- Options to take classes in English or Spanish depending on Spanish proficiency
- Housing: host families
- International excursion
- Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
- No Spanish background required to take coursework in English
- Advanced-level Spanish proficiency required for courses in Spanish; completion of a minimum of four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
- Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors only
- Completed API application
- Curriculum vitae (resume)
- University Contact Information Form
- Statement of purpose
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)
Dates & Fees
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Early Start Semester
18-21 semester credits
12-15 semester credits
ADDITIONAL COURSES MAY BE TAKEN FOR AN EXTRA FEE.
Students interested in Argentine and Latin American culture, economics, history, and politics are ideally suited to the study abroad in Buenos Aires in API’s Program of Argentine and Latin American Studies. The program caters to students at all levels of Spanish. Students selecting the Early Start option complete an intensive Spanish language course prior to the start of the standard semester. The intensive Spanish course consists of a five hours of Spanish class, five days a week, for four weeks for a grand total of 100 contact hours of Spanish. Each intensive course is equivalent to 3-6 semester credits, depending on how credit is awarded by the home university. Once the regular semester starts, beginning and low intermediate Spanish speakers complete all coursework in English. Students with a minimum of four semesters of Spanish or the equivalent can choose to complete a combination of Spanish language courses and elective courses in English or Spanish. All courses are equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits.
COURSES WITH ARGENTINE STUDENTS
Students with advanced Spanish language skills are welcome to select 1-2 courses with Argentine students. As the standard Argentine semester is 5-8 weeks longer than the academic calendar for visiting students, API students who select courses with Argentines will be charged an additional fee to extend their API housing.
ACADEMIC 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). Students selecting a Calendar Year program have access to API housing throughout their program and are not required to travel or return home during the semester break. In contrast, students selecting an Academic Year option will have a 2-2.5 month break between semesters during which API housing is not provided. Both Early Start options include a total of two intensive-month Spanish courses; each will be offered for fours weeks prior to the start of each semester.
API students receive a transcript from the Universidad de Belgrano upon completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Mobile Phone
- Peer Mentors
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- API Centers, Resident Directors
- On-Site Orientation
- Housing (including meals with host families)
- Language & Culture Tools
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Excursions (overnight, day, international)
- Round-trip airfare on long excursions
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals)
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities
Vija Mendelson is the Buenos Aires Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Argentina.
Carmen Alvarez de Toledo is the Buenos Aires Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Argentina.