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We invite you to study abroad with API in Buenos Aires at Universidad del Salvador! This program offers you the opportunity to study alongside Argentine peers within an urban university. Courses are available in both English and Spanish focused on international relations, history, Latin American and Argentine culture, political science, and more. Spanish language courses are available at all levels. This program also offers an array of additional features, to include internship and credit-bearing service learning opportunities, as well as teaching (English) placements.

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

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

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Recommended: one year of Spanish language background
  • Five semesters of college-level Spanish required for courses in Spanish
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Statement of purpose
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport and supporting documents
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Early Start Jan 27, 2023 - Jul 1, 2023 $18,500 Nov 15, 2022 No Extension Dec 1, 2022
Spring Feb 23, 2023 - Jul 1, 2023 $13,500 Nov 15, 2022 No Extension Dec 1, 2022

The beginning date for each program listed above is the day that students need TO ARRIVE in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When making travel arrangements, please pay close attention to arrival dates and times. Students are encouraged to wait to purchase flights until they are accepted.

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.

  • 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 - 12-18 credits per semester

Students can select from 16 courses offered in English with local Argentine students, or complete courses specially designed for visiting international students, including Spanish language. Advanced Spanish speakers may choose to complete integrated courses in Spanish with local students.

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 100 hours of class over a total of 4 weeks.

SPANISH LANGUAGE OPTIONS

Students may complete a semester-long Spanish language course with other visiting international students.

COURSES WITH ARGENTINE STUDENTS

Students with more limited Spanish skills may complete courses in English alongside Argentine students in the following areas: art history, economics, international relations, journalism, literature, and political science. Students with advanced Spanish language skills may complete courses in Spanish with local students in Asian Studies, business and economics, education, history, geography, philosophy, psychology, and tourism studies.

SERVICE-LEARNING OPTION

Students have the option of taking a service-learning course reviewing Urban Inequalities in Latin America during this program.

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. Students are encouraged to return home or to travel during this break. Both Early Start options include an intensive-month Spanish course prior to the start of the first semester.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive a transcript from the Universidad del Salvador 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.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

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.

Below please find 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 have the opportunity 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 their Spanish language skills.

For more information, contact the API Buenos Aires Program Coordinator.

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    Gabi Perches

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    Jimena Alvarez de Toledo

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COURSE AND CREDIT INFORMATION

CREDIT INFORMATION

The number of contact hours can vary by department, with the majority of courses meeting three times per week, for eighteen weeks, for a total of 54 hours per course (generally equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits). Some courses may have as few as 36 total hours (generally equivalent to 2-3 U.S. semester credits) or as many as 108 hours (7-8 U.S. semester credits). A contact hour at the Universidad del Salvador consists of 60 minutes, rather than the standard 50 at U.S. institutions. Students should work with their API Resident Director on-site to be sure of the number of credits per course.

COURSE INFORMATION

The available courses are presented below by semester/term. Also listed above those are the elective courses that are available to take with Argentine students (in English or Spanish).

For a complete list of program syllabi, click here.

ELECTIVE COURSES IN ENGLISH WITH ARGENTINE STUDENTS

The number of contact hours can vary by department, with the majority of courses meeting three times per week, for eighteen weeks, for a total of 54 contact hours per course (generally equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits).

School of Education and Communication Science:

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Consumer Behavior

School of History, Geography, and Tourism:

  • Argentine and Latin American History of Art

School of Management and Economics:

  • Accounting
  • Coaching
  • International Contemporary Agenda
  • Political and Social Process in the Latin American Region
  • Argentine Society, Culture, and Politics

School of Modern Languages:

  • English Normative
  • English and North American Culture
  • English Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Methods of Translation (taught partially in English)
  • Methods of Interpretation (taught partially in English)
  • Comparative Structures (taught in English and Spanish)

School of Social Sciences:

  • History of International Relations
  • Latin American Political Systems
  • Latin American Social History
  • The Reversal of Development in the Southern Cone
  • Service Learning: Urban Inequalities in Latin America (Service-Learning Syllabus)

ELECTIVE COURSES IN SPANISH WITH ARGENTINE STUDENTS

The number of contact hours can vary by department, with the majority of courses meeting three times per week, for eighteen weeks, for a total of 54 contact hours per course (generally equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits).

School of Education and Communication Science:

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Consumer Behavior

School of History, Geography, and Tourism:

  • Argentine and Latin American History of Art

School of Management and Economics:

  • Accounting
  • Coaching
  • International Contemporary Agenda
  • Political and Social Process in the Latin American Region
  • Argentine Society, Culture, and Politics

School of Modern Languages:

  • English Normative
  • English and North American Culture
  • English Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Methods of Translation (taught partially in English)
  • Methods of Interpretation (taught partially in English)
  • Comparative Structures (taught in English and Spanish)

School of Social Sciences:

  • History of International Relations
  • Latin American Political Systems
  • Latin American Social History
  • The Reversal of Development in the Southern Cone
  • Service Learning: Urban Inequalities in Latin America (Service-Learning Syllabus)

Courses at Universidad del Salvador (Multidisciplinary Studies and Community Engagement Program)

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Courses at Universidad del Salvador (Multidisciplinary Studies and Community Engagement Program)

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Highlights
  • Classes in Spanish Language
  • Courses in English and Spanish with local students
  • Service-learning option

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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