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We invite you to spend your summer in Buenos Aires with API enhancing your Spanish language skills and learning directly from practicing health professionals! Offered through Universidad de Belgrano, this exciting program offers language instruction, clinical rotations and healthcare seminars delivered by local experts.

Earn valuable academic credit, enhance your resume, improve your language skills, experience life in this exciting capital city, and explore all Argentina has to offer!

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

API Alumni Network


On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation



Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities


Housing (including meals with host families)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • In good academic standing at your home institution (typically represented by a 2.0 GPA or above)
  • Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to students with a minimum of a low-intermediate level of Spanish experience
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirement: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 2 Jun 22, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023 $6,900 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023

API students participate in 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.

*Combined session summer students (e.g. Summer 1& 2, or Summer 1, 2, &3) will not repeat excursions.

  • 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.”

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 semester credits

Students in this program will earn 6 credits of Spanish language while completing 60 hours of clinical rotations at the Hospital Fleni or similar institutions. Mornings will be spent at the hospital, while afternoons will be spent on Spanish language instruction and seminars with local health professionals.

In order to participate in clinical rotations, the hospital requires students to submit proof of immunization for Hepatitis B, Mumps, Rubella, Measles, Chicken Pox, Influenza, and Pertussis. Proof of immunization will not be required for acceptance to the program but participants must submit documentation at least 4 weeks prior to the program start date.

All students will complete a language exam prior to the start of the program to confirm their Spanish level.

Limited vacancies, assigned on a first come, first served basis.


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

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    Kayla Cole

    Kayla Cole will be your Program Manager and will help prepare you for your API program.


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    Jimena Alvarez de Toledo

    Jimena will be one of your Resident Directors in Buenos Aires and will be a resource for you on-site.

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Students earn a total of 6 U.S. semester credits for participating in the Spanish Medical Immersion Program. The intensive language course consists of 60 contact hours of Spanish language instruction and lectures by health professionals. An additional 15 contact hours are reflected on the transcript documenting language practice as part of the clinical rotations. This equates to 1 hour of class time awarded for every 4 hours spent in clinical rotations.

Two levels of Spanish instruction are offered; more advanced speakers will be given tailored writing assignments to correspond with their higher language level.


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 (Summer Medical Immersion Program for Spanish Speakers)

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  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Complete a language course focused on medical Spanish
  • Participate in clinical rotations at the Hospital Fleni

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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