May 11 – June 10, 2018
Georgia Southern Summer Term A
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
You will be enrolled in six (6) credit hours of lower or upper division courses and will do a series of assignments, both orally and in writing, for your Georgia Southern professor. Graduate students will earn three (3) credit hours. Additionally, as part of your immersion experience, each morning, Monday–Friday, in small groups, you will spend four hours practicing your language skills with native speakers who are trained in teaching their language to foreigners.
The Country: Argentina
Argentina is known for tango, steak, and soccer. The large number of immigrants in the 19th Century from Italy, Spain, and Russia gives the country a distinctive European flavor in the middle of the Latin American world. From the impressive grandeur of the Andes Mountain and Iguazu Falls in the north to the frozen tundra of Patagonia in the south, studying in Argentina offers students of Spanish a life-changing experience.
Buenos Aires, with a population of fifteen million people, is the capital of Argentina and the most visited city in South America. Often called the “Paris of the Americas,” it is known for its European-style architecture and its rich cultural life, with the highest concentration of theaters in the world. A hub of fashion, music, art, international cuisine, and sports, Buenos Aires is an exciting, cosmopolitan place to learn Spanish.
Partner Language School
Elebaires is located inside the captivating Barolo Palace, a nationally historic building. Spanish courses are structured to make learning fun and interesting. Highly qualified teachers are university trained in Spanish-language instruction. Your time with Elebaires School will be unforgettable and constantly rewarding.
Excursions and Cultural Activities
- City Tour of Buenos Aires
- Trip to Uruguay
- Tango performance
- Visit to Argentinian ranch
- Museum of Latin American Art
- Iguazú Falls
Program Costs: $3,255
- 4 weeks of intensive language training
- Housing with a local family
- 2 meals a day (Breakfast & dinner)
- Local excursions and site visits
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- International health insurance (required by Georgia Southern)
Does Not Include:
- Georgia Southern Tuition and Fees ($1456.02)
- Airfare (approx. $1500)
- Lunch (approx. $5.00/day)
- Incidental expenses (public transportation, etc.)
- Personal shopping
- Passport/Visa Fees
- Optional excursions to Iguazú and Brazil
- Deposit: $300 Non-Refundable Application Fee February 15, 2018. (This amount will apply to the Program Costs. If application is accepted, deposit is non-refundable; if application is rejected, deposit will be refunded to student.)
- 1st Installment: $1450 Due March 15, 2018.
- 2nd Installment: $1450 Due April 15, 2018.
- Insurance Payment (Required): $55 Due April 15, 2018.
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The $300 application fee is non-refundable. 80% of the remaining funds are refundable up to 40 days before the program start date, since program services are contracted in advance and must be paid whether or not the student is able to continue with the program.
- 2.0 Cumulative GPA
- Commitment to speak Spanish during the program
Many forms of financial aid can be applied to the study abroad program costs; please note that the Hope scholarship applies to your Georgia Southern summer tuition, although it cannot be used to pay the program costs themselves. Georgia Southern students who intend to pay all or part of the study abroad program cost with financial aid should meet with their academic and financial aid advisor as soon as possible and should apply for summer financial aid no later than March 1, 2018. Students from other University System of Georgia schools should contact their academic advisor and financial aid office at their home institution for instructions.
All deposits and program payments should be made here.
All participants need a valid passport to enter Argentina. If you do not have a passport, please secure one as soon as possible. Visit www.travel.state.gov to learn more. All American and Canadian citizens also need documentation of the reciprocity fee to enter Argentina. Medical and liability documents will be provided by the Study Abroad Office for each participant to complete prior to departure. International health insurance is included in the programs fees and is required by Georgia Southern.
Students from other accredited universities are invited to enroll in our Study Abroad programs. In order to receive credit at their home institutions, however, they must enroll as transient students at Georgia Southern for the summer. Students may apply for acceptance to Georgia Southern for summer study at this link:
For more information contact:
Dr. Marcela Ruiz-Funes, Forest Drive 1339
Last updated: 9/28/2017