Graduate Summer Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina



The Middlebury College Spanish School inaugurated a graduate program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2012. With the establishment of this option, graduate students who do not have the flexibility to spend a year in Spain, now have the opportunity to study and live in a Spanish-speaking environment to absorb the culture and language of Argentina and to advance their studies toward the Middlebury Master of Arts (M.A.) in Spanish or the Doctor of Modern Languages (D.M.L.).

Priority for acceptance is given to 4th year and 3rd year Middlebury M.A. students as well as D.M.L. students until November 15, 2016. The program is also open to M.A. in Spanish and Spanish doctoral students enrolled in accredited universities. Second year M.A. students will be considered if space is still available after November 15.

This program is an integral part of the Middlebury College Spanish School under the director of Jacobo Sefami (Director of the Spanish) and Stephen Snyder (Dean of the Language Schools). The on-site director, Liria Evangelista, coordinates both the academic offerings and co-curricular activities.



This program is six-weeks long. The dates for the 2017 session are:

Sunday, June 25 or Monday, June 26: Students arrive (your choice)

Tuesday, June 27: Mandatory orientation

Wednesday, June 28: Classes start

Tuesday, August 8: Final day of classes and closing banquet

Friday, August 11: Students must depart homestays by this date



Fees paid to Middlebury

Tuition $5,930

Homestays $2,250

Medical health insurance $100

Total $8,280

Students who find their own housing will be charged tuition and health insurance and must have the neighborhood of their housing pre-approved by the on-site director.

Estimated out of pocket expenses

Food $800

Books/supplies $250

Personal $250

Round-trip travel from New York $1,400

All students are eligible to apply for financial aid. Aid is based on the entire cost and financial need is determined by the Student Financial Services office



The faculty is composed primarily of professors who have had experience teaching in the Middlebury Spanish School; they represent a broad range of disciplinary and geographic areas. To check out the 2016 Buenos Aires faculty, please see



You can view the courses that were offered during the past 2 summers. Please click



This program comprises three graduate courses for a total of three units (or nine semester hours) of credit. The academic credits earned are Middlebury “units” and not “transfer credits”, so that students who participate are still able to transfer credit from up to three other courses from non-Middlebury graduate institutions toward their MA or DML degrees (with prior approval).

The Buenos Aires Program will enable DML students to satisfy academic requirements by taking courses toward their first or second language and, if Spanish is designated as the first language, participation in the program can also satisfy a portion of their residency abroad requirement.



Middlebury leases classroom space from UADE (Universidad Argentina de la Empresa).



There are two options:

a)      Homestays arranged by the on-site director with GMR Housing. Families are located in the proximity of UADE; no more than 30/40 minutes away by public transportation and walking distance from subways. Breakfast and dinner are provided Monday – Friday. No meals served on weekends. Internet service/wifi provided by the families at no charge to the student. Families keep the room clean and linens are changed once a week. Cancelation policy - $100 non-refundable deposit 60 days before the program’s arrival date. Cancelation up to two weeks before arrival, 50% refunded minus non-refundable deposit.

b)      Students may find their own housing and must sign a form releasing Middlebury of any responsibility.



There will be a tour of the city and you will be instructed as to the easiest way to get around. Also provided during the orientation, will be a calendar of the activities and excursions.



For questions about the philosophy of the program or academics – contact Jacob Sefami, Director of the Spanish School

For more information about housing, life in Buenos Aires, or co-curricular activities, contact Liria Evangelista, on-site Director of the Spanish Graduate Program in Buenos Aires

For matters concerning admissions procedures, enrollment, and registration, contact Audrey LaRock, Spanish School Graduate Programs Coordinator,

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The Spanish School

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Audrey LaRock, Coordinator
6-week Program

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