Princeton in Argentina

Please note: NEW PROGRAM DATES  (updated December 9th)

New dates are May 28th to July 1st, 2023

General Information

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Princeton in Argentina 2023 will be held from May 28, 2023 - July 1, 2023 (updated December 9th). 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.

Information Session

You can access the combined Princeton in Argentina/Princeton in Spain information session using the video embedded on this page or on Media Central.

Video Highlights

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

Program Specifics 

  • Program Director: Prof. Gabriela Nouzeilles
  • 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.


Tuition: $3,500 for a one credit Princeton course for summer 2023 ($500 non-refundable deposit included)
Room and Board: $1,200 (homestay and 2 meals/day - breakfast and dinner - 7 days/week)

The above listed costs will be added to the student account. There will be multiple cultural activities and excursions organized by the program, the costs of which will be covered by the program.

Estimated out-of-pocket personal and travel expenses:

  • Roundtrip airfare to Buenos Aires (may vary depending on point of origin): $1300
  • Additional meals: $525
  • Personal expenses: $425 (laundry, local transport, toiletries, phone)
  • Visas: (not needed for US citizens and some other nationalities):  $150
  • Passports (varies)
  • Optional local cultural activities: $150

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PASSPORTS: If you have a passport, make sure your passport is current and valid six months from the date of your return. If you do not have a passport, please note that processing times can be lengthy therefore students should plan well in advance to apply for a passport or to renew their passport. Processing can be expedited for an additional $60 and can take from 5 to 7 weeks. Check this link for details on options for expediting. For more information on passports and visas, use the following links.

Program Schedule

Subject to change

  • Sunday, May 28, 2023- Students arrive in Buenos Aires and go to homestay.
  • Monday, May 29, 2023- Classes start.
  • Thursday, June 29, 2023- Classes end.
  • Saturday July 1, 2023- Students leave homestay.

Application Process

Students will apply through the Global Programs System (GPS).  Applications will open December 1, 2022 and will close at 11:59PM (EST) on February 10, 2023. 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.


Global Programs System




If you have additional questions about the program or financial assistance, contact Patrizia D'Adamo or Karen González.