Skip to content
Program Description

Overview

ISA Argentina- City
Photo courtesy of ISA

   Quick Facts

  • Immerse yourself in Spanish language through intensive language instructions
  • Participate in the Bridging Cultures Program to help ease your transition into your study abroad experience
  • Spend one to two summer sessions in the colorful, multicultural city of Buenos Aires
  • Enjoy excursions to locations such as El Tigre, Colonia del Sacramento, Dia de Campo, etc.
  • Please note: this program is not designed for advanced level Spanish speakers

Location

Buenos Aires - Night
 

Location Details

Buenos Aires (pop. 13 million including suburbs) is well-known for its cultural diversity and lively atmosphere, making it one of South America's most exciting and vibrant cities. It is undoubtedly the most popular destination for students looking to study abroad in Argentina. The city's history revolves around Western European immigrants whose influences can be seen all throughout the city in its architecture, art and style. Although Buenos Aires is historically unique, it has also adopted some more modern architectural styles, which provide a notable contrast to the city's deep-rooted traditions and history.

Buenos Aires holds countless opportunities for students to experience Argentine culture. Students can attend soccer games, world-class theatrical and dance performances, and participate in a vibrant nightlife. Many students will find themselves intrigued by the unique Argentine accent and the national dance, the Tango. Students are sure to witness tango performances throughout the city's streets, cafes, and theaters. 

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will be required to file paperwork for a student visa in Argentina for programs more than 90 days.* Please contact ISA for additional inforamtion. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas.  If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

The Universidad de Belgrano (UB) is accreditied by the National Commission of University Evaluation and Accreditation (CoNEAU), and recognized as an institute of tertiary education by the Argentine Ministry of Culture and Education. More than 14,000 students are enrolled in its 9 departments.

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, a quick subway or bus-ride away 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 62nd in the QS Latin American University Rankings in 2014 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.

Summer program participants will progress through one level of Spanish per summer session term.

Based on the intensive nature of Spanish courses in this program, students who have completed four semesters of college-level Spanish or more are encouraged to consider a different program or just one summer session (Advanced Spanish is the highest level offered on this program).

Course Disclaimer:

  • Course placement is often based on a placement test administered on-site
  • There may be mandatory prerequisites for some courses offered
  • For a specific list of course prerequisites, please refer to the course listing/course descripts for this program on the ISA website

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

  University of Belgrano ASU
Course Levels Beginning/Intermediate/High Intermediate Spanish Lower division
Advanced Spanish Upper division
Credit Click here to view the UB credit & grade conversion scale
Grades
ISA Buenos Aires - UB


ISA Buenos Aires - Office


ISA Buenos Aires - Students
Photos courtesy of ISA

Housing




ISA Buenos Aires - Housing





ISA Buenos Aires - SunsetPhotos courtesy of ISA

Program Housing

ISA Housing in Buenos Aires provides students with the opportunity to enjoy a truly memorable experience by living in an Argentine home with a local family or in a residencia with other international students from all over the world. All home stays are located in middle to upper class neighborhoods and offer glimpses of everyday life with easy access to your university and to city amenities.

Homestay:
Room and partial board, which consists of breakfast and dinner with your host family, is included in the program price as well as laundry service once a week. Each family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to ensure a comfortable living situation. The homestay provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Argentine lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average tourist. This also offers an invaluable opportunity to experience the local language.

It is important to note that due to the dynamic and culture of the city, most homestays consist of a single, older lady or an older couple. Although a few nuclear families are available, ISA cannot guarantee any specific type of homestay for students. Also note that internet access is not common in Argentina, thus homestays will not necessarily be equipped with internet access. ISA does provide internet access at the ISA office, as well as the host universities.

Residencia:
Students in certain programs may also elect to live in a residencia for an extra cost. They may have one to three other international roommates that are not part of the ISA program. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served Monday through Friday at the residencias, with access to the kitchen on the weekends. Please contact ISA for more information on the residencia option and to request a residencia contract.

Independent Housing:
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option may receive a discount equal to the housing portion (room, board, and laundry) of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and rent directly to the housing facility that you choose. Students who pursue independent housing will be required to complete an Independent Housing Waiver with the Study Abroad Office. For more information, please contact your International Coordinator.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Argentina, the facilities for individuals with disabilities are often lacking compared to the US. Infrastructure for individuals with visual, hearing, and physical disabilities is rare. Wheelchair users will have a hard time finding ramps and lowered curbs; and sidewalks tend to be broken and uneven. Most hotels are not adapted for wheelchair use.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. For example, in Argentina, some women travelers may experience harassment in the form of cat calling and other forms of objectification by local men. Students are encouraged to travel in groups and in mixed company whenever possible.

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Summer Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Summer Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

Gallery

Links



Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.