Spanish Studies in Córdoba, Argentina

Providing unique learning experiences for students since 1969.

Program information

Spanish Studies program in Córdoba, Argentina is a great way to experience life at an Argentine university while immersing yourself in the local culture. This program is designed for the student that has completed one semester of intermediate college Spanish. Students will attend classes with other international students at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) through their international department, the Programa de Español y Cultural Latinoamericana(PECLA). In addition to living with a host family, Spanish Studies students will participate in a variety of cultural activities and excursions around Córdoba and beyond.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Semesters begin with an intensive language period (Monday-Thursday)
  • After the intensive period, classes generally meet Monday-Thursday, allowing for independent travel
  • All courses are taught by Argentine university professors.
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • 14-18 credits per semester (includes intensive language and culture course)*
  • All students live with local host families.
  • Excursions: immerse yourself in a culture while touring with a group you know

Requirements

  • Prerequisite: successful completion of one semester of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent, or native/near native speakers of Spanish
  • Students must have a high school diploma and be at least 17 years of age in order to enroll at UNC.
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish language coursework

*Note: Students interested in completing an academic year in Argentina have three options: the American academic year (Fall to Spring), the Argentine academic year (Spring to Fall), or the American academic year plus an Independent Research Project during the January break.

Spanish Studies Programs

2020 Córdoba Spanish Studies Spring Semester

08/02/2020
– 04/07/2020
Apply by: 15/10/2019
$14.500

2020 Córdoba Spanish Studies Fall Semester

Jul 2020
– Dec 2020
Apply by: 15/05/2020
$14.500

2020-2021 Córdoba Spanish Studies/Integrated Studies Academic Year plus IRP

Jul 2020
– Jul 2021
Apply by: 15/05/2020
$31.450

2020-2021 Córdoba Spanish Studies/Integrated Studies Academic Year

Jul 2020
– Jul 2021
Apply by: 15/05/2020
$31.450

2020 Córdoba Spanish Studies/Integrated Studies Calendar Year

02/08/2020
– 12/12/2020
Apply by: 15/10/2019
$29.450

Course Catalog

Art Workshops
AW 332 - DRAMA AND BIODRAMA
This worshop proposes an approach to the culture of our city using biodrama techniques. The student will work on: physical and vocal training; improvisation; staging; theatrical production; review.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Art Workshops
AW 330 - AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION
This workshop is focused on the production and artistic creation of audiovisual works with the support of available devices such as netbooks, cell phones, digital cameras, etc. The student will explore the audiovisual language from a critical and creative point of view. The student will work on: audiovisual narrative (shot, scene, sequence, etc.); audiovisual writing (storyline, script, etc.); staging (lighting, costume, atrezzo, etc.); post-production; soundtrack; projection; audience.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language and Literature
SPAN 362AN - LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
Overview of the most important literary movements in Latin America in the 20th century. Special emphasis on narrative, poetry and essay writing.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language and Literature
SPAN 360AN - ARGENTINE LITERATURE
Overview of contemporary writers, subjects and movements in Argentina’s national literature. Special emphasis on the works of Borges, Arit, Cortázar, Saer and Piglia.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language and Literature
SPAN 356AN - ADVANCED CONVERSATION
The objective of the course is to develop oral expression and strengthen fluency. Class activities include role-playing and oral presentations about Argentina and Latin America’s cultural issues. The course emphasizes the use of functional language in communicative contexts in Argentina.
Completion of SPAN 350AN: Advanced Spanish I or SPAN 351AN: Advanced Spanish II during the Intensive Period.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language and Literature
SPAN 354AN - ADVANCED COMPOSITION
This course is designed to develop written production of complex texts in formal and academic registers.
Completion of SPAN 350AN: Advanced Spanish I or SPAN 351AN: Advanced Spanish II during the Intensive Period.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language and Literature
SPAN 352AN - ADVANCED GRAMMAR
This course focuses on studying Spanish grammar in depth. It is structured so that students can have an approach to different text types, and to the discursive and linguistic strategies related to each of them.
Completion of one semester of Advanced Spanish
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 38
Fall, Spring
Language and Literature
SPAN 256AN - INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION
The objective of this course is to develop oral expression and strengthen fluency. Class activities include role-playing and oral presentations about Argentina and Latin America’s cultural issues. The course emphasizes the use of functional language in communicative contexts in Argentina.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language and Literature
SPAN 254AN - INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION
This course is designed to develop written production of complex texts in formal and academic registers. Students learn to handle the liguistic forms and syntactic structures of Spanish while developing comprehension and production strategies to become autonomous writers. Students also learn to select and organize information in expository texts and express ideas and feelings in narrative texts.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Latin American Studies
LAS 388AN - ECONOMIC AND URBAN GEOGRAPHY OF ARGENTINA
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Latin American Studies
LAS 386AN - INTRODUCTION TO ARGENTINE CINEMA
This course explores cinematic production in Argentina from its beginnings. Students will study how film follows the country’s political processes and changes, as well as themes such as the quality of production, topography of the land, and cultural diversity of the country.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Latin American Studies
LAS 384AN - LATIN AMERICAN ART
