This 9-credit study-abroad program introduces students to the dynamics of the 5th largest country in the Western Hemisphere – Argentina. The program is housed in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, one of the world’s most vibrant cities with a population of over 15 million people. Group activities and excursions in Buenos Aires and beyond provide multiple opportunities to learn about Argentine society from a variety of angles. The group will also travel to Misiones province in northeast Argentina to visit Iguazú Falls and the Jesuit ruins in San Ignacio.
While in Buenos Aires, students live in a university residence that caters to a mix of Argentine and foreign university students; this gives program participants a chance to meet local students their own age very quickly. There are currently no required immunizations for Argentina for the areas of the country where this program unfolds. There are no visa requirements for U.S. citizens that visit Argentina; however, U.S. citizens need to pay an entry fee upon arrival at the international airport. As of mid-2012, the entry fee was 140 U.S. dollars and, once paid, it is valid for the next years for multiple entries to Argentina.
For the current projected costs for this program, please click on the following link to the Fees for JMU Study Abroad Programs page.
Students will reside in residence halls and hotels in Buenos Aires. All meals will be covered by the program fee. Group meals will also be provided.
For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.
Applicants must have completed SPAN 232 or equivalent, a minimum GPA of 2.0, and a foreign language proficiency of SPAN 232 or equivalent.
The JMU in Argentina program is open to students of all majors. It has been offered annually since 2003 and students from varied majors have been successful -- including anthropology, biology, economics, geographic sciences, health sciences, history, international affairs, international business, justice studies, nursing, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and Spanish.