Cordoba, Argentina—Study Abroad
This program is offered through International Studies Abroad (ISA) at the National University of Cordoba.
Córdoba, Argentina's second largest city with a population of 1.25 million, has become a recognized historic and cultural center due to its strategic location in the heart of the country. Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Sierras Chicas, yet having all the amenities of a modern, bustling city, Córdoba is perfect for outdoors enthusiasts and urbanites alike. The city also harbors some of Argentina's deepest cultural roots, such as a number of churches, convents and old houses dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries with remarkable artistic and architectonic value. Additionally, it was in this city that the country's first university was founded by the Jesuits in 1613, which is not only the oldest university in the country but also one of the first in Latin America.
The nearby lakes and rivers attract water sports enthusiasts from around the world, while local mountains and valleys are ideal for hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, hand gliding, and other outdoor activities. This modern city, with its state-of-the-art shopping centers and 5-star hotels, stands out among other important capital cities worldwide. The Cordobés charm cannot be missed in the numerous nightlife activities, which include restaurants, shows, dance clubs, and pubs. In terms of industry, Córdoba is known for its automotive factories, cement and aeronautical production, oil and dairy manufacturing, among other businesses. Córdoba, with its warm and inviting inhabitants, offers students the unique experience of being fully integrated into Argentine lifestyle and customs.