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

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 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
  • 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

FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2016-2017
Jun 24, 2016 - Nov 12, 2016
$13,380
FALL SEMESTER: EARLY START 2017-2018
Late Jun, 2017 - Mid-Nov, 2017
$13,180
FALL SEMESTER 2016-2017
Jul 21, 2016 - Nov 12, 2016
$11,380
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Late Jul, 2017 - Mid-Nov, 2017
$11,180
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017
Jul 21, 2016 - Jun 16, 2017
$22,980
ACADEMIC YEAR: EARLY START 2016-2017
Jun 24, 2016 - Jun 16, 2017
$24,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Late Jul, 2017 - Late Jun, 2018
$22,980
ACADEMIC YEAR: EARLY START 2017-2018
Late Jun, 2017 - Late Jun, 2018
$24,980
CALENDAR YEAR EARLY START 2017
Jan 27, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017
$25,380
CALENDAR YEAR 2017
Feb 27, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017
$23,380
SPRING SEMESTER 2016-2017
Feb 27, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017
$11,180
SPRING SEMESTER EARLY START 2016-2017
Jan 27, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017
$13,180

Deadlines

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

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 1-2 courses with Argentine students. As the standard Argentine semester is 3-4 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).  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
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • API Centers, Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (including meals with host families)
  • Mobile Phone
  • 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 Manager

Carolyn Boudreau 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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