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Program Information:


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  • Earn 6 upper-division credits on Argentine literature, culture and history taught by two CU Boulder faculty members from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Courses count for Spanish majors, Spanish for the Professions majors, International Affairs and Engineering majors with a concentration in Latin American Studies

  • Study in a country that forms part of the MERCOSUR, one of the most important emerging markets together with China and India

  • Live with a host family and in a region that is only Spanish speaking (this enhances language learning as opposed to apartment or hotel lodging)

  • Tango class, cooking class on traditional Argentine cuisine, museum excursions, walking architectural tours through Rosario and guest lecturers from leading local intellectuals and professors are some of the past excursions that have been included in the program fee. Note: excursions may vary from year to year.

  • Scholarships are available for this program; check the Financial Aid and Scholarship information below
  • Earn 3 credits of Arts & Sciences Core Literature and the Arts



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Rosario is one of the most culturally and economically dynamic cities in Argentina, second only to Argentina's largest city, Buenos Aires. With a population of 1.5 million, Rosario offers diversity and is much safer and accommodating for students who are still learning Spanish.

Rosario boasts of dozens of prominent museums and site of cultural and historical relevance in Argentina's history. Because it is situated in the River Plate region, Rosario offers a unique combination of Spanish, Italian and other European and indigenous influences that set Argentina apart from the rest of Latin America.

Rosario is adjacent to the largest river in the country, a perfect venue for riverfront cafes, restaurants, and recreation such as sailing and visits to the many islands that face the city. This region is also home to the Tango and students will have the opportunity to explore this rich heritage with an included class toward the beginning of the program.


All students live with a host family. Homestays are arranged by Dr. Rosano (students will be provided questionnaires before departure to indicate housing preferences, etc.). All of the housing is located within 20 city blocks of the Colegio San Bartolomé (students may walk to school each day if they choose). The housing is close to public transportation should students wish to take it to class.

Homestays provide meals for the period of the program.


You are responsible for making your own transportation arrangements to Rosario and back (although information will be provided during the post-acceptance and pre-departure orientation phases of the program to ensure the students' safety and well-being).

The program begins and ends in Rosario. Transportation on program-related field trips outside of Rosario is provided as part of the program fee. During and/or after the program you may travel independently to Mendoza, Cordoba, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Brazil or Uruguay, or other surrounding areas. Dr. Hallstead can assist students in arranging independent and affordable travel.


  • Course: SPAN 3260, Late 19th and 20th Century Argentine Narrative and SPAN 3290, Argentine Culture in a Latin American Context
  • Credits: 6 upper-division credit hours
  • Approved for: SPAN 3260 has been approved for the upper-division Literature & the Arts A&S Core requirement.
  • Grading: This is a CU-Boulder course, so you will receive letter grades
  • See course description - SPAN3290

The program's two courses are offered in conjunction with the private university Colegio San Bartolomé. This global seminar consists of two classes. Each course will also comprise class excursions each week and special guest lectures relating to the week's topic:

  1. SPAN 3260 Late 19th and 20th Century Argentine Narrative. This class is designed to ensure that the student acquire a very specific knowledge of late 19th and 20th century Argentine literature, its relationship to historical processes (the rise and fall of the 19th century elite, the rise and fall of the middle-classes, peronism, dictatorship, globalization, etc.) and its relationship to specific social actors (particularly the middle classes and the popular sectors). The course will consider a series of canonical works from several genres (novel, short story, poetry, and essay). Approved for Arts and Science CORE Literature and the Arts.

  2. SPAN 3290 Argentine History in the Latin American Context. This class will offer students a comprehensive, comparative panorama of problems, issues, political occurrences, etc., that has shaped Argentine culture and history from the late 19th century to the present.

Credits = 6 credits: SPAN 3260; equivalent to 3 credits of upper division Spanish and SPAN 3290; equivalent to 3 credits of upper division Spanish.


The program is directed by Dr. Susan Hallstead, a faculty member of the CU Boulder Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Hallstead specializes in 19th century Argentine fashion narratives and has several publications on Argentine literature. She has traveled frequently to Argentina and throughout Latin America, and is very familiar with the local customs and cultural heritage.

The program is co-directed by Dr. Juan Pablo Dabove, a faculty member of the CU Boulder Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Dabove specializes in Postcolonial Latin American Literature and Culture. Dr. Dabove travels frequently to and conducts research in Argentina and is very familiar with the local customs and cultural heritage.

Dr. Susana Rosano is the on-site program coordinator responsible for student housing and on-site logistics.  Dr. Rosano received her doctorate in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh.


  • Gilman Scholarship: For students currently receiving Pell grants as part of their federal financial aid.




Please note: By March 1 you must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end of the program.

Program Reviews:
Summer 2016 Participant
I liked the excursions but didn't feel there were enough. They were all fairly short and many of them were mainly the class going out as a group so it didn't allow for heavy interaction with other locals.

Summer 2015 Participant
Courses, were long but enjoyable. Really interesting topics, and class is M-W Location, all homes are within walking distance and city is a calmer and smaller Buenos Aires along rio parana which adds a different element to the city.Interaction with the locals depends on how much you put yourself out there, all locals are friendly and willing to talk to US studentsExcursions are awesome and cultural

Summer 2016 Participant
I thought the excursions were all really well planned. They gave us the opportunity to experience some of the culture and history, and most of them complemented what we were learning in class.

Summer 2016 Participant
The weekly excursions were educational and fun. They presented opportunities to learn about the culture and enjoy the trip!

Summer 2015 Participant
Rosario is an awesome city. There is plenty to do and it's fairly safe. The locals are very friendly and patient. Every excursion was interesting.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline App Review Begins Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 06-FEB-2018
Variable 02-JUN-2018 07-JUL-2018
NOTE: Dates on this page are for information only; final dates will be confirmed with participants after acceptance to the program. Do not purchase airfare until instructed to do so by your Program Manager. The Start Date indicates the day participants arrive at the program location; the End Date indicates the day participants depart from the program location.
Summer 2019 01-MAR-2019 ** Variable TBA TBA

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