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Summer Study Abroad in Spanish

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Summer, 2025

Jul, 2025

Aug, 2025

Apr 15, 2025

$5.300

Summer, 2024

Jul 8, 2024

Aug 7, 2024

Apr 15, 2024

$5.300

Program Overview

Immerse Yourself in Argentine Culture and Language This Summer! 

Our Summer Study Abroad program in Córdoba, Argentina, offers an intensive Spanish language and cultural immersion experience. Set in Argentina’s vibrant second city, known for its rich history, dynamic cultural scene, and beautiful colonial architecture, this program is perfect for students at all levels of Spanish proficiency looking to deepen their understanding of the language and Argentine culture.

Program Highlights:

  • Intensive Spanish Language Courses: Tailored to improve your Spanish skills rapidly, these courses cover grammar, conversation, and cultural nuances, suitable for beginner to advanced levels.
  • Cultural Immersion: Dive into the heart of Argentine culture with activities, workshops, and excursions that explore Córdoba’s historical sites, local traditions, and contemporary life.
  • Engaging Learning Environment: Benefit from small class sizes and personalized attention, ensuring a supportive and effective learning experience.

Córdoba’s lively atmosphere and warm hospitality provide an ideal backdrop for a summer of learning and exploration. The city’s numerous universities and cultural institutions create a vibrant academic community, while its cafes, markets, and plazas offer plenty of opportunities for practice and interaction in Spanish.

Join us in Córdoba for a summer filled with language learning and cultural discovery, where you’ll not only enhance your Spanish proficiency but also gain a deeper appreciation for Argentine traditions and lifestyle.

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🖼 Artistic Heritage

Córdoba, with its rich blend of colonial and modern art, offers a captivating exploration of Argentine culture. From the historical streets lined with colonial architecture to vibrant murals depicting the region’s history, students can immerse themselves in a city where every corner tells a story.

🍴 Gastronomic Exploration

Delve into the heart of Argentine culinary tradition in Córdoba. Begin your day with a light desayuno, enjoy the main event at almuerzo with dishes like empanadas, and partake in the late-night cena tradition. Experience the communal ritual of Yerba Mate, and discover vegetarian-friendly options in a city known for its meat-centric cuisine but also accommodating diverse dietary preferences.

📚 Cultural Learning

Embrace Argentine culture through immersive experiences. The Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and PECLA offer programs that integrate students into local life, from history-rich visits like the Manzana Jesuítica to engaging with the community through volunteer work and cultural festivals.

🌿 Natural Escapes

Córdoba’s landscape invites exploration of Argentina’s natural beauty. From tranquil parks to the adventurous Andean foothills, the region offers endless opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation, reflecting Argentina’s diverse ecosystem.

🌟 Engaged Living

Living in Córdoba means adapting to the Argentine daily routine, where the rhythm of life slows down during siesta and comes alive at night. With a vibrant student population and friendly locals, Córdoba offers a dynamic environment for making new friends and experiencing Argentine nightlife, all while emphasizing the importance of balancing academic responsibilities with cultural immersion.

Your semester in Córdoba, Argentina, is set to be an immersive exploration, not just academically, but deep into the fabric of Argentine culture and history. We’ve tailored a series of cultural activities and excursions specifically designed to enrich your experience, connecting you with the unique heritage and vibrant lifestyle of this region. Here’s a glimpse of the enriching activities planned for your time in Córdoba:

🎨 Cultural Excursions:

Historic Journeys: Dive into the revolutionary past with a visit to Alta Gracia’s Che Guevara Museum, offering insights into the life of this iconic figure.
Human Rights Education: Engage with Argentina’s recent history at La Perla, a former clandestine detention center, in collaboration with the UNION group and Pecla.
Indigenous Legacy: Explore the rich pre-Columbian history in Jujuy and Salta through a visit to the Museum of High Altitude Archaeology (MAAM).

💃 Cultural Immersion:

Tango Passion: Experience the soul of Argentina with tango sessions led by dance experts, immersing yourself in this sensual dance.
Artistic Heritage: Visit the Palacio Ferreyra and other historical museums in Córdoba city to witness the artistic evolution of the region.
Architectural Marvel: Explore the Manzana Jesuítica, a UNESCO World Heritage site, showcasing the Jesuitic influence on education and architecture.

🍴 Culinary Adventures:

Local Cuisine: Master the art of making empanadas in an Argentine cooking workshop, discovering the flavors that define this beloved national dish.

🗣 Social Connections:

Community Engagement: Participate in monthly social/cultural gatherings with speaking partners, enhancing your Spanish and fostering local friendships.

This curated selection of activities is crafted to ensure you not only learn about but also live the essence of Córdoba and Argentina. Most activities are included in your program’s cost, though some may require a small additional fee. Availability can vary based on the program schedule. These experiences promise a semester filled with cultural discovery, academic enrichment, and memories to last a lifetime in the heart of Argentina. 🇦🇷✨

Meet your Resident Director

This is a great moment to live an experience that you will keep in your heart, throughout your personal and academic life. I expect that students will open their minds and hearts to other forms of knowledge. While excellent academics is the main reason to study at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, the richest aspect of your experience will be getting to know another culture - which I’m sure you will fall in love with!
Patricia Maqueda RESIDENT DIRECTOR, ARGENTINA
Pat Maqueda
Resident Director, Córdoba, Argentina

Housing

Homestays

Homestays in Córdoba, Argentina, offer a unique gateway to deep cultural immersion, providing an invaluable perspective into the Argentine way of life. While enrolled in the intensive language and culture course or during the regular semester, students are placed with welcoming local families in proximity to the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. This arrangement not only facilitates early language acquisition but also offers a firsthand look into the everyday customs and traditions of Córdoba. Engaging with your host family over meals and through daily interactions allows for a deeper understanding of the nuanced, non-verbal aspects of Argentine culture, including values and beliefs that shape their way of life.

