​​Explore the Magic of Buenos Aires, Argentina

PDF FileBuenos Aires, Argentina Study Abroad Flier

April 5 – 15, 2018

Join professors Brandon Lewis and Lourdes Arévalo for a nine-day excursion that will immerse students in the rich past and dynamic present of Argentina's vibrant capital, Buenos Aires. As part of our commitment to Global Citizenship and Latin America, this program will examine the rich history of Argentina from Colonial times to the present.

In an effort to understand the unique history of this Latin American capital, this educational experience includes a walking tour of the famous historic neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, which highlights the spectacular 19th-century Spanish/European architecture, as well as a guided visit to a world-class museum. While being immersed within this Spanish-speaking country, you will come to understand, first-hand, why Argentines consider their native dialect and language a symbol of national pride."

This trip is an opportunity to experience the many cultural traditions that make Argentina so remarkable. You will attend a Tango/Milonga performance, the world's most beautiful dance, visit a "gaucho" ranch and examine the lifeways of the Argentine cowboy, and partake in the culinary delight known as a "parrillada." In addition, you will attend an Argentine futbol game: an experience without parallel.

Which Majors Would Benefit From a Trip to Buenos Aires?

This trip will be a wonderful opportunity for students to explore Buenos Aires and immerse themselves within the rich social, historic, and cultural fabric of Argentina. In addition, they will experience the vast natural beauty of this South American capital.

  • Spanish

  • History

  • Latin American Studies

  • Anthropology

  • Architecture

Travel Spots in Buenos Aires

Course Description

Global Studies 35 – Field Studies Abroad – Buenos Aires, Argentina – 1 unit

Students will return from this program with a comprehensive understanding of Argentine history and culture from its colonial past to the present day. Students will tour Buenos Aires, visit museums, visit a gaucho ranch, watch a tango-Milonga performance and cheer at a soccer game as well as enjoying many culinary delights. A reading list will be supplied prior to the trip and there will be one class session on campus prior to departure.

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Program Details

Program Costs

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Program Fee

Includes round-trip airfare from LAX to Buenos Aires, ground transportation, accommodations, cultural excursions, and mandatory iNext medical insurance


Program fee: First deposit due Thursday Nov 30, 2017: $1000

Balance due by noon on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

(Program is non-refundable after January 10, 2018)

Tuition for 1-Unit Course

$46 resident tuition

$355 non-resident tuition

International Education Center will register you for class before program departure. You must pay tuition before departure.


Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 4 dinners included

Budget for $25-30 per day ($250-$300) for lunch and dinner

Total Estimated Costs


Additional Costs

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Personal spending money


Course Materials


Passport (new – if you do not have a current passport)


Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of a new passport

Visa - US Citizens do not need a visa to enter Argentina.

Permanent residents/F1 students may need a Visa to enter Argentina.

Varies by country of origin

Please visit the Consulate of Argentina-Los Angeles website for more information​.


SMC Global Citizenship Scholarships available from $500 to $1000.

U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents need to apply for FAFSA to determine eligibility.

F-1 students also eligible (no FAFSA).

Payment Options

Personal Checks, Cashiers Checks, Money Order and Credit Cards* (3% transaction fee on credit card payments) - No cash please

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Dates to Remember

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Informational Sessions

Thursday, Nov 2nd at 11:30 am

Drescher 219 (Language Lab)


Application Deadlines and Payments

Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Initial Deposit to reserve space – $1000 due Thursday November 30, 2017

Final Payment due by noon on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hours of acceptance for deposits:

Mon 8am-3:30pm, Fri 8am - 12 noon.

Program is non-refundable ​after January 10, 2018.

Complete online application ​

Apply early & make your deposit to reserve your space!

SMC Global Citizenship Scholarship

Last day to meet with Financial Aid Manager Stacy Neal Friday, November 30​​, 2017

Notification of scholarship amount by Thursday, December 15, 2017

Scholarship may not be used toward initial deposit

Mandatory Forms

By noon on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Online Study Abroad application​ ​​

PDF FileOverseas Release Form

PDF FileMedical Release Form

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a current SMC student and take the offered course. If you are not currently an SMC student, you may apply online at www.smc.edu/apply

  • All participants must be 18 years old by January 10, 2018.

  • Have a valid passport by Thursday November 30, 2017. U.S. Citizens do not need a visa to travel to Argentina. If you are a permanent resident or SMC F-1 visa student, please contact the Argentine Consulate in Los Angeles.

  • Pay all program fees and tuition by the deadline. If you are a financial aid recipient, check with the Financial Aid office about using financial aid to your tuition and fees.

  • Note: No refunds after final deposit is tendered: January 10, 2018