An Innovative Dance and Language Study Abroad Experience

About DanceAbroad Argentina

Dean College partners with DanceAbroad Argentina in a unique collaboration for dance students that blends intensive Spanish-language immersion and concentrated studies in dance in the vibrant capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. Participating college dance majors from any college or university will earn up to 15 college credits during this collaborative full-semester academic program. Courses include tango technique and its history, as well as ballet, modern dance, jazz, choreography and Spanish-language coursework at either the beginning, intermediate or advanced level. 

DanceAbroad staff and students attend cultural events and participate in tours around the city of Buenos Aires and travel to other destinations in Argentina, as well as neighboring countries. These excursions are a great way for students to also experience the natural beauty of Argentina and beyond. Students live in private housing for international university students near the university and dance studios. Accommodations are equipped with kitchen facilities, and students will shop and cook on their own. 

Program Dates

The DanceAbroad Argentina experience will be offered each spring semester. The Spring 2020 dates are as follows:

  • Arrival and Move-In Day: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 
  • Orientation: January 22–26, 2020 
  • Classes: January 27–May 15, 2020
  • Departure: May 16, 2020

Courses

The DanceAbroad Argentina program consists of a 15-credit semester.

  • Spanish Language Course (4 credits): Precise course determined after placement testing upon arrival, ranging from beginning to advanced Spanish 
  • History of Tango (3 credits) 
  • Dance Technique (8 credits): ballet, modern, jazz, tango, dance composition/choreography, pointe,* partnering* 

*Faculty approval needed

Cultural Excursions

  • Course-related trips within and outside of Buenos Aires are included as part of the program.

Housing and Food

  • Private residential apartments for area international university students
  • Shop/cook on your own

Costs

For current Dean College Students: Full Financial Aid Package will apply.

For other college students:

  • Federal Financial Aid transferred via Consortium Agreement 
  • Additional institutional scholarships available 

Dean College will deposit board into your checking account for your food costs.

Airfare to/from Buenos Aires and personal spending/travel money are additional, and the responsibility of the student/family.

For more cost information, contact Melissa Read

Admissions Criteria

DanceAbroad Argentina is open to currently enrolled college students who:

  • Are studying dance (majors, minors) 
  • Have completed at least 45 credits prior to participating in the program 
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.000 
  • Are in good judicial standing 
  • Meet the minimum required dance competency level (Ballet 2, Modern Foundations 2, Jazz 2)

Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa requirements for the DanceAbroad Argentina program are as follows:

  • Must have a current passport that will not expire before June 2021 
  • Tourist Visa, obtained as you enter the country
  • Non-US citizens: check directly with the Argentinian Consulate regarding any additional visa requirements

Application Process/Timeline

  • Complete application (form, short essay, faculty letter of recommendation, official transcript, Dean of Student report, scanned copy of U.S. passport). Non-Dean College students must also submit a Dean of Students report and a video of dance technique abilities.               
  • Submit application no later than October 4, 2019 to Melissa Read, Assistant VP, Academic Affairs and Study Away Program Director.
  • Pay program enrollment deposit of $1,000 by November 15, 2019.
  • Attend pre-departure orientation meeting to complete and sign all required pre-departure paperwork.

Contact Us

For more information about the DanceAbroad Argentina program, contact Melissa Read.

Melissa Read

Melissa Read

Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs and Study Away Program Director