"We know we cannot plant seeds with closed fists. To sow, we must open our hands."

Adolfo Perez Esquivel

activist, artist and writer.
1980 Nobel Peace Prize laureate
"Cuando no se tiene el coraje de vivir como se piensa, se termina por pensar como se vive."

Victoria Ocampo

writer and intellectual (1890-1979)
"So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."

Jorge Luis Borges

"If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it."

Evita Peron

"No es necesario decir todo lo que se piensa; lo que sí es necesario es pensar todo lo que se dice."

Joaquín Salvador Lavado

Argentine cartoonist; creator of Mafalda
"Siempre creí que este país
merecía ser distinto.
Que un día íbamos a reunirnos todos y el
destino cambiaría."

Alicia Moreau de Justo

physician, politician, pacifist and human rights activist (1885-1986)
"But what is memory if not the language of feeling, a dictionary of faces and days and smells which repeat themselves like the verbs and adjectives in a speech, sneaking in behind the thing itself, into the pure present, making us sad or teaching us vicariously..."

Julio Cortázar

Overview

Buenos Aires, the capital and largest city of Argentina, is a cosmopolitan center known for its European flavor and sophisticated culture. Considered “the Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires has grown from a Spanish colonial capital founded in 1536 into a dynamic international city made up of a complex system of neighborhoods, each with its own distinct flavor.

The CASA-Buenos Aires program provides undergraduate students with the unique opportunity for full immersion in Argentine culture and the Spanish language, while receiving transfer credit to apply toward their home university degree. Students take a Pro-Seminar course as well as local university courses with Argentinean students, completed at one or more of four top local universities: Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT), Universidad de San Andrés, and Universidad Nacional de las Artes. The CASA-Buenos Aires staff assist students with course selection and provide individual academic advising. An orientation program assists students in learning about the Argentine lifestyle and helps familiarize them with Buenos Aires and the country's cultural history, politics, and literature. CASA-Buenos Aires also offers cultural activities, local excursions, and lectures to introduce participants to the local context.