High School & Pre-College
Introduction to Latin American Studies: Cordoba, Argentina

Epic Summer. College Credit. Lifelong Impact.

Study Latin America. Speak Spanish. Live with a host family.

Immerse yourself in Córdoba, an old-meets-new city with contemporary resources next to colonial-era monasteries, churches, theaters, and buildings. Rapidly improve your Spanish language skills as you learn about the region’s rich cultural traditions and political and religious identities. Spend the morning in class and then head into the city in the afternoon with classmates to use your Spanish and see all that Córdoba has to offer. You’ll stay with an Argentine family, a perfect way to become part of the local community.

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arrival date
departure date
program length
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application deadline
Summer 07/10/2018 08/06/2018 4 Weeks 4 $4,250
What’s Included
2 Years of high school Spanish March 31

Your transcript will come from the National University of Cordoba, with a CET cover letter.

Learn About Latin American Traditions & Cultures. Then Experience Them.

  • Explore the Manzana Jesuitica, a 17th century Jesuit settlement and World Heritage site.
  • Spend the afternoon in Plaza del Bicentenario, a park both full of art and perfect for people watching.
  • Get out of the city and go with the group to Altagracia to see legendary figure Che Guevara’s childhood home.
  • Appreciate the natural beauty of the picturesque mountain towns of Ascochinga and La Cumbrecita.


Intensive Spanish

1 credit/15 hours

This course, offered at intermediate and advanced levels, takes place the first week of the program to prepare students for the core course. Classes incorporate activities outside the classroom to practice language skills.

Introduction to Latin American Studies

3 credits/45 hours

This introductory course, taught in Spanish for non-native speakers, provides an overview of Latin American history, culture, and politics with an emphasis on the Argentinian context. Classroom study is complemented by visits and onsite sessions at locations throughout the city.

This course will cover:

  • Resistance and the art of identity
  • Revisiting the conquest: geography and cultures of Latin America
  • Indigenous peoples of Argentina
  • Latin America and contemporary international relations

Your Home Base in Córdoba

Córdoba, the geographical center of Argentina, is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Chicas mountains and features streets and promenades filled with colonial architecture mingled with contemporary buildings, expansive parks, and green spaces. Known as a city of intellectual thought, Córdoba is nicknamed La Docta (the scholarly one) because of the many universities based there. Visit the Museum of Natural Sciences and the Emilio Caraffa Fine Arts Museum. Your host family might take you on a road to the Traslasierra Valley, which boasts some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery.

Housing & Meals

Outside of class, you’ll live with a host family from a local high school that is affiliated with the university. You’ll share breakfast and dinner with your family and join your classmates for lunch at the university’s cafeteria.


You’ll take classes through the Spanish and Latin American Culture Program (PECLA) at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, the oldest university in Argentina. Located just minutes from the city center, the campus has a diverse student body, excellent sports facilities, and buildings designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll take full advantage of these many resources while focusing your time in the modern classrooms and facilities of PECLA.

Out and About

  • Hit the craft fair in Belgrano Street with friends.
  • Listen to live music with your host sibling in one of the city’s many parks.
  • Go kayaking or canoeing in La Vina Lagoon, a 15-minute ride from the city.
  • Take a walk in the old colonial center with your host mother.

University Partnership

CET partners with National University of Córdoba and the Spanish and Latin American Program (PECLA) to operate this program. PECLA’s experts in Latin American history and culture paired with CET’s three decades of experience in study abroad ensure that you get the academic and cultural support you need to get the most out of your program. Upon completion, you will receive a transcript from the National University of Córdoba with a CET cover letter.


A Typical Day in Córdoba

8:00 am: Desayuno with your host family – Grab a cup of mate tea and piece of toast with dulce de leche (sweet condensed milk spread) before heading out to class.

9:00 am: Meet with your cohort and group leader at the PECLA center to go over the day’s schedule and themes.

9:30 am: Dive deep into the social situation of indigenous populations of Argentina and Latin America – all in Spanish!

12:30 pm: Group lunch and study hall – review your notes from this morning and put together three questions for your afternoon excursion.

2:00 pm: Visit a local estancia (Argentinian ranch) and talk to the owners.

4:00 pm: Hang out with your friends in the Plaza del Bicenterario.

6:30 pm: Dinner with your host family – don’t forget to try asado and chimichurri!

8:00 pm: Read to your host siblings before heading to bed.

Group Flight

CET arranges an accompanied group flight from Miami for students. The cost of the group flight is billed separately.


$4,250/ Term

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $1,000 for the group flight plus airfare or other travel costs to the departure city. Students typically spend about $200 on personal expenses, too.

What's Included

Courses and Textbooks

Every course you take on the program is included in your tuition. We even supply the textbooks, too.

Activities & Excursions

The activities & excursions that we arrange are included in your tuition. All you need to do is grab your camera.


We arrange for your homestay with a local family.

All Meals

All of your meals are covered by tuition. Special dietary needs? We’ll help you accommodate those, too.

Supervision and Staff Support

We are your support network. From pre-departure questions to academic support to emergency management, we’ve got your back.

Medical Insurance

Comprehensive medical insurance that includes medical evacuation coverage is included in your tuition.


We’ll send you an official transcript at the end of the program…the icing on the cake of your college applications.

Scholarships and Financial Aid AvailableLearn More

Application Requirements

CET seeks motivated high school students interested in a fun and challenging summer experience. The online admissions process includes submission of an application form including short essays, an official high school transcript, and two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a language teacher. CET advisors are available to help choose the program that will be the best fit for you. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 31. Students are generally expected to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Apply early to ensure space is available in your first-choice program.

What's Not Included

The program fee does not include round-trip transportation to & from Argentina, items & services of a personal nature, and medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.

Price Subject to Change

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control. This right includes, but is not limited to, surcharging students for additional costs incurred due to under-enrollment in any given course.