This unique study abroad experience is created especially for business students, recent grads, or young professionals looking to boost their desirability in the job market. A business degree gets you in the door a business degree with fluent Spanish gets you a much better seat! The demand for Spanish speakers isn’t slowing down. Make opportunities for yourself and have a blast doing it!
The Spanish for Business Program includes the following:
- 80 hours of Spanish lessons including:
- 40 hours small group Spanish fundamentals
- 20 hours small group Spanish for Business activities and conversation
- 20 hours one-one-one lessons, customized for your business major or profession
- Choice of accommodation
- Customized guided tour of Buenos Aires Stock Exchange
- Visit to La Universidad de la Empresa, one of South America’s premier business schools
- Trip to Colonia, Uruguay
- Personal Airport Pick Up
- Porteño Partner Service
- Guided City Tour
- Weekly Cultural Activities
- Free Cell Phone Rental
- International Phone Card
- Pre-Trip Goodie Bag
- 24 Hour Emergency Service
This program is customized, so it is effective and challenging for all Spanish levels, in all areas of business. It is intensive, designed to fit a semester’s worth of knowledge (or much more) into four weeks. This course combines Spanish fundamentals, Spanish for Business conversation, activities and role play, and 20 hours of individual lessons customized for your business major or for your job.
Learn “inside information” about the cultural differences in doing business in Argentina and Latin America. Practice writing professional letters and emails, using common business lingo. Role-play making and answering phone calls, introducing your co-workers, and taking part in a business meeting. Learn to differentiate formal and every day phrases.
Plenty of outside-the-classroom learning- including a trip to the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, a tour of one of the best business schools in South America, and a chance to meet one-on-one with an Argentine young professional and chat in Spanish about their work life. A country-hopping excursion to Uruguay is included! Spend the day discovering the quaint city of Colonia, an hour by ferry, but a world’s apart from Buenos Aires.
80 hours of instruction: 40 hours Fundamentals of Spanish small group sessions, 20 hours customized, one-on-one Spanish for Business classes, 20 hours Spanish for Business small group lessons, role-plays, activities and conversation.
The first two weeks emphasize Spanish fundamentals to learn, review and enhance the student’s abilities for general conversation, thus making business lessons far more effective. You’ll take four hours of small group fundamentals classes daily followed by a private Spanish for Business class. Your fundamentals class is grouped with students of all disciplines who share your Spanish level.
Classes use a combination of written grammar exercises, listening activities, conversation, debates, songs, games and plenty of chance to speak, speak, speak (and, of course, laugh!!) Your individual classes will focus on your particular area of business, and your professor tailors them to cover specifically what you told us you wanted to learn in your pre-trip evaluation.
During these first two weeks you’ll visit the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, and be paired with your Porteno Partner, a local young professional who will meet with you to chat about their work life, answer your questions, and surely ask plenty of their own!
During the second two weeks, you’ll split your days between private Spanish for Business lessons and small group Spanish for Business classes. You’ll take a class or two outside to a park, sit in a cafe, or just take a trip to the store to keep the learning dynamic. Together you’ll have the chance to see what a prominent business school is like, with a tour of the La Universidad de la Empresa in Buenos Aires.
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