Quick Info

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Business
  • : May 19 - June 29, 2019
  • : 2019: $6499 In-State / $6699 Out-of-State
  • : Sunday, 20 January 2019
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, In Good Academic Standing, Business Students Only


Most courses on GBI: Buenos Aries are 3 credits, and you will take 6 credits.

Please note: These courses represent options available but may be subject to change or cancelation.

Looking to complete the Certificate in International Business? Take the following courses to fulfill nearly all of the CPIB requirements! Course descriptions are listed in the general course list below. Please note that you will still need to meet the language requirement to receive the certificate.

CPIB Track

  • BUSECON 1508 - Key Issues in International Economics for Managers

CBA Elective

  • BUS 1910 -  International Internship For Credit 

Arts & Sciences Elective

  • Check with your academic advisor to determine which of the below listed courses fulfills an Arts & Sciences elective for you.

3 credit course for students who elect to have a part-time internship for credit. Please note that internships are available for students in their second semester of sophomore year or higher and are with a local NGO.

In this course, we'll explore some of the many literary forms writers invented to suit modern life in the hemisphere Europeans first called the New World. We will read the works of three poets (Whitman, Stein, Cesaire) and three fiction writers (McKay, Borges, Lispector). All of our writers conceived new styles and rhythms they believed emerged from and responded to a unique set of American conditions. These conditions included great possibilities - democracy, liberty, rights - and terrible abuses - slavery, colonialism, racism. To confront realities of this kind, these writers revitalized language, updated sound and sense, and reconceived literature's relationship to other human activities in original and powerful ways. As we read their sometimes weird, sometimes difficult poems and stories, we will ask how writers respond through formal experimentation to the urgent political and social questions life in the Americas raises.  This course fulfills: LIT.

Fulfills a requirement for CPIB/Global Management major.

The objective of this course is to examine theoretical analysis of international trade and commercial policy. Students will look at the pure theory of international trade as exemplified by comparative advantage and gains from trade in the classical and neoclassical models and explore alternative explanations of trade and development. The theory of customs unions and modern day explanations of preferential trading arrangements will be explored and some of the principal unresolved theoretical and practical problems of free trade will be examined.


Cities around the world are striving to be global. Buenos Aires is one of the largest cities in Latin America and dominates Argentina's economic, political, social and cultural processes, exerting great influence over national and regional development. This course examines the emergence of this elegant, cosmopolitan city as Argentina's gateway to the world, the impact of rapid population growth and the influx of trans-national organizations into the city. Students will gain insights into the ways in which globalization has affected the city and its inhabitants; analyze the changing nature of Buenos Aires' relationship with the rest of the world; and examine the major urban challenges facing the city today. The course also aims to help students contextualize their travels and encounters in the city, and to develop informed interpretations of their experience, as well as enhancing their understanding of recent Argentine history, culture and society. Topics will include the legacy of Spanish colonization, transition to democracy and recent impacts of Argentina's debt crisis on the city as well as Buenos Aires' significance as a cultural hub.

Experiential Learning

Please note that internships are available with corporate and non-profit organizations. Internships are available for students who have successfully completed three semesters of coursework at Pitt or a transfer university as a degree-seeking student.​. For Spanish-language internship placements, students must have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college-level Spanish. Limited placements are avaiable in English. 

An international internship is your opportunity to create a stand-out resume, and you will be challenged to apply your coursework to the work world, acquire cultural competence, and create professional connections that can last a lifetime.  Not only will your LinkedIn profile get a boost, but your marketability to future employers will too.

Internships in GBI: Buenos Aires are 20 hours per week, excluding commuting time.  In addition to workplace experience, you will also meet with peers and faculty for internship seminars to help you get the most out of the experience.  Internships are always unpaid, always for three credits, and always pass/fail.

You can sign up for an internship regardless of your major as a part of the application process.  Keep in mind that you will not know what your internship placement is until 14 days before departure.  While this may seem like a long time to wait, keep in mind that our partners are searching for an internship just for you. Your past experiences, coursework, and desired placements areas are all taken into account.  This kind of personalized service takes time but is well worth the wait.

Check out the Pitt Business International Scholarship opportunities for students participating in internships, and get in touch with Hillary Koller, the GBI: Buenos Aires program manager, to learn more. 

On-Site Faculty And Staff

CAPA, GBI: Buenos Aires’s partner, has a full-time support staff ready to help you with whatever you might need during your stay.  Whether it’s housing, academics, or just recommendations on where to take your parents when they visit, the CAPA staff is there for you. In addition, a University of Pittsburgh professor will accompany you to Buenos Aires and teach a course.





Part of the experience is to live like a local.  GBI Buenos Aires offers you the opportunity to experience Argentine family life first hand through homestays with local families, carefully selected for you by CAPA. Homestays allow you to immerse yourself in the culture, and include daily breakfast and dinner. 

Regardless of where you live, prepare for up to an hour commute to both the CAPA Center at the Universidad Austral and your internship (door-to-door).  Commuting is part of working life in a large metropolitan area, and it gives you an opportunity to know the city like the back of your hand.

Additional housing options may be available during fall and spring semesters. Email Hillary Koller for more information.

Pricing And Dates

All students are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Bash.  This afternoon long event will cover important topics relevant to study abroad like health, safety, security, and more.  Plus, it will give you the chance to meet other students studying abroad on your programs!  Alumni and staff will also be present to help you start thinking about your goals for the program.

The Pre-Departure Bash for this program will be on: February 1, 2019. Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$6499 $6699
Arrive in Buenos Aires Depart Buenos Aires
May 19, 2019 June 29, 2019

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager. 

Pitt Business students can apply for scholarship funds on the Pitt Business International Scholarships page as well as crowdfund using the Pitt Business Fund My Travel page. Please note that the application deadline for the Pitt Business International Scholarships is the same as the program application deadline. 

For additional scholarship opportunities, be sure to check out the ‘Programs’ tab at the top of this page!

CAPA offers a wide variety of need-based and merit-based scholarships, and Pitt students are now eligible to apply! Be sure to visit their website at http://www.capa.org/scholarships, and explore the options. Pitt students are eligible to apply for all scholarships opportunities listed on this page. Be sure to note that although you apply for the CAPA scholarships on the CAPA website, you still apply for the Global Business Institute Programs through abroad.pitt.edu.

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your GBI: Buenos Aires fee, the following are included in the program:

  • Tuition for 6 credits
  • Housing
  • Orientation in Buenos Aires
  • Cultural Events and Activities
  • Transportation pass
  • Excursion to an Argentine cattle ranch and a tango show and lessons
  • Health Insurance
  • Access to Universidad Austral facilities, including library, computing labs, and dining room

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Program Deposit ($350, to be credited to your program bill)
  • Pitt Study Abroad Fee ($400)
  • Visa Fee (Interns only, $450)
  • Textbooks ($200)
  • Airfare ($1,000-$1,200)
  • Personal Expenses and Meals ($3,000-$5,000 semester)
  • Airport Transfers ($40-$100)
  • Local Cell Phone ($100)

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad. Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Hillary Koller

Walk-In Advising Hours: By Appointment Only

Hello! I’m Hillary, the Internship Manager for Pitt Business International Programs. I originally hail from New Jersey, but became a member of the Pitt community as an undergraduate student in 2002 and I have been here pretty much ever since. During my time at Pitt I’ve had the opportunity to accompany students abroad, and I’m excited to work with you to make your international internship experience a valuable one! When I’m not in the office, you can find me spending time in the great outdoors, reading, cooking, and taking a yoga or ballet class. Get in touch with me at hkoller@pitt.edu or 412-648-0276.