Harvard in Argentina/CASA Program

  • CASA Argentina

    CASA Argentina provides students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Argentinean culture and the Spanish language

  • Cultural Activities

    CASA Argentina students participate in a 3-day DRCLAS-sponsored trip to Chile and day trips to emblematic sites in Argentina

  • Academics

    While abroad, students have the opportunity to enroll at top universities in Buenos Aires for transfer credit

  • Internship Opportunities

    While abroad, students have the opportunity to participate in internships in organizations in the public and private sectors.

  • Full Immersion

    Students undergo a full immersion through a two-week orientation and by living with an Argentine family during the semester

Program Dates:
• Fall 2017: Mid-July 2017– Mid-December 2017
• Spring 2018: Late February 2018 – Mid-July 2018

• Fall 2017: March 1, 2017
• Spring 2018: October 1, 2017  

Click here for detailed information about the Harvard in Argentina/CASA Program.

If you are interested in applying and have questions, contact María José Ferreyra, CASA Argentina Resident Director, who can provide you with a better understanding of what the program entails.

Program Costs
Below are the estimated costs for participation in one semester (mid-February to mid-July, or mid-July to mid-December). When considering the program cost, you may wish to review available
 Harvard Funding Sources and Financial Aid options.

Fall 2017 Program Costs

Cancellation Policy

  • Up to 60 days (prior to two months) of the program start-date, DRCLAS will refund 90% of the program fee billed. 
  • Between two months to eight days (prior to one week) of the program start-date, DRCLAS will refund 70% of the total program fee billed. 
  • Between one week and one day before the program starts, DRCLAS will refund 50% of the total program fee billed.  
  • On or after the program start date, while the student is traveling to or is in-country, DRCLAS will not grant any refunds under any circumstances.
  • Please note that the $100 confirmation fee is not refundable under any circumstances.

For Harvard students: Students interested in participating in the Harvard College Study Abroad Program in Chile in spring 2018 must complete and submit the Harvard College Approval of Term-Time Study Abroad Plan Form to the Office of International Education (77 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA 02138) by October 1, 2017. There is an online component and a hard copy form that need to be signed by a study abroad concentration adviser (see OIE Contacts for listings) and the student´s Resident Dean. Students must also submit the required application materials directly to OIE (listed below).

For non-Harvard students: please contact María José Ferreyra for application information.

The following information should be submitted to DRCLAS. If you are having trouble accessing any part of the application forms, please email María José Ferreyra.

Online Requirements

Attached the following items through the online application form:

  • One-page essay on objectives of participating in the Argentina Study Abroad Program
  • Academic transcript
  • Resume or CV
  • Homestay application
  • For Harvard College students only- Tentative list of courses for program of study: Course Preference Form Argentina
  • Copy of passport identification page (Passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the period of intended stay and have at least one blank visa page available for visa stamps.)
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Letter of Recommendation

Hard-copy Requirements

* Four passport photos

Please note that you must submit the Harvard College Approval of Term-Time Study Abroad Plan Form to the Office of International Education (OIE).

Once accepted into the program, students will receive a comprehensive package with additional information about the program and housing.

Please note: If you wish to study abroad during the Fall 2017 term, all applications are due to DRCLAS by March 1st, 2017. To study abroad during the Spring 2018 term, applications must be submitted by October 1st, 2017.

Frequently asked questions by students participating in the Study Abroad Program in Argentina

Do I need to apply for a student visa before I leave the USA? If so, how?
No, you do not. Depending on your country of origin, however, you may need to apply for a tourist visa. U.S. citizens, according to the Department of State website do not need a visa for visits of up to 90 days for tourism or business.  U.S. citizens coming to Argentina for tourism and business travel through Ezeiza International Airport or Aeroparque Airport must pay a reciprocal entry fee of $160.00 dollars.  American, Canadian and Australian passport holders visiting Argentina will be required to pay the reciprocity fee online at this site. They must register and pay with a credit card, the fee is $160 USD. Once the payment is received, an electronic receipt will be given and passenger would need to show it upon their arrival in Argentina. The lack of such proof of payment will generate the denial of entry of the passenger and consequent returning to their departure city by the airline.

What is the student visa process like in Argentina?
No need to worry, you will be guided through each step of the application process! You will first need to get a certificate that states that you do not have a criminal record in the country, you will also need: 4 passport pictures, an application, a copy of your return ticket, a copy of every page of your passport, and the letter of acceptance that is sent to you once accepted into the program.

How long is the Harvard Orientation?
The Harvard Orientation lasts two weeks and is immediately before the start of academic classes at the local universities. Usually the last week or so of February (Spring semester abroad) or the last week or so of July (Fall semester abroad).

What will I be doing in the Orientation?
The Orientation Program includes an immersion experience in Argentinean language, cultural history, politics and literature. There are also a number of cultural visits scheduled as well as visits to the local universities. You will have ample time to prepare and discuss strategies for taking full advantage of the opportunities available in Argentina.

If I have a cell phone do I need to bring it with me?
Depending on the technology that your cell phone has, you might be able to use it while you're abroad. Check with your service provider for roaming fees and international plans. If your phone has been “unlocked” (usually the case for older phones) you are able to replace the SIM card for a SIM card of a local provider in Argentina. In case you want to buy a cell phone while you are down here, there are several cell phone companies where you can find very competitive prices, for example: Claro, Personal, etc.

Will I receive help in registering for my classes?
Absolutely. The Harvard staff will assist you throughout the process of class registration and selection. We also recommend that you contact students who have participated in the program in the past for information about class selection and other aspects of the program, including internship and community service opportunities.

How many classes should I take?
Due to the wide array of choices for lecture courses and seminars in the several schools of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, as well as the varied choices offered in the Universidad de San Andres, Universidad di Tella, and IUNA, it is difficult to calculate prior to your arrival the courseload/credit transfer. It can be anywhere from 3 to 5 classes. It should be emphasized, however, that the "tentative course list" that is turned in to the OIE is not binding and therefore subject to change once you become better informed of your options. Communication with the OIE and your department is of utmost importance.

How do I make sure that I get credit for the classes that I am taking in Argentina?
After you've had a chance to look at classes at the different universities and choose 3 or 4 classes that you would like to take, you will fill out an online form with information about these classes, and submit it to the Office of International Education (OIE). They will review your choices, and let you know if you are approved for credit or if you need to add/switch to another class. To get credit towards your concentration or secondary field, you will need to contact your department directly and they will inform you of what steps to take.

Will I have time to travel?
Yes, depending on the time of year, there are holidays and scheduled breaks.  Many students have also traveled before and after their semester in Argentina. Argentina has among the best long-distance bus transportation that is both extremely comfortable as well as affordable. Places of interest include the National Park of Iguazu, the provinces of Mendoza, Cordoba, Mar del Plata, as well as nearby Uruguay (1-3hr ferry ride).

How do I book travel to and from Argentina?
A few good places to search for air tickets are the websites: www.kayak.com,www.studentuniverse.com, and www.despegar.com.  Despegar.com is a good resources for comparing prices between various airlines, but after discovering which airline offers the cheapest option, it may serve you best to go to that website directly, because despegar.com adds an additional cost for buying through their website.

Please note that the popular websites www.expedia.com and www.orbitz.com do not display American Airlines flights, which are sometimes the cheapest options. Thus, one should compare the options at www.aa.com with those options at expedia.com and orbitz.com.

Will I need health insurance?
Yes. You will not be permitted to participate in the program without valid health insurance. You either need to demonstrate that you have health insurance independently or purchase continuing coverage through Harvard. International SOS is not health insurance. Make sure your health insurance covers you in your destination country(ies). For more information, please visit: http://traveltools.harvard.edu/index.shtml

Does Harvard offer activities throughout the semester?
Yes, Harvard schedules cultural and social activities throughout the semester such as a meal at the Harvard Club of Argentina, where you will have the opportunity to listen to distinguished speakers. You will attend a Milonga (tango show), as well as visit museums and explore various parts of the city, including the famous “Caminito” in La Boca. A DRCLAS-sponsored 3-day trip to Santiago, Chile is also scheduled.

Will I have access to the Harvard Office in Buenos Aires throughout the semester?
Yes, the office and the staff are always available to assist you.  You are welcome to drop by LARC (Latin American Research Center).

Does financial aid extend to study abroad?
Yes, Harvard supports students studying abroad for credit. Contact your financial aid officer for more information.

What level of Spanish do I need to participate in the Harvard Study Abroad Program in Argentina?
We recommend that all participants have Spanish proficiency equivalent to Spanish 30 level. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact Program Representative, Maria Jose Ferreyra.

How will I choose my classes?
Although you can look beforehand at online course offerings and student reviews of previous classes to make a "tentative course list" for the OIE, you will definitively choose your classes once you arrive in Argentina. Each university has an orientation in which they will give you information about available classes, and you will also have a "shopping period" to try out different classes before you choose.

What types of classes can I take?
You will have the opportunity to choose from a wide array of lecture courses and seminars covering many different disciplines at all the universities. You can choose to take classes designed especially for foreign students, regular university classes with other Argentine students, or a mix of both. Additionally, the Universidad de Buenos Aires has a Language Laboratory where students can take classes in Spanish (and other languages) to improve their grammar and language skills.

Will I get a chance to meet both foreign students and Argentine students?
Yes. All three of the universities and IUNA have foreign students as well as Argentine students, and the two private universities have well-developed exchange programs, including orientations, dinners, sports teams, and other organized social events where you will get to know other foreign students. In addition, you will be matched up with Argentine "host" students who will show you around the city and introduce you to the culture. Even if you do not choose to take classes at a certain university, you can still be included in their exchange program. Additionally, you will meet many students through your classes: you can choose to take classes specifically designed for exchange students, classes with mostly Argentine students, or a mix of both.

Useful Links

US Department of State- Information about travel and living abroad

Travel Insurance Organization- Study Abroad: A comprehensive guide and more

Embassy of the United States, Buenos Aires, Argentina- Relevant information about citizenship, visas, and bilateral relations, among others

Buenos Aires Herald- Important English language newspaper in Buenos Aires

Argentina.ar- Information about tourism, economy, business, culture, sports, and education

Diario La Nación- One of the main newspapers in Argentina

Página del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires- Information about the Buenos Aires Government

Argentina, Secretaría de Turismo de la Nación- Very useful page with a variety of information about Argentina and its attractions

Argentina Turística- Another useful page with a variety of alternatives to traditional site-seeing tourism in Argentina

El Historiador- Information about the former Argentinian presidents, statistics, anecdotes, and biographies

World Bank Report- Specific information about the economy in Argentina

Spring 2017
Piel Blake – Brown University
Ilan Desai- Geller – Brown University
Rakel Galeano – Brown University
Jack Morris – Brown University
Maria Russo – Brown University
Emily Sun – Brown University
Jessica Tueller – Harvard University

Fall 2016
Emely Anico – Brown University
Aaron Miller – Harvard University
Amalia Pérez – Brown University
Suzanne Warshell – Brown University

Spring 2015
James Holloway – Concentration: Sociology

Fall 2014 
Alexander Danilovich – Concentration: History and Literature

Spring 2014
Sebastian Christakis- Concentration: East Asian Studies
Alana Ganz- Concetration: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Monika Glowacki- Concentration: Social Studies
Taonga Leslie- Concentration: Sociology
Julia Ostmann- Concentration: History and Science

Fall 2013        
Elizabeth Auritt- Concentration: Government
Ahsante Bean- Concentration: Computer Science, Graphic Design and Engineering
Fatoumata Fall- Concentration: Applied Mathematics

Spring 2013     
Emily Wharton- Concentration: Social Studies

Fall 2012
Willow Latham- Concentration: Environmental, Science and Public Policy
Asher Lipson- Concentration: Romance Language and Literature

Spring 2012   
Evan Martino- Concentration: Romance Language and Literature; Second Field: Economics
Jill Schoenfeld- Concentration: Sociology; Second Field: Spanish
Benjamin Wilcox- Concentration: History

Fall 2011         
Julene Paul- Concentration: Social Studies

Spring 2011    
Joy Choi- Concentration: Social Anthropology
Sam French- Concentration: English
Julia Leitner- Concentration: History & Literature
Brooke Rice- Concentration: Human Evolutionary Biology

Spring 2010
Yesenia Aguilar- Concentration: Latin American Studies
LeRenzo Malcom- Concentration: Visual & Environmental Studies
Samantha Peretore- Concentration: Psychology
Terrell Woods- Concentration: Visual & Environmental Studies

Fall 2009
Emily Falk- Concentration: Sociology

Fall 2008
Ashley Grand- Concentration: Government
Roy Cohen- Concentration: Psychology
Ryan Fitzgerald- Concentration: Chemistry

Spring 2008
Clotilde Dedecker- Concentration: History and Literature
Diane Ghogomu- Concentration: African and African American Studies
Jennifer Obiaya- Concentration: Environmental Science and Public Policy
Karla Martínez- Concentration: Government

Fall 2007
Jessica Righthand- Concentration: Literature
Sasha Willimann- Concentration: Harvard Law School
Zoe Kawaller- Concentration: Government

Spring 2007
Kenneth McKinley- Concentration: Anthropology
Olga Tymejczyk- Concentration: Romance Language & Literature
Aidan Tait- Concentration: Romance Language & Literature
Anesha Grant- Concentration: Anthropology
Laura Mahon- Concentration: Economics
Tyler Klunick- Concentration: Computer Science
Allegra Lichauco- Concentration: Environmental Science & Public Policy
Daniel Mandel- Concentration: Social Studies
Mathew Stern- Concentration: History of Science
Adrienne White- Concentration: Visual and Environment Studies

Fall 2006
Eleanor (Lea) Broh- Concentration:  Latin American Studies
Grace Tiao- Concentrations: History and Science; English and American Literature and Language
Jessica Rosenfeld- Concentration: Government
Mia Morgenstern- Concentration: Social Studies
Nathan Chambers- Concentration: Romance Language & Literature
Soliana Habte- Concentration: English & American Literature & Language

Spring 2006
Reed Malin- Concentration: History & Literature (Latin America & North America)
Andrea Spillmann- Concentration: History & Science 

Blog: Student Experiences in Argentina

An Alternative Look at the Argentine Default

On the eve of Argentina’s eighth default, the HPR’s Ignacio Sabate published an article questioning whether history was repeating itself in Argentina. Sabate, like countless writers before him, observed that Argentina’s long history of financial troubles could be proof that the country still “has not learned its lesson.” This portrayal of Argentina appeals to our naïve belief in a just world. We can pretend that default and its consequences are a scourge reserved for countries that lack

Read more about An Alternative Look at the Argentine Default

Summer of Service: The Argentine League for the Rights of Man

On my first day of work at the Liga Argentina por los Derechos del Hombre (The Argentine League for the Rights of Man), the oldest human rights organization in Argentina and maybe all of Latin America my mentor, Dr. Gerardo Etcheverry, mentioned to me that the term “human rights” does not appear in the organization’s title because the concept had yet to be invented.

The organization (colloquially known as “La Liga”) was founded in 1937 as a space to encourage free opposition to the government, and during periods of repressive government, most notably the military dictatorship of

Read more about Summer of Service: The Argentine League for the Rights of Man

Below is a list of potential organizations where students can be placed for internships during the summer or term-time. 

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is an independent organization established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1984. With a presence in 125 countries, ADRA runs community development projects and humanitarian assistance.In Argentina, although it has been present for more than a decade, it was formally established in 2007 as a humanitarian and development agency. Since then, it has worked with a participatory and integrative approach of local organizations in which it acts, strengthening capacities and empowering communities to realize their full potential.

An NGO fighting against slave labor, child labor and trafficking of persons for sexual exploitation.

Aldeas Infantiles SOS' vision is that “every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security” and its mission is to “build families for children in need; we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities”.

AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina)
The Mision of the AMIA is "to foster the well-being and development of Jewish life in Argentina at individual, family and institutional levels, in order to ensure continuity, support the values of our people, and consolidate our sense of Community, as well as to strengthen the basic principles of democracy and pluralism through the support of a creative coexistence among all the particular features present in the society."

Amartya's mission is to promote corporate social sustainability and sustainable development in the private, public and social sector.

APRA (Agencia de Proteccion Ambiental)
Its mission includes preserving and enhancing the Buenos Aires environmental quality, protecting the environmental health of our neighbors, promoting sustainable development of activities and projects, preventing and minimizing risks and negative environmental impacts, and preparing for the future with technology and innovation.

ASHOKA, Argentina Emprendedores Sociales 
ASHOKA is a global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs.

NGO whose mission is to awaken in the people the conscience of their democratic ideals. 

The Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit organization, created in 1995 to contribute to strengthen the legal and institutional culture that guarantees fundamental rights of individuals, based on respect for the Constitution and democratic values.The vision of ADC is to ensure the compliance of civil rights.

Banco de Alimentos is concerned with food waste that occurs everyday, when there are hundreds of families in need. BA strives to be a bridge between the hungry and those that wish to collaborate to guarantee aid to those in need.

Their mission is to promote quality of life for people with autism spectrum as the foundation of your emotional, physical and material well-being, autonomy, interpersonal relationships and the exercise of their rights disorder.

CAII wants to develop the first app to connect specific social inclusion needs with institutions and individuals capable of fulfilling them. Through this platform, individuals will be able to find help in various areas such as health, education, employment and housing.

Cascos Verdes (“Green Helmets”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising environmental awareness through the implementation of social inclusive programs; our aim is to promote each individual’s privilege to carryout its rights. In order to attain the integrated society we seek, we struggle to improve our world, the world we will leave to the future generations.

CIPPEC, Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento 
Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC) is a private, non-profit organization that strives to create a more just, democratic, and efficient State in Argentina to improve the quality of life for all Argentine citizens.

CNBA is the oldest school in Buenos Aires, located in the center of the city, is a pre-university secondary school that belongs to the University of Buenos Aires, from which students graduate with a bachelor's degree (specialized degree if taken 6th year). It has a strict admission course that lasts all the last year from primary education.

To be the Neighborhood Party that made it possible for everyone to enjoy "a Better San Isidro". A political party recognized for its actions as a model to imitate and a school of leaders that coincide in Values, transcend the municipal sphere.

DemocracyOS is working on a user-friendly, open-source, vote and debate tool, crafted for parliaments, parties and decision-making institutions that will allow citizens to get informed, join the conversation and vote on topics, just how they want their representatives to vote. A tool that will transform the noise we create during protests into a signal that has a clear, direct and strong impact on the political system. DemocracyOS' vision is to become the operating system of a more open and participatory government.

ELA, Equipo Latinoamericana de Justicia y Género  **IOP Director's Internship**
Equipo Latinoamericana de Justicia y Genero is a nonpartisan, independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the production and distribution of legal and public policy information. Its mission is to promote equity between the sexes through equality in the work place and in improving the roles that men and women play as social and political actors in their society. 

This opportunity is jointly managed by DRCLAS and the IOP. Students selected as IOP Director's Interns will participate in the DRCLAS Summer Internship Program in Buenos Aires. Students may use the IOP stipend ($6000) to cover the DRCLAS program fee, which includes housing and orientation ($6000). See the IOP website for all details about the organization. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO THE IOP DIRECTOR'S INTERNSHIP, YOU ONLY NEED TO COMPLETE THE DRCLAS SUMMER PROGRAMS APPLICATION & INTERVIEW. For further questions, contact María Jose Ferreyra, Argentina Program Representative in Argentina.

Operating at the grass-root level in developing countries, Enablis empowers local entrepreneurs and supports them in the growth of their businesses in conjunction with government, private sector and civil society. Every year, Enablis helps thousands of members create jobs from the ground up.

Social Equity Company Foundation is a nonprofit, in partnership with community leaders and teachers across the country, social and educational programs implemented using basic tools such as computers and the Internet organization. Its mission is to provide technology products and services to promote equal opportunities, social inclusion and environmental care.

FARN (Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales)
The Environment and Natural Resources Foundation (FARN) was created in 1985. It is a non-governmental, not-for-profit and non-partisan organization whose principal objective is to promote sustainable development through policy, law and the institutional organization of society. FARN aims for a democratic and participative society with strategic environmentally sustainable public policies.

FOPEA (Foro de Periodismo Argentino) 
FOPEA’s mission is to contribute to improving the quality of journalism through professional training, the raising of ethical standards, and the right to the freedom of expression. It wasn’t born to take the place of other associations, entities, or unions, but to work together with them without exclusions.

Fundación Baccigalupo is an NGO whose mission is to help children and adolescents with mental handicaps find in sports, a tool to achieve a better integration in society and to improve their quality of life, helping their psycho-physical development.

Fundación Directorio Legislativo is a non-profit organization that since 1999 has worked on generating, analyzing, and disseminating legislative information of public interest, promoting transparency and responsibility.

We design an effective educational programs with innovative easy methods, and replicability, especially designed for children in situations of socio-educational vulnerability.

Fundación Impulsar provides resources to enterprising young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 to aid them in the development and growth of their business.

The mission of Fundacion Leer is to encourage the reading and to promote the teaching literacy of children and youths of Argentina, generating a positive and lasting impact in its personal development that facilitate its full insertion in the society.

Fundación Pescar is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to promote and implement actions aimed at strengthening the link between education, youth and employment actions. The program seeks to promote the integral development of young people by encouraging them to adopt new habits, attitudes of coexistence and citizenship in order to regain a sense of the "work culture" and promote their full social and labor inclusion.

Fundación Proa, with its yearly program of temporary exhibitions and the organization of seminars, courses, lectures and concerts is -and has been, ever since it was first opened-  a reference institution, essential to the arts in the city of Buenos Aires. This programming, based on the dissemination of the great art movements of the twentieth century, includes a diversity of present day proposals such as photography, video, design, electronic music, together with the activation of special projects. As part of its foundational purposes, Fundación Proa develops education programs and programs of cultural exchange with prestigious cultural institutions.

Fundacion Rio Pinturas provides adults and young people with mental disabilities with the space, resources, and encouragement to develop their skills and overcome their disabilities through an art program and sports activities created by the organization. 

To protect the neediest members of the Jewish community by supporting, encouraging and developing social and educational initiatives.

GROW's mission is to provide equal access to growth opportunities in the marketplace for men and women.

HPHA seeks to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, and work in partnership with people from all walks of life. HPHA endeavor to build communities in Argentina by helping those in need build simple, economic housing for themselves and their families, and by then encouraging them to help others around them and so build community. HPHA hope that by its caring, and by working together, the families it helps will learn of the love of God and themselves help build loving, caring communities.

Junior Achievement is an international educational foundation whose mission is to generate in youth the enterprising spirit that permits them to reach its goals, in a framework of responsibility and liberty.

The Latin America Research Center (LARC), which opened in 2000, is an arm of Harvard's Business School, and plays an important role in helping HBS develop and strengthen relationships with business and academic leaders throughout Central and South America. Since its inception, the LARC has supported HBS faculty in developing over 150 research cases and projects on management and economic issues in Latin America, covering 14 countries. This opportunity is jointly managed by DRCLAS and the HBS Global Initiative. The student selected as LARC Intern will participate in the DRCLAS Summer Internship Program in Buenos Aires. Students may use the LARC stipend ($5000) to cover the DRCLAS program fee, which includes housing and orientation ($4000).  Please apply through the regular SIP application. For further questions,contact María Jose Ferreyra, Argentina Program Representative in Argentina.

Contribute to the change in Argentina by promoting public policies that enhance freedom and encouraging citizen participation in public debate on the role of government in our society.

La Liga Argentina por los Derechos del Hombre is an organization that promotes the defense of human rights and dignity in every aspect of life, promoting solidarity and support to those who fight for a better society and universal rights. 

Manos abiertas is a non-profit organization that works with several at-risk populations, particularly young mothers with limited resources aiding in the delivery and development of their babies, terminal patients who have been abandoned by their families and society, they also serve as a half-way home.

The Urban Development and Transport Ministry aims for the sustainable development of the City of Buenos Aires. For this mission, it looks to encourage the execution of public-private projects, to modernize management processes, to improve housing access and public transport -including the extension of the subway system- and to continue with the implementation of the hydraulic plan.

IVC: https://vivienda.buenosaires.gob.ar/

Transporte: http://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/social/transporte

Subte: http://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/subte

Autopistas: http://www.ausa.com.ar/

Mundo Sano is a private foundation that contributes to the transformation of the reality of the populations affected by neglected diseases. Chagas, the geoparasitosis, dengue, leishmaniasis and hydatid disease are some of the diseases that often affect the most vulnerable, causing serious consequences on the health of those who suffer. Its mission is to develop effective management models that are replicable, scalable and transferable, through public-private partnerships, with multidisciplinary scientific research.

Our goal is to promote citizen participation and raise public awareness on issues of public interest that require the commitment and participation of all. Poder Ciudadano is a leading organization working for state governance, transparency in the management of public affairs and commitment

RACI wants to democratize the access to the funding sources, generate and disseminate information related to foreign help, develop and optimize the capabilities and resources of CSO, and collaborate with the agents of the International Cooperation for the optimization of their actions and the search for solutions to various problems.

Established in 2004, Reciduca develops and implements secondary school-based tutoring, job preparedness, and community service programs that emphasize the importance of completing secondary education, gaining practical work experience, and caring for the environment (especially through recycling) for at-risk young people in greater Buenos Aires.

