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May 14–June 21, 2018

Argentina: Exciting Culture, Amazing Landscape, Human Rights

The University of Richmond’s Summer Program in Argentina offers a unique opportunity to experience and learn about Latin America, while progressing in the study of Spanish. Our program also offers an amazing opportunity to study human rights issues and organizations such as “Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo.”

The program is designed to provide students with an informed sense of the past and continuing opportunities to experience the vitality of contemporary life in Argentina, along with its politics, arts, economy, and its environment. This ambitious objective is carried out through varied activities that are combined with specially designed academic work. The program also presents the students with the invaluable opportunity to learn first hand about the dynamic Argentinian literary scene — particularly Cordoba’s — through course work and the visit of an author.

To learn more about Argentinian culture, classes are complemented with activities such as an asado (traditional barbecue), a mateada (traditional beverage) and tango lessons; excursions to visit nearby towns; an exploration of Buenos Aires, the great metropolis; an adventure in the Argentine Northwest with peñas (folkloric singing and dancing gatherings), Indian ruins, organic farms, and museum visits, etc. Students are also paired with a tutor, a college student from Blas Pascal University, to orient students and visit sites of interest in the city of Córdoba.

Classes are held at Blas Pascal University. These classes are restricted to students in the program.

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Students may earn up to 2 units. Courses to be offered depend on enrollment numbers:

  • LAIS 221 Intensive Intermediate Spanish, 2 units
  • LAIS 305 Spanish in Politics, Society and Human Rights, 1
  • LAIS 309 Spanish Writing Workshop, 1
  • LAIS 312 Perspectives on Cultures and Nation in Latin America, 1
  • LAIS 397 Argentinian Short Story (from Borges to Schweblin), 1

Successful completion of Intermediate Spanish (200 level) or equivalent is required to take 300-level courses.

What's Included
  • Up to two units tuition
  • Air transportation from Buenos Aires to Córdoba and from Córdoba to Buenos Aires
  • Lodging plus breakfast, lunch and dinner in Argentine households (4 weeks in Córdoba City)
  • Five nights lodging plus breakfast, lunch and dinner in Buenos Aires (6 days visit)
  • One-day excursion to towns in Córdoba province
  • Ground/Air transportation to and from the different cities
  • Five nights lodging plus meals in the Northwest
  • On-site supervision by program director
Activities & Excursions
  • Six-day visit to Buenos Aires
  • One-day excursion to towns in Córdoba province including Alta Gracia and Villa General Belgrano (includes visits to a Jesuit estate and the Che Guevara museum)
  • Visits to memorial sites such as “La Perla” and human rights organization “Mothers of Plaza de Mayo”
  • Six-day visit to the picturesque Northwest including Tucuman, Salta and Jujuy
  • Visit to the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires
  • Visit to a Human Rights Court hearing in Córdoba

The LALIS Department offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships. Non-University of Richmond students may inquire at their respective schools for similar aid.

Application, Timeline & Fees

Application & Deposit: $300 nonrefundable deposit with application

  • Application DeadlineExtended to Friday, February 23, 2018!
  • 1st Payment: March 16
  • Final Payment: April 16

Cost: $6,600 (not including round-trip airfare to/from Buenos Aires)

Acceptance Notice: March 1

A limited number of spaces are available, but applications will be accepted until program is filled. All students are required to be interviewed by the program director before being accepted into the program. Submit payments in the Student Accounts office (payable to University of Richmond, designated Argentina Study Abroad).

Scholarship: UR students are eligible to apply for the Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship. Selected recipients will receive approximately $2,000 toward the cost of an approved UR Summer Study Abroad program.


Soledad Marambio

Ph.D in Latin America, Iberian and Latino Cultures

  • Twentieth/Twenty-First Centuries Latin American Literature
  • Translation Studies
  • Creative Writing
Application Information

All interested students, both UR and non-Richmond, may apply online using Gateway Abroad, the same online application system used for semester- and year-long study abroad programs.

Follow this link to begin your online application:

  1. Select the Apply Now button/link
  2. UR students may log into the system using your UR netID and password
  3. Non-UR students should review the Non-Richmond Students instructions
  4. complete the online application and select your program

Contact Us

Office of Summer Studies
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays