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Students interested in Argentine and Latin American culture, economics, history, and politics are ideally suited to study abroad in Buenos Aires through API’s Argentine and Latin American Studies program. The program caters to students at all levels of Spanish, and offers a wide array of courses in both English and Spanish.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals with host families)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

Reflection Sessions

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to high school graduates
  • No Spanish background required to take coursework in English
  • Intermediate 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
  • C.V. or résumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript, most recent grade report, or high school diploma
  • Entry requirement: valid passport and supporting documents
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Early Start Jan 28, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022 $15,200 Nov 15, 2021 No Extension Dec 1, 2021
Spring Mar 3, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022 $12,250 Nov 15, 2021 No Extension Dec 1, 2021
Fall Jun 16, 2022 - Nov 4, 2022 $15,200 Apr 1, 2022 Apr 10, 2022 Apr 15, 2022
Academic Year Early Start Jun 16, 2022 - Jun 16, 2023 $26,450 Apr 1, 2022 Apr 10, 2022 Apr 15, 2022
Fall Jul 21, 2022 - Nov 4, 2022 $12,600 May 1, 2022 May 15, 2022 May 15, 2022
Academic Year Jul 21, 2022 - Jun 16, 2023 $24,450 May 1, 2022 May 15, 2022 May 15, 2022

Students wishing to take 5 courses will incur an additional fee of $1025 per semester.

*NOTES:

  • Students who opt to enroll in courses with Argentine students will need to stay beyond the last date of the program listed above. Please contact the API office for specific details, before making any travel arrangements.
  • There is an extended break between semesters. Students are encouraged to return home or to travel during this break. Housing is not included during the semester break.

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Buenos Aires programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Estancia

    A trip to Argentina would not be complete with only a visit to its capital city. Aside from the attractions of Buenos Aires, Argentina is known for its cattle, its wines, and its grains. Argentine legends and mythology often refer to the mysterious life of the Argentine cowboy, known as the gaucho. Located a few hours from the city, local estancias, or ranches, are a wonderful introduction to the Argentine countryside; their tranquility and open spaces contrast with the bustle of Buenos Aires and will give students a completely different vision of life in Argentina.

  • Tigre

    Located less than 20 miles outside the heart of Buenos Aires, Tigre was founded in the first half of the 1800s on an island created by the local streams and rivers. Its name is derived from its history as an area where early settlers hunted jaguars. Today the port is most known for its craft fair, known as the “Puerto de Frutos.”

  • La Plata

    La Plata is the capital of the Argentine province of Buenos Aires and is located near the city of Buenos Aires. Students will visit the Natural Museum and the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National University of La Plata campus and the astronomical observatory. The day concludes with a picnic at the Pereyra Iraola Park, a beautiful green area. This excursion will give students a sense of what it is like to live and work outside of the city of Buenos Aires.

  • Estancia

    A trip to Argentina would not be complete with only a visit to its capital city. Aside from the attractions of Buenos Aires, Argentina is known for its cattle, its wines, and its grains. Argentine legends and mythology often refer to the mysterious life of the Argentine cowboy, known as the gaucho. Located a few hours from the city, local estancias, or ranches, are a wonderful introduction to the Argentine countryside; their tranquility and open spaces contrast with the bustle of Buenos Aires and will give students a completely different vision of life in Argentina.

  • Tigre

    Located less than 20 miles outside the heart of Buenos Aires, Tigre was founded in the first half of the 1800s on an island created by the local streams and rivers. Its name is derived from its history as an area where early settlers hunted jaguars. Today the port is most known for its craft fair, known as the “Puerto de Frutos.”

  • La Plata

    La Plata is the capital of the Argentine province of Buenos Aires and is located near the city of Buenos Aires. Students will visit the Natural Museum and the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National University of La Plata campus and the astronomical observatory. The day concludes with a picnic at the Pereyra Iraola Park, a beautiful green area. This excursion will give students a sense of what it is like to live and work outside of the city of Buenos Aires.

  • Estancia

    A trip to Argentina would not be complete with only a visit to its capital city. Aside from the attractions of Buenos Aires, Argentina is known for its cattle, its wines, and its grains. Argentine legends and mythology often refer to the mysterious life of the Argentine cowboy, known as the gaucho. Located a few hours from the city, local estancias, or ranches, are a wonderful introduction to the Argentine countryside; their tranquility and open spaces contrast with the bustle of Buenos Aires and will give students a completely different vision of life in Argentina.

  • Tigre

    Located less than 20 miles outside the heart of Buenos Aires, Tigre was founded in the first half of the 1800s on an island created by the local streams and rivers. Its name is derived from its history as an area where early settlers hunted jaguars. Today the port is most known for its craft fair, known as the “Puerto de Frutos.”

  • La Plata

    La Plata is the capital of the Argentine province of Buenos Aires and is located near the city of Buenos Aires. Students will visit the Natural Museum and the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National University of La Plata campus and the astronomical observatory. The day concludes with a picnic at the Pereyra Iraola Park, a beautiful green area. This excursion will give students a sense of what it is like to live and work outside of the city of Buenos Aires.

