Program Information
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Winter 2025: Argentina SPAN
January 03, 2025 - January 30, 2025 (dates are tentative)

photo courtesy of Hannah Evans
Interest Meetings:
02/19/2024 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMZoom Link:
02/29/2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM201 (Zipser Room) Jastak-Burgess Hall
03/12/2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMZoom Link:
04/04/2024 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMZoom Link:
Program Notes
All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 6-8 weeks (2 months) to process a passport.

Traveling and studying abroad at this time poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad must be prepared to adapt to evolving situations and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country which are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and world events as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates. If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students.
Program Description
Participants on the Buenos Aires program will be able to experience the rich and varied culture of the cosmopolitan Argentine capital - home to the tango and internationally-acclaimed writer Jorge Luis Borges. Buenos Aires is packed with interesting places and diverse neighborhoods to visit, and boasts many beautiful parks and lively confiterias, or cafes. Visits will include a cattle ranch (estancia) in the pampas, a tango show, and visits to world-class art museums, among many other local sites in Buenos Aires. Course offerings will focus on oral communication, culture, and literature. Students will reside with Argentine families in private homes. Whether you are interested in South American urban life, beautiful natural wonders, or contemporary Latin American literature, art, and culture, the Winter Session in Buenos Aires is your chance to experience Argentina.

The Program Fee includes housing, a local transportation pass, excursions, some meals, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare or transportation to/from airports in the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Buenos Aires. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.
ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
Students must enroll in 6 credits.
SPAN 305-070: Oral Communication (3 credits)
Mastery of practical communication in Spanish by means of conversation, oral presentations, and discussions of cultural topics and enactments of common situations. Emphasis on refinement of expression of preferences, doubts, and abstract ideas, as well as speculation on the future.
Prerequisite: SPAN 200
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement
Restrictions: Not intended for native speakers. Students who received credit in SPAN 306 are not eligible to take this course without permission.
SPAN 307-070: Topics in Contemporary Latin American Culture (3 credits)
Discussion and study of issues related to contemporary cultural, political and social developments in Latin America. May be repeated for up to 12 credits when topics vary.
Prerequisite: SPAN 200
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
SPAN 455: Selected Authors, Works and Themes: Argentine Short Story (3 credits)
Works of one or more outstanding authors or on a special theme. The course will introduce students to the wide array of short stories written by famous Argentine authors of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries.
Prerequisite: One 300-level Spanish literature course.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: COE Breadth
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
UNIV 370: Study Abroad - Argentina SPAN (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
The Winter Session Program in Argentina is designed for any student, regardless of major, who is interested in studying Spanish language at the 300 or 400 level.

Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,800.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Tuition based on current year$2,633.00$7,065.00
Estimated Program Fee$3,640.00$3,640.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,303.00$10,735.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,800.00$1,800.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 23, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 03, 2024
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Meghan McInnis Dominguez
Faculty Director
110 Jastak Burgess Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.