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City and Academic Overview

City Information

Founded in the 1500s by Spanish conquistadores, Buenos Aires has evolved into a thriving, cosmopolitan city with more than 6 million inhabitants within the city limits and another 6 million in the surrounding areas. Known for its vibrant nightlife, where tango thrives in tangueras, milongas and cultural centers, Buenos Aires offers a dazzling array of learning opportunities, cultural events and social attractions. The seat of the national government, Buenos Aires presents a unique opportunity to analyze the politics and history of this complex and fascinating country. Universities, museums, theatres, shopping districts, and restaurants abound in this metropolis, described by many as the Paris of Latin America.

Study Abroad in Buenos Aires

UNIVERSIDAD DE BELGRANO

Established in 1964, the Universidad de Belgrano (UB) now enrolls approximately 11,500 students, including 2,000 international students. Located in the charming and picturesque neighborhood of Belgrano, the university offers 24 different degrees, both at the undergraduate and the graduate level. It has a long history of welcoming international students and offering dual degrees with U.S. universities. The academic programs at the Universidad de Belgrano are suitable for all students regardless of language level; there are options for students ranging from beginning to advanced levels of Spanish.

UNIVERSIDAD TORCUATO DI TELLA

Established formally as a university in 1991, the Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT) grew out of an existing research institution known as the Instituto Torcuato di Tella, founded in 1958. Modeled after the tradition of an American liberal arts institution, this small private university is also based in the Belgrano neighborhood within Buenos Aires, a charming area of tree-lined streets and private residences. UTDT prides itself on its research capabilities and the quality of its professors, the majority of whom hold advanced degrees from American or European universities. The university offers degrees in law, architecture, economics and business, international relations, political science and government, and history.

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Why Buenos Aires?

  • Buenos Aires is the social, cultural & economic heart of Argentina
  • Architectural beauty
  • The Paris of Latin America
  • Prestigious private universities with strong reputations throughout Latin America
  • Museums, world renowned theaters, tango dance centers