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Program Description


Buenos Aires 9 de Julio
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   Quick Facts

  • Take psychology classes in English while exploring Argentina, the country that boasts the highest number of psychologists per capita in the world.
  • Take integrated university classes with local degree-seeking students.
  • Study Spanish language at all levels to make the most of your interactions with locals.
  • Live and learn in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, also called the "Paris of South America" for its blending of European charm with South American warmth.
  • Participate in group excursions and co-curricular activites focused on the art, culture, sports and lifestyle that make Buenos Aires one of the world's most exciting cities.


Buenos Aires La Boca Neighbor
Buenos Aires Caminito
Photos courtesy of SAO

Location Details

Buenos Aires is a large bustling city full of rich history and diversity in every little nook and cranny.  Yet, at the same time it is paving the way for the future as well in fashion, art, music, food, business, technology, science, architecture and so much more. Argentina is a culturally diverse country with a rich history of immigration of people from Europe (you will notice a strong Italian influence), East Asia, and Central & South America. Among Buenos Aires’ 48 neighborhoods, called barrios, you will find Belgrano, home to a large Chinatown community, and once, the center of Argentina’s Jewish population.

Universidad del Salvador (USAL) is located in downtown Buenos Aires, providing students key access to all the city has to offer.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens may require a transitory resident permit* for programs over 90 days. U.S. passport holders will work with IFSA staff to acquire this permit. 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.


Academic Program & Courses

All participants will enroll in one Spanish class, one elective class at IFSA-Butler's partner institution, Universidad del Salvador (USAL) and three elective classes chosen from IFSA electives and/or USAL electives to complete a total of 15 semester credit hours.

While USAL courses are open to all USAL students, they are considered the introductory courses to a more specific topic of study. Therefore, they are general in scope and do not require extensive background knowledge in the particular subject. Most USAL courses will translate as lower-division courses at ASU.

Courses at USAL vary by semester, past elective courses at USAL have included one or two specific psychology courses. For more information on USAL classes, please visit IFSA-Butler's website here.

Students may participate in an internship that places them with a local non-profit organization or companies dedicated to one (or more) of the following areas: pyschology, education, medicine, business, hospitality and tourism, marketing, etc. Several examples include:

  • Psychiatric institutions where students work alongside local doctors and counselors on different projects
  • Women's rights organizations where students support staff on various projects
Students interested in pursuing an internship must work with their academic unit at ASU to determine applicability of credit.  All internship participants have a must complete Internship Coordinator Review Form on file with the Study Abroad Office prior to the start of their program.
Casa Rosada

Buenos Aires - Bookstore


Buenos Aires San Telmo
Photo courtesy of SAO

Program Housing

Living with a host family is one of the best ways to immerse into the Argentinean culture.  The homestay setting will provide you with a place to call home, as well as do homework.  In addition, you will have a link to the local culture and customs. Though they are compensated for the providing a homestay, the families are genuinely happy to welcome international guests into their homes. Homestays are located in a neighborhood near where you will be studying, but all students should expect to have a commute.

Homestays will include two meals per day Sunday through Friday, and one meal on Saturday.


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.



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 Fall Semester Cost Sheet and Spring Semester 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 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 Fall Semester Cost Sheet or Spring Semester 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



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2019 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission 07/29/2019 12/02/2019
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

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

Indicates that deadline has passed