Buenos Aires, Argentina

As one of the major world cities, Buenos Aires will provide you with plenty of learning opportunities and things to do every day.  With more than 14 million people within the city and metropolitan area, you can learn about the “porteños” (people from Buenos Aires) daily life.  Discover its rich culture and warm spirit by taking classes at one of its premiere universities, participating in a tango class or touring Evita Peron’s home. Buenos Aires offers an extensive, year-round calendar of cultural activities, concerts and festivals. 

CAPA International Education

Merrimack students study abroad in Buenos Aires through CAPA, a study abroad provider which organizes the program, provides full on-site support, arranges housing, orientation, excursions and more. Students studying abroad in Buenos Aires take courses at Universidad Austral.

Universidad Austral

Located in the elegant part of Buenos Aires, Universidad Austral is a small, private university. Accessible by two subway stations, the university is near many famous landmarks like the Obelisk, Recoleta Cemetery, Teatro Colon, the Museum Mile, and more. Students will have access to all the amenities of the university including libraries, Wi-Fi, computer labs, meeting rooms, etc.


Students studying during the fall and spring semester will study with both local Austral students, and other international students. Students generally enroll in five or six courses while studying in Buenos Aires.

  • All courses are 3 credits each
  • 3-6 credit internship opportunities! *four semesters of Spanish required. 


CAPA arranges housing on the behalf of Merrimack students. Students have the choice between homestays or shared apartments.

Program Requirements

  • GPA Requirement: minimum GPA is 2.8 with preference given to those with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Students must be in good disciplinary standing
  • Open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Program Start & End Date

  • Fall 2017: 7/24/17- 11/11/17

Merrimack Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2017: Friday, March 10th, 2017

How to apply:

We are now accepting Fall 2017 applications. Apply here!



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