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. CASA Argentina provides students with the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Argentinean culture and the Spanish language, while receiving transfer credit to apply towards their undergraduate degree.
Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA)
The Cornell Global Program, CASA Argentina is offered by the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad, which is comprised of 10 leading research universities in the US and abroad. CASA member institutions are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Pennsylvania, and Vanderbilt University. Cornell/CASA programs currently are offered in Argentina, Chile, Cuba, and Spain. Harvard University is the administering institution for the CASA Argentina Program.
Upon the students’ arrival, the CASA resident director in Buenos Aires facilitates a week-long orientation to ensure the students’ transition into Argentine culture, both academic and social, is a smooth one, through daily presentations and cultural, practical, and academic-related events. The orientation program includes an immersion experience into Argentine language, cultural history, politics, and literature. Cultural events are scheduled, such as a Milonga (tango show) and visits to local museums and universities.
To enhance the cultural and linguistic experience, students live with local families.
CASA-appointed on-site staff assist students upon arrival and throughout their stay in Buenos Aires.
Cornell and CASA consortium member school students should visit the CASA Argentina program website for more information on applying. Cornell students should apply by the deadline using Cornell's online application system via the "New Application" button on the bottom of this page. Applications typically require faculty recommendations so it is important to begin the process early.
For more detailed information about the CASA program in Buenos Aires, please visit the CASA website.