Argentine Universities Program ((HOT))
With the IFSA Argentine Universities Program, build your own academic program with a combination of IFSA designed and Argentine university classes taken in Spanish alongside local degree-seeking students. You will select at least one IFSA-taught class and combine it with your choice of additional IFSA classes and direct-enroll classes to meet your academic needs and goals.
Argentine Universities Program
As our student, you may enroll in undergraduate classes for which you are qualified and for which space is available at any of our Argentine partner universities. See information below for a list of departments available to you. While class descriptions may be found online, class syllabi may not be available until the beginning of your semester. If a class you are looking for is not listed, or if you are having trouble navigating a university's website, contact your IFSA Admissions Counselor for assistance.
Working with an IFSA seminar instructor and your onsite coordinator, you will complete an academic paper, earning 3 U.S. semester credit hours. The placement process begins with the submission of the Internship Interest Form upon acceptance into the program, and typically concludes with an in-person interview in Buenos Aires.
Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.
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. In addition, there are several optional academic concentrations available in order to focus on a uniquely Argentine topic, as well as specially designed study abroad program courses.
In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.
In 2019 Georgetown University partnered with the Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) in order to introduce the IFSA Argentine Universities Program as an option for study abroad. By partnering with IFSA we are providing a unique opportunity to directly matriculate at a number of universities in Buenos Aires.
Students participating in the Argentine Universities Program have access to IFSA-led courses as well as courses from three Argentine universities: Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad del Salvador, and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Additionally, students in the Film and Media Studies program at Georgetown can seek eligibility through IFSA to take courses at Fundación de Universidad de Cine.
The IFSA program is perfect for students seeking to further advance their academic Spanish as all courses are taught in Spanish. Georgetown requires that all students studying at IFSA Argentina complete at least Advanced Spanish II as a prerequisite. The program further provides an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the language by placing students in homestays with local families. Homestay accommodations are guaranteed to ensure students a private bedroom and dedicated study space, laundry, and three meals a day.
Students wanting to learn more about Hoya experiences in Buenos Aires can visit the GU Office of Global Education official YouTube page to hear from Grace Rector, Vance Vaughan, and Miranda Carnes in their #TakeoverTuesday. While they were on a program offered previously (and no longer), the spirit of Buenos Aires lives on in their stories!
This fellowship provides financing for two-months visits to Columbia by scholars and scientists from any discipline who are working in Argentina on the topic of choice for that academic year. The program is supported by Fundar; its purpose is to strengthen scholarly ties between Columbia and the academic community of Argentina, while fostering research that can inform a broad policy conversation in Argentina and the region.
The ten students participating in the program are: Jonathan Daniel Bandoni (San Luis); Rodolfo Gabriel Carrizo (Belén, Catamarca); Carlos Oviedo Codigoni and Ana Iris Robador (La Rioja); Lucas Ramón Madrazo Barbará (Salta); Rodrigo Morón (Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires Province); Valeria E. Alvarez (Chascomús, Buenos Aires Province); María Antonella Di Napoli (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province); Luciana Fernanda Gordillo Olivares (San Juan), and Rebeca Ibarra (Santa Rosa, La Pampa).
The U.S. Embassy covers the costs of the program for students and encourages participants to apply for future academic opportunities in the United States, including those offered by the Fulbright Commission in Argentina.
The IFSA in Argentina: Argentine University Program in Buenos Aires offers students the opportunity to mix and match classes between the largest and smallest universities in Argentina. Buenos Aires will provide you with the best of big-city living with fascinating social and economic dynamics. In order to participate, you need to complete at least 4 semesters of Spanish, or the equivalent, prior to departure.
You can take courses at one or as many partner universities in Buenos Aires, which include: Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad del Salvador (USAL), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT), and Fundación Universidad del Cine (FUC). All university classes are taught in Spanish and integrated with local, full degree-seeking students. Some of the strongest departments available at the partner universities are History, Political Science, Economics, International Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Urban Studies, and Literature.
The Emory Salamanca Program in Spain, available every fall and spring semester, is another excellent option for Spanish majors and minors. We have a longstanding relationship with the University of Salamanca, the oldest university of Spain, with an onsite director and a dedicated classroom and study space to support Emory students. A large number of Salamanca courses are pre-approved for credit in Spanish and other programs such as Political Science and Biology.
Emory facutly-led summer programs abroad, students take Emory courses and there is no need to establish credit equivalency. This is also true for most courses in semester or year program in Salamanca. In order to gain Spanish or Portuguese credit for other programs in Spanish- and Portuguese countries, you will need to apply for pre-approval and final approval from the department.
Education in state institutions is at the initial, primary, secondary and tertiary levels and in the undergraduate university level (not for graduate programs). Private education is paid, although in some cases (especially in primary and secondary schools) state subsidies support its costs. According to studies by UNESCO, education in Argentina and Uruguay guarantee equality to have institutional features that hinder the commercialization of education, as well as Finland has characteristics that favor multiethnic population education and special education, education favors Argentina equality. According to the last census, the illiteracy rate is 1.9%, the second lowest in Latin America. In the last decade, Argentina has created nine new universities, while the outflow of university students increased by 68%.
Education is a responsibility shared by the national government, the provinces and federal district and private institutions, though basic guidelines have historically been set by the Ministry of Education. Closely associated in Argentina with President Domingo Sarmiento's assertion that "the sovereign should be educated" ("sovereign" referring to the people), education has been extended nearly universally and its maintenance remains central to political and cultural debate. Even though education at all levels, including universities, has always been free, there are a significant number of private schools and universities.
The program of deregulation and privatization pursued by President Carlos Menem in reaction to the country's socio-economic crisis of 1989 led to the decentralization of the Argentine secondary school system, whereby, from 1992 onward, the schools' administration and funding became a provincial responsibility. The policy's weakness, however, lay in that federal revenue sharing did not increase accordingly, particularly given the decision to shift two primary school years to the secondary system.
In addition an adult system of high schools (usually called Acelerados, Spanish for accelerated) exists in order to guarantee secondary education to people over 18. Normally it consists in 2 or 3 years of intensive program of study and it is provided by a large number of public and private schools varying on each province. Night shift is available in order to satisfy those who work during the day. These high school diplomas are accepted to enroll in a university.
One important aspect is that Public universities at tertiary education level and at university level are tuition-free and open to anyone. Although it is not required to pay any kind of fee at universities, hidden costs of education, like transportation and materials, are often neglected. The lack of a well-developed and widespread scholarship system makes it hard for students from low-income families to enroll in public universities: for each eight students from the 20% upper-income class, there is only one student from the 20% lower-income class. In contrast, post-graduate education requires some form of funding and it is generally not free.
Argentina maintains a network of 39 National universities, financed by the Ministry of Education since 1946. Private and parochial universities are also abundant, numbering 46 among the active institutions and they enroll about a sixth of the collegiate student body (see University reform in Argentina and List of universities in Argentina). Summing up, over 1.5 million students attend institutions of higher learning in Argentina, annually (roughly half the population of college age).