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Program Description


Buenos Aires 9 de Julio
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   Quick Facts

  • MyEducation - CAPA’s unique educational enhancement program that allows students to live abroad, not just study there.
  • Explore the history and diversity of Buenos Aires
  • Internships options available for many majors (Internship seekers must have a 2.80 GPA and 4 semesters of college level Spanish or the equivalent of SPA 202)
  • Offering coursework for ASU International Business Certificate
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Buenos Aires La Boca Neighbor
Buenos Aires Caminito
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Location Details

Buenos Aires is a large bustling city full of rich history and diversity in every little nook and cranny.  Yet, at the same time it is paving the way for the future as well in fashion, art, music, food, business, technology, science, architecture and so much more. Argentina is a culturally diverse country with a rich history of immigration of people from Europe (you will notice a strong Italian influence), East Asia, and Central & South America. Among Buenos Aires’ 48 neighborhoods, called barrios, you will find Belgrano, home to a large Chinatown community, and once, the center of Argentina’s Jewish population.

Located in the elegant part of Buenos Aires, Universidad Austral is a small, private university and the host of the CAPA program. Accessible by two subway stations, the university is near many famous landmarks like the Obelisk, Recoleta Cemetery, Teatro Colon, the Museum Mile, and more. Students will have access to all the amenities of the university including libraries, Wi-Fi, computer labs, meeting rooms, etc.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a transitory resident permit* for programs over 90 days. U.S. passport holders will work with CAPA staff to acquire this permit. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas.  If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program & Courses

Classes are held on the urban campus of Universidad Austral for all CAPA Center courses. Students with high advanced Spanish may pursue direct enroll courses instructed in Spanish at the primary Austral campus in a suburb called Pilar, approximately one hour outside of the city.

CAPA Center classes are taught in English and are made up of students from around the world. You are not likely to have Artgentine students in your classes, but there will be opportunities to interact with Argentine students on campus and through experiential activities.

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and current course equivalencies.

Internships are available in businesses of several kinds, as well as nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. Local staff visit each CAPA internship site, many of which are regular recipients of CAPA interns. Students are placed in sites within commuting distance (due to the size of Buenos Aires, keep in mind, reasonable commutes can be up to an hour one way) of the center that best meet their individual interests, abilities and academic background. Internship students are required to participate in a seminar series entitled "Learning through Internships". Faculty act as internship mentors to ensure that participants have academic guidance during their internships. Please note that internship seekers must have completed the equivalent of 4 semesters of college level Spanish (SPA 202).

Internship seekers are strongly encouraged to connect with their CAPA program advisor early in the application process to discuss their fields of interest and possible placement opportunities.  CAPA staff may recommend an alternate program location based on field of interest for an internship placement.

Course Levels, Credit & Grades
CAPA programs follow U.S. grading and credit standards. Attendance requirements are strict and grades will be impacted by missed classes.

  CAPA Study Center ASU
Course Levels CAPA 1000 & 2000 level courses Lower division
CAPA 3000 & 4000 level courses Upper division
Credits 3 credits* 3 credits*
*Courses offered may vary in credit amount. CAPA classes will convert to ASU credit on a 1:1 basis.
Universidad Austral

Austral ClassPhotos courtesy of SAO


Buenos Aires San Telmo
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Program Housing


Living with a host family is one of the best ways to immerse into the Argentinean culture.  The homestay setting will provide you with a place to call home, receive phone calls, as well as do homework and laundry.  In addition, you will have a link to the local culture and customs. Though they are compensated for the providing a homestay, the families are genuinely happy to welcome international guests into their homes. Homestays are located in a neighborhood near where you will be studying.  Students pursuing an internship should expect to have a commute via public transportation.

Housing assignments will be distributed within two week of the start of the program.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Argentina, the facilities for individuals with disabilities are often lacking compared to the US. Infrastructure for individuals with visual, hearing, and physical disabilities is rare. Wheelchair users will have a hard time finding ramps and lowered curbs; and sidewalks tend to be broken and uneven. Most hotels are not adapted for wheelchair use.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. For example, in Argentina, some women travelers may experience harassment in the form of cat calling and other forms of objectification by local men. Students are encouraged to travel in groups and in mixed company whenever possible.

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet and Spring Semester Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet or Spring Semester Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 04/01/2020
Rolling Admission 07/22/2020 11/14/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

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

Indicates that deadline has passed