Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Program Terms: Spring
- Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
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Cost of the program: $2,778
* All lodging
* Entrance fees for museums and planned excursions.
* Airport Pick-up
* Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation Insurance
* Welcome Dinner
* Additional transportation (metros, taxis, etc.)
* Passport fees
* Luggage fees or other incidentals
**This price is based upon an enrollment of 20 students, the minimum needed in order to conduct the program.
A $500 program deposit is due at the time of program acceptance by the Program Directors in order to confirm a space in the program and to be registered for USF course credit.
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Students will be responsible for booking their own airfare to and from Buenos Aires. Transportation from the airport to our accommodations and throughout Buenos Aires to program-sponsored activities will be arranged by our partner institution.
USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.
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Many funding opportunities are available to USF students who are planning to study abroad. Please see our funding page for further details.
Participant's safety and well-being are paramount to USF. Please click here for detailed country-specific safety and health information given in our Country Study Report. Make sure to read up on country-specific information on the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.
While no country is free from the threat of terrorist attack, no such incidents have recently been reported in Argentina. Argentine traffic accidents remain the main source of injury and death for tourists, so caution is advised when crossing roads and highways.
As in any city, students in Buenos Aires should be particularly aware of their surroundings and their belongings, and should not draw particular attention to themselves -- tourists in any area are easy targets. Excessive drinking is the leading cause of life-threatening instances and emergencies abroad. As the US State Department site warns, a large number of crimes take place in and around drinking establishments in Argentina.
A common scam is to spray mustard or a similar substance on the tourist from a distance. A pickpocket will then approach the tourist offering to help clean the stain, and while doing so, he or an accomplice robs the victim. Another scam is to entice tourists into a bar known as a "wiskeria" with a flyer for a shopping discount or free show. Once inside, the victim is not allowed to leave until he or she pays an exorbitant amount for a drink. Thieves regularly nab unattended purses, backpacks, laptops, and luggage, and criminals will often distract visitors for a few seconds to steal valuables. While most American victims are not physically injured when robbed, criminals are known to use force when they encounter resistance. Visitors are advised to immediately hand over all cash and valuables if confronted. Thieves may target visitors wearing expensive watches or jewelry, or carrying laptop computer cases.
Health and Fitness Requirements
The majority of USF's study abroad programs involve a great deal of walking, and in some cases hiking and trekking. The USF in Argentina program is a largely resident-based program. Nevertheless, students will be required to climb stairs, and walk a great deal, even if taking public transportation. If you have any concerns regarding your health (mental or physical), please consult your doctor and the staff of Education Abroad prior to the program.
The public health system in Argentina provides emergency and non-emergency services free of charge to all, regardless of nationality or immigration status. However, the quality of non-emergency care in public hospitals is generally below U.S. standards. Medical care in private hospitals in Buenos Aires is generally good, but varies in quality outside the capital. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization in private facilities and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost thousands of dollars or more. Private physicians, clinics, and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services.
Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747) or via the CDC's Internet site at http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx. For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, consult the World Health Organization (WHO) website at http://www.who.int/en. Further health information for travelers is available at http://www.who.int/ith.
Travelers are encouraged by the State Department and the CDC to obtain vaccinations for Hepatitis A and typhoid in addition to the routine vaccinations due to potential food and water contamination in Argentina. You should speak with your healthcare provider about these vaccinations in addition to any other medical concerns you have, such as prescriptions or chronic illnesses.
Hillsborough County Health Department Travel Clinic Website: http://www.hillscountyhealth.org/new_website/immunizations.htm
Students should review carefully the Education Abroad Participant Contract, included in the Education Abroad application process. It describes students' responsibilities with regard to participation, and includes information on insurance, and cancellation and refund policies. Students will be asked to electronically sign this document. To view this document before applying, please click here.
Questions regarding satisfying Honors requirements, study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees:
USF Honors College-ALN241
Phone: (813) 974-3087
Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees:
Nancy Di Bella
Education Abroad Office, International Affairs (loc. CGS 101)
University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 101
Tampa, Florida 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-4314 | Fax: (813) 974-4613