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Fields of Study: Social Sciences

Explore Argentine national identity, the comings and goings of Asian populations, and the ways in which immigration has complicated and enriched South America. In addition to Spanish language instruction, you’ll take four specially designed courses at UBA.

Unique study opportunities

  • Examine works of local artists and authors as they relate to course subjects.
  • Take lessons in cooking, tango, and Japanese ceramic art.
  • Attend a chocotorta and maté workshop.
  • Commit some time to the local community on volunteer days.


Language of Instruction: English

Spanish Language Study: Required

A course on Spanish language fundamentals is required during the first week of the program. All other instruction is in English.

Courses and credit

Requirements While Abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: Five courses for a total of 21 quarter/14 semester UC units.
  • You may opt to take one content course and the Spanish course for pass/no pass credit.
  • Regardless of Spanish level, the Spanish course is required.
  • Take all courses for their maximum unit value (variable unit option is not available).

Current Program Courses

After a week of Spanish language instruction and practice, you will take four content courses for a total of five courses. All courses are cross-listed as Ethnic Studies, Latin American Studies, and Sociology and are worth 4.5 UC quarter/3.0 semester units of UC credit.

Content Courses:

  • Migrations and Population: Argentina's Quest for National Identity
  • Ethnicity and Identity in Asian Immigrant Communities in Buenos Aires and Latin American Cities
  • Asians in Latin America: Gender, Art, and Urban Discourse and Experiences
  • Political and Economic Relations Between South America and East Asia

Research and Independent Study

Research and independent study are typically not available.

Catalogs and resources

  • Content Courses: Review detailed course descriptions for this program.
  • UCEAP Course Catalog: See a list of courses UC students have taken on this program.
  • Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location. There are currently no listings for this program in the database.

Academic culture

Classes are hosted by the University of Buenos Aires and taught by local professors of Asian Studies. You’ll be in class exclusively with UC students and can expect a teaching style that combines theory and practice. All courses involve active participation and include related activities outside of the classroom. The university language center, InSitu, additionally hosts and organizes activities to ensure you experience all the cultural riches of the capital.


You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework. Grades are typically available by mid- to late January.