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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing Options: Host Family
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language of Instruction: Spanish
Program Type: Semester, Year Academic Areas: Business, Communication Studies, Economics, Education, History, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish
Language Pre-requisites: 4-5 semesters of college-level Spanish
Scholarships:
Center for International Programs, Program Scholarships, Shreiner Scholarship for Study in Latin America
Volunteer Opportunities:
Yes
Visa Required for U.S. Citizens:
Yes
Program Description:
Location
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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When
Fall, Spring, and Year

Located in one of the world's most exciting and cosmopolitan cities, the Argentine Universities Program (AUP) offers students the opportunity to enroll in up to four prestigious universities in Buenos Aires. We offer six optional academic concentrations allowing students to specialize in their major area of study: Spanish Translation, and Linguistics, Human Rights: Diversity, Minority  & Gender Studies, Human Rights: Genocide, Cinema in Argentina, LIterature in Argentina and Intensive Spanish.
 
Application Deadline
Spring: November 1
Fall: April 1


 
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Host Universities
Universidad Catolica Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad del Salvador, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
 
IFSA-Butler Services
Academics
  • Tuition
  • Full academic advising and course selection/approval assistance
  • Butler University transcript for easy credit transfer
  • Academic records maintenance
  • Grade and credit query assistance
Housing
  • Host family stays
  • At least one meal per day
Predeparture support services
  • Personalized advising with your IFSA-Butler program advisor
  • Welcome packet, Preparing to Study Abroad guide, Financing Study Abroad guide, and newsletter updates
  • Parental support including Preparing to Study Abroad guide and Financing Study Abroad guide
  • Assistance in accommodating students with disabilities
  • Financial aid assistance and transfers
  • Travel and student visa assistance
  • Group flight arrangements to most destinations
On-site services
  • Airport pickup for group flights
  • Full-time IFSA-Butler staff abroad for assistance and support
  • 4- to 10-day orientation programs (including transportation, accommodation, activities, student handbook and welcome materials, and most meals)
  • Intensive language program
  • Transportation to host university accommodation following orientation
  • New student orientation at host university
  • Newsletter updates throughout the semester
  • IFSA-Butler welcome meal
Excursions and activities
  • Mid-semester weekend excursions and adventure trips
  • Cultural activities and social events
  • Day trips and sightseeing tours
Health services and emergency assistance
  • Full medical insurance plan for all students
  • 24-hour emergency assistance and support from on-site IFSA-Butler staff
  • Access to local medical facilities
Finances
  • Numerous scholarships available
    Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000. Click here (http://www.ifsa-butler.org/scholarships.html) for more information about our scholarship opportunities.
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Ability to pay by credit card
  • Support for U.S. university direct billing arrangements
What's next?
For more information or to contact this program's advisor, click here or follow the link below to apply.


 
Contact Us
6201 Corporate Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278
800-858-0229
www.ifsa-butler.org
studyabroad@ifsa-butler.org

 
 




Academic Overview

On the AUP, you can choose between two different program structures in order to meet your academic needs and interests. You can participate either in the general academic program or choose to focus your area of study in a specialized academic concentration. All students will enroll in the mandatory Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture course offered only to IFSA-Butler participants. All coursework is conducted in Spanish.

General Academic Program:
The general academic program combines specialized program courses designed for IFSA-Butler students with Argentine university courses taken alongside local, degree-seeking students. Along with the mandatory Spanish language course, you can choose to enroll in one additional program course. (See the "Program Courses" section of the IFSA-Butler website for course syllabi).  To complete the semester course schedule of 15-18 U.S. semester credit hours, you will enroll in two to four university courses. The option is available to take all your courses at one university or choose to register at several different universities. An academic advisor in Buenos Aires will assist you in selecting appropriate courses for your semester or year abroad. Be sure to click on the "University Courses" section to review university courses that may be available during your time abroad.

Following are two sample schedules demonstrating the academic flexibility of AUP's general academic program:

Sample schedule 1 for general academic program:

Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture (IFSA-Butler; 3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Argentine Foreign Policy (IFSA-Butler; 3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Compared Political Systems 1 (Universidad del Salvador; 3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Spanish Literature 2 (Universidad Católica Argentina, 3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Tango and Culture Workshop (Universidad del Salvador; 3 U.S. semester credit hours)

Sample schedule 2 for general academic program:

Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture (IFSA-Butler; 3 U.S. semester credit hours)
International Security (Universidad de Buenos Aires; 6 U.S. semester credit hours)
History of Hispanic-American Art (Universidad Católica Argentina; 3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Creativity 1 (Universidad del Salvador; 3 U.S. semester credit hours)

Academic Concentrations
The AUP offers six optional and specialized academic concentrations designed especially for IFSA-Butler students:
  • Spanish Translation and Linguistics
  • Cinema in Argentina
  • Human Rights: Diversity, Minority, and Gender Studies
  • Human Rights: Genocide
  • Literature in Argentina
  • Directed Research
  • Intensive Spanish
Any student accepted to the AUP is eligible to participate in one academic concentration during the semester. This is a great opportunity for you to more fully integrate into the cultural life of Buenos Aires by working and researching at prestigious civil society institutions alongside distinguished faculty and experts in these areas. Additionally, the specialized concentrations allow you to focus on a specific area of interest in order to gain in-depth knowledge of that subject from a different perspective.

Coursework for the specialized academic concentrations is a mixture of IFSA-Butler program classes, seminars and workshops, and integrated university classes of your choice. All students must take the Advanced Spanish and Argentine Culture course and the specially designed program course and/or seminar for the concentration. The remainder of your courses are selected from one or two of the IFSA-Butler partner universities in Buenos Aires.

IMPORTANT: Please note that all students with four semesters of Spanish (neither more nor less) participate in the Intensive Spanish concentration. Students in this concentration take a combination of program classes and courses at the Universidad Católica Argentina and Universidad del Salvador.

Other Scholarships

Center for International Programs Study Abroad Grant
Please apply for this program before applying for the CIP Study Abroad Grant (due October 15th or March 15th).  Use the Program Search and search under 'Scholarship Programs.' 

Charles F. Shreiner ('50) Scholarship for Study Abroad in Latin America
The Charles F. Shreiner ('50) Fund for Latin American Studies is the gift of several generous alumni of Latin American Studies at Saint Joseph's University.  Thanks to this endowment, the Latin American Studies Program can now offer 3 partial scholarships of $600 each to SJU students to support study in Latin America in Fall 2017.  This might be in the form of a study tour, semester abroad, or internship abroad.  Preference will given to SJU study tours to Latin America that are approved Latin American Studies courses.  More information about eligibility requirements and the application process can be found HERE.  Applications are due March 15th.
 
Things to Remember before Applying
  • You must meet with a CIP advisor before beginning your application. 
  • Review the SJU Study Abroad Policy here. 
  • This program requires a separate, on-line application to be submitted directly to them. Please refer to their website for deadlines and application requirements.  
  • If approved by the CIP, you will be required to submit a non-refundable $300 Confirmation deposit WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS of approval notice. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.