Middlebury Schools Abroad: MIddlebury in Buenos Aires

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Argentina, the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, known locally as "The Land of the Six Continents" for its geographic and climatic diversity, has a long and fascinating history and is a major economic and political power in South Amer... read more

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I gained a lot of language skills, and learned a lot about Argentina, Latin American politics and history, and geography. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 28, 2019 San Telmo Stories
A ton. New perspectives on my own life, better understanding of who I am as a person and what I want in my life (mostly just reaffirmed what I thought before), Spanish language ability - Pomona College View Entire Review
My Spanish improved an incredible amount, I gained more self confidence, and I learned all about a new country, of which I previously had no knowledge. It was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
The language was worth it - Williams College View Entire Review
I felt I found a new voice in Spanish, a renewed sense of confidence, and some worldly experience - Tulane University View Entire Review
Attending a public university in Buenos Aires exposed me to how an educational institution can apply feminist theory to it academic structure, as well as how effective student-led demonstrations are generated. I learned how to navigate cities and how to uncover unexpected, exciting experiences. I miss the art scene in this city!... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned the language, the culture, the history, and about the people. I also gained way more confidence in myself, greater skills to navigate places on my own, and relationships I will always cherish. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
An understanding and appreciation of the country, culture, context, history and language - Converse College View Entire Review
August 06, 2017 Gaining Perspective
It was absolutely worthwhile and probably one of the most important experiences I'll have as an undergraduate and as a person. I have much more confidence after being in Buenos Aires for a semester because I had to push my comfort zone in order to adapt and thrive in this new setting with new people, and I learned a lot about my... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned key independent life skills and the value of learning another language and culture. - Tulane University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the role I play and my country plays on an international level and how our actions can have dire affects on others in ways I didn't fully understand before. - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
Yes - I got to spend time with my friends and family there while earning college credit. - Tulane University View Entire Review
while i learned a lot i jeopardized my entire academic record, i would be extremely hesitant to do it again - Tulane University View Entire Review
August 29, 2019 Holistically Amazing
I learnt the importance of going into new experiences with the least amount of expectations possible. Very worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills, and I learned about my major (International and Global Studies with a regional focus in Latin America) from a different perspective. It was worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the culture and actively made comparisons with the United States. Definitely worthwhile to gain a new perspective - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile, I fell in love with the city and made awesome friends. I really felt pretty immersed in the culture of the city and I was extremely excited for that. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I become completely integrated in Buenos Aires culture, perfected my Spanish, and made lifelong friends. My experience was completely worthwhile. - Universidad Torcuato Di Tella / Torcuato Di Tella University View Entire Review
July 03, 2018 Vigorous But Fun
I became fluent in Spanish and gained a new sense of my strength and independence. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 29, 2017 What Did I Miss?
I would say more confidence to speak in English. I was very timid in Spanish due to my language ability. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A whole new perspective on life, politics, and values from a different culture. As well as lasting friendships. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Absolute cultural immersion for six months in a fascinating country with lovely people - Pomona College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Middlebury Schools Abroad: MIddlebury in Buenos Aires
Although I spoke spanish at home, spanish definitely improved. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Academic, personal, and above all language growth - Wellesley College View Entire Review
After studying abroad, I am eager to continue my studying and go abroad again. This is truly the best way to grasp a new language and culture. I learned so much about the Argentina culture, Spanish language, and myself most of all. I became a stronger, more independent, and self-reliant person from this challenging experience. - Tulane University View Entire Review

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Argentina, the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, known locally as "The Land of the Six Continents" for its geographic and climatic diversity, has a long and fascinating history and is a major economic and political power in South America.

The capital city, Buenos Aires, famous for its 47 historically and culturally distinctive neighborhoods such as La Boca and La Recoleta, is arguably the most cosmopolitan city on the continent, largely as a result of a wave of European immigration in the early 20th century. Almost half of the population of 36 million Argentines are said to live in Greater Buenos Aires and its province. Even so, the city is renowned for its parks and squares, which give it a sense of spaciousness. A major economic and political center, it is also a lively and cultured city with a European feel.

While in Buenos Aires, students take courses alongside their Argentine peers at one of three of Argentina's most respected universities: the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and the Universidad Torcuato di Tella. 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • History
  • Public Health
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.67
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