Spanish Studies Abroad - Study Spanish in Cordoba

Study in the beautiful city of Cordoba, Argentina with Spanish Studies Abroad. Learn to perfect your Spanish skills while you study in a variety of disciplines. The Argentine culture is vibrant and the people are welcoming, so testing out your developing language skills should be a great experience!

Cordoba is Argentina's second largest city, and has much to offer for intellectuals and explorers alike. Stay with a host family to get a full cultural immersion experience and have a comfortable place to stay while abroad. Click on the Spanish Studies Abroad link for all of the details!

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  • agerrish
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Samford University
    Go to Cordoba!
    11/08/2012

    Everyone dreams about their study abroad experience. You picture it a certain way--envisioning it as the best time of your life, traveling the world, immersing yourself in a new culture and making BFFs. While this little five or six month nugget of your college experience really will fulfill these cliche-d visions, it is a lot more than that. It will challenge you in realizing what you are actually capable of. You will feel awkward, lonely, bold, exhausted and giddy. You will see incredible landscapes that honestly feel like you are stepping into a fairy-tale, contrasted with difficult images of poverty and political corruption that are genuine daily struggles for many of the people you meet, especially in Argentina. But if you are interested in Spanish, if you feel ready to be pushed, if you care about having honest conversations about cultural differences and if you feel a spark to just GO and DO, then you should. Cordoba is small enough where the lack of English speakers will force you to learn Spanish (and speak it), but big enough where you will never be bored.
    The Spanish Studies Abroad program is not the most rigorous course load, so if you are looking to be pushed academically, this program may not be for you. However, if you want a good balance of taking classes, traveling, and getting involved in other ways, then this program offers that balance. Your experience is definitely up to your efforts, though. Spanish Studies Abroad will introduce you to a "speaking partner" to practice your Spanish and give you a friend, but it will be up to you to continue this relationship. They will provide awesome professors to teach your classes, but you will choose to listen and gain knowledge from them. You will have to choose to go exploring, initiate conversation with your host family, ask a taxi driver what he thinks about the United States, visit a memorial site of the last military dictatorship in Argentina, or share a choripan with the screaming soccer fan at the Belgrano stadium. All of these things will be up to your doing, but are honestly worth it. My time in Cordoba and with Spanish Studies Abroad was wonderful. Sure, the program has room for improvement like most do, but Cordoba is a great location for Spanish immersion and Argentina offers beautiful people and diversity and fun that deeply impacted me and can do the same for you.

    How could this program be improved?

    The administration checking up on their students more to make sure their host family experience was satisfactory, as well as their experience in general. It would also be nice to have guaranteed internship positions, or at least to not be told you will have one and then not have one set up.

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  • Estefi
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Minnesota
    Concordia College–Moorhead
    Home Sweet Córdoba
    07/09/2012

    Cordoba is a city in movement. There's always something going on, yet it doesn't have the hectic and caotic feel like Buenos Aires. Cordoba's big, but it takes you in, it's homey. I couldn't have asked for a better study abroad experience.

    For me, the best part about travelling with Spanish Studies Abroad was that they give you a very solid base to start off from, but allow you to make your experience what you want it to be. They set everyone up with a family and are very willing to work with you to make sure you're comfortable. Apart from that, the Speaking Partners program sets every student up with an Argentine partner to give you a kickstart into integrating yourself into Argentine culture. This is the base that they give you, but after that it's up to you to decide what to do with your experience, how far to immerse yourself, whether to focus on just Spanish studies with the other international students, leaving you with plenty of time to explore other parts of the culture, or to challenge yourself further by taking a class or two at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba with other Argentine students, which is definitely harder, but gives you a truer experience in the life of an actual Argentine student.
    With this program, they make sure you're taken care of, so that you can enjoy to the max the warm people, the "buena onda", and everything else that Cordoba has to offer.

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  • tocch101
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Seattle, WA
    Chapman University
    Great Place for the Self Motivated
    11/02/2011

    The community in Cordoba is a great place to be and offers a ton of opportunities. I learned to dance and really had to practice speaking in Spanish due to a smaller proportion of the locals speaking English compared to in Buenos Aires. The food is wonderful, and the location is great for traveling all around the country and even the continent. The support staff is great in the US, but drops off a little bit once you reach the country. Most families are wonderful, but I happened to have bad luck, that being said, I would go back and do the whole thing again in a heart beat.

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About the provider

Spanish Studies Abroad has created innovative study abroad experiences since 1969, focusing primarily on academics, Spanish language, and student integration into a culture. Since then, new programs have been created, and old ones have evolved. Now offering multiple study abroad programs in Spain, Argentina and Cuba, studying with Spanish Studies Abroad has never been more exciting.

The mission of Spanish Studies Abroad is to promote students' in-depth understanding of Spanish-speaking countries, through specifically designed academically-rigorous university-level programs. All students must be willing to cross cultural boundaries, to live as members of another culture, and to thus learn about others as they learn about themselves.