Argentina: Buenos Aires Semester

Program Overview

Buenos Aires is a big city in a big country. The culture and traditions of Buenos Aires, an exhilarating mix of Latin American and European influences, wait to be explored. Students participating in the CCIS Buenos Aires Program can take classes in Spanish as a Second Language, Argentine and Latin American culture courses at Universidad de Belgrano in both Spanish and English, or directly enroll in classes for native Argentineans. All levels of Spanish proficiency are welcomed.

 

 


Academic Profile

Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires

Established in 1964, Universidad de Belgrano in the lovely Belgrano district of Buenos Aires enrolls around 11,000 students. In addition to the 9 academic departments on offer to matriculated students, it also boasts one of the best International Student programs in Argentina. UB's students come from across Argentina, Latin America, and the world--nearly a thousand international students are drawn to its programs. Modern facilities house classrooms and offices, and provide the base for numerous cultural and athletic activities.

Course Offerings

» Intensive Language Program

Ideal for students who wish to improve their Spanish language skills, this program offers intensive language courses at the beginning, intermediate, high intermediate, and advanced levels. Students complete two course levels and earn a total of 14 semester (22 quarter) credits. In the first 4-weeek course, students earn 6 semester (10 quarter) credits. During the second 8-week course, students advance one language level and earn 8 semester (12 quarter) credits.

 Intensive Language Courses

(Taught with International Students)

Language of Instruction

Contact
Hours

Semester
Credits

Quarter
Credits

Spanish for Beginners

Spanish

100–210

6–14

10–21

Intermediate Spanish 1

Spanish

100–210

6–14

10–21

Intermediate Spanish 2

Spanish

100–210

6–14

10–21

Advanced Spanish

Spanish

100–210

6–14

10–21


» Language & Culture Program

This program option offers students at all levels a of Spanish proficiency the option of combining language study with electives on Latin American culture taught either in Spanish or English. Students typically enroll in 3 or 4 courses and earn 12 to 16 semester (18 to 24 quarter) credits.

Intensive Language Pre-Session

An Intensive Language Pre-Session is also available at the beginning of each semester for an additional 6 semester (10 quarter) credits. Refer to the Intensive Language Program for course level information.

 Language Courses

(Taught with International Students)

Language of Instruction

Contact
Hours

Semester
Credits

Quarter
Credits

Beginner Spanish

Spanish

90

6

9

Intermediate Spanish A

Spanish

60

4

6

Intermediate Spanish B

Spanish

60

4

6

Advanced Spanish A

Spanish

60

4

6

Advanced Spanish B

Spanish

60

4

6

Intermediate Oral Production

Spanish

60

46

Advanced Oral Production

Spanish

60

4

6

Spanish Writing Workshop

Spanish

60

4

6

Beginner Portuguese

Portugese

90

6

9

 Culture Courses

(Taught with International Students)

Language of Instruction

Contact
Hours

Semester
Credits

Quarter
Credits

Argentina: An Open Society

Spanish

60

4

6

Argentina: The Making of a Country through its Literature

English

60

4

6

Argentine Cultural Studies

Spanish

60

4

6

Argentine Economic History

Spanish

60

4

6

Argentine Economic Policy

Spanish

60

4

6

Argentine Economy

English

60

4

6

Argentine Literature

Spanish

60

4

6

Contemporary Argentine Art

Spanish

60

4

6

Critical and Academic Writing

English

60

4

6

Ethics

Spanish

60

4

6

Gender in Latin America

English

60

4

6

Gender Studies

Spanish

60

4

6

History of Latin America

English

60

4

6

Jorge Luis Borges: Visions of Culture and Knowledge

English

60

4

6

Latin America in the Global Economy

English

60

4

6

Latin America in the Global Economy

Spanish

60

4

6

Latin American Cinema

Spanish

60

4

6

Latin American Cultural Studies

Spanish

60

4

6

Latin American Literature

Spanish

60

4

6

Latin American Political Thought

Spanish

60

4

6

Political and Social Change

English

60

4

6

Political Systems: Populism in Latin America

Spanish

60

4

6

Social Ecomomy

Spanish

60

4

6

Social Economy in Latin America

English

60

4

6

Tango: The Expression of Buenos Aires

Spanish

60

4

6

Twentieth Century Latin American History

Spanish

60

4

6

U.S.–Latin America Relations

English

60

4

6

Urban Cartographies: The Representation of Latin American Cities

Spanish

60

4

6


» Advanced Program with Argentine Students

This program allows students with advanced Spanish proficiency to enroll in a combination of courses in over 30 different academic departments and electives from the Language & Culture Program. Students typically enroll in 3 or 4 classes and earn 12 to 16 semester (18 to 24 quarter) credits.

Intensive Language Pre-Session

An Intensive Language Pre-Session is also available at the beginning of each term and is worth an additional 6 semester (10 quarter) credits. This session is highly recommended to adequately prepare students for departmental classes with Argentine students. Refer to the Intensive Language Program for course level information.

Eligibility: Students must have completed at least 5 semesters or 7 quarters of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent) prior to departure.

