Academics, Application and Selection

What are the selection criteria?

Students will be selected based on general academic performance, performance in Spanish courses at Princeton, engagement in the program (participation in language tables, conferences, and events promoted by Spanish instructors), possible interest in being either a major or a certificate student in Spanish, maturity and openness to new experiences and international traveling. All candidates will be interviewed by a selection committee composed of Princeton faculty.

I am also interested in other programs. Can I apply to more than one?

Yes, you must submit an application for each program that you want to apply for. As part of the application form in GPS, you will be asked to select whether you are applying to more than one program and which program is your first and your second choice.

In the application, do I select which course I am applying to (208S or 342S)? How do I know which course I belong in?

Yes, based on your current Spanish course/language placement you will select which course you are applying to. Please check the Spanish Course Sequence. If you are not sure, please contact the faculty director or visit How to Get Started to find important information.

Does SPA 342S/ LAS 342S fulfill a distribution requirement?

Yes, it counts as an LA. SPA 208S does not fulfill a distribution requirement.

Can the courses be taken pass/fail?



Travel and Logistics

Do I need a passport and/or visa to travel to Argentina?

U.S. citizens need only a passport for stays of up to 90 days. Make sure your passport is current and valid six months from the date of your return. You must obtain or renew your passport prior to the trip. Some non-US citizens may need a visa in addition to a passport and will need to cover visa fees and courier services to get immigration documents sent from Argentina should this be needed. Visa information can be found on the Consulate‚Äôs web site. Passport and visa processing can take up to 10 weeks. It is strongly recommended to apply early.

Applying for or Renewing a Passport

For new passports or renewals, processing can take up to 10 weeks. It is strongly recommended that you apply for passport processing asap. 

  • U.S. citizens who need to apply for or renew a passport should visit the U.S. State Department website.
  • U.S. citizens may also apply for a passport in person in Princeton at:
  • Non-U.S. citizens should consult with the embassy of their home country.

When should I depart/arrive?

Students should arrive in Ezeiza airport (EZE) on the morning of Saturday, May 25. The program will conclude on Thursday, June 27.  Students may remain with host family until Saturday, June 29

May I arrive to the program late?

No. The program is very intensive and group orientation from the beginning is very important. No exceptions will be made.

Which airport should I fly into?

Ezeiza airport (EZE)

How will I get from the airport to my homestay?

Homestay families will pick up students from the airport. 

What are the details of the homestays? 

The host families generally live in apartments or houses in Belgrano or neighborhoods nearby, such as Barrio Norte and Palermo. Families will provide breakfast and dinner everyday of the week. Each student is provided with a room of his or her own with WIFI access. 

Do I need to purchase health insurance?

No need to purchase health insurance.  All University members on University sponsored trips are automatically enrolled in the International SOS coverage. Please visit the International SOS website for more information. 



What additional costs will there be?

Please view the Financial Assistance page for detailed information.

Will financial aid cover the summer program?

Please view the Financial Assistance page for detailed information.


water fall in Argentina

Photo taken by Harry Poulose - Princeton in Argentina 2023

Princeton student posing with a statue of a famous soccer player in Argentina

Photo taken by Ben Lemkin - Princeton in Argentina 2023