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Fact Sheet:
Cristina Sosa
Who Can Apply?:
Mass Public Colleges
Fields of Study:
Art History, Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC), Business, Communication, Comparative Literature, Economics, English, Film Studies, History, International Business, International Relations, Internship, Latin American Studies, Sociology, Spanish
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Program Provider:
Program Type:
Internship (Part), Study Abroad
Summer Program Duration:
6 weeks
Family Home Stay
In Classes With:
All US Students
Minimum Class Standing:
2nd Sem Sophomore
Application Includes:
CAPA Application, cover letter, resume
Minimum GPA:
Classification of Credits Available:
Undergraduate Credits
Program Description:
Night falls on Buenos Aires, and as you email home with this week’s update, you share your experiences in this beautiful, historic city: your visits to the Evita and MALBA Art Museums; the cobblestone, café-lined streets that took you back in time; and the soccer match where you cheered like a native porteño with your new classmates. You pass along greetings from your host family, and close by reaffirming that you chose your perfect study abroad program. The city has been a delight to explore, and the neighborhood La Boca, known for the vibrantly colored houses and pedestrian street the Caminito, where tango artists perform in the street, has become one of your favorite areas. This energetic port city has long been considered the gateway to Argentina, welcoming immigrants from all over Europe and Latin America. That’s why it is no longer surprising for you to see a German church sitting next to an Italian restaurant on a street named after a Spanish saint. Through your coursework at Austral and the varied MyEducation events each week, the stories of Buenos Aires are coming together to create a mosaic of culture, spirit, and connectedness, one that you can now place yourself in as well.

The CAPA Buenos Aires Program provides you with the opportunity to take courses in art history, communications, business, economics, history, international relations, literature, politics, and sociology, all of which are taught in English, as well as optional Spanish courses at all levels. If you have at least four semesters of Spanish you can also choose to do a part-time internship. The four-month semester program and six-week summer program cater to all language abilities. 

The program is hosted at Universidad Austral, a small, private university in the heart of Buenos Aires. You will take courses with students from Argentina and around the world (semester only), and there will be plenty of opportunities to make friends from across the globe while on campus. The campus has a library, computer labs, and dining room. Located in the  Barrio Norte neighborhoods of  Retiro and  Recoleta, you can easily travel to other parts of the city by metro and bus. 

The CAPA Buenos Aires program is designed to include your major program costs, leaving nothing to chance. You will live in a homestay, where breakfast and dinner are included daily. You will also have access to a variety of student events, and the CAPA staff will be available 24/7 along the way. This program is ideal for those who want to experience the vibrancy of life in Buenos Aires firsthand.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.