Latin American Studies and Courses with Locals

Universidad de Belgrano
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Popular Subject Areas

    Latin American Studies and Courses with Locals

  • Location

    Buenos Aires

  • Host University

    Universidad de Belgrano

    The UB's urban campus is situated in the lovely residential neighborhood of Belgrano, surrounded by parks, homes, and embassy buildings. It is just a short walk from the ISA office and a quick subway or bus-ride from downtown Buenos Aires. The campus boasts computer labs, a large library, sports facilities, a theater, a cafeteria, and a number of study spaces and areas for students to relax between classes.
    The UB was ranked 59th in the QS Latin American University Rankings in 2017 and is among the highest quality universities in Argentina. It has a strong tradition of internationalization, and is among the most popular universities for U.S. study abroad students. Over 900 study abroad students attend the UB each year from all corners of the globe. The UB's goals are to provide high-quality education, to promote research in all disciplines, and to foster the social and cultural development of the community.

  • Term

    Fall 2A 2022

  • Program Dates

    Jun 18, 2022 - Dec 03, 2022

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Apr 01, 2022

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    Apr 15, 2022

  • Credit

    300 - 360 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $15,450

  • This session is in progress and is no longer accepting applications.

Study Abroad Program Description

The semester Latin American Studies sessions are designed for students at all levels of Spanish, and will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the political, social, economic, and cultural aspects of Argentina and Latin America. You can also advance your Spanish language through optional Spanish courses during the semester sessions. You will learn among fellow international students and be taught by the faculty at the Universidad de Belgrano. The majority of the PEAL courses, or the Spanish-taught Argentine and Latin American studies courses, require at least a high intermediate level of Spanish.

Semester students wishing to take one or more courses with locals should enroll in the Latin American Studies and Courses with Locals program.

All A semester programs include an intensive month of Spanish Language courses for credit prior to the start of the semester program at the Universidad de Belgrano. The semester B programs do not include the intensive month.

You can combine the Spring + Fall OR Fall + Spring sessions at a discounted price. For more information about this option, please contact your ISA Argentina Site Specialist.

Enjoy Flexibility with ISA Flex

We’ve partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to help you overcome common study abroad challenges by adding an ASU Online course to your ISA program. With more than 2,100 courses to choose from, ISA Flex minimizes academic challenges, like major requirements and limited course options, so you can make the most of your experience abroad. Once you’ve applied, access the Flex form in your ISA Student Portal for more information on how to add this to your program and enroll in the course you need.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

Students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of five semesters (7-8 quarters) of college-level Spanish

To participate in this program, you must be 18 years of age or older.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Orientation

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Contact Hours

300 - 360

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

20 - 24

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

30 - 36

Academic Information

Course Availability and Scheduling:

  • You will be participating in an intensive Spanish Language month-long program before the beginning of your semester program. 
  • All students participating in the Courses with Locals program must enroll in and complete at least one course with Argentine students. You have the option of taking up to 4 classes from the regular course listing at the Universidad de Belgrano. You can also select courses with international students from the Latin American Studies course listing.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The courses listed under "International Students" are with international students from the Latin American Studies program.
  • The courses listed under "Primarily Local Students" are with local Argentine students. Students must compete at least one course with Argentine students. 

You can request syllabi from the Argentina Program Manager.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of Belgrano course code system.
  • Each code starts with four letters that denote the program to which the course pertains:
    • PEAL (Programa de Estudios Argentinos y Latinoamericanos)
    • PALAS (Program in Argentine and Latin American Studies).
  • The remainder of the course code is made up of three numbers. Courses coded 100-200 were designed as lower division undergraduate courses, and courses coded 300-400 were designed as upper division undergraduate courses. These ISA course level recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Courses

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Universidad de Belgrano
International Students
Intensive Spanish Language
120 Contact Hours
120 Contact Hours
120 Contact Hours
Language
60 Contact Hours
30 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
30 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
Latin American Studies in English (PALAS)
Argentine Economy
PALAS 310
60 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
Latin American Studies in Spanish (PEAL)
60 Contact Hours
60 Host University Units
60 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
Primarily Local Students
Architecture
Economics
60 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
81 Contact Hours
81 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
81 Contact Hours
81 Contact Hours
81 Contact Hours
81 Contact Hours
108 Contact Hours
Engineering
81 Contact Hours
108 - 96 Contact Hours
81 Contact Hours
81 Contact Hours
108 Contact Hours
81 Contact Hours
Graphic Design
60 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
67 Contact Hours
108 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
Journalism
Literature and Language
60 Contact Hours
Natural Sciences
67 Contact Hours
108 Contact Hours
81 Contact Hours
108 Contact Hours
108 Contact Hours
108 Contact Hours
108 Contact Hours
81 Contact Hours
108 Contact Hours
60 Contact Hours
Philosophy
48 Contact Hours
Psychology
Society and Economy
81 Contact Hours

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Michelle McRaney

Program Manager, Argentina

BUENOS AIRES TEAM

Gabriela Gamper

Resident Director, Argentina

Funding Your ISA Program

Wondering how you’ll fund your program? ISA’s got you covered! If you receive financial aid for your home university, you will likely be able to use those funds for study abroad too.  The first step is usually speaking with your home university. Check out the steps for using financial aid here.

Need to know how much to budget for a term abroad? Take a look at the additional expenses you might expect, depending on your program.

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. We offer over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, visit the scholarships and grants page.

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Housing

ISA Housing in Buenos Aires allows you to enjoy a memorable experience by living in an Argentine home with a local family or in a residencia with other international students. With an open mind and flexibility, the experience of living in another culture will be both educational and highly rewarding. This will be a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a new place and live as a local would, so take advantage and let yourself become a Porteño!

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed. 

Homestay

If you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad, living with a host family is your ideal housing option. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and ensure a comfortable living situation. You will be provided with breakfast and dinner daily, and laundry service once a week. All of the ISA host families are located in some of the most vibrant and affluent neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, including Belgrano, Palermo, and Recoleta. Living with a host family will offer you glimpses of everyday life in the capital city with easy access to the Universidad de Belgrano. It is important to note that due to the dynamic and culture of Buenos Aires, most homestays consist of a single, older woman or an older couple. Although a few nuclear families are available, ISA cannot guarantee any specific type of homestay for students.

Student Residence

If you choose to live in the residencia, you will have your own roomr and you will have access to the kitchen during both the week and weekend. Unlike a typical dorm in the US, the residencia is not located on campus. Please contact ISA for more information on the residencia option and to request a residencia contract.

Independent Housing

You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are responsible for researching and reserving housing, and paying all fees, deposits, and rent directly to the housing facility that you choose.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Día de Campo - Estancia

On this excursion, you will visit an estancia outside the city of Buenos Aires, where you will be served traditional asado in an authentic farmhouse, observe the traditional dances and games of rural communities, and have the chance to take carriage rides and go horseback riding.

Delta Overnight - Semester only

Travel by boat down the Tigre River to the Parana Delta Island Zone.  This nature reserve is home to a unique ecosystem and island culture all of which you will learn about during guided tours and activities with the local community of the surrounding area.

Iguazú Falls (optional for semester programs only) * Optional

Iguazu falls are the largest waterfalls in the world, and are considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world. You will have the chance to experience their spectacular beauty, hike through a national park surrounded by a jungle, and visit a native Guarani village to learn about Guarani history and way of life.

Cultural Activities in Buenos Aires

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Buenos Aires. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Buenos AIres special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included a Tango dance class, Feria de Mataderos, Museo Evita, and Yerba Mate workshop.

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