This course approaches some of the key historical moments in the development of art in the region. Topics include the relationship between characteristic features of national cultures and other tendencies of the region, pre-Columbian cultural forms and colonial art, art crafts at the time of national independence movements, development of modern art programs, plastic arts in the second half of the 20th century, and, finally, current debates about identity in Latin American art.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Latin American Studies
LAS 382AN - ARGENTINE ART
This course relates art history to cultural history from a sociological perspective of art. Students study the characteristics of Argentine art and how it defines itself in the international context. The relationship between visual arts, audiovisual arts, and music will be especially considered.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Latin American Studies
LAS 380AN - LATIN AMERICAN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES
An approach to the region related to distribution of population, quality of life and poverty. The course will cover social movements: the landless, the Latin-American megalopolis, the new reality of rural areas, South America’s integration into the Mercosur Region.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Latin American Studies
LAS 378AN - LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
A study of the history of the region from Spanish conquest and colony to the 20th century. Special emphasis on present-day issues.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Latin American Studies
LAS 376AN - ARGENTINE HISTORY
The course studies the most important historical periods in Argentina in the 19th and 20th centuries. Special emphasis on historical issues of the last 50 years.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Latin American Studies
LAS 374AN - ARGENTINA AND ITS REGIONAL DIVERSITY
This course integrates the study of the five Argentine regions (metropolitan areas, the “pampa”, the Andes, Patagonia and Entre Ríos) from different perspectives: physical and political geography, economy, politics and culture.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Latin American Studies
LAS 372AN - LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE
Overview of the most important historic and cultural processes of the region, from pre-Columbian times to nowadays. Special emphasis on South American culture.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Latin American Studies
LAS 370AN - ARGENTINE CULTURE
Overview of Argentine art and culture of the 20th century. Special emphasis on music (folklore, tango, rock and roll), cinema and literature.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Intensive Period Language
SPAN 351AN - ADVANCED SPANISH II
Students develop skills in using Spanish confidently and effectively, focusing upon improvement in the rules of grammar and politeness in Spanish, and self-correction. Classes are taught from a communicative point of view to develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Class activities and assignments (practical grammar exercises, role plays, pair work, and debates) deal with functional language contents in real life situations. Class and extracurricular activities combine to foster cultural immersion. Students participate in several cultural events, such as cinema, theater, exhibits, music shows, and museum visits.
SPAN 350AN (Advanced Spanish I) or the equivalent.
Credits: 5
Contact hours: 80
Fall, Spring
Intensive Period Language
SPAN 350AN - ADVANCED SPANISH I
Students reflect upon the main grammatical structures, becoming fluent in Spanish, so as to only hesitate in unknown contexts or in expressing nuances or subtleties in the language. Classes are taught from a communicative point of view to develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Class activities and assignments (practical grammar exercises, role plays, pair work, and debates) deal with functional language contents in real life situations. Class and extracurricular activities combine to foster cultural immersion. Students participate in several cultural events, such as cinema, theater, exhibits, music shows, and museum visits.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent
Credits: 5
Contact hours: 80
Fall, Spring
Cross-Cultural Reflection
SPAN 343AN - CULTURAL REALITIES OF ARGENTINA
Taught by Resident Director, this course seeks to guide the student through the cultural adaptation period, leading them to a profound analysis of their experiences in Argentina. Through discussion, journaling, and oral presentations students reflect upon their own adaptation with the eventual goal of integration into Argentine culture. Students explore Argentine culture, society, labor, religion, economics, and leisure, with the purpose of better understanding their own cultural journey and managing culture shock.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Fall, Spring
Experiential Learning
SVL 490AN - SERVICE LEARNING COURSE
Engagement in the culture through community service in a local organization.
Successful completion of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Separate application required. See www.spanishstudies.org/service-learning.html
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 113
Fall, Spring
Experiential Learning
IRP 490AN - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT
Independent research on a subject of the student’s choice. For additional information on undertaking an independent research project, visit our website at www.spanishstudies.org/internship-course.html
Fall, Spring
Experiential Learning
INT 490AN - INTERNSHIP COURSE
Practical experience in international business, tourism, communications, or other fields through placement in a local business or organization.
Prerequisite: Minimum of one previous language course at the advanced level and separate application required. See http://www.spanishstudies.org/internship-course.html.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 113
Fall, Spring

Costs include

Tuition

Double occupancy room & full board

Laundry

Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities

Orientation

Health Insurance

Spanish Studies transcript

Support of onsite staff

Special Dietary Needs

  • Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact Spanish Studies for additional details.

All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.

Meet your Resident Director

This is a great moment to live an experience that you will keep in your heart, throughout your personal and academic life. I expect that students will open their minds and hearts to other forms of knowledge. While excellent academics is the main reason to study at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, the richest aspect of your experience will be getting to know another culture – which I’m sure you will fall in love with!

Patricia Maqueda

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