GATEway Buenos Aires

You thought that GATEway was on hold due to COVID-19? Think again! For years, our stellar GATEway staff has looked to South America as a future expansion site, and now we can realize our dream by going there virtually! Now is the time to pack your bags, get your tango shoes ready, and prepare to find your inner gaucho. Just because you are not taking a flight to BA does not mean that, at the end of our time together, you won’t be calling this stunning country your home, and yearning to one day visit in person.
The beginning of a new horizon for GATEway

GATEmates will engage themselves in the following coursework and cultural activities during our time together:

Course Title:​ ​GATEway BA: The intermeshing of politics, culture, climate, and passion in Argentine society Credit: 0.5 Humanistic Studies

Instructors: Mr. Turf, Ms. Kelly, Mr. Miguez

Course Description: As the third most populous country in South America and second largest in area, Argentina is a land steeped in history, possessing a profile of immigration that rivals that of the US, natural beauty ranging from subtropical Misiones in the North to the Perito Moreno Glacier touching Antarctica, political strife and legendary politicians, and everything from a cosmopolitan capital city to the vast land of the gauchos. Sprinkle in some tango, mate, an asado,and pasión por el fútbol, and you have a country whose heart beats the proud color celesteof its flag.

Tuition & Fees

Through the aforementioned course of study, GATEmates will gain an appreciation for the wonders and challenges that are found in all aspects of Argentine life. They should expect engaging lessons combined with guided at-home research. To the extent possible, a series of field trips will be conducted to supplement learning opportunities, including:
  • Asado and Parrilla event
  • Mate making class
  • Confiteria Buenos Aires and factura class
  • Argentine film night

Service: ​While being a GATEmate involves learning about and absorbing another culture, we also ask that you give back to our hosts, in this case, Argentina from afar. All GATEmates will take part in a service project that will directly affect both the Argentine community here in Miami, as well as abroad.
Program cost: Free for MCDS students applying course credit towards graduation. $800 for non-MCDS students

Engaging course content and thorough appreciation for Argentina’s people, politics, and culture delivered by Miami Country Day School master teachers, local field trips when permitted, GATEway souvenir gift, course credit for successful completion of program.

Course Information

The course will go into depth and cover four main themes:
  • Politics
    • Argentina become a nation
    • The rise and legacy of Peronism
    • Falkland Islands or Malvinas- the complicated relationship between England and Argentina
    • The Dirty War and los desaparecidos
  • Immigration
    • The founding of a nation
    • Post World War II
    • Reclaiming European citizenship
  • The Environment and Sustainability
    • Climate change and the southern tip
    • The role of climate and geography on Argentina's exports- the wine and meat industry
  • Cultural Passion
    • Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
    • Tango
    • Asado
    • Mate
    • Fútbol
    • Cultural idioms/dialect: vos, che, lunfardo

Buenos Aires Schedule

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of a one of a kind GATEway summer experience! Sign up today! Spaces are limited.
For more information and sample itineraries, contact
Glen Turf, Director of Global Studies & International Programs at

Director and Staff Information

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  • Glen Turf

    Director of Global Studies & International Programs

    As the founder of Miami Country Day School’s GATEway program, I am continually energized, both professionally and personally, by the excitement I see on our students’ faces when they make the connections between what they have learned in class and what they find in authentic learning environments. Having coordinated and led numerous student experiences both abroad and at home, it has been my pleasure to bring new cultures to our students.Since arriving at Country Day in 2001, I have served as the Upper School Director, the World Languages Department Chair, and am thrilled to now serve as the Director of Global Studies & International Programs.. When people ask if I have kids, I am happy to say, “Not my own, but I have the pleasure of working with more than a thousand of them every day!!

    Contact Director of Global Studies & International Programs at or at 305-779-7243 for more information and payment plan options.
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