plenty of opportunities to make friends from across the globe while on campus. The campus has a library, computer labs, and cafeteria. Located between San Telmo and Puerto Madero, students can easily travel to other parts of the city by metro and bus.

Universidad Austral: 4,400students are currently enrolled at its three campuses. Approximately 130 international students study at Austral each academic year. The school specializes in communications, law, business, engineering, medicine and nursing, as well as a variety of graduate programs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.8
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Online OISP Application
    • Online CAPA Application

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Official transcript
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
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    Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

    Argentina, Buenos Aires: CAPA Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

    Summer 2015: $10,909

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,634), and International Security and Emergency Support ($275). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution.  Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


    Students live within commuting distance of the CAPA Buenos Aires Center. Semesters: Choice of accommodations within a homestay with daily breakfast and dinner or housing in a residence hall; Summer: Homestay accommodations with daily breakfast and dinner.


    Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and its largest city. It is located on the southern shore of the Río de la Plata, 150 miles (240 kilometers) from the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the world's largest cities and one of its most important ports.

    Buenos Aires is the center of the Argentina's government, commerce, business, politics, and culture. Its wealth and influence dominate the life of the rest of the nation and extend well beyond the nation’s borders. The city covers an area of 77 square miles (200 square kilometers). The total metropolitan area, however, spreads over 1,421 square miles (3,680 square kilometers). About a third of Argentina's people live in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area, which has a population of over 13 million.

    Strongly influenced by European culture, Buenos Aires is sometimes referred to as the "Paris of South America." It is the site of the Teatro Colón, one of the world's greatest opera houses.[2] There are several symphony orchestras and choral societies. The city has numerous museums related to history, fine arts, modern arts, decorative arts, popular arts, sacred art, arts and crafts, theater, and popular music, as well as the preserved homes of noted art collectors, writers, composers and artists. It harbors many public libraries and cultural associations as well as the largest concentration of active theaters in Latin America. It has a world-famous zoo and Botanical Garden, a large number of landscaped parks and squares, as well as churches and places of worship of many denominations, many of which are architecturally noteworthy.