ISA Buenos Aires

Come and get to know this bustling capital that combines Latin American vigor with European elegance. Take a range of courses taught in English or Spanish (depending on your level) at one of two partner universities with urban campuses. Advanced students can take classes with locals in a variety of disciplines. Extracurricular excursions include a trip across the Rio de la Plata to Uruguay, a day on a ranch where you will sample local fare, and more. Longer excursions for a fee include Iguazu Falls. 

ISA Buenos Aires, Argentina: Fall, Spring, Summer, or Year (Fall & Spring) term. Choose from two host universities in the birthplace of the Tango in a bustling city with a rich culture and political history. Courses are taught in English and/or Spanish. Program options: Latin American Studies, Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines, or Intensive Spanish Language –only taught in Spanish. Cultural excursions are included. Housing is either homestay, dorm, student residence or independent (independent housing - the student secures their own housing). 




Academic Description: 
You can choose programs focusing on Latin American Studies, Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines, or Intensive Spanish Language –only taught in Spanish. Not all courses may be available during all study periods, see your program's website for up-to-date course lists.
Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences
Communication: Rhet & Comm
Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies
History of Art & Architecture
International Studies
Political Science
Public Service
Studio Arts
Theatre Arts
Application Instructions: 

If you are applying for a Pitt-Recognized Program for Spring 2020 and beyond, Program Application Questions must be completed before your application can move forward, regardless of any application requirements established by your Pitt-Recognized Provider. These questions can be found under “Questionnaires”  in your application. Most require short answers of 150-200 words. Our goal is to help you to think about and express your goals for studying abroad in a way that will help you to maximize learning and growth in the following 3 phases of your experience:

  1. Pre-departure
  2. While abroad
  3. Post abroad 

While you will work on our application and your Provider’s application simultaneously, you will need to complete your Pitt application before your study abroad advisor will complete any forms or approval for your provider. Even if your Provider accepts your application, your application cannot move forward in our process until you complete our application questions.

SAO Staff: 

Leslie Ann Smedley

Hello Students! I am Leslie Ann Smedley, Senior Advisor and look forward to helping Arts and Sciences students to identify, apply for, and thrive in the study abroad program that fits each students’ academic/linguistic/cultural needs. I have been in the field of International Education for many years, including the last 10 in the Study Abroad Office. I am a Pittsburgher who studied abroad in Strasbourg, France while an undergrad and haven’t stopped travelling since. In addition to being passionate about discovering new places, I love to cook, garden and read. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals!

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