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Study Abroad in Buenos Aires: Academics

Academic Programs

Courses include: art, business, cultural studies, economics, film, history, international relations, literature, political science, sociology, Spanish language

Program Options

The Latin American Studies with Spanish program is designed for students wishing to begin or advance their Spanish skills and gain a solid understanding and knowledge of Argentine and Latin American history, business, politics and culture by taking electives in either Spanish or English.

You can earn up to 16 recommended semester credits depending on your course selection. Spanish is a required course and is available at levels from Beginner to Advanced. The Spanish course carries 3 or 4 recommended credits depending on the level. Then choose 3 or 4 elective courses taught in English and Spanish. Students wishing to take electives in Spanish must place into the Intermediate level or above. Electives are generally worth 3 credits each. Most courses meet for 90 minutes twice a week and for a total of 60 contact hours.

Spanish level is determined by a placement test at the start of the program. The results of the test determine the appropriate level of Spanish class.

Both in the classroom and beyond you will be fully immersed in the culture enabling you to develop your communication skills and foster global perspectives through interaction with the people and culture of Argentina.

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

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Fall or Spring Semester up to 16 2.75 GPA
Early Start Fall or Spring Semester up to 5 2.75 GPA

Optional Early Start Program: Intensive Spanish Language and Culture Preparation ($2,245)

(4 weeks, 5 credits)

You can opt to take a 4-week Intensive Spanish Language course prior to the start of the semester to help you get a head start in adjusting to the new language and culture and to prepare for the placement exam for the semester. The Intensive Spanish Language course is recommended for an additional 5 credits.

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University of Belgrano

Founded in 1964 by its current President Dr. Avelino Porto, Universidad de Belgrano is one of the oldest and largest private universities in Argentina. International students play a vital role in the community life of the University which hosts over 2,500 students from over 40 different countries every year. In the last ten years Belgrano has received international students from 90 out of the top 100 U.S. universities.

The mission of the International Department is to prepare students for professional life as a global citizen. Alongside professional skills, students gain a deep and interdisciplinary understanding of Argentina and Latin America. The semester programs have been tailor-made for the needs of international students without diminishing the opportunity for students to meet and interact with Argentine students.

The University is equipped with modern facilities including computer labs, library and book-store, WiFi Internet access and more. A rich variety of cultural activities is offered by the International Department and the wider University making a welcoming, supportive and varied learning environment.

The campus is located in one of the smartest and most cosmopolitan neighborhoods of the capital amongst wide tree-lined avenues, museums and mansions. Although within a few minutes journey time of downtown Buenos Aires, the area of Belgrano feels like a separate town, somewhat removed from the hustle and bustle of the city center, making it the ideal location to live and study.