- Classes in Spanish and English
- Housing: host families
- International excursion
- 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
Dates & Fees
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.
API students receive their transcript from the Universidad de Congreso upon completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Mobile Phone
- Peer Mentors
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- Resident Director
- On-Site Orientation
- Housing (including meals with host families)
- Language & Culture Tools
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Excursions (overnight, day, international)
- 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 Mendoza Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Argentina.