General Information

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Princeton in Argentina 2024 will be held from May 25th to June 29th, 2024. Summer programs are exclusively for Princeton University students.

This summer program will take place in-person and in-country, but will be subject to factors such as University travel guidelines, government travel restrictions, and public health guidance.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a study abroad summer program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in collaboration with the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT). The program will feature five weeks of instruction, designed and coordinated by Princeton faculty. In order to facilitate intensive culture and language immersion, all students will stay with host families.

Buenos Aires offers an ideal setting for a summer study abroad program. It is a very safe city in comparison with other Latin American metropolises and it remains one of the most affordable choices in terms of transportation, accommodations, and meals. It has an extraordinarily vibrant intellectual life and a rich popular and political culture. It will provide our students with the opportunity to consider and examine many of the most pressing current social and political issues. Read more about the study abroad experience from past participants.

Contacts

Video Highlights

View highlights from Princeton in Argentina 2019 by Tori Styers ’21. 

Program Specifics

  • Program Director: Prof. Gabriela Nouzeilles
  • Faculty leader: Catalina Méndez Vallejo
  • Classes are exclusively for Princeton students.
  • Class content provided or supervised by Princeton faculty.
  • Based in Buenos Aires.
  • Courses: SPA 208S: Language in Context: Urban Cultures of Buenos Aires (for students who have completed the language requirement) and SPA 342S/LAS 342STopics in Latin American Modernity: Politics of Culture in Modern Argentina (prerequisite: SPA 207 or equivalent).
  • Weekly excursions.

Costs

Cost of Attendance

This Cost of Attendance includes direct costs, which are billed by the University, and indirect costs, which are part of the overall cost of participating in this summer program but are not directly charged on a student’s account. Please review the sections below to find expenses billed by Princeton University and estimated out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Tuition: $3,500 (this includes $500 non-refundable deposit)
  • Fees: $0 (covered by the program)
  • Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment: $0 (covered by the program)
  • Housing: $1,400 (homestays; includes daily breakfast and dinner with host family)
  • Food: $525
    • $0: breakfast and dinner (covered by the program)
    • $525: estimated out of pocket expense for lunches
  • Transportation: $1,500 (estimated departure from northeast; may vary depending on point of origin)
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses: $450 (Includes: international phone plan, personal expenses such as laundry, local transportation, and toiletries)

Total Cost of Attendance: $7,375

There will be multiple cultural activities and excursions organized by the program, the costs of which will be covered by the program.

Expenses billed by Princeton University

  • Tuition: $3,500
  • Housing: $1,400

Estimated out of pocket expenses:

  • Food: $525 (lunches - estimated)
  • Transportation: 1,500 (includes: international flight to/from the location, baggage allowance, transportation on site)
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses: $450 (includes: international phone plan, personal expenses)

Program Schedule

Subject to change

  • Saturday, May 25, 2024- Students arrive in Buenos Aires and go to homestay.
  • Monday, May 27, 2024- Classes start.
  • Thursday, June 27, 2024- Classes end.
  • Saturday, June 29, 2024- Students leave homestay.

Application Process

Students will apply through the Global Programs System (GPS). 

Applications will open December 1, 2023 and will close at 11:59PM (EST) on February 9, 2024. Students are encouraged to submit their applications before the deadline to begin the interview process early.

The application consists of an application questionnaire, an essay questionnaire, and a recommendation form.