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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

Psychology in English students can choose between off-campus homestays with an Argentine family or a residencia (this is similar to a cross between a U.S.-style dorm and a private apartment with many bedrooms). A homestay is with a local family and includes two meals per day Sunday through Friday, and one meal on Saturday. Rooms are individual with a shared bathroom and include Wi-Fi, bed, and desk or a place to study. A residencia typically houses students from Argentina and other Latin American countries enrolled in a variety of local universities. Rooms may be individual or double with a shared bathroom and include Wi-Fi, bed, desk, and shared study area. Meals are not included, but some residencias offer meal plans and/or kitchen access. We try to honor your preferences but cannot guarantee them. Housing in residencias is limited in availability and may not be available each semester, so students are encouraged to apply early.

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 Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services 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 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
Spring Semester 2021 10/15/2020
Rolling Admission 03/02/2021 07/03/2021
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.
Fall Semester 2021 03/15/2021 ** 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.
Spring Semester 2022 09/25/2021 ** 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