Summer Term Spanish Study Programs in Córdoba, Argentina

Providing unique learning experiences for North-American university students since 1969.

Program information

The Córdoba Summer Term consists of a four-week Intensive Language and Culture session and is located at Argentina’s oldest university, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC). During this time, you take an intensive language and culture course, while discovering the culture and people of Argentina. Advanced students may also choose to participate in an internship or service learning opportunity during their summer term.

The Spanish Studies Resident Director and UNC’s PECLA (Programa de Español y Cultura Latinoamericana) staff guide you through this process of discovery by regular contact with Spanish Studies students and organizing special cultural activities.

Students have the option to choose one 80-hour intensive language course, one or two 45-hour content courses, or an internship or service learning opportunity. In addition to coursework, the program includes a homestay, cultural visits within Córdoba, and a cultural day-trip to the estancias jesuíticas and Che Guevara museum in Alta Gracia.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Intensive Spanish courses for all language levels
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • All courses are taught by Argentine university professors
  • 3 to 6 semester credits
  • All students live with local host families.
  • All meals included
  • Excursions: immerse yourself in a culture while touring with a group you know

Requirements

  • 3.0 overall GPA. Enrollment in language courses may have additional prerequisites
  • Content courses require 4 semesters of college Spanish or additional requirements
  • Students must have a high school diploma in order to enroll at UNC
  • Students enrolling in INT 490ANS or SVL 490ANS may only enroll in the one 3-credit course.

Summer Term Programs

Jul, 2020
– Aug, 2020
Apply by: Apr 15, 2020
$4.400

Course Catalog

Grammar and Content
SPAN 362ANS - 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.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Summer
Grammar and Content
SPAN 358ANS - SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
A practical examination of the forms of business communication in the Hispanic world including commercial vocabulary, the writing of business letters, and oral practice with business dialogues. Discussons of business news and study of business documents.
1 year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Summer
Grammar and Content
SPAN 356ANS - ADVANCED CONVERSATION
Students master spoken Spanish expression to reach fluency, only hesitating in unknown contexts or in the expression of nuances or subtleties in the language.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Summer
Grammar and Content
SPAN 354ANS - ADVANCED COMPOSITION
Students develop a better understanding of the nature of writing skills. Students also progress in their mastery of writing in Spanish and broaden their knowledge of Latin American culture.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Summer
Grammar and Content
SPAN 352ANS - 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.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Summer
Grammar and Content
LAS 388ANS - LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA
This course will offer an introduction to a range of Latin American films from different periods and styles, including the major directors and aesthetic trends that characterize the new, contemporary Latin American cinema. The films will be studied in their political, historical, social and cultural context.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Summer
Grammar and Content
LAS 378ANS - 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.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Summer
Grammar and Content
LAS 376ANS - ARGENTINE HISTORY
This 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.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Summer
Grammar and Content
LAS 372ANS - 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.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Summer
Experiential Learning
SVL 490ANS - 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. www.spanishstudies.org/service-learning.html
Credits: 3
Summer
Experiential Learning
INT 490ANS - INTERNSHIP COURSE
Practical experience through placement in a local company or organization.
Successful completion of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Separate application required. See www.spanishstudies.org/internshipoption
Credits: 3
Summer
Language
SPAN 350ANS - 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
Summer
Language
SPAN 265ANS - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH SUMMER
Course work at this level focuses on the improvement of accuracy and fluency. 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 elementary college Spanish or the equivalent
Credits: 5
Contact hours: 80
Summer
Language
SPAN 165ANS - ELEMENTARY SPANISH
Basic structures, practical vocabulary, extensive oral practice.
Credits: 5
Contact hours: 80
Summer

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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