 Departmental Courses
(Taught with Argentine Students)

Language of Instruction

Contact
Hours

Semester
Credits

Quarter
Credits

Advertising

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Agribusiness: Administration & Management

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Architecture

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Biology

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Business Administration

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Chemistry

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Civil Engineering

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Communication

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Computer Engineering

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Economics

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Electromechanical Engineering

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Electronic Telecommunications Engineering

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

English Language

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Food Technology

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Graphic Design

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Hotel Management

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Human Resource Administration

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Industrial Engineering

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Information Systems

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

International Business

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

International Relations

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Interior Design

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Law

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Marketing

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Nutrition

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Pharmacology

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Political Science

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Psychology

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Public Accountant

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Public Relations

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Public, Literary & Scientific Translation - Technical English

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Television, Film & Radio Production & Direction

Catalog 

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

 


Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

Interaction with locals and with other international students is key to a successful study abroad experience. Many campus activities, e.g., Noche Internacional, showcase UB's strong international student program. 

Learn more about sports at UB:

http://www.ub.edu.ar/deportes.php

Housing

Students are provided lodging with an Argentine host family, which allow students to further develop their language skills outside of a classroom setting and increase their understanding of modern Argentine culture. The assigned host family is likely to live within easy reach of the university in a pleasant, secure neighborhood; the daily commute will be no more than a short bus ride or a reasonable walk. The home might be found in a century-old heritage structure or a contemporary apartment building. The program fee includes a private room with two meals per day (breakfast and dinner).

Alumni Feedback

“The CCIS program in Argentina changed my life.” – Montana State University student, Spring 2013

“I feel that my Spanish increased exponentially and the program really helped me to not only learn, but fall in love with the language.” College of Staten Island student, Spring 2013. 

 

 


Buenos Aires Semester Program Details

Application Deadline(s)

Fall Programs: April 1

Spring Programs: November 1 

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA - Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Class Standing - Students must have completed at least one semester or quarter of college-level coursework at the time of application.

Foreign Language Proficiency - The Intensive Language and Language & Culture Programs are open to students at any level of Spanish proficiency. The Advanced Program with Argentine Students requires an advanced level of Spanish proficiency and is only open to students who will have completed at least 5 semesters or 7 quarters of college level Spanish (or the equivalent) prior to departure.

Judicial Standing - Students must be in good judicial standing at their current college or university with no major disciplinary violations in the past 12 months.

Program Dates and Costs

» Intensive Language Program

Semester Programs

Arrival
Date

Departure
Date

Program

  Cost *

Application
Deadline

Spring 2014

Feb 1, 2014

May 3, 2014

$ 7,100

Nov 1, 2013

Fall 2014

Aug 29, 2014

Dec 6, 2014

$7,300

Apr 1, 2014

* Note: A program deposit of $400 is due upon acceptance and is applied toward the total cost of the program.


» Language & Culture Program

Semester Programs

Arrival
Date

Departure
Date

Program

  Cost *

Application
Deadline

Spring 2014

Mar 2, 2014

Jun 20, 2014

$ 8,700

Nov 1, 2013

Fall 2014

Jul 18, 2014

Nov 7, 2014

$ 8,700


Apr 1, 2014

Semester Programs with Intensive Language Pre-Session

Arrival
Date

Departure
Date

Program

  Cost *

Application
Deadline

Spring 2014

Feb 1, 2014

Jun 20, 2014

$ 10,600

Nov 1, 2013

Fall 2014

Jun 20, 2014

Nov 7, 2014

$ 10,600


Apr 1, 2014

* Note: A program deposit of $400 is due upon acceptance and is applied toward the total cost of the program.


» Advanced Program with Argentine Students

Semester Programs

Arrival
Date

Departure
Date

Program

  Cost *

Application
Deadline

Spring 2014

Mar 2, 2014

Jul 19, 2014

$ 9,500

Nov 1, 2013

Fall 2014

Jul 18, 2014

Dec 7, 2014

$ 9,700


Apr 1, 2014

Semester Programs with Intensive Language Pre-Session

Arrival
Date

Departure
Date

Program

  Cost *

Application
Deadline

Spring 2014

Feb 1, 2014

Jul 19, 2014

$ 11,400

Nov 1, 2013

Fall 2014

Jun 20, 2014

Dec 7, 2014

$ 11,600


Apr 1, 2014

* Note: A program deposit of $400 is due upon acceptance and is applied toward the total cost of the program.

Costs Included

Tuition, lodging with two meals per day (breakfast and dinner), International Student Identity Card (ISIC), and CISI medical insurance.

Costs Not Included

Visa/immigration fees ($160) (visit http://embassyofargentina.us/embassyofargentina.us/v2011/en/consularsection/news.htm#entry for more information), airfare, books and supplies, additional meals, local transportation, and other personal expenses.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

Related Links

 


Your Adventure in Argentina Begins Here

Apply Online Now:

University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Online Application

Please feel free to contact us with questions.

Alyson Roberts, CCIS Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

Phone: 994-7044 
Fax (406) 994-1619 
E-mail: CCIS Study Abroad Advisor

 

How do I apply?

Start the CCIS Study Abroad application process by clicking the link above to proceed to the online application through Montana State University.

In addition to the online application, you will need to submit the following items:

Official Transcript
Copy of Passport (Biographical Page)
2 Passport-Size Photos
Disciplinary Clearance Form
University of Belgrano Supplemental Application 
2 Academic Recommendations

More information can be found on the online application regarding the required material.

 

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.