Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad - Buenos Aires


Study abroad on a Harvard-affiliated program that enrolls you directly in regular university courses at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, the Universidad Torcuato di Tella, the Universidad de San Andrés, and the Universidad Nacional de las Artes along with regularly enrolled Argentine university students. The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad - Buenos Aires (CASA Buenos Aires) program, administered by the Office of International Education and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard, allows undergraduate students from Consortium schools (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Trinity College Dublin, University of Melbourne, University of Pennsylvania, and Vanderbilt) with advanced Spanish language proficiency to study alongside Argentine and international students, while living with an Argentine host family. At the CASA Buenos Aires Center, a Proseminar course is taught to support and enhance the students’ coursework at the Argentine universities. 

Through participating in the CASA Buenos Aires program, you will have the opportunity to improve your fluency in Spanish. The program is delivered in Spanish, therefore students must have taken at least five semesters of college level Spanish, or equivalent. 

For more information on this program, consult the CASA Buenos Aires program webpage. 

Prerequisites: Five semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent proficiency; minimum gpa of 3.0

To Apply: Submit the CASA Buenos Aires Program Application with all supplemental materials to the Office of International Education by the appropriate deadline.

The CASA Buenos Aires Program has its own Harvard application due by the following deadlines:

March 1 for Fall Term or Academic Year 
October 1 for Spring Term 

Program Application Materials:

  1. The CASA - Buenos Aires Program Application and Cover Sheet
  2. Statement from Spanish faculty confirming that your level of Spanish is at the B2 level or better. This can be emailed directly to Nicole Garcia, Associate Director, Office of International Education, at
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Copy of Harvard Student Record 
  5. Copy of passport
  6. Resume
  7. Proof of health insurance (photocopy of identification card is sufficient) 
  8. Course Preference Form

Remember to Apply for Transfer Credit:
March 1 for Fall Term Abroad; 
October 1 for Spring Term Abroad