• Argentina
    • Cordoba
Academic Year, Fall, J-Term, Short Term, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Architecture Art History Business Communications Cultural Studies Ecology Economics Education Engineering Environmental Studies Film Gender Studies Global Studies Hispanic Studies History Human Rights Indigenous Cultures International Business Latin American Studies Liberal Arts Linguistics Literature Mathematics Natural Sciences Performing Arts Political Science Service Learning Social Sciences Sociology Theater Women's Studies +21
Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Host Family


Price Details
Price includes:

Double occupancy room & board
Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities
Health Insurance
Spanish Studies transcript
Support of onsite staff
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Meals Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Laundry (once a week)
Spanish Studies transcript
Support of onsite staff
Local health insurance

What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Visa
May 30, 2023
Dec 02, 2019
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About Program

Study in the beautiful city of Cordoba, Argentina with SSA. 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 SSA link for all of the details!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Race and ethnicity abroad are often perceived differently than in the U.S. While abroad, you may have different experiences with your racial and ethnic identity(ies) than you do at home.

You may experience being in the minority or majority for the first time, encounter different perspectives of what it means to be from the U.S., or have stereotypes (both positive and negative) placed upon you.

While everyone’s experience is different, preparing yourself ahead of time and knowing which resources are available can be helpful.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Understanding how your sexuality or gender expression is perceived in other countries is one of the first steps in preparing for your study abroad experience.

Every country perceives sexuality and gender expression differently and you should think about how your study abroad destination may react to your identity and how freely you’ll be able to express yourself when you’re abroad. While you should not feel pressured to closet yourself while you’re away, it’s important to have a grasp on how your expression can be perceived in a different cultural context.

In order to help prepare you to have the best time while abroad, here are some resources we have gathered to get you started.

Accessibility Support

Students with disabilities successfully attend study abroad programs all over the world each year. If you are a student with any type of disability — physical, learning or mental health — , we encourage you to contact us as early as possible to discuss accommodations and support. Planning ahead and communication are important to preparing for your experience abroad.

Please note that the location that you are applying to may have specific accessibility challenges such as uneven terrain, cobblestones, stairs, lack of specialized equipment, and differing attitudes and laws regarding accessibility. You also may find that medications typically prescribed in the U.S. may not be available or legal in your host country. It is important to allow extra time to plan the appropriate arrangements for your time abroad.

However, our team at Spanish Studies Abroad is here to help support you to the best of our ability in arranging necessary accommodations for your study abroad experience. We encourage you to tell your Admissions Advisor if you need any special arrangements.

Program Highlights

  • Local speaking partners (intercambios)
  • Day and overnight study tours
  • Semester, Academic Year and Summer Term offered
  • Internships & Service Learning opportunities for credit
  • Second largest city in Argentina


Spanish Studies Abroad Scholarships

Spanish Studies Abroad Financial Aid

Spanish Studies Abroad has awarded over $230,000 in scholarships since 2001 via its two scholarships, the Merit-Based Scholarship and the Diversity Scholarship, for academic programs in Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Argentina. The Merit-Based Scholarship to Spain is awarded to one student who shares “a personal life story that demonstrates [their] dedication to learning Spanish and how [they] have gone above and beyond in [their] acquisition of the language,” in a 400-to-500-word essay.

$500 - $1,500

Program Reviews

4.75 Rating
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  • Academics 4.5
  • Support 4.25
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 4.75
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Yes, I recommend this program

Thanks for the Memories ! (and Spanish... and friends... and mate)

This is a truly excellent study abroad program, particularly for students interested in an immersive experience. I had struggled to learn Spanish my whole life, even though I started learning in Kindergarten. I just could never get the hang of it. Living in the city of Córdoba, Argentina completely changed this. I saw astronomical improvement in my language skills and my appreciation for Latin American culture. This program gave me the opportunity to live with a wonderful, adoring host mom who was an amazing cook and wonderful, loving face to come home to every day. I got to play field hockey with a club team at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, which honed my language AND social as well as my field hockey skills. The hockey season after I got home was my best in four years. I made lifelong friends through this program, both in Argentina and within my group of American students. Even though we’re all from different states, we’re planning reunions as often as we can. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity and to have learned so much. Thank you Spanish Studies Abroad!

What would you improve about this program?
This was a truly excellent program. If anything, I would improve the process of helping students acquire visas. There were some problems with organization in that regard which led to some confusion on our part.
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Go to Cordoba!

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.

What would you improve about this program?
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.
89 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Home Sweet Córdoba

Córdoba is a city in movement. There's always something going on, yet it doesn't have the hectic and caotic feel like Buenos Aires. Córdoba'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 Córdoba 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 Córdoba has to offer.

87 people found this review helpful.
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Great Place for the Self Motivated

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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