|Buenos Aires Spring 2020||October 1, 2019|
|Arrive||May 19, 2019|
|Depart||June 29, 2019|
|Arrive||February 26, 2020|
|Depart||June 19, 2020|
|Withdrawal Date||Cancellation Fees|
|Cancellation prior to 60 days||$300|
|46 to 60 days prior to departure||25% of the program fee plus $300|
|22 to 45 days prior to departure||50% of the program fees plus $300|
|21 days or fewer prior to departure||100% of the program fee|
This cancellation penalty policy is necessary because the booking of overseas facilities requires substantial non-refundable payments and commitments from CAPA in advance of the program start date. All notifications of withdrawal must be made in writing and sent to CAPA The Global Education Network. Students requiring CAS numbers for Tier 4 visa applications on the London program to participate in internships or service learning will include a $500 cancellation penalty for withdrawal from the program, or just the internship component between issuing of the CAS and 61 days prior to departure. Standard penalties will go into effect after that point.
Semester programs earn 12 to 18 credits. Summer session earns 6 credits.
Homestay with daily breakfast and dinner. Additional housing options may be available in the semesters. Please contact a CAPA Student Admissions Counselor to find out more information at 1.800.793.0334.
Earn 3 credits for an optional internship. Students must have at least 4 semesters of Spanish to do an internship.
- A full-day excursion to an estancia (Argentine cattle ranch), including transportation by private coach, a guided visit, and lunch
- A Tango show and lesson pass for a few classes (semesters only)
- A 48 hour pass for a hop on, hop off city bus tour of Buenos Aires
Social events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner (semesters only), and a farewell ceremony.
My Global City Buenos Aires
My Global City is CAPA’s unique learning immersion program, which blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. A proven education program that combines theme based learning with unique cultural experiences, turning Buenos Aires into your classroom.
All CAPA students receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
CAPA Services and Support
The CAPA Buenos Aires team is available throughout your program to assist and support you. Students can also contact the 24-hour emergency cell phone for any urgent situations outside of office hours.
Whether you are traveling for the first time, or have been traveling your entire life, studying abroad is a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s important to be open to a new lifestyle by immersing yourself in Buenos Aires culture by staying in a homestay. Here are some helpful considerations:
Homestays are a great way to get a better insight to your new city. Living with a local host family may provide you with a way to get to know other aspects of the community, such as meals, living arrangements, day-to-day activities, and the lifestyle aspects of Portenos.
Some things to remember about staying in a homestay:
– This is someone’s home! Please remember you will be expected to respect their space—belongings, household guidelines, and schedule. If you are expecting to have early mornings or late nights, it may not be the most convenient fit to be living in a homestay.
– Hosts must provide a continental breakfast and a dinner for students; you may be told that these meals will be served at the same time each day, or be prepared to call in to report if you will not be home to your host. Likewise, your host may set specific times during the week for you to do your laundry or, in some circumstances, may even set a curfew for you to be home by at night. You must be prepared for the possibility of these rules in a homestay.
– Are you choosing a homestay because you want a ‘typical Argentine experience’ while studying in Buenos Aires? How do you define that? Hosts come from a variety of cultural, educational and religious backgrounds. Hosts are rarely a ‘classic Argentine family’ comprised of a husband, wife and children playing in the garden. This can be a great way to experience the multiculturalism of Buenos Aires, and you need to be prepared to be flexible and open to a different type of environment than you may be expecting.
– For example, your host might be any of the following: A single parent, an immigrant who came to Argentina a few or many years ago, still have adult children or grandchildren living at home, retired, of a different ethnic, religious or cultural background than yourself.
– People in Buenos Aires speak Spanish. You should not assume that your host family will speak much, or any English. Host families are prepared that you may not speak Spanish, but this means that you will likely feel outside of your comfort zone as you acquire more Spanish during the first weeks of the program.
– You will be provided breakfast and dinner every day. This means you will be able to save money by eating with your host family—a great time to connect and catch up on your day. They will be able to provide you with interesting tips about your new city. You can be upfront about your diet, and your host family will do their best to accommodate you, but keep in mind American eating habits vary greatly from the rest of the world! It will still be your responsibility to buy lunch and snacks and any other goods that your host family doesn’t provide.
