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Program Description:
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Program Highlights

The Monmouth University Global Education Office collaborates with the CEA or ISA Study Abroad organizations to offer our students semester programs in the dynamic city of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. These are Monmouth's first semester-long study abroad program in Latin America, and we are excited to present these opportunities to our campus community! CEA or ISA Study Abroad are both well-established international education organizations with onsite personnel committed to helping students with meaningful academic and cultural activities, 24/7 health/wellness support, and opportunities to prepare for lifelong global citizenship. The Monmouth in Buenos Aires programs are a great chance to represent the university in a new part of the world, improve your Spanish language skills, and gain insight into our southern neighbors that will help enhance your life after Monmouth.

Monmouth’s CEA Argentina program includes the following:
  • Day trip to Colonia del Sacremento, Uruguay
  • Enjoy a Tango Dinner Show
  • Day trip to the Tigre Delta
  • 3 day & 2 night trip to the Iguazu Falls
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival in Argentina (dependent upon travel arrangements)
  • On-site orientation with a city tour
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Lunch in Argentina
  • Travel medical insurance via CEA and AIG Travel Insurance via Monmouth (complete coverage for anywhere you might travel during the program dates)
  • Fully furnished homestay accommodations with:
    • Breakfast from Monday to Saturday
    • Dinner from Sunday to Thursday
    • Cleaning service once a week
      • Includes change of linens and towels
  • Visa & Immigration Advising from CEA and ISA (when needed - a visa is not needed for US passport holders on this Study Center program)
  • Transportation pass from CEA and ISA
  • 24/7 emergency support and on-site staff support
  • 24/7 mental health and wellness support.  Enrollment in Morneau Shepell's My Student Support Program or My SSP where students can access counselors anytime during their Study Abroad Experience.

Monmouth Global Pre-Departure Process Includes:
  • Study Abroad 101 information sessions
  • Application support and academic advising
  • Open office hours for program inquiries and planning
  • Global Education Mentor/Mentee Program for accepted students
  • Two Pre-Departure Orientation meetings for students
  • Pre-Departure Parent Orientation
  • Live skype session with the staff from Buenos Aires
  • Bon Voyage Lunch

Monmouth Global Alumni Opportunities include:
  • Welcome Back Lunch at Monmouth upon return
  • Opportunity to become a ‘Global Education Mentor’ 
  • Three, free "Unpacking your Study Abroad" Workshops to translate your experiences into career credentials

 

Course Info

In the CEA and ISA Buenos Aires programs, you can choose from a range of liberal arts and social science courses in subjects like Business, Communication, Political Science, English and more. Learn more about Argentine culture through hands-on experiences and hone your Spanish language skills in and out of the classroom. Designed for all levels of Spanish language ability, this versatile program allows you to choose electives, taught in English and Spanish that mesh with your interests.

The CEA program features an "early start" approach to education abroad learning - so that students can take advantage of their Argentine surroundings. Students will be registered in placeholder courses initially that will fall-off after the Add/Drop period of the host institution abroad.


COURSE OFFERINGS:
Department Chairs, Deans and General Education Oversight Committee members review all course syllabi to ensure these courses can complete your General Education and Major requirements. Hence, it is crucial you pick approved courses
  • Click here for a listing of all Monmouth approved study abroad courses via WebAdvisor. This comprehensive list shows how courses equate back as Monmouth credit and the course types they carry. Simply choose AR-Argentina in the "Location" search for a full listing.
Spring/Fall:
Students can take 12-15 credits to be full-time. Course Worksheet:
The Course Worksheet is meant to aid you in choosing the most suitable Monmouth approved courses to take during your semester abroad. This worksheet is part of application process but can also be downloaded now by clicking here: Global Program Course Worksheet.


Possible Spring/Fall CEA Buenos Aires Schedule
(15 Credits)

CEA CODE MU CODE MU TITLE TYPE CREDITS
Coming Soon  Coming Soon  Advanced Spanish  CD, GU 3
Coming Soon Coming Soon Advanced Spanish 2 CD, GU 3
CUL 340 HE PE 002 The Culture of Food and Wine in Argentina HE.EL, HE.PE 3
CUL353EZE DA 002 History of Argentine Tango AT 3
 CUL357 HS 003 Culture and Civilization of Argentina HS.SV, GU 3

Possible Fall ISA Buenos Aires Schedule
(15 Credits)

ISA CODE MU CODE TITLE TYPE CREDITS
IBAF 2118 FS 003 Advanced Spanish CD, GU 3
PEAL 264 FS 003 Latin American Film (Spanish) AT (Pending) 3
PALAS 420 EN LIT 003 Jorge Borges: Visions of Culture and Knowledge LIT 3
PALAS 326 AN 425 Latin American Cultures and Civilizations   3
PEAL 321 FS 004 Latin American Literature FS.LIT 3


 

Academic Calendar

Through study abroad, the Global Education Office strives to prepare students for successful lives in a global environment. We suggest early preparation for any global experience, and we ask that students plan ahead by becoming familiar with their academic audits and major requirements. This will enable students the most flexibility when exploring opportunities in other countries. Please see these dates below and prepare your future semester abroad today!

All dates are to be confirmed by September 28th.

