Faculty-directed programs in Argentina and Uruguay
Students can study empirically how Argentina and Uruguay are trying to slash their carbon footprint by obtaining electricity from clean energy, building on biomass, wind, solar and hydroelectric power and attracting foreign investors lured either by credible long-term commitment by the state, innovative financing schemes or international guarantee mechanisms.
Students at IEA come to understand from multiple perspectives the identity of the Afrodescendants in Uruguay who constitute around 10% of the population and play an important role in the culture and national folklore through Tango and Candombe, which is part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage list.
Argentina has one of the most unique economies in the world. Once one of the world’s richest economies, Argentina suffered a slow but steady decline and is now considered a frontier or emerging market at best. Cycles of inflation, public and private debt, state intervention and dependency on external factors have led to an economy that is a mecca for economists and historians.
"Having traveled to Argentina for the past decade as a researcher, I created a very demanding curriculum and itinerary all of which they were able to bring to life while exceeding my expectations. Every day of programming was enriching and enjoyable [...] On the administrative side, my college found the institution to be extremely well organized and transactions were easy and quick."
"Academia Buenos Aires has hosted World Bank staff for a number of years on immersion programs in Argentina and we keep choosing it due to their professionalism and excellent service. […] Academia helps students with all the logistics related to immersion programs such as lodging, extracurricular activities, airport pick-up, etc., making the immersion experience hassle-free and enjoyable."
"Tomé clases en español en Academia durante casi cuatro meses y realmente cambió mi vida. Ahora trabajo en una organización que protege los derechos de niños que se llama Plan International! [...] trabajo con por ejemplo Colombia, Guatemala, Bolivia y Nicaragua! Soy grants controller […] Sin toda la ayuda y el esfuerzo de Academia no hubiera entendido tanto como ahora. Estoy muy agradecida ..."