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.