Masters of Spanish Adolescence Education in Córdoba, Argentina


CordobaA unique opportunity for Spanish educators to complete a Master's degree in as little as one summer at Geneseo plus two semesters in Argentina.

The Program

This program is a collaboration of SUNY Geneseo's Department of Languages and Literatures, Geneseo's School of Education and UNC's Facultad de Lenguas.  The curriculum includes courses offered in Spanish at both Geneseo and UNC, and Education courses in English, and has elective options and separate options for final experience.

The Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

The Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) is one of the first established universities in the Americas and Argentina's oldest.  Founded in the 1600s, the university's administrative buildings are located in the Manzana de las Luces (Block of Lights), a UNESCO World Heritage site.



Program Components and Curriculum





Q & A

Where is Córdoba, Argentina?

This historical city is Argentina's second largest, and the urban and cultural heart of the country's central region.  Córdoba is situated in a valley surrounded by sierras and experiences a mild temperature year-round.  The city is a blend of Spanish colonial and modern architecture, accented with pedestrian promenades, rivers, streams, and green areas like Sarmiento Park.  Public transportation is accessible and economical.

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What does the Culminating Experience entail?

There are two options for completing the required culminating experience:

Comp Exams Option

The standard, most expedient option:

Fall Semester:

  • Study for the Cultural Identifications component of the Comp Exams;
  • Late November: Take Cultural Identifications exam and SOE Comps Exam at SUNY Geneseo;
  • December: Prepare two written essays selected from a list of supplied topics.

End of January:

  • Oral Presentation and completion of M.S.Ed. degree.


Master's Exam Option

The Master's thesis is an option recommended only to students whose performance in the program substantiates their ability to complete the thesis in an expedient and efficient manner. Only pre-approved thesis proposals endorsed by the Department will be approved.  The thesis will take shape as part of a distance-learning, directed study course under the guidance of a Geneseo faculty:

  • Late Summer: Student submits proposal.
  • Fall: Student conducts research in Argentina.
  • Spring: Student prepares thesis and gives oral presentation.


Cost Information

The costs below are only for the GENESEO IN ARGENTINA  and the GENESEO AND ARGENTINA DUAL components of the program.  The costs are per semester.  For the Geneseo component of the program, please refer to the Graduate Tution and Fees information on the Student Accounts website:  All costs are subject to change.


Program Costs Payable to Geneseo (per semester)

Please note: tuition for the program is payable to the Student Accounts Office and can be paid online.  All other payments in the table below are made to the Study Abroad Office.


PaymentPayment ToAmountDescriptionDue in FullChecks Payable ToCredit Card/Online Payment
Tuition and College FeeStudent Accounts Office

$4697.50 NYS Residents; $8352.50 Out-of-State Residents

Full-time graduate tuition.Upon Billing'SUNY Geneseo'Yes
Program FeeStudy Abroad Office$500.00Administrative Fee.Semester prior to departure'CAS International Programs'No
Health InsuranceStudy Abroad Office$477.00SUNY international medical and repatriation insurance. Required for all students on SUNY overseas programs.Semester prior to departure'CAS International Programs'No

Total Payable to SUNY Geneseo: $5674.50 NYS Residents; $9,329.50 Out-of-State Residents

All payments to the SUNY Geneseo Study Abroad Office should be made out 'CAS International Programs' and sent to the address below:

SUNY Geneseo College
Study Abroad Office
Erwin Hall 106
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

*All costs are subject to change without notice due to factors beyond the control of SUNY Geneseo, including changes in exchange rates and international airfares.

Additional Expenses (per semester)

The costs listed in the table below are payable to "others".  All costs are estimates.


ExpenseEstimated AmountComments
Visa Fees$231More information about the visa application process will be provided before your departure.
Airfare$1600Purchase as soon as possible for best price.
Ground Transportation$120Between airport and host family's home, both upon arrival and departure.
Room and Board$2000Room with a host family (required) and three meals per day.
Personal Expenses$100 per weekEstimate for comfortable living in Argentina.  May want to budget more fo independent travel.  Personal expenses are subject to exchange rates.





For further information and application details:

Please contact Dr. Rose McEwen, Chair, Languages and Literatures. (585) 245-5247 or