Harvard Summer Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina

the buenos aires, argentina program will not run in 2021

Sharpen your Spanish language skills and immerse yourself in a global cultural capital.

This program aims for you to quickly move toward fluency in Spanish. Intensive language instruction is combined with exploration of the culture and history of Buenos Aires and Argentina through the lenses of music, literature, and ethnography. Home to such diverse figures as Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Gardel, Eva Perón, and Maradona, Buenos Aires offers you a fascinating setting for complete immersion in the Spanish language and Latin American culture. 

You will live with Argentine families in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, near the Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social, where classes are held. Lectures by distinguished Argentine scholars and artists are enriched by numerous excursions around and outside of Buenos Aires.

You will also spend a week in the northeastern provinces of Corrientes and Misiones, learning about Guaraní influences, chamamé music, and biodiversity in this subtropical region, bordering Paraguay and Brazil.


Program Director

Johanna Damgaard Liander, PhD, Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Email: liander@fas.harvard.edu