Study Abroad / Saint Mary's Programs

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Urban Studies in Buenos Aires Culture

Short-term Study Abroad Program

Spanish 406 – Participants will gain an in-depth acquaintance with the city of Buenos Aires through learning in the classroom and a 18-day faculty-led tour of the city. They will explore the layout and geography of the city and its more than 50 distinct neighborhoods, participate in representative cultural experiences, meet and dialogue with major artists, intellectuals, and scholars, and engage in a research project.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. It has a population of nearly 3 million residents and a metropolitan population of over 12 million. It ranks as the second largest metropolitan area in South America and is one of the continent’s most vibrant cities.

Travel Dates

Anticipated Travel Spring 2018


Students will have a diverse daily schedule that explores the major cultural themes of the city, including min-courses and lectures, visits to significant historical and cultural sites, conversations with prominent local artists, academics, government officials, and cultural exchanges with local students.


El Once, La Boca, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, the Presidential Palace/La Plaza de Mayo, Hotel del Inmigrante, MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires), Recoleta Cemetery, the University of Buenos Aires, and Museo Evita.


Day trip and ferry ride to Uruguay, attend a play, tango performance, a traditional Sunday asado (barbeque), tutor English at a local high school, participate in a service project, and attend a football match.


Students will be staying at a Lasallian facility, Colegio De La Salle, that will provide dormitory-style accommodations and breakfast and lunch in a cafeteria.


Course fee: $2,200 – $2,500*
The course fee covers all in-country housing and most in-country travel, planned activities, and meals.

*Cost of airfare, passport, Argentina reciprocity fee, and some meals and in-country activities are not included in the course fee and are the responsibility of the student.

*A minimum of 8 students are required for the course.


Eligibility is based on a 2.0 GPA or higher, sophomore status, a disciplinary check, and faculty recommendations.


SP 202 or permission of instructor.

Application Process

Apply with the Study Abroad Office

For more information:

Kyle Black, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin
American Studies
Saint Mary’s Hall, Room 201A

Vicki McDonald, M.A.
Coordinator of Study Abroad / International Center Associate
International Center, The Heights
Campus Box #51

Find Us

The Heights International Center, Room 106
Winona Campus
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fax: 507-457-6917