Study Abroad Information
Trinity International Sites
in association with IFSA-Butler
The Trinity-in-Buenos Aires program, in association with IFSA-Butler, provides students of all Spanish language abilities, an opportunity to study and live in this vibrant Latin American city. Whether you have just begun Spanish, need to fulfill your language requirement or are a more advanced speaker, this program has a great deal to offer.
Studying in Buenos Aires
The program offers a diversity of strong academic, cultural, and co-curricular opportunities, as well as a strong cultural immersion experience.
There are two program options in Buenos Aires – one for students with advanced Spanish language skills and another for students with intermediate Spanish skills. Students who have 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent will study on the Advanced Program. Students who have 2–3 semesters or the equivalent will study on the Intermediate Program.
As part of the program, every Trinity student will be enrolled in the Trinity Core course, Buenos Aires: The Urban experience, Human Rights and Cultural Production, and do an internship or service learning project for credit that will be administered and taught by a Trinity College on-site faculty member. Students will be placed in NGOs, or other institutions where they will work closely with the Argentine people and explore an academic topic of interest related to their placement. Possible topics include human rights, education, government and democracy, radio production, corporate social responsibility, and the arts.
Students will receive their remaining credits enrolling in courses at one or more of the program’s four host universities.
or contact the Faculty Sponsors:
Trinity-In-Barcelona International Program Site
Trinity’s international Site in Barcelona offers thematically related study-away opportunities in two distinct subjects: Hispanic Studies and studio arts
. Although each track has its own program of study, it is possible for students with an interest in both tracks to combine courses from each to create an individualized program of study.
All students study intensive Spanish at the start of the semester and enroll in a joint core course entitled “Barcelona – the Global and the Local,” that brings the two tracks together by examining the city and culture of Barcelona and Catalonia. Students live in home-stays with Spanish families and they have access to the Trinity College space in Barcelona, which is equipped with computers and wireless internet. The program offers a comprehensive orientation and field-trips throughout the semester, including a visit to rural Catalonia and a trip to Madrid. Students also attend a Barça soccer match, visit local museums, and participate in cultural activities.
Trinity-in-Barcelona is offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Students can also study on the program for a Full Academic Year. Grades for all courses taken by Trinity students at the Barcelona Global Site calculate into their GPAs in the same manner that they do in Hartford.
PRESHCO-Programa de Estudios Hispánicos en Córdoba
A consortium of Oberlin College, Smith College, The College of Wooster, Trinity College, Wellesley College, and Wheaton College created the Programa de Estudios Hispánicos en Córdoba in 1981 in order to encourage the intellectual and personal growth that comes from cultural immersion; to offer an opportunity to strengthen acquisition of the Spanish language; and to foster knowledge and appreciation of Spanish culture through studies in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts.
Academic study in the PRESHCO program is centered around a variety of courses specially developed for students in American colleges and universities and taught by regular faculty of the University of Córdoba. Classes—taught entirely in Spanish—are held in the University’s Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, an 18th century landmark building located in the heart of the medieval quarter.
Students may enroll for the fall or spring or for the entire academic year. Trinity College students earn in-resident credit for all courses taken at PRESHCO. PRESHCO is offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters.