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Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Housing with host families
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • No previous study of Spanish required
  • Completed API application
  • University Contact Information Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with proof of payment of reciprocity fee

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Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2014-2015
May 22, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015
$7,380
SUMMER 1, 2 & 3 COMBINED 2014-2015
May 22, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015
$9,990
SUMMER 1 2014-2015
May 22, 2015 - Jun 20, 2015
$4,480
SUMMER 2 2014-2015
Jun 19, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015
$4,480
SUMMER 2 & 3 COMBINED 2014-2015
Jun 19, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015
$,7380

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2015
SUMMER 1, 2 & 3 COMBINED 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2015
SUMMER 1 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2015
SUMMER 2 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2015
SUMMER 2 & 3 COMBINED 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2015

Academic Program

The Intensive Language Program is designed for students who want to study abroad in Buenos Aires and work exclusively on improving their Spanish language proficiency.  There are no cultural electives offered within this program. All students complete a placement test upon arrival.

TOTAL CONTACT HOURS

Summer 1

  • 100 contact hours
  • 5 hours of class per day, 5 days per week for 4 weeks

Summer 2

  • 100 contact hours
  • 5 hours of class per day, 5 days per week for 4 weeks

Summer 1&2

  • 200 contact hours
  • 5 hours of class per day, 5 days per week for 8 weeks

Summer 1, 2, & 3

  • 300 contact hours
  • 5 hours of class per day, 5 days per week for 12 weeks

Summer 2&3

  • 200 contact hours
  • 5 hours of class per day, 5 days per week for 8 weeks

Students complete a total of 100 contact hours per 4-week summer session. Though 45 contact hours generally equate to three semester credits, students are cautioned that U.S. universities may award fewer credits for each Spanish course than the high number of contact hours may suggest. NOTE: The Summer 3 option can only be combined with the Summer 1&2 or Summer 2 programs. Summer 3 is not available as a stand-alone option.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive a transcript from the Universidad de Belgrano upon completion of their program.

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Mobile Phone
  • Peer Mentors
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • API Centers, Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (including meals with host families)
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Language & Culture Tools
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day, international)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals)
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities

Program Manager

Vija Mendelson is the Buenos Aires Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Argentina.

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Resident Director

Carmen Alvarez de Toledo is the Buenos Aires Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Argentina.

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