The Department of Integral Network for Social Protection designs, plans and manages the activities of the service, comunication and information systems related to the social programs from the Ministry of Human Development and Environment. It implements social services in a coordinated and integral way in order to optimize the intervention strategies for socially vulnerable people.

Reporte Social promotes Corporate Social Responsibility and its incorporation into overall business strategy. Corporate behavior has become a differentiating factor, increasingly valued in international markets, and is today one of the main assets of a company’s reputation in society, among its shareholders or partners, employees and customers.

Create massive social impact through identifying and supporting social entrepreneurs in their first steps.

Our mission is to support the strategic priorities of government and to develop interdepartmental and cross jurisdictional collaboration in key agendas of work in order to strengthen the center of government.

Some of our major projects are:

  • Government Commitments: Public government pledges with specific goals, timelines and monitoring system.
  • Institutional Innovation Agenda: key institutional reforms that foster a more open, smart and responsible government. Some examples of reform are:  mandatory electoral debate, open government and access to information initiatives, political parties funding, design thinking lab, among others.
  • Cross Jurisdictional Agendas: Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cabinet, Buenos Aires City-National Government agenda.

Empower the different departments within the government to achieve their objectives according to what was planned.

The innovation and technology area study the processes, with the objective of improve the municipal serviceability, increasing the efficiency of this services adding up new methods of work and with the incorporation of new technology systems. This area also includes new services in relation to the needs of each area in particular inside the municipality.

Wingu is a not for profit NGO that helps empower the work of NGOs and other non-profit organisations through technology and agile methodologies. Most organisations need guidance in and development of some basic web tools, like a fully-functioning website, a service for sending email blasts, a database for keeping track of donors, or a social media presence to create an online community for friends and constituents. The Internet offers these and other tools that could simplify, improve, and accelerate operations, but many non-profit organisations lack sufficient technical support, expertise, or budgets to access to these tools.Wingu wants to change that.

At a Glance
City: Buenos Aires
Partner universities: 

  • Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
  • Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
  • Universidad de San Andrés
  • Universidad Nacional de las Artes  

Housing: Homestay accommodations with Argentinean families
Language Requirement: Intermediate/Advanced
Calendar: Semester 

Program Overview
CASA is a non-profit consortium of nine leading United States research universities formed for the purpose of organizing and delivering rigorous education abroad programs in collaboration with leading world universities. CASA member institutions are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, The University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University, and Trinity College Dublin. The administering institution for the CASA Argentina program is Harvard University.

CASA Argentina provides students with the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Argentinean culture and the Spanish language, while receiving transfer credit to apply towards their undergraduate degree.

Upon the students’ arrival, CASA-Argentina facilitates a two week-long orientation to ensure the students’ transition into Argentine culture, both academic and social, is a smooth one, through daily presentations and cultural, practical and academic-related events. The orientation program includes an immersion experience into Argentine language, cultural history, politics, and literature. Cultural events are scheduled, such as a Milonga (tango show) and visits to local museums, as well as visits to the local universities.

After the orientation, the CASA representative based in Buenos Aires assists each student to enroll for transfer credit towards their degrees at top local universities. 

The Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) is the largest university in Argentina and the highest-ranked public school. The UBA is best known for its excellent programs in philosophy and language and literature, in addition to its strong social sciences faculty. Its Faculty of Exact Sciences is home to one of Latin America's most respected earth science departments.

The Universidad Torcuato Di Tella hosts excellent professors in political science an international studies. Students concentrating in government will appreciate its courses offered in these subjects.

Students interested in economics will also be well-served at the Universidad de San Andrés, which specializes in business and economics.

Students interested in the arts will find excellent courses at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes.

Students have the option to follow pre-designed study tracks or they may design their own course of study. Students may find it helpful to review a list of courses that were popular with students in the past: 

Additionally, students can explore a variety of social, cultural, political and professional opportunities beyond the classroom. Students can also participate in non-credit internship opportunities, linked to the students' area of academic studies, such as in community and grassroots organizations, cultural, health, and environmental institutions, and international agencies.

Students studying in Buenos Aires participate in a three-day, CASA-sponsored trip to Santiago, Chile.

To enhance the cultural and linguistic experience, students live with local families.

On-Site Support
CASA staff assist students upon arrival and throughout their stay in Buenos Aires.