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Snapshot

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2021

Advisor:

Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Website:

CASA Argentina

Overview

CASA Argentina provides students with the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Argentine culture and the Spanish language

Opportunity Description

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.  

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 leading research universities in the US and abroad. The CASA Buenos Aires program is based at Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS, affectionately pronounced "Dr. Class"), in Buenos Aires, a hub for research and intellectual life.

Orientation

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.  Students also visit Chile alongside the CASA Santiago students who also Buenos Aires.

Housing 

To enhance the cultural and linguistic experience, students live with local families.

On-Site Support

CASA-appointed on-site staff assist students upon arrival and throughout their stay in Buenos Aires. 

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  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for Global Learning-Education Abroad to find information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

  • Everything you need for Cornell approval and for admission to the program is handled through the Cornell application using the green "Apply" button below
  • Completed applications are reviewed early after the relevant transcripts are available* and again at the program application deadline.  *Completed applications include the most recent spring transcript for the following spring study abroad and the fall transcript for fall/year abroad