Graduate Summer Program

Mente Argentina’s Graduate Summer Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina is held at Universidad de Belgrano (UB). Your Graduate Summer Program at University of Belgrano, combined with the unique Mente Argentina immersion experience in Buenos Aires, will help you to earn Academic Credits for your Graduate/Master Degree, improve your Spanish skills, as well as explore the Argentine culture.

May 2018 - August 2018
5 Weeks
No Spanish Required
From USD 2190.00 (See Brochure)


Mente Argentina has designed a Graduate Summer Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina for those students who want to learn or improve their Spanish and earn academic credit for their graduate courses abroad during the summer. Our Graduate Summer Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina is aimed at students with all Spanish levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced (You can choose between taking a Spanish-taught Course or an English-taught course during your Graduate Summer Program in Buenos Aires). Each course requires sixty (60) credit hours of course work. Guest speakers will be invited to enrich the class debate. Both courses seek to bridge the transition from general graduate level study to the more focused approach required for research leading to a Ph.D. dissertation.

You can be one of them through Mente Argentina!


There are two different programs available; Graduate Program in Political Theory (Taught in English) or Programa en Estudios Latinoamericanos Contemporaneos (Taught in Spanish).

Graduate Program in Political Theory

Borges and Contemporary Political Thought

This program seeks to articulate the transition from a general, graduate level study of political theory and political philosophy to the more focused approach required by the research leading to a Ph.D. dissertation. This transition is articulated around the unique crossroads offered by the recent political and intellectual history of Latin America. As Jorge Luis Borges once argued for Argentine literature, it is also in the field of political theorizing that breaking with colonial ethnocentrism requires moving beyond the mere description of “local” problems and concerns and into the interrogation of the general theoretical significance those very problems carry with them. Since the eighties, the sequence of contradictory and polysemic phenomena that dominated the region—from democratic transitions to neoliberal reforms and from experimentation with elements of radical democracy to populist revivals—has been at the center of the major debates in contemporary political thought. This program of study breaks new ground in offering graduate students in the fields of political and social theory and political philosophy the unique opportunity to engage in the close reading of the most relevant theories of our time while engaging in such reading in the very context in which most of those theories emerged or were historically put to the test. The vibrant and stimulating context offered by the city of Buenos Aires—with its museums, public squares, universities, and historical centrality to the events that dominated political life in the Latin American Southern Cone and beyond—will thus serve as an ideal stage for the type of theorizing-from-events that has characterized contemporary (in particular so-called “continental”) political and social theory. Critically following what was assumed to having been a revival of the theologico-political in contemporary thought, more recently there has been what could be described as an “aesthetic turn” in political theory. The PALAS Graduate Program in Political Theory will use Borges’ writings (and Borges’ city) as a territory in which to explore the three main ways in which the question of “the political” has been theorized in contemporary philosophy. Students participating in this program will attend talks, visit museums and conduct research.

Programa Graduado en Estudios Latinoamericanos Contemporáneos

Escenarios contemporáneos de América Latina: literatura, artes visuales y formas de vida

This program seeks to articulate the transition from a general, graduate level study of Latin American literature, visual culture, art and film to the more focused approach required by the research leading to a Ph.D. dissertation. It proposes an overview of modernization in Latin America through the close reading of selected texts in literature, films and the visual arts. The program consists of two complimentary courses that will give the student a comprehensive view of the recent cultural production. The interdisciplinary approach allows for an enriching dialogue of disciplines (history, sociology, literature, and art history). Taking advantage of the immersion in Buenos Aires, the courses we will take the city as an exploration platform. The program selects a corpus of texts produced in the span of the last fifteen years, allowing a reading of Latin America through its symbolical capital. Other big metropolis of Latin America (such as Río de Janeiro and Ciudad de México) will be examined and taken as reference point to contrast transformations and analyze trends that contribute to the construction of the contemporary collective subjetivity. In the long run, this program may even be inspiring for those students at the moment of choosing a dissertation topic.

The program will have guest speakers, and the students will visit museums, shows or plays, and artist studios.


  • Graduate Course Full Tuition Cost and Related Fees.
  • All Program Materials
  • Certificate of  Graduate Summer Program granted by Mente Argentina
  • Official University Transcripts & Certificates
  • Exclusive Accommodation in the best areas of Buenos Aires: Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte or Recoleta. (all utilities and expenses included)
  • Full access to Mente Argentina Tours & Actiitities
  • Private Airport Pick Up
  • Private Airport Drop Off
  • Welcome Orientation
  • Mente Argentina Welcome Kit (calling card, insider's city guide, maps, and more)
  • Health Club Membership: Free Gym membership included
  • Free local Cellular Phone
  • Mente Argentina ISIC Global Discount Card
  • Conversation Language Exchange Partner
  • Mente Argentina On-site assistance & Support Serices 24/7





Mente Argentina’s Graduate Summer Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina is held at Universidad de Belgrano (UB). Our International Students get between 6-8 Semester Units / 12-16 ECTS Credits for each 5-Week Graduate Summer Course completed through the Mente Argentina´s Graduate Summer Program.

The following is a list of courses and/or subject areas that are offered through the Mente Argentina Graduate Summer Program in Buenos Aires.



Universidad de Belgrano was founded in 1964 by Dr.Avelino Porto and has grown to become one of Argentina's leaders in higher education. It currently offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate level degrees to its more than 15,000 local and international students. Its facilities include fully-equipped classrooms, libraries, cafeteria, bookstore and computer labs, most of these housed in a modern building in an upper-middle class residential neighborhood (Belgrano) only a quick subway or bus-ride away from Buenos Aires' historic and governmental district.The University has over 180 exchange and academic cooperation agreements with universities across the world hosting approximately 2,000 international students each year.

  • Borges and Contemporary Political Thought (taught in English)
  • Escenarios contemporáneos de América Latina: literatura, artes visuales y formas de vida

Please dont hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this program!


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