5 Reasons Agriculture & Environmental Science Majors Should Consider Buenos Aires Next Summer

ISA is pleased to announce a brand new summer program in Buenos Aires! The Agriculture, Environmental Sciences & Spanish Language program is a six-week program that offers a unique selection of courses in the field of agriculture and environmental sciences.

Are you an Agriculture and Environmental sciences major and have you felt that there are not enough study abroad opportunities to fulfill your academic goals? ISA in Buenos Aires is just the program for you, but just don’t take my word for it, here are five reasons why studying Agriculture in Argentina is perfect for you.

1. Learn to communicate in Spanish in the field of agriculture.

Spanish as a second language is becoming increasingly important in the field of agriculture, through this program you will be able to enroll in language course specifically targeted to your major. ISA offers beginning or intermediate level courses that are entirely focused on teaching the most common and useful Spanish terms that you will need to know while working in Agriculture professions. And of course, while living in Buenos Aires you will get great in class and out of class experience!

2. Earn credit towards your major. ISA is excited to offer Agriculture and Environmental science students a program is that is actually designed for them! Choose from a list of courses that are taught in English and apply directly to Agriculture and Environmental science degrees. You can enroll in courses such as Introduction to Crop Physiology , Ecological Networks or Economics of Agrifood Systems in Argentina and the list continues. All of these courses are taught by PhD professors from the UBA and have been selected specifically because of their necessity to any agriculture degree.

3. Study at one of the most reputable universities in all of South America.
The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) was founded in 1821 and is currently the highest ranked university in Argentina and has produced four Nobel Prize winners. The UBA is the largest university in all of Latin America and is made up of 13 different departments. You will study on a campus completely dedicated to the School of Agriculture which offers majors in Agronomy, Environmental Sciences, Agri-Foods Management, Landscape planning, and more. Your classes will all be conveniently located on campus in the Agriculture neighborhood of Buenos Aires where you can interact with professors and students on a daily basis.

4. Live in an agricultural metropolitan city. Yes, that’s right, agriculture in a city! The country of Argentina itself is made up of a variety of diverse climate regions. The Pampas where Buenos Aires is located is in the center of agriculture activity and has the richest soil in the entire country. Just blocks away from downtown is the beautiful Costanera Sur an ecological reserve that was established in the 1970s and now has a biologically diverse ecosystem with a variety of plants and animal species. This is just on the border of the city and is popular retreat for naturalists, students and out-door enthusiast alike.

5. Learn about Argentine Agriculture history first-hand.
Argentina is known for many things, but one of the most noteworthy contributions to the world has been its influence in the world of agriculture exports. Throughout history Agriculture has been one of the main bases of the economy in Argentina, therefore as a country, it has grown through the centuries to learn the most effective agriculture producing and farming methods. Argentina can now boast that it is the largest exporter of soy and has also been one of the leading producers of beef throughout the years.