What You’ll Study
TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per semester
The Humanities and Social Sciences Program offers two tracks: one for students who prefer to take some or all coursework in English and an advanced track for students who prefer to take all of their coursework in Spanish.
Regardless of the track selected, all students selecting the early start option will begin the program with a four-week, intensive Spanish language and Argentine culture course (equivalent to four U.S. semester credits). This course is designed to help visiting international students review grammatical concepts, perfect their writing and gain a more in-depth view of Argentine life and culture.
Students who wish to complete some or all coursework in English during the standard semester will select track 1. Students can choose to complete up to three courses in English or take a combination of courses in English and Spanish. Some courses in Spanish are offered primarily for visiting international students, while other courses can be completed with Argentine peers. Students who wish to take a fourth course during the semester will be charged an additional fee.
Students selecting track 2 have the option of completing all of their coursework with local Argentine students in Spanish or selecting from a limited number of courses that are designed for visiting international students but taught in Spanish. All UTDT courses are generally equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credits, and students typically complete 2-3 courses during the semester. Students who wish to take a fourth course during the semester will be charged an additional fee.
ACADEMIC AND CALENDAR 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) rather than the traditional Academic Year option (fall/spring). 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 an Academic Year option will have approximately a 2-month break between semesters during which API housing is not provided.
API students receive a transcript from the Universidad Torcuato di Tella upon completion of their program.
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.
The government of the city of Buenos Aires, in an effort to further promote international students coming to study in the city, is offering the possibility of completing an internship within a city office. A tutor will be assigned to interns to them during their professional experience and help them to build professional skills! This is an incredible chance to gain working experience abroad, and add an international professional experience to a participant's resume.
Here are some basic details about the internship option:
1) Participants will complete a professional internship for 24 hours/week for a total of two months. Participants will be assigned a tutor during the internship and will receive weekly support and guidance.
2) Participants will get to meet with government representatives in charge of public policy.
3) Participants may be selected to be involved in internships in one of the following city offices: External Commerce and Investment Promotion; Housing Institute; Strategic Management and Institutional Quality; Innovation and Open Government; Environmental Protection Agency; Health; Urban Development and Transport; Secretary of Housing and Social Integration; Sub-Secretary of Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism; General Direction of Family Development; among others.
4) The internship will carry a fee of 5000 pesos (approximately US$135) that would be paid directly by the intern to the city and is not included in the API program fee.
5) Participants must have advanced Spanish skills.
To apply, applicants will need to submit an online application which API will provide. They will also need to collect and submit all of the supplementary materials required, including their acceptance letter from the host university in Buenos Aires, a letter of recommendation, CV/resume in Spanish, letter of interest (minimum 200 words) in Spanish, and certification of your Spanish language skills.
For more information, contact the API Buenos Aires Program Coordinator.