Spring ISA Argentina Program Dates

Depart from the U.S. You should be at the airport at least 2 1/2 hours prior to your flight departure time. Fri. 02/23
Arrive in Buenos Aires for airport pickup. Mandatory orientation meeting in the evening. Sat. 02/24
ISA Bridging Cultures Program Orientation and city tour. Sun. 02/25
Orientation at the University of Belgrano
Interviews with academic advisors at the University of Belgrano ISA Bridging Cultures Program continued
Mon. 02/26 - Fri. 03/02
Regular classes begin at the Universidad of Belgrano Mon. 03/05
Memorial Day Sat. 03/24
Easter Thu. 03/29 - Fri. 03/30
Veterans Day Mon. 04/02
Midterms Mon. 04/23 - Thu. 05/03
Labor Day/May Day
 
Tue. 05/01
National Day / May 1810 Revolution Fri. 05/25
Regular classes end. Final exams at the Universidad de Belgrano. Mon. 06/11 - Thu. 06/14
Farewell lunch. Fri. 06/15
Return to the U.S. or pursue independent travel Sat. 06/16

Fall ISA 

Depart from the U.S. You should be at the airport at least 2 1/2 hours prior to your flight departure time. Fri. 07/20
Arrive in Buenos Aires and meet onsite ISA Staff. Sat. 07/21
ISA Bridging Cultures Program at ISA office and city tour. Sat. 07/21 - Fri. 07/27
Excursion: Day Trip to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay Mon. 07/30
San Martin Day Mon. 08/17
Midterms Mon. 09/17 - Thu. 09/27
Day of respect for cultural diversity Mon. 10/12
Regular classes end. Final exams at the Universidad de Belgrano (Classes with International Students). Mon. 11/05 - Fri. 11/09
Farewell lunch Fri. 11/09
Return to the US or pursue independent travel. Sat. 11/10

Fall CEA 2018 Argentina Program Dates

Arrival/Program Begins Thursday, August 23
Orientation: Mandatory CEA Orientation Friday, August 24
Cultural Activity: Neighborhood Walking Tour Friday, August 24
Classes Begin Monday, August 27
Drop/Add Deadline Monday, September 3
Cultural Activity: Argentine Culture & Food Activity Wednesday, September 5
Cultural Activity: Tango Dinner Show Thursday, September 13
Excursion: Day Trip to Tigre, Delta Friday, September 28
Cultural Activity: Career Workshop Friday, October 5
   


 

Student Life/Housing

At CEA, Monmouth students will live in local homestays with carefully-vetted families. A lot of students are nervous about homestay arrangements, as they think that they will be intruding on a family's regular life and will have to follow a long list of rules that the family sets. Practically all homestay families who host North American study abroad students have hosted students before. And, they understand that university students in the United States are accustomed to having a great deal of freedom in their comings and goings. The families are there to provide support, insight, and encouragement throughout the semester, and more often than not, students feel like they have a second set of parents and siblings at the end of the semester. So when in Buenos Aires, you will live like the locals do with other Monmouth University students. 

CEA Property Features:
  • Furnished bedrooms with bed and closets/dressers
  • Linens including bed sheets, comforters, and towels
  • Central heating or space heaters
  • Fans provided or air conditioning
  • Breakfast Monday thru Saturday
  • Dinner Sunday thru Thursday
  • Internet Access
  • No more than 20 to 40 minutes away from the CEA Buenos Aires Center by public transportation

The CEA Buenos Aires Center offers an interdisciplinary liberal arts and social sciences education in a cosmopolitan capital city. CEA courses turn the city into your classroom, thanks to courses in a wide range of liberal arts and social science subjects focused on Argentina and Latin America. The city of Buenos Aires provides a stimulating environment in which to study political, cultural, and business trends in Latin America. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to gain global competency and further your academic pursuits while immersed in a city that blends its European heritage with a modern Latin American style.

CEA Facilities:
  • Student lounge
  • Study areas
  • Counseling services
  • Academic resources
  • Travel booking assistance
  • Computers and Printing services for students
  • Copy and Mail Center
  • Academic Advising
  • Dining area (student lounge)
  • and more
To take advantage of the unique flavor that Buenos Aires has to offer and immerse you in the culture, CEA offers a variety of local cultural activities to program students. Whether you enjoy music concerts, clubs, sports, cooking classes, language exchanges or something else entirely, CEA Buenos Aires staff will help Monmouth students get involved in local activities. CEA maintains a great blog about the program, with videos, pictures and first-person testimonials from program students. Check out some of what CEA offers to students abroad.

What CEA offers students: 
  • Argentine Folk Night
  • Tango Dinner Show
  • Historical/Traditional restaurant visits
  • Buenos Aires city tour 
  • Wellness and Cultural Engagement Activities 
  • Mobile Journalist Program
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Language Exchange
  • Intercultural Experience Workshop
  • 2 to 3 weekend trips to surrounding areas such as Colonia del Sacrament (Uruguay), Iguazu Falls and Tigre Delta
  • and More

Costs & Financial Aid

Please refer to the Program's "Budget Sheet" for current tuition and housing costs.

Monmouth’s CEA program includes the following in the tuition/housing costs:
  • 15-18 credits
  • Travel medical insurance from CEA and AIG travel insurance from MU
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Argentina
  • Accommodations, provided meals, and linens
  • Airport pick-up while in Argentina (dependent on flight arrangements)
  • In-Country Orientation and city tour
  • Travel pass provided by CEA to be used for the metro, train and bus.  Students are responsible for loading money to it 
  • Excursions to Uruguay, Iguazu Falls, and the Tigre Delta
  • Various cultural outings hosted by CEA
  • 24/7 On-site support provided by CEA
  • All Pre-Departure and Returnee services/events from Monmouth

Not Included:
  • Passport (about $135)
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry
  • Study Abroad fee and MU Deposit
  • Airfare to and from country
  • Transportation to the airport at the end of the program
  • Some meals - You are not provided lunch, and some breakfasts/dinners will be your responsibility
  • Books and course supplies
  • Personal spending and travel
Latin American Literature
San Martin DayISA Bridging Cultures Program Orientation and city tour.
Mon. 06/11 - Thu. 06/14
Mon. 04/02
Labor Day / May Day
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/22/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/09/2018 12/08/2018
Fall 2020 02/22/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2020 10/25/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.