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Buenos Aires Summer Program

Buenos Aires GE Program

With the unique opportunity to live with carefully chosen homestay families, students receive the most organic form of cultural immersion. The students will be able to embrace the culture, customs and language of the Argentine people within the comfort of a family unit.

Program Dates

May 15, 2022 - July 1, 2022

*Dates above indicate a planned departure date from the US and in-country return departure date.


Tuition: $1,865 per unit (equal to Malibu tuition per unit)

Room & Board: $4,291

Program Specific Costs:

Global Health Fee: $147

Required Vital Documents and Deadlines

Completed IP Document Submission Form including the following documents:

  • Passport Copy
  • Health Clearance Form and Flight Itinerary
    • Programs departing in May 2022: Due March 11, 2022
  • Visa Copy (if applicable for non-U.S. passport holders): April 22, 2022

Course Requirements

8 unit minimum requirement. Students must take SPAN 121 if they have no previous Spanish language experience, even if they have met their GE language requirement with another language. Students that have already completed SPAN 151 or higher must enroll in HUM 295.

Course Offerings


HIST 320 Pre-Columbian Civilizations of the Americas (4) 

GE: World Civilizations

An examination of major Native American civilizations from prehistoric times to approximately 1600. Social and cultural aspects will be emphasized as archaeological, anthropological, and historical data are examined. Special attention will be given to the Native American cultures of Central and either North or South America.

HUM 212 Western Culture II (3) 

GE: Western Culture

Prerequisites: HUM 111, ENG 101 (or GSHU 121 or SAAJ 121)

An analysis and interpretation of six major historical “events” during the time period 1300-1815 and their cultural implications: Renaissance, Reformation, Intercultural Encounters, Science, Enlightenment, the French Revolution. Students will achieve cultural literacy in these areas and develop skills in cultural interpretation and analysis.

PE 180 Beginning Tango (1) 

Buenos Aires Program only.

SOC 200 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

GE: Cultural Competence

A general introduction to the history, principles, and methodology of sociology intended for non-sociology majors. Emphasis is on introducing students to the sociological analysis of human groups, institutions, and societies. 

SPAN 151 Elementary Spanish I (4) 

Basic conversation, reading, and writing; Spanish and Spanish-American culture. Must be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses.



COM 240 Introductory Statistics (4) 

GE: Mathematics

Prerequisite: COM 200 or consent of instructor.

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental knowledge, concepts, skills, abilities and applications of statistics. Specific application of the course content will be statistical analysis for marketing research, demography, communication effectiveness analysis, business statistics and data mining. 

HUM 313 Western Culture III (3) 

GE: Western Culture

Prerequisites: HUM 212

Focused on a particular topic in modern culture, the course will use historical narrative of the time period 1815 to the present as a background for investigation into a particular theme or themes. Students will engage with and assess varying cultural and historical interpretations. Students will achieve cultural literacy in the modern period and demonstrate their skill in synthesizing and evaluating diverse historical and cultural interpretations.

PE 193 Yoga (1) 

The purpose of this course is to impart knowledge about the basic technique and practice of yoga, including instruction in breath control, meditation, and physical postures. Also to develop physical competency and mental concentration.

SPAN 251 Second-Year Spanish I (4)

GE: Language

Prerequisite: SPAN 152 or equivalent competency

This course emphasizes language production skills and interactive language use with a concentration on conversation. The course also develops reading strategies and examines complex grammar structures. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses.

May - June

HUM 295 Enriching the International Experience (1)

This course is designed to enrich the student’s international experience by providing opportunities to engage more fully with the culture and to reflect more deeply on the experience. It is the goal of this course to help students know how to look at and listen to their new culture and how to give meaning to their international experience. Taught only in International Programs. May be repeated in a different location. Cr/NC grading only.

SPAN 121 Spanish Language and Culture (1) 

Teaches basic practical conversation and limited reading and writing skills. This course does not prepare a student to take SPAN 152. Taught only in international programs.

SPAN 152 Elementary Spanish II (4) 

Prerequisite: SPAN 151 or equivalent competency

Continued practice of basic conversation, reading, and writing; Spanish and Spanish-American culture. Must be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses. 



Kristy Collins

Dr. Kristy Collins

Dean of Enrollment Management & Associate Provost of University Financial Assistance, Admission, Enrollment Management, Seaver College

Office: TAC 213

Kristy Collins is Dean of Enrollment Management at Seaver College and Associate Provost of University Financial Assistance. She is a graduate of Pepperdine, a Heidelberg alum, and a former Pepperdine Ambassadors Council member. Kristy has worked at Pepperdine for more than ten years. Kristy and her husband, Chris (also a Seaver and Heidelberg alum), live on campus with their two kids, Mateo and Adela. Kristy loves to bake, Chris loves to stand up paddle surf, and they both love to hike, cook, and explore new places together. The Collins family is thrilled to spend time with students in Buenos Aires this summer. Although Kristy and Chris have traveled the world together, it will be their first time to visit Argentina!


Updated: 08.16.21