  • Estancia

    A trip to Argentina would not be complete with only a visit to its capital city. Aside from the attractions of Buenos Aires, Argentina is known for its cattle, its wines, and its grains. Argentine legends and mythology often refer to the mysterious life of the Argentine cowboy, known as the gaucho. Located a few hours from the city, local estancias, or ranches, are a wonderful introduction to the Argentine countryside; their tranquility and open spaces contrast with the bustle of Buenos Aires and will give students a completely different vision of life in Argentina.

  • Tigre

    Located less than 20 miles outside the heart of Buenos Aires, Tigre was founded in the first half of the 1800s on an island created by the local streams and rivers. Its name is derived from its history as an area where early settlers hunted jaguars. Today the port is most known for its craft fair, known as the “Puerto de Frutos.”

  • La Plata

    La Plata is the capital of the Argentine province of Buenos Aires and is located near the city of Buenos Aires. Students will visit the Natural Museum and the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National University of La Plata campus and the astronomical observatory. The day concludes with a picnic at the Pereyra Iraola Park, a beautiful green area. This excursion will give students a sense of what it is like to live and work outside of the city of Buenos Aires.

  • Estancia

    A trip to Argentina would not be complete with only a visit to its capital city. Aside from the attractions of Buenos Aires, Argentina is known for its cattle, its wines, and its grains. Argentine legends and mythology often refer to the mysterious life of the Argentine cowboy, known as the gaucho. Located a few hours from the city, local estancias, or ranches, are a wonderful introduction to the Argentine countryside; their tranquility and open spaces contrast with the bustle of Buenos Aires and will give students a completely different vision of life in Argentina.

  • Tigre

    Located less than 20 miles outside the heart of Buenos Aires, Tigre was founded in the first half of the 1800s on an island created by the local streams and rivers. Its name is derived from its history as an area where early settlers hunted jaguars. Today the port is most known for its craft fair, known as the “Puerto de Frutos.”

  • La Plata

    La Plata is the capital of the Argentine province of Buenos Aires and is located near the city of Buenos Aires. Students will visit the Natural Museum and the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National University of La Plata campus and the astronomical observatory. The day concludes with a picnic at the Pereyra Iraola Park, a beautiful green area. This excursion will give students a sense of what it is like to live and work outside of the city of Buenos Aires.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester (18-21 credits per early start semester)

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 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.

TEACHING OPPORTUNITY - "SHARE YOUR LANGUAGE":

API has collaborated with a government initiative, Share Your Language, to advance opportunities for youth in public schools through promoting bilingualism. By participating in this month-long program during your academic semester in Buenos Aires, you can also be a part of making a positive impact on the community.

API students will gain practical experience in the field of education by combining theoretical teaching methods, class observation, and a chance to act as a lead teacher in two language classes.

Speak with your Resident Director on-site to learn how to apply.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive a transcript from the Universidad de Belgrano upon completion of their program.

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Students in the Argentine and Latin American Studies program have many academic options. They may:

  1. Complete an intensive Spanish language course prior to the start of the standard semester via the early-start option;
  2. Choose to take a semester-long Spanish language course. Students who select a Spanish language course during the semester will select 3-4 elective courses to complete with it. All students are encouraged to enroll in at least one Spanish language course.
  3. Select courses specifically designed for visiting international students in either Spanish or English. These elective courses will NOT have any Argentine students in them. Courses offered in Spanish for visiting students require at least an intermediate Spanish level.
  4. Register in courses with local degree-seeking students in Spanish. This option will require an advanced language background and will require students to extend their stay for an additional 3 weeks at no additional cost. Students will complete a language placement exam prior to departure so that their Spanish language proficiency can be verified.
  5. Complete any combination of the above options, including taking a Spanish language course, completing electives for visiting students in English or Spanish and completing a course in Spanish with local Argentine students.

Certificate in Latam Business Studies

The Certificate in Latam Business Studies aims to distinguish those students who are willing to achieve a comprehensive view of business in the region. Students are expected to take the following 5 courses completing 300 hours:

1. International Business in the Southern Cone (Business Strategy Track)

2. Social Business in Latin America Business (Business Strategy Track)

3. Latin America in the Global Economy (Regional Context Track)

4. Argentine Economy (Regional Context Track)

5. Elective course (Regional Context Track)

CREDIT INFORMATION

At the Universidad de Belgrano, each contact hour is equivalent to 45 minutes, rather than the standard 50 minutes in the United States. API recommends the number of credit hours to be awarded per course by translating the total number of Argentine contact hours into U.S. contact hours.

Courses at Universidad de Belgrano (Gap Argentine and Latin American Studies)

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish and English

In Buenos Aires, students live with local host families. Host families serve as a unique introduction into the Argentine culture and may be made up of a retirement-age couple, a single woman with or without children, or a traditional two-parent household. Students are provided with two meals per day (except on weekends), as well as laundry service once per week. Students live in the Palermo, Recoleta, and Belgrano neighborhoods, which are generally 15-45 minutes from their host university.

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