Included in your homestay experience are comprehensive amenities such as full room and board, along with laundry services and room cleaning. Should you have specific dietary needs or require special accommodations, arrangements can be made, though additional fees may apply. The Spanish Studies team takes great care in selecting host families that can provide a supportive and serene environment, conducive to both cultural immersion and academic success. Regular visits and discussions with host families ensure that standards for a positive and enriching stay are consistently met.

Remember, bringing a thoughtful gift for your host family is a wonderful way to express gratitude and start your homestay on a positive note.

Academics

Course Selection

The available courses for students vary by program and are distributed between the SSA center and local universities. Please see the selection below, and contact us for the most current course information:

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Courses

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Overview of the most important literary movements in Latin America in the 20th century. Special emphasis on narrative, poetry and essay writing.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

A practical examination of the forms of business communication in the Hispanic world including commercial vocabulary, the writing of business letters, and oral practice with business dialogues. Discussons of business news and study of business documents.
Prerequisites: 1 year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Students master spoken Spanish expression to reach fluency, only hesitating in unknown contexts or in the expression of nuances or subtleties in the language.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Students develop a better understanding of the nature of writing skills. Students also progress in their mastery of writing in Spanish and broaden their knowledge of Latin American culture.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course focuses on studying Spanish grammar in depth. It is structured so that students can have an approach to different text types, and to the discursive and linguistic strategies related to each of them.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course will offer an introduction to a range of Latin American films from different periods and styles, including the major directors and aesthetic trends that characterize the new, contemporary Latin American cinema. The films will be studied in their political, historical, social and cultural context.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

A study of the history of the region from Spanish conquest and colony to the 20th century. Special emphasis on present-day issues.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course studies the most important historical periods in Argentina in the 19th and 20th centuries. Special emphasis on historical issues of the last 50 years.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Overview of the most important historic and cultural processes of the region, from pre-Columbian times to nowadays. Special emphasis on South American culture.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent

Contact Hours: 45

Credits: 3

Internships/Service Learning

Engagement in the culture through community service in a local organization.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Separate application required. Visit https://ssabroad.org/internship-or-service-learning-course-option/

Contact Hours: 135

Credits: 3

Internships/Service Learning

Practical experience through placement in a local company or organization.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Separate application required. Visit https://ssabroad.org/internship-or-service-learning-course-option/

Contact Hours: 135

Credits: 3

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Students reflect upon the main grammatical structures, becoming fluent in Spanish, so as to only hesitate in unknown contexts or in expressing nuances or subtleties in the language. Classes are taught from a communicative point of view to develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Class activities and assignments (practical grammar exercises, role plays, pair work, and debates) deal with functional language contents in real life situations. Class and extracurricular activities combine to foster cultural immersion. Students participate in several cultural events, such as cinema, theater, exhibits, music shows, and museum visits.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent

Contact Hours: 80

Credits: 5

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Course work at this level focuses on the improvement of accuracy and fluency. Classes are taught from a communicative point of view to develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Class activities and assignments (practical grammar exercises, role plays, pair work, and debates) deal with functional language contents in real life situations. Class and extracurricular activities combine to foster cultural immersion. Students participate in several cultural events, such as cinema, theater, exhibits, music shows, and museum visits.
Prerequisites: One year of elementary college Spanish or the equivalent

Contact Hours: 80

Credits: 5

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Basic structures, practical vocabulary, extensive oral practice.

Contact Hours: 80

Credits: 5

Academic Institutions

The Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), founded by Jesuits in 1613, stands as one of Latin America’s oldest and most prestigious institutions. Nestled in the heart of Córdoba’s historic downtown, UNC is a beacon of academic excellence and cultural heritage, boasting significant historical sites and resources, including the old rectorado building and a rare book collection unique in the Americas. Known as “la Docta” due to its central role in Córdoba’s intellectual life, the university attracts around 100,000 students from across Argentina and South America, offering a vibrant campus life enriched with museums, theaters, and nightlife. Each year, UNC welcomes around 300 international students, providing a rich environment for cultural and linguistic immersion. In collaboration with the Programa de Español y Cultura Latinoamericana (PECLA), UNC offers a wide range of courses tailored to meet the academic needs of international students, fostering a deep engagement with Argentine culture and Spanish language proficiency.

Why This Program?

The Summer Study Abroad Program in Spanish in Córdoba, Argentina, offers a vibrant immersion experience designed for students looking to enhance their Spanish language skills and understanding of Argentine and Latin American cultures over the summer. Nestled in the heart of Argentina, Córdoba is the perfect setting for a deep dive into Spanish language study, complemented by a rich array of cultural activities, excursions, and community engagement opportunities.

📚 Intensive Spanish Language Focus:

This summer program is an excellent opportunity for students to make significant strides in Spanish language acquisition while experiencing the warmth and vibrancy of Argentine culture, all within the engaging and supportive environment of Córdoba.

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Apr 15, 2025

Jul, 2025

Aug, 2025

$5.300

Apr 15, 2024

Jul 8, 2024

Aug 7, 2024

$5.300

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