Study abroad in Buenos Aires - Argentine & Latin American Studies
Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to second-semester freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • No Spanish background required to take coursework in English
  • Intermediate-level Spanish proficiency required for courses in Spanish with other visiting international students
  • Advanced Spanish Proficiency is required to complete coursework with Argentine students
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • C.V. or résumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport and supporting documents

Add on a Volunteer Program!

  • API students completing a study abroad program (particularly in Latin America) may be interested in extending their stay on an API volunteer abroad program. Click on the link below for more information on options and pricing.
  • Volunteer Add-On Options

Dates & Fees

CALENDAR YEAR EARLY START 2017
Jan 27, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017
$25,380
CALENDAR YEAR 2017
Feb 27, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017
$23,380
FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2017-2018
Jun 22, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017
$13,180
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Jul 20, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017
$11,180
ACADEMIC YEAR: EARLY START 2017-2018
Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 15, 2018
$24,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Jul 20, 2017 - Jun 15, 2018
$22,980
SPRING SEMESTER EARLY START 2018
Jan 26, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018
$13,980
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Feb 22, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018
$11,880
CALENDAR YEAR EARLY START 2018
Jan 26, 2018 - Nov 9, 2018
$26,480
CALENDAR YEAR 2018
Feb 22, 2018 - Nov 9, 2018
$25,980
FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2018
Jun 21, 2018 - Nov 9, 2018
$13,980
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Jul 20, 2018 - Nov 9, 2018
$11,880
ACADEMIC YEAR: EARLY START 2018-2019
Jun 21, 2018 - Mid-Jun, 2019
$25,860
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Jul 20, 2018 - Mid-Jun, 2019
$23,760

Deadlines

CALENDAR YEAR EARLY START 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2016
CALENDAR YEAR 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2016
FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR: EARLY START 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER EARLY START 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2017
CALENDAR YEAR EARLY START 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2017
CALENDAR YEAR 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR: EARLY START 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2018

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Early Start Semester

18-21 semester credits

Semester

12-15 semester credits

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.

EARLY START OPTION

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, 4-5 days a week. Each intensive course is equivalent to 3-7 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 three 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 as many as 4 courses with Argentine students. Though the standard Argentine semester is 3-4 weeks longer than the academic calendar for visiting students, API students who select courses with Argentines may do so without any extra fees.

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).  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 the Academic Year option (fall/spring) will have a 3-3.5 month break between semesters during which API housing is not provided.  Both Early Start options include an intensive-month Spanish course prior to the start of the first 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
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • 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 & Global Leadership Academy

Program Coordinator

Juliana Lindsey is the Buenos Aires Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to Argentina.

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Resident Directors

Carmen Alvarez de Toledo and Jimena Alvarez de Toledo are the Buenos Aires Resident Directors, and will work with you during your stay in Argentina.

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