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Highlights

  • Options to take classes in English or Spanish depending on Spanish proficiency
  • Housing: host families
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • 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)

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Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
Jul 18, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014
$10,880
FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2014-2015
Jun 20, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014
$12,480
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
Jul 18, 2014 - Jun, 2015
$22,880
ACADEMIC YEAR: EARLY START 2014-2015
Jun 20, 2014 - Jun 2015
$24,780
CALENDAR YEAR EARLY START 2013-2014
Jan 31, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014
$24,780
CALENDAR YEAR 2013-2014
Mar 3, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014
$22,880
SPRING SEMESTER EARLY START 2014-2015
Early Feb, 2015 - Mid-Jun, 2015
$12,480
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
Early Mar, 2015 - Mid-Jun, 2015
$10,880
SPRING SEMESTER EARLY START 2013-2014
Jan 31, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014
$12,480
SPRING SEMESTER 2013-2014
Mar 3, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014
$10,880

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2014
FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR: EARLY START 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2014
CALENDAR YEAR EARLY START 2013-2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2013
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2013
CALENDAR YEAR 2013-2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2013
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2013
SPRING SEMESTER EARLY START 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2014
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2014
SPRING SEMESTER EARLY START 2013-2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2013
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2013
SPRING SEMESTER 2013-2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2013
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2013

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Early Start Semester

18-21 semester credits

Semester

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.

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)
  • Round-trip airfare on long excursions
  • 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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