Spanish LSA Buenos AiresBuenos Aires, Argentina
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Buenos Aires is one of the most vibrant, intellectual, and artistic capitals of the Americas. A major cosmopolitan city, Buenos Aires boasts 180 theater halls (more than any city in the world) and an outstanding number of museums, cinemas, and bookstores. Home to such diverse figures as Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Gardel, Che Guevara, Eva Perón, and soccer stars like Maradona and Messi, Buenos Aires hosts over 30,000 international students every year.
The Buenos Aires offering of our popular Spanish language study abroad program will combine classroom experience at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella with extensive fieldwork through excursions and programmed events. The program offers intensive courses in language (with emphasis on grammar and conversation), Argentine civilization, and Spanish American literature. Through direct contact with urban and rural Argentineans, the students become sensitive to another culture and more conscious of the realities of contemporary Latin America.
The LSA is operated in partnership with Academic Programs International (API). API is an educational organization dedicated to providing challenging and enriching study abroad programs.
For more information and pictures of these programs check our departmental website spanport.dartmouth.edu.
THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
Spanish 2: Introductory Spanish (with a grade of B- or better)
***REMEMBER: If you do not take Spanish 2 at Dartmouth, or if you take it more than six months before departure for the program, you must attend a Special Drill (non credit) the term prior to your participation in the LSA. Please check with the Spanish & Portuguese Department for appropriate accommodations.
Students live with Spanish-speaking families.
For more information, please see the Spanish Department website.
"Just come with an open mind and be ready to learn as much as you can."
Financing Your Program
Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.