Study Abroad in Buenos Aires: Academics

The Latin American studies program will give students of all language abilities a solid understanding and knowledge of Argentine and Latin American history, economics, politics and culture whilst improving their Spanish skills.

All students take a Spanish language course ranging in level from beginner to advanced. Placement will be determined by a language test at the start of the program. Students can then choose 3 or 4 elective courses taught in English and Spanish.

Both in the classroom and beyond students will be fully immersed in the culture enabling them to develop their communication skills and fostering global perspectives through interaction with the people and culture of Argentina.

Additionally, students can opt to take a 4-week Intensive Spanish language course prior to the start of the semester.


Attendance is required for full credit. Students exceeding the permitted number of excused absences may lose all or partial credit.

Course Load

Semester classes are taught Monday through Thursday. Students take a Spanish course and then choose 3 or 4 elective courses taught in English or Spanish. Each course generally carries 3 recommended semester credits. Students can therefore earn up to 16 credits per semester. Students who choose the optional, 4-week, pre-semester Intensive Spanish Language course ($1,995) will earn an additional 5 credits.

Computer facilities

Students can make use of a large computer lab and Wi-Fi access.


No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Student advising

The AIFS Resident Director serves as a liaison between students and the academic staff of the University.


An official transcript is issued by the University of Belgrano.

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