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IFSA Butler in Argentina: Buenos Aires Argentine University Program