– The Wi-Fi and landlines are in the control of the host family. They may have these accommodations, but if not, please be aware that you may need to go to a local café or restaurant to pick up Wi-Fi. The CAPA center has Wi-Fi access to all students.
– Your host family is not your personal tour guide! They live busy lives, just like you. They will be able to give you tips and tricks of the city, but the exploring will be left up to you. My Global City events are a great way to get involved and interact with the city and your fellow CAPA students.
– Students living in a home stay have a single room to themselves, equipped with a bed, a closet / dresser or some clothing storage facility, and a desk or place to study / do homework.
– Students will have access to a bathroom that includes a bath / shower.
– The host will provide a continental breakfast and dinner for students living in their home.
Read the Top 8 Reasons to Stay with a Host Family Abroad by CAPA Study Abroad Alumna Katie Kunkel: Top 8 Reasons to Stay with a Host Family Abroad by CAPA Study Abroad Alumna Katie Kunkel
Buenos Aires is your Classroom!
Each semester and summer CAPA offers a wide variety of courses that fit a variety of majors. Our diverse range of academic courses will challenge and inspire you. Students will have the opportunity to learn amongst other local and international students enrolled at Austral. The majority of courses from which students can choose to enroll are instructed in English. Only language courses would be instructed using Spanish.
It is important that you contact your study abroad office for more information on which courses will be available to you.
As part of the Buenos Aires program, you will also have the option to participate in an international internship (you must be fluent in Spanish or have 4 semesters of Spanish language classes completed).
All CAPA students receive full credit for courses and internships completed. Each contextual course earns 3 credits. The number of credits granted for the internship option, including the required Global Internships Program course, varies per institution.
Internships and more…
CAPA has an extensive network of internship sites available in Buenos Aires. Internships are an excellent experience for students who have already studied Spanish for 4 semesters.
Internships are available in businesses of several kinds, as well as nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. Our local staff visit each CAPA internship site, many of which are frequent recipients of CAPA interns. Students are placed in sites that best meet their individual interests, abilities and academic background. If you’re a student with strong Spanish language skills, you can participate in a part-time internship with placements in a variety of settings, including corporate, nonprofit, and NGOs.
Buenos Aires internships are available in these areas:
- Business Administration
- Graphic Design
- Information Technology & Computer Science
- Public Relations
CAPA will help you to gain professional experience in your field of study in a global environment. Below are just a few of the benefits you can expect to earn through your participation in an international internship experience.
– Demonstrate flexibility and courage in unfamiliar surroundings.
– Gain cross-cultural communications skills.
– Learn about your field from a different perspective.
– Stand out from the crowd in the competitive job market.
– Build relationships with international references.
– Find further immersion in local culture.
– Get academic credit for your work.
About your Internship Application
Preparing an internship application for the first time can feel daunting or even tedious! Be sure to take time in advance of all application deadlines to allow yourself to produce resumes and cover letters that present you in the best light possible, making you a competitive internship candidate! Here are some tips for creating each of these. As well, do not hesitate to visit your campus career services office for more advice or information.
Students applying to internships in Buenos Aires will need to provide versions of their cover letter and resume in both English and Spanish.
Obtaining a Police Background Check: As is in the United States, some employers wish to obtain a current police background check prior to having a new employee or intern.
Programming and Activities
CAPA’s unique My Global City Program was developed to offer you, the student, a unique opportunity to make decisions about how you will learn about culture according to how you enjoy learning. Compiled by local CAPA education abroad advisers, the calendar offers a menu of different activities, events, volunteer opportunities, lectures, visits, and self-directed tours to help teach you the most about Buenos Aires.
You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of activities with varying styles of presentation. This allows you to pick a session that speaks to you and your way of learning.
What will I be able to do with My Global City?
CAPA presents a My Global City Calendar to all students and faculty. The events, reflective sessions, and activities listed are designed around significant academic themes such as Diversity, Social Dynamics, Globalization and Urban Environments. Participation in these activities will give you an intelligent, well rounded, and in depth view of Buenos Aires and Argentina.
What are some examples of My Global City Events?
With My Global City in Buenos Aires, you and your new CAPA friends will be able to:
- A walking tour of La Boca
- A visit to the Evita Museum or the MALBA Art Museum
- A tango show
- A day-long community service project
And many more!