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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
  • Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors only
  • Completed API application
  • University Contact Information Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with proof of payment of reciprocity fee and supporting documents

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Dates & Fees

SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
Jan 30, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015
$9,980
FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2015-2016
Jul 17, 2015 - Dec 5, 2015
TBA
FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2014-2015
Jul 18, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014
$11,990
FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
Aug 28, 2015 - Dec 5, 2015
TBA
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
Aug 29, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014
$10,490

Deadlines

SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2014
FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2015
FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2014
FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2015
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2014

Academic Program

TOTAL CONTACT HOURS
FALL

310-310

SPRING

220

The Intensive Language Program is designed for students who want to quickly advance their Spanish skills through study abroad in Buenos Aires. There are no cultural electives offered within this program; students complete a series of intensive Spanish language courses. Students can expect to advance a minimum of two levels during the semester.

Fall Early Start Term

Students earn a total of 310 contact hours of Spanish language credit. Students are encouraged to discuss transfer credits with their home university.*

Intensive Month 1
  • 100 contact hours
  • 5 hours of class per day, 5 days per week for 4 weeks
3 Additional Months
  • 210 contact hours
  • 3 hours of class per day, 5 days per week for 14 weeks

Fall Regular Start Term

Students follow the same course of study as the Early Start students, but they start one month later. Students earn 210 contact hours of Spanish language credit.*

3 Months
  • 210 contact hours
  • 3 hours of class per day, 5 days per week for 14 weeks

Spring Term

Students earn a total of 220 contact hours of Spanish language credit.*

Intensive Month 1

100 contact hours

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

2 additional Months

120 contact hours

3 hours of class per day, 5 days per week for 8 weeks
* Though 45 contact hours generally equate to three semester credits, students are cautioned that home universities may award fewer credits for each Spanish course than the high number of contact hours may suggest.

Students are advised that there are several break periods of various lengths throughout the semester. Housing is included during these breaks. API excursions may be scheduled during these intrasemester breaks and students are also welcome to travel independently.

ACADEMIC AND CALENDAR YEAR STUDENTS

The Argentine academic calendar follows the calendar year: the first semester in Argentina is actually the equivalent of the spring semester in the U.S. Students who wish to study for two semesters in Argentina are encouraged to consider the Calendar Year option (spring/fall) rather than the traditional Academic Year option (fall/spring) to avoid having an extended break of 2-2.5 months between semesters. Housing is not included during the break between semesters within the Academic Year program.

Completing two semesters of the Intensive Language program is only suitable for students starting the program with a beginning level of Spanish. Students starting the first semester with intermediate Spanish skills are encouraged to select the Program of Argentina and Latin American program.

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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