Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes in Spanish and English
  • Housing: host families
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • No previous study of Spanish is required
  • Completed API application
  • University Contact Information Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Oral interview to confirm Spanish language proficiency (if coursework with Argentine students is desired)
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with proof of payment of reciprocity fee and supporting documents

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Dates & Fees

CALENDAR YEAR 2015
Jan, 2015 - Dec, 2015
$27,000
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
Feb 3, 2015 - May 30, 2015
$14,600
FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
$14,600
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
Aug 2, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
$13,880
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
$27,000
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
Mid-Aug, 2014 - Early Jun, 2015
$24,980

Deadlines

CALENDAR YEAR 2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 20, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2014
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 20, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2014
FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 1, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 15, 2015
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 1, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 15, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 1, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 15, 2015
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 1, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
April 15, 2014

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER: 12-15 semester credits

Students electing to study abroad in Mendoza through API’s Society, Development and Spanish Language Program will have the option of completing Spanish language coursework in combination with elective courses in English related to Argentine culture and society, economics and politics. Courses are offered by the  Universidad de Congreso. All coursework is designed for visiting international students, though elective courses will also be open to Argentine students at the Universidad de Congreso with a high level of English.

Advanced-level Spanish speakers also have the option to complete coursework in Spanish alongside their Argentine peers. As the standard Argentine academic calendar begins earlier than the session for international students, taking courses with Argentines will require an additional fee and affect the program start date.

COMMUNITY SERVICE/VOLUNTEER OPTIONS

Students interested in hands-on experience with mendocinos, as the local inhabitants of Mendoza are called, are welcome to volunteer at local NGOs committed to the protection of wildlife, the environment and at-risk children.

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). Students selecting a Calendar Year program have access to API housing throughout their program. In contrast, students selecting the more traditional Academic Year option will have approximately a 2-month break between semesters during which API housing is not provided.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from the Universidad de Congreso 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
  • Resident Director
  • 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 Mendoza Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Argentina.

VijaMendellson