Trinity in Buenos Aires is the College's study away program for language and cultural immersion in Latin America. It provides students with both intermediate and advanced Spanish-language abilities a variety of strong academic, cultural, and co-curricular opportunities. Students take the
Trinity core course, “Buenos Aires: The Urban Experience, Human Rights, and Cultural Production," complete an academic internship or community-based volunteer project and take remaining courses at a prestigious Argentine university
- Terms offered: Fall, Spring and Academic Year
- Language of instruction: Spanish.
Eligibility: Two semesters of college-level Spanish. 2.75 GPA.
- Housing: Homestays
- Internship/Volunteer Project: Required (1.0 Trinity credit = 4 semester hours)
- Academic Partners: IFSA-Butler, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad del Salvador, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, and Universidad Catolica Argentina
- Recommended majors/possible areas of study: Hispanic Studies, Environmental Studies, Educational Studies, Latin American Studies, Human Rights, Music, International Studies, Political Science, Public Policy & Law, Sociology, Urban Studies, and History.
Often called the “Paris of Latin America,” Buenos Aires is a beautiful and dynamic city where Latin American and European influences merge in a unique blend of architecture, music, literature, dance, and cuisine. Walking through the streets of Buenos Aires immediately gives you a sense of Argentina’s fascinating political and social history and its diverse cultural life. San Telmo’s colorful architecture, La Boca’s famous tango dancers, and Palermo’s beautiful parks are just a few of the interesting “barrios” in Buenos Aires. Though each street corner has its own intimacy, with its local shops and people, the city seems endless when it comes to its museums, bars and restaurants, clubs, theaters, galleries, and concerts. The diverse art and music scenes are flourishing. Yet even in this huge city, the friendliness of the Argentines provides students with many opportunities to
The Trinity in Buenos Aires program is run in association with The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler)
, a nonprofit organization founded in 1988. IFSA-Butler staff
in both Indianapolis and Buenos Aires work closely with the Office of Study Away and Trinity Faculty in Residence Silvina Maria Persino to
arrange student housing, coordinate arrival and orientation
arrangements, manage university enrollments and provide additional
assistance as needed throughout the semester.