- Classes taught in Spanish and English
- International excursion
- 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
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Early Start Semester
18-21 semester credits
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.
API students receive a transcript from the Universidad de Belgrano upon completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Access to International Phone Plans
- API Alumni Network
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- API Centers, Resident Directors
- On-Site Orientation
- Housing (including meals with host families)
- Language & Culture Tools
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Round-trip airfare on long excursions
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals)
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy
Manuel Ramirez is the Buenos Aires Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to Argentina.
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.