Host Institution(s)
Contact Information
Vicki McDonald, M.A.
Coordinator of Study Abroad
700 Terrace Heights #51, Winona, MN 55987
phone: 507-457-6996
fax: 507-457-6917
Cordoba, Argentina: Stone Arc
Cordoba, Argentina:Palacio de Justicia
Cordoba, Argentina:Iglesia Catedral


Fall semester
Spring semester

Website of Host Institution:
Saint Mary's Univeristy - Cordoba, Argentina 

Program/University Overview:
Spanish Studies Abroad offers semester programs in Córdoba, Argentina at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (UNC). Spanish Studies facilitates a true cross-cultural exchange by inviting students to expand their world-view through intense immersion of the culture. At UNC, Spanish Studies works in cooperation with the Programa de Espanol y Cultura Latinoamericana (PECLA), which offers a broad variety of courses in language, literature, history, and culture.  PECLA's courses are designed to serve the needs of the international students who come to UNC to study. Located in the center of historic downtown, it is home to rich historical sites, architecture, and resources.  Students have easy access to museums, theater, nightlife, shopping, and public transportation.

Website of Program/University:
Spanish Studies - Cordoba, Argentina

Unique Aspects of Program:
Some features of the program include: U.S. compatible curriculum, mentoring by local Argentine students, native Argentine professors, low student-professor ratios, on-site Resident Director and staff , internships, all-inclusive day and overnight study trips, weekends for independent travel , and on-site cultural activities.

Country and/or City Information:
Argentina has an area of 1.1 million sq. mi., which is about the size of the U.S. east of the Mississippi River. It is the second largest country in South America. Córdoba is the second largest city in Argentina with a population of 1,300,000 (10% of the population are college students). It is in the foothills of the Sierra Chica mountain range in Northern Argentina and is surrounded by lakes and rivers, making it a perfect location for water sports, hiking, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities. Córdoba is also recognized as a center for arts and learning with many universities, museums, and theatres.

Córdoba, Argentina is known for its good weather and healthy climate. The average annual temperature is 50°F - 64°F (10°C - 18°C). Rainfall is seasonal in summer with an average of 31" a year. There is a dry season lasting from May through November.

When Central Standard Time is in effect in the United States, Argentina is two hours ahead.

The currency in Argentina is the Peso. There are 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents and 1 peso coins. Paper money comes in denominations of: $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.

More Information:
Welcome Argentina -
Enjoy Argentina -
Buenos Aires Herald -
Embassy of Argentina -
Embassy of the United States Argentina -
US Department of State -

Admission Requirements:
To be eligible, you must have completed 1 semester of college Spanish or the equivalent and have a 3.0 GPA in Spanish course work.

Program Options:
Spanish Studies Program

Intergrated Studies

Intern/Service Learning

Cross-Cultural Learning – seeing the world as others see it – begins with life outside school. During the one-month intensive language and culture course and the regular semester, you live with a local family near Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. This early immersion in Argentine language will help you gain an understanding of daily life and customs in Córdoba. There too, sharing in family conversations, you begin to learn "unspoken language" – the family values and subtle beliefs that underlie actions.

Your homestay includes full room and board as well as laundry and the cleaning of your room. Special dietary or housing accommodations may be made, but may require an additional fee. To ensure that your home will provide a warm and tranquil atmosphere, one conducive to learning, Spanish Studies staff discusses norms and policies with hosts and regularly inspects the homes. 

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Scholarship and Funding Information

Program Dates:
Visit Spanish Studies online 

Application Deadlines:
Contact your Study Abroad Office 

Application Details:
Apply online to Spanish Studies and complete the Lasallian Consortium application.