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Buenos Aires 6 Week GE

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 10th, 2020 - June 19th, 2020

The dates listed above are departure dates from LAX and from the program location back to LAX.


Tuition: $1,745 per unit (standard Malibu summer tuition rate)  

Room & Board: $3,420

Program Specific Costs: Emergencias Health - $30.00 USD* 

*Charged to your student account.

Required Vital Documents and Deadlines

Completed IP Document Submission Form, including the following documents:

  • Passport Copy and Homestay Form: due January 17, 2020
  • Health Clearance Form and Flight Itinerary (for flight exempt students only): due March 13, 2020
  • Visa Copy (for students requiring a visa only): due April 24, 2020

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

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.

ENG 380 Topics in Literature: Latin American Literature During the 20th Century (4)

GE: Literature

Prerequisite: ENG 101 or equivalent

  • Examines a given topic in literary studies. The course may be focused on a theme, a movement, a historical period, or a genre. May be repeated once when topics vary.

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) *Offered first three weeks

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.

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.

HUM 313 Western Culture III (3) *Offered second three weeks

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 180 Beginning Tango (1)

  • Buenos Aires Program only.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

SPAN 252 Second-Year Spanish II (4)

Prerequisite: SPAN 251 or equivalent competency

  • As in SPAN 251, this course emphasizes language production skills, but focus is on composition and reading literary texts to prepare students for upper-division courses. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses. This course is a prerequisite for SPAN 300, SPAN 341, and SPAN 345.

Required Textbooks

Buenos Aires Summer 2020 Textbook List

Faculty in Residence

Professor Lauren Amaro

Assistant Professor of Communication, Communication Division, Seaver College


Office Location: CCB 250

Office Hours: by appointment only on www.calendly.com/lauren-amaro.

Lauren Amaro is an Assistant Professor of communication at Seaver College. She teaches classes in interpersonal communication, research methods, conflict management, and health communication across the lifespan. As an undergraduate student at Westmont College, Lauren studied abroad twice, studying Spanish in Barcelona and conflict and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Lauren and her spouse, Carlos, will bring their two kids, Caleb (6) and Naomi (3) for their first international adventure together as a family when they go to Buenos Aires in Summer 2020. They love hiking, camping, and all other kinds of adventuring and look forward to exploring Argentina!



Updated: 02.13.20