Rapidly improve your Spanish while exploring the local culture in and around Rosario, Argentina. This program is ideal for students who want to complete a second year of Spanish in an intensive summer session or who wish to take advanced courses in Hispanic linguistics, advanced writing, language and society, or electives on Latin American and Argentine culture during summer or fall term. All courses are taught in Spanish making this program ideal for Spanish majors and minors or for those interested in Latin American and International Studies. If you are a less experienced Spanish-speaker planning to enroll in the fall program, we encourage you to consider an intensive summer session to help build language proficiency.
The program includes multiple excursions outside the city, as well as extensive use of historic and cultural activities within Rosario for academic excursions. In addition, you will live in a homestay, which further supports your immersion into Argentine society and culture.
A supervised Internship and Independent Research program is also available to qualified students who are committed to gaining a unique perspective into Argentine life. During summer term, this option is offered as a four-week program starting right after the six-week Spanish program. During fall term, it is offered as a course option.
Summer term: Students who have completed one year of college-level Spanish can enroll in three courses: Spanish grammar; Spanish conversation; and Writing in Spanish (the equivalent to SPAN 201-202-203 at the University of Oregon). Students who have completed two years of college-level Spanish prior to participating on the program can take a combination of 3rd year language classes including Hispanic identities, artistic expressions, intensive Spanish grammar review, Spanish phonetics, and courses on literature, history, film, and culture.
Fall term: The fall program is open to students who have completed two years of college-level Spanish prior to participating on the program. Students enroll in four courses chosen from Social changes, advanced writing, Spanish linguistics, intensive Spanish grammar review, and courses on literature, film, and culture. Internship and independent research is also a course option for fall term students.
Courses are taught by local instructors, experienced in teaching U.S. students. Classes take place Monday-Thursday and include extensive academic excursions, allowing you to experience Argentina beyond the pages of your textbooks. You will also have meet local students at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario to take part in lively debate and dialogue on current events and issues.
All courses offered in Rosario are recognized and approved for academic credit by various GEO partner institutions. Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
Living with an Argentine host family provides you with the opportunity to learn about Argentine ways of life, further language proficiency and discover rich cultural traditions in Rosario. Many students cherish the homestay experience as one of the most rewarding aspects of studying abroad, and often times remain lifelong friends with their host family well after returning home. Host families are carefully screened and provide quality, comfortable accommodations in the downtown area offering you the opportunity to improve your Spanish language and skills by participating in family, community, cultural and recreational activities. Placements include families with children as well as single women and couples with older children who no longer live at home. You will have your own room. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the homestay, and lunch will be served at a restaurant close to the university on weekdays.
Dates and Deadlines
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If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.
Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.
Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.