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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
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  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Abby Hall Grubbs
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Arts & Humanities, Cultural Anthropology, History, Literature, Social Sciences, Spanish and Latin American Studies Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:
A course taken in the summer must meet for a period of at least four full weeks, with a minimum of 35 instructional hours, in order to be eligible for study abroad transfer credit.  
   •    A one-course program must meet for a minimum of four weeks and will yield one transfer credit.
   •    A two-course program must meet a minimum of six weeks, during which both courses meet for at least four weeks each, and will yield two transfer credits.

In general, students may receive no more than two transfer credits per summer program.


The Summer Language and Culture Program is a six-week, summer study abroad program administered by the Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) based at Universidad de Buenos Aires, the largest of Argentina's public universities. Duke students may take two courses, including a mandatory advanced Spanish language class. You can also take a literature class focusing on contemporary Argentine and Latin American literature and/or and Argentine social history class. All classes are taught in Spanish by faculty from UBA. The courses are specially designed for American students.