About The Program
Open the door to unexplored cultural riches in Buenos Aires. Through the lens of history, see how Asian immigrant communities enriched the landscape of the region. In examining its Asian heritage, learn how ethnic ties, economies, and politics have shaped Argentina’s sense of identity. Works of local artists and authors illustrate issues of immigration and globalization. A weeklong trip to Lima, Peru, contrasts the conditions of Asian populations in South America. Discover the Argentine panoramic Iguazú Falls, a stair step curtain of water along the Brazil border. Cooking and tango lessons and local markets add sizzle to this immersive experience.
Where you'll study
University of Buenos Aires
The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) is one of the premier institutions on the continent with a specialization in Asian Studies. As a public institution, it is currently the national center for education, vocational training, and research. With no central campus, UBA is spread across the city. The university’s cultural center, Centro Cultural Rojas, is an artistic program created as an extension into the community. It is located in the Balvanera borough and houses departments of Performing Arts, Visual Arts, New Technologies, and special programs such as Critical Thinking and Sustainable Culture. Locals, tourists, and students visit the university’s network of museums year-round. Be sure to see the Parque de la Memoria, a riverfront urban park commemorating Argentina’s history.
You’ll be taking courses through UBA’s Facultad de Ciencias Sociales. The department hosts a number of Asian specialists, and UCEAP has worked with these professors to create this amazing program.
The InSitu center is one of the most modern international language schools in Buenos Aires. The newly renovated building is filled with natural light, vibrant colors, and inviting décor. There are 16 classrooms with multimedia equipment, two student lounges, a cafeteria area, and WiFi. Before and after class you are welcome to socialize, pour a cup of coffee and do some homework, or use the computers. Just steps from the center is the subway line, businesses, cafés, parks, and city landmarks like the Casa Rosada, Puerto Madero, and the Obelisk.