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  • Locations: Córdoba, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/22/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Minimum GPA Required: 2.75
Housing Options: Homestay Language Prerequisite: 2 semesters of language
APA Program Type: Summer Programs Credit Type: LSU courses & credit
APA Advisor: Jill Clemmons
Program Description:

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Are you studying Spanish?  Do you want to improve your Spanish over an unforgettable summer?  LSU in Argentina is the way to do so!

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Unequivocally, the best way to learn a language is to surround yourself within a culture and society that speaks Spanish.  LSU in Argentina offers you the immersion experience so critical to language study, while also providing you with the understanding and camaraderie of a faculty-led, group program.   

On LSU in Argentina, you will spend your summer living in Córdoba, Argentina.  You'll get to experience life with an Argentinian family through the program's homestay-based housing and take courses based at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC).  In addition, you'll also get to visit many culturally significant and magnificent places around Argentina, including:

  • Mendoza and the Andes Mountains
  • Jesuit ranch
  • Che Guevera Museum
  • Mina Clavero
  • Villa General Belgrano
In addition, you'll have the truly unique experience of living in the southern hemisphere.  It will be winter in Argentina while you're there!  Why sweat it out in Baton Rouge when you could be having an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience in Argentina?

Dates & Costs

Start Date End Date Program Fee LSU Tuition & Fees 
(Undergraduate, 6 hours)
July 7 Aug 8 $3,500 tbd

Cordoba 1
Program Fee Includes

  • Housing in homestays 
  • Two meals/day
  • Bus to/from the Córdoba Airport
  • Access to public transportation in Córdoba
  • Fieldtrips and cultural events
  • Health insurance

Housing: Students will be housed with families chosen by the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC).  All of the host families are experienced in hosting international students.  Students will either have private rooms, or share a room with another student from the LSU in Argentina program.  Students are given keys to the apartments.  

Meals: Students will have two meals (breakfast and dinner) every day with their host families.  There are many fast food restaurants near the university, as well as an on-campus café and a cafeteria, where students can purhcase their lunches.

Program Fee Does NOT Include

Tuition: You must pay tuition and fees for all courses you take through LSU.  The tuition you pay is based on whether or not you are a resident of Louisiana.  If you are an out of state student, you will pay out of state tuition for all courses you take through LSU, including courses on the LSU in Argentina program.

mikeonaplaneAirfare: Each student arranges his/her own roundtrip airfare.  You will be notified by Prof. Sullivan, your Program Director, when you should purchase airfare.  You should not purchase a ticket until you are told to do so.  Once you're told to buy a ticket, you should plan to fly into and out of Córdoba.  When you arrive in Córdoba, your host family will meet you at the airport and will have a sign with your name on it.  You should budget $1,800 to cover roundtrip airfare.

Spending money: Although most meals are provided, you should plan for additional expenditures, including lunches and snacks.  Prices at fast food restaurants and restaurants in Córdoba are comparable to prices in the US.  In addition, you will also want funds for souvenirs and evenings out with friends.  

You should plan to bring your spending money to Argentina on a debit or credit card.  Do not bring travelers' checks!  Don't forget to call your bank and let them know that your card will be used in Argentina and the dates you will be there, so that they don't block your card for suspicious charges once they see purchases from Argentina showing up on your card.  There will be many ATMs in Córdoba from which you can access cash from your debit card.


Cordoba 9Students must take two courses (six credit hours).

You must meet all pre-requisites for the courses you sign up to take in Argentina.  Prerequisites are listed in the LSU Course Catalog.

Please note: Because this program ends after the deadline for grades for summer semester, all students on the program will initially receive Incomplete grades.  Those grades will then be changed to the final letter grades in September.

Seniors: If you plan to graduate in summer 2017, you will not be able to participate in this program. 
Course Description Prerequisites(s)
SPAN 2101 Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 1102
SPAN 2102 Intermediate Spanish II SPAN 2101
SPAN 2155 Spanish Textual Commentary SPAN 2102
SPAN 2156 Advanced Oral Communication SPAN 2155 (can take 2155 and 2156 at the same time)
SPAN 3010 Advanced Grammar and Composition SPAN 2155 and 2156 (can enroll in all three during the same semester)
SPAN 3070 Spanish for Professionals SPAN 2155
SPAN 3074 Advanced Readings on Hispanic-American Civilization SPAN 3010
SPAN 4146 Latin American Literature One literature course in Spanish at the 3000 level and permission of department
SPAN 4201 Cinema in Spanish consent of instructor
SPAN 4915 Independent research in Spanish-American literature  



April 14 10:00am Parents' Orientation (143 Coates Hall)
May 2 Summer fee bills available via myLSU
May 17 Summer fee bills are due
July 7 Depart the US
July 8 Arrive Córdoba
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Aug 8 Return to the US (arrive on August 9)

Please note: Itinerary is tentative and subject to change


Faculty Member Department Photo
Dr. Laura Martins
Program Director
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Argentina CordobaEligibility & Withdrawal

In order to be eligible for Art in Ireland, you must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate students).
  • Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the program
  • Not be on disciplinary or scholastic probation
  • Have the prerequisites for the courses you take
Application Deadline
March 23, 2018

Although the application deadline is March 23, you are advised to register early in order to secure a spot in the program. The program will fill on a first come, first served basis from those who meet the eligibility requirements.

Deposit: A $500 deposit will be placed on your LSU billing statement at the time that you apply to the program. Students at other universities must send in a check or money order (made payable to "Louisiana State University") for the $500 deposit along with their applications.

The $500 deposit is nonrefundable after February 2, 2018.

Payment Deadlines: tthe $500 deposit is put on your billing statement and is due at the time that the charge appears.  The rest of the program fee (minus the $500 deposit) and the tuition/fees for the courses will appear on your summer fee bill.  Those fee bills are available via myLSU in early May and are due in mid-May (exact dates TBD by Registrar).

If you withdraw from the program: After February 2, you will be responsible for making payments on your study abroad program, even if you do not go on the program. The amount that you will owe is based on the date on which you withdraw. The withdrawal schedule is:

Date Withdrawal Costs
Withdrawal after February 2, 2018   $500 deposit is non-refundable; student is obligated to pay for any non-refundable reservations the program has already paid, or is already contractually obligated to pay, on the student's behalf

Parents: Have questions about the study abroad process?  Want to ask questions?  We have a Facebook group just for parents of students going on our summer programs!  Join us here.
Depart the US; arrive in Cordoba; meet host families

Señora Martins did a great job with the pre-departure orientation meetings and provided tons of information on what was to be expected in Argentina. She also sent out lots of emails as well!
     — Summer Semester, 2015 Participant
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