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CBHP Management in Buenos Aires

Application Open: Nov 1-15

Quick Info

  • Academic Term: First summer session
  • Tentative 2020 Program Dates: May 30- July 4
  • Credits: 6 UT credits
  • Eligibility: Open to CBHP business students w/minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Prerequisites: Math 408K/408C and Math 408L/Math 408D or declared intent to complete Calculus
     and credit/registration for 3 hrs of anthropology, psychology, or sociology
  • Course Language: English
  • Faculty & Staff: McCombs & UT
  • Student Body: 30 students
  • Housing: Off-campus shared apartments 
  • Meals: Not included
  • Financial Aid: Eligible; scholarships available
  • Program Code: 350107

Buenos Aires

Venture into our first-ever South American program! The CBHP Management program is designed exclusively for CBHP students. Students earn honors credit at the prestigious Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA), and get to experience colorful, lively Buenos Aires, often called the “Paris of Latin America.”

The University of San Andres (UDESA) is a small private institution with a very unique heritage. Named after Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, the university was founded in 1989 by the Scottish immigrant community in Argentina. The university is known for its excellence in quality, high caliber faculty, and nationally renowned library, considered to be the largest in the country. Students will be taking courses both at the main San Andrés campus (pictured at right), as well as the downtown Buenos Aires campus.

About the Program



  • This program is open to CBHP undergraduates with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.
  • Prerequisites: Math 408K or 408C/ Math 408L or Math 408D  and
    Credit or registration for three semester hours of coursework in anthropology, psychology, or sociology.


Program Duration: Five weeks, first summer session

Earliest check-in to dorm:  Saturday before first class day
Latest check-in to dorm: Sunday before first class day
Latest check-out of dorm:  Saturday after last class day


MAN 336H: Honors Organizational Behavior – Taught by UT faculty
IB372: Non-Market Strategies in Emerging Markets – Taught by UdeSA faculty

Classes take place Monday-Thursday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Some afternoon or Friday classes possible. Students are strongly urged to refrain from making weekend travel plans until receipt of finalized schedule. Absence from class will not be permitted.

Cultural Activities

Students attend a number of cultural activities organized by the on-site staff.  In addition, the group will go on a one day weekend trip to the Argentinean countryside during the first weekend of the program. This is a required trip so students are asked to refrain from planning personal trips that weekend.


Cultural Analysis Assignment

You will be responsible for completing a short analysis of the local culture. You will receive instructions and guidance throughout the process. Each student will receive a set of materials they can use during this assignment and in their future careers.

The assignment is designed to be a short, fun and enriching group activity. You will receive valuable feedback on your analysis, and all contributions will be compiled into the class' group observations of the culture.

During the re-entry session, you will receive feedback and guidance from the assistant director. You'll learn how to leverage this project and the skills you have developed while abroad to distinguish yourself during the recruitment process. 


Michael Peterson

Fees and Tuition

2020 BBA International Program Fee $4595
In-State Tuition for UT-taught course abroad (3 credits) $2134
 Affiliate Studies Fee for UdeSA course (3 credits) $600
 Total program cost $7329  
  • For information on payment, managing your budget and financial aid info, please visit our financial resources page.
  • To view an estimated budget including airfare, meals, etc., check out our study abroad budget for Buenos Aires.
  • For information on the average cost of living in Buenos Aires, check out our cost-of-living sheet.

What is included in the BBA IP fee?

  • Tuition for partner school taught course
  • Accommodations
  • Weekly cultural activities
  • Day trip to Argentinean Countryside
  • Welcome/farewell receptions
  • Visits to local companies and/or organizations
  • On-site UT staff familiar with language/ culture
  • Pre-departure sessions during spring semester
  • Re-entry guidance for recruiting

What is NOT included in the BBA IP fee?

  • UT tuition for UT course (3 credits)
  • UT affiliate studies fee  (3 credits)
  • Study Abroad Office Fee 
  • Overseas Insurance
  • Textbooks
  • Meals
  • Local transportation
  • Personal expenses (toiletries, shopping, traveling, etc.)
  • Flight


Weekday Trips

Cultural excursions provide students with an opportunity to experience the local flavor. Weekly cultural outings are coordinated by the International Programs (IP) office. These events are built into the program and participation is mandatory. With this in mind, the excursions are designed to fit into the schedule and will usually take place Monday through Thursday in the early evenings, so as not to interfere with courses or weekend travel. Depending on the year, weather and availability, excursions will vary on a yearly basis.

Housing and Transport


You will stay in shared apartments. You can request a roommate. The apartments are equipped with internet access and are a 20 to 30-minute commute on public transportation from UdeSA downtown campus.

  • Earliest Check-in to dorms: Saturday prior to first class day
  • Latest Check-out of dorms: Saturday after last class day

Transportation around Buenos Aires

The Buenos Aires metro -- called the subte -- is the fastest, cheapest way to get around. Buses are also convenient, though less commonly used by tourists. Get maps of metro and bus lines from tourist offices and most hotels. (Ask for the QuickGuide Buenos Aires if it's available.) All metro stations are supposed to have maps on hand, but they are rarely in good supply 

Buenos Aires has about 140 bus lines that run 24 hours a day. The fare is 1.10 pesos and up, depending on the distance you're traveling. You'll pay your fare inside the bus at an electronic ticket machine that accepts only coins and provides change. Many bus drivers will tell you the fare for your destination and let you know when to get off, but most speak only Spanish. Locals are just as helpful and will sometimes make an almost comical effort to ensure you don't get lost.

Helpful Tips

Helpful Tips from Previous Students

  • Be careful with your belongings, thieves can steal things off tables and run, or take things from your backpack. Be sure to keep your belongs close to you
  • Only use the taxis that say “Radio Taxi” on them. They are the only ones registered with the official taxi company
  • To tip for taxis, just round up to the next peso
  • Dinner in Buenos Aires is LATE; restaurants won’t normally open for dinner much before 9:00 PM
  • Be open to eating at small bakeries and street vendors, you can get fresh fruit and cheap pastries from them
  • The subway is called the Subte, and you can buy reusable Sube cards on street corners and refill them at any subway station

Visa and Passport Information

Participants of the CBHP Management Program in Argentina will enter the country as "tourists" because the program lasts less than 90 days. Depending on your nationality, you may or may not require a "tourist visa" to enter the country. Please read through the information below.


Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of your study abroad program.

U.S. citizens traveling to Argentina 

Note: As of 2016, travelers must no longer pay a "reciprocity fee" before traveling to Argentina.

US citizens that visit the Argentine Republic as part of the BBA FL program will enter as tourists. US citizens who enter as tourists and do not require a visa. 

Other nationalities traveling to Argentina

Depending on your nationality, you may or may not require a tourist visa. To find out whether your nationality requires a visa, students can visit the Argentinean Ministry of Foreign Relations Website and select "Temas Consulares." You can then select your specific country for information on visa requirements. Unfortunately, the site is only available in Spanish. Another useful resource, albeit less official, is the Visa HQ. It strongly recommended that you contact the nearest Argentine Consulate to speak with a consular officer directly because visa requirements do change often. Students who require a visa will need to complete the visa, and submit all necessary paperwork to the nearest Argentinean Consulate. For more information on the required paperwork, please visit the Consular/Embassy website to learn about requirements for "Tourist Visas".

It is the student’s responsibility to research specific requirements for their nationality, and to apply for their visa in time. At the student’s specific requests, BBA IP will provide additional program-related documentation (e.g. a letter that describes the nature of the program, enrollment status at UT, housing and insurance coverage, etc.) to support their visa application. Students are also encouraged to request an official student enrollment status from the UT Registrar Office.

You must also notify the UT International Office of your travel plans to avoid experiencing problems with re-entry to the United States.