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JMU in Argentina


Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Program Description

This 9-credit academic program is open to students of all majors. It is also open to non-JMU students. Program participants will hone their knowledge of Spanish in a two-week intensive language instruction course while they solidify those skills in everyday life throughout the program. A course in Argentine politics and society explores Argentina’s past and present with an eye toward its political and economic future. A course in Argentine literature will give students an opportunity to read works by a variety of world famous writers while they also explore cafés and restaurants frequented by generations of Argentine artists. IBUS majors should note that this program fulfills the international experience requirement for the international business major at JMU.

Location Description

This 9-credit study-abroad program is designed to introduce 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 13 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.


Charles H. Blake | | Political Science
Kristen McCleary | | History


Accommodations will be provided for through a residence hall that includes Latin American and U.S.-based university students. Students live in double rooms with private baths and cable TV. The residence hall is located in the heart of the Palermo district of Buenos Aires.

Weekday meals are provided by the residence hall and all other meals covered by a stipend.

Additional Items to Consider

U.S. citizens do not need a visa to travel to Argentina -- but do need to pay an entry fee in advance of their departure. The entry fee is equivalent to the money the U.S. government charges Argentine citizens to apply for a visa to travel to the United States -- and thus is updated periodically.

This program is targeted towards sophomores through seniors, and is open to all majors.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Prerequisite: SPAN 232 (or equivalent course) prior to the start of the program.

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($25 fee)
  • Short essay 
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU and first semester transfer students.

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 

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Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


SPAN 300: Grammar and Communication

SPAN 320: Oral and Written Communication

SPAN 400: Advanced Conversation

HUM 200A: Great Works: Argentine Literature

SPAN 446: Special Topics in Spanish Literature: Argentine Literature

HIST 341: Selected Themes in World History: Argentine Politics and Society

POSC 371: Topics in Comparative Politics: Argentine Politics and Society

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.