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JMU Summer in Argentina


Buenos Aires, 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 IBUS 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 12 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 residence halls/dormitories, with weekday meals provided by the residence and all other meals covered by a stipend.

Additional Items to Consider

Students need to have completed SPAN 232 or an equivalent.

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.

Application Process

For this program, students are required to submit the following material(s):

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0.

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.

Official transcript required for first-semester transfer students and non-JMU students.

Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


SPAN 300: Grammar and Communication (3 credits)

SPAN 320: Oral and Written Communication (3 credits)

SPAN 400: Advanced Conversation (3 credits)

GHUM 200: Great Works: Argentine Literature (3 credits) GHUM 200 meets with SPAN 446

SPAN 446: Special Topics in Spanish Literature: Argentine Literature (3 credits) SPAN 446 meets with GHUM 201

HIST 341: Selected Themes in World History: Argentine Politics and Society (3 credits) HIST 341 meets with POSC 371

POSC 371: Topics in Comparative Politics: Argentine Politics and Society (3 credits) POSC 371 meets with HIST 341