Minimum GPA: 2.50

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020


Rebecca Dlubac

Housing Options:


Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

SIT - School for International Training


Opportunity Description

Examine the social and economic development strategies of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

What is unique about this program?

  • Spend six weeks in Buenos Aires.

  • Rapidly improve your Spanish.

  • Explore economic and social realities of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) countries.

  • Discuss similarities and differences among these four countries and important transnational and regional processes.

  • Learn about the introduction of genetically modified seeds and the social, environmental, and economic impacts of mono cropping.

  • Choose between an internship or an Independent Study Project (ISP)

What is unique about this place?

In Buenos Aires you will attend lectures, visit relevant sites and get to know grassroots and community leaders. You will also visit three other cities: Asunción, Paraguay; Montevideo, Uruguay; and São Paulo, Brazil (fall semester), or Porto Alegre, Brazil (spring semester). All locations feature a full agenda of university lectures and seminars, interaction with civil society organizations, and visits to institutions important to present and past regional processes. Learn about Afro-descendent and indigenous movements; women’s and LGBTQI struggles; the transnational movement of goods and people (south-south migration); and regional and global chains of production and reproduction.

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a 2-Step process.  You may complete both steps simultaneously, but Cornell Approval must be obtained before your program advisor in Global Learning can complete any approval or nomination forms for the program itself. 

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  2. For Program Admission, apply directly on the program website. Most programs have rolling admissions.

On the Global Learning website you will find a list of current returned students who have agreed to share contact information, stories from students in their own words, and selections of recommended programs in these categories: Cornell Global Programs, College Administered, Global Issues, STEM-focused, and Beyond Europe.

Returning Applicants