IFSA - ARGENTINE UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM
Buenos Aires, Argentina
WHY STUDY IN BUENOS AIRES?
Home to countless cultural and sporting attractions, Buenos Aires is one of the most cosmopolitan societies in the world with a distinctly European air. Known for its sophistication and culture, the city offers unparalleled opportunities to enjoy theatre, music, films, sports, and museums. Although Buenos Aires is expansive, the city’s reliable and inexpensive local transportation make getting around a breeze.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Buenos Aires offers the best of big-city living with fascinating social and economic dynamics. Mix and match classes between the largest, most prestigious university in Argentina and smaller universities offering intimate experiences to reach your personal and professional goals. Enjoy world-class theater, music, film, sports, and museums, or simply people-watch while sipping coffee at a sidewalk café.
With the Argentine Universities Program, build your own academic program with a combination of IFSA designed and Argentine university classes taken in Spanish alongside local degree-seeking students. You will select at least one IFSA-taught class and combine it with your choice of additional IFSA classes and direct-enroll classes to meet your academic needs and goals.
IFSA CORE CLASSES
IFSA ELECTIVE CLASSES
- Globalization and Economic Challenges in Latin America
- Contemporary Film and Media in Latin America
- Migration, Identity, and Nationalism in Argentina
- Comparative Perspectives on Human Rights in Latin America
Choose from a variety of classes designed exclusively for IFSA participants. All IFSA classes are taught in Spanish and are worth 3 U.S. semester credits hours. Classes may vary by term based on enrollment and availability of faculty.
DIRECT ENROLL CLASSES
- Advanced Spanish I
- Advanced Spanish II
- Directed Research
- Internship and Methodology Seminar
- Introduction to Spanish Translation
- Populism in 20th Century Latin American Politics
- Understanding Argentina Through its Art
- Unheard Voices: Contemporary Latin American Literature
As our student, you may enroll in undergraduate classes for which you are qualified and for which space is available at any of our Argentine partner universities:
- Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
- Universidad del Salvador (USAL)
- Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT)
For complete details, please visit the IFSA website
CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Program activities are designed to enhance your intercultural competence by developing your understanding of the local culture and people. They are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. Activities vary each term based on availability, but previous events have included film screenings at the renowned Buenos Aires film festival and tickets to see a local football game.
IFSA Excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. Excursions vary each term based on availability. Typically, students participate in a long weekend trip to Iguazu Falls, among the largest waterfalls in the world, located along the Argentine-Brazil border. Several day trips around the region have included visits to the National Congress building, local art museums, and city tours. Featured excursions specific to each IFSA core class are also included.
For complete details, please visit the IFSA website
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN MY IFSA PROGRAM?
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Choose your ideal program by customizing and personalizing your search filters. Using IFSA’s Global Wayfinder tool, you can find programs by searching beyond location and area of study. Consider aspects such as your day-to-day living experience or your interests to find your ideal program.
Using CHART, you’ll be able to see which classes abroad fit easily into your academic plan. You can also see which classes your home institution has already approved to guarantee that your credits will align.
Apply Online Today.
Our easy online application process is here for you! Simply log in to the IFSA Student Portal and answer questions about yourself to get started. If you get stuck or have questions, reach out to our IFSA team. We’re here to help.
WE’RE HERE FOR YOU
- Academic Support
- Administrative Fees and Applications Fees
- Airport Pickup
- Activities and Excursions (including transportation and meals)
- Guaranteed Housing
- International Medical Insurance
- Internet Access in Housing
- Internship, Directed Research, and Volunteer Opportunities (on many programs)
- Meals (on some programs)
- Official Transcripts with U.S. Credit Translation
- On-site Orientation
- On-site Staff Support (including in-person meetings and emergencies)
- Pre-arrival Advising
All students take Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture, designed exclusively for IFSA-Butler participants. Students can choose to take one of four optional IFSA-Butler program courses: Contemporary Argentine History: State and Society, Argentine Foreign Policy, Art and Politics in Contemporary Argentina and Latin American and Argentine Literature.
In addition, the following universities offer classes in which IFSA-Butler students may directly enroll alongside Argentine students: Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad del Salvador, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.