The World Endeavors Study in Argentina program takes place at the Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires. Ranked as one of the top ten universities in Latin America, Universidad Austral provides diverse courses, academically challenging curriculum, and extracurricular activities for international students and Argentines alike. With courses taught in both English and Spanish, students have the option to take courses that not only fit their career goals, but also their language preference. In addition, the campus is home to eight institutes dedicated to various academic studies, which provides opportunities for virtually any major.
The University’s main campus in Buenos Aires offers international students the perfect opportunity to explore Argentine culture. Known as the “Paris of the South,” Buenos Aires offers students an affordable and rewarding alternative to studying abroad in Europe. Students enjoy week nights out tango dancing, watching fútbol, or visiting museums in central Buenos Aires, while weekends are ideal for planning adventurous excursions to the countryside that include hiking, trekking, swimming, camping, and skiing.
The World Endeavors Study in Argentina program at Universidad Austral is a great fit for a wide range of students. Those wishing to learn about Argentina or Latin American history and culture enjoy the convenience of taking courses in English, while advanced Spanish speakers benefit from the University’s immersive and academically challenging courses in the full range of subjects offered.
In the far corner of South America rests Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Many consider this to be the most European city in South America, yet it dances with Latin flair. Although the city was shaped by European immigrants centuries ago, the culture of the city has taken a on shape of its own. Artists cover drab walls with splashes of bright pastels, particularly prominent in the La Boca neighborhood. Even the presidential palace, aptly named la Casa Rosada, boasts a bright rose color from top to bottom.
Days can be filled with attending antique markets, sampling street food, listening to street musicians, or touring the famous modern art museums. Meet up with friends in the evening to enjoy a classic Argentine steak dinner followed by a glass of Fernet. Afterwards, attend a tango class or catch a fútbol game with some friends. No matter your interests, there is never a dull moment in Buenos Aires!
"Argentina is such a fascinating, beautiful, confusing, and diverse country, and being able to witness it firsthand was one of the highlights of my college career. Living and learning in another country was so rewarding, and the experience gave me a whole new excitement for life. Now I always look for opportunities to practice my Spanish and the other skills I learned there. I'm so glad I made the leap to study in Argentina!"
-Molly, Program Advisement Intern
Academic credit and transcripts are issued by Universidad Austral after the successful completion of the program. Universidad Austral is a fully-accredited, state-recognized Argentinian institution of higher learning.
The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.
Students applying to this program should:
• Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
• Be currently enrolled in a university or college and have completed at least 3 semesters.
• Be fluent in English to enroll in courses taught in English, and possess intermediate (B2 level) Spanish language skills to enroll in courses taught in Spanish.
TYPICAL COURSE LOAD
Students have the option to choose courses taught in English, Spanish, or both in a variety of subjects. Each student takes up to 5 courses for 3 credits each. Please contact World Endeavors for more information.
Participants in this program stay in shared apartments near Universidad Austral’s campus. Apartments are furnished and are shared with other international students. Home stay accommodations may be arranged for an additional charge.
SPRING SEMESTER: March 3rd – June 16th, 2017
– Application deadline: November 1st, 2016
FALL SEMESTER: August 3rd – November 17th, 2017
– Application deadline: May 1st, 2017
Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.
|Study In Argentina (Universidad Austral)||$9,990|
- Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
- Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
- Academic transcript from Universidad Austral
- Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
- Student services and learning support
- 24/7 emergency phone support
- Airport reception and welcome
- Student housing accommodations
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Cell phone rental
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip airfare to Buenos Aires
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Textbooks and other course materials
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.