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Trinity in Buenos Aires

Trinity in Buenos Aires is the College's study away program in Latin America. It provides students at all levels of Spanish language strong academic, cultural, and co-curricular opportunities. Students take the Trinity core course, “Buenos Aires: Human Rights and Cultural Production," complete an academic internship or community-based volunteer project, live in a homestay with an Argentine family and enroll directly in remaining coursework alongside local students. Students will choose from two program tracks:

Advanced Argentine Universities Program

- 4+ semesters of college-level Spanish required for admission.
- Immersive semester with all courses taught in Spanish.
- Take direct enrollment courses alongside Argentine students in a wide variety of disciplines.
- Complete an academic internship.

Beginner Track​ 

- No previous Spanish language experience required.
- Enroll in a wide variety of courses in English, including Psychology, History, International Studies and more.
- Enroll in one Spanish course (at the appropriate level).
- Complete an academic internship.

Program Snapshot

  • Terms offered: Fall, Spring and Academic Year
  • Language of instruction: Spanish and English.
  • Eligibility:  2.75 GPA.
  • Housing: Homestays
  • Internship/Volunteer Project: Required (1.0 Trinity credit = 3.5 credit hours)
  • Academic Partners: 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.

The City

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 Maria Silvina Persino to arrange student housing, coordinate arrival and orientation arrangements, manage university enrollments and provide additional assistance as needed throughout the semester.


Application Deadlines

Mar. 15th - Fall sessions

Oct. 5th - Spring sessions

Exploring the Connection Between Study Away In Latin America And Fulbright Grants

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Bright Minds

While usually no more than 6 percent of Trinity students who study away do so in Latin America, that program has produced nearly 40 percent of the College’s 31 Fulbright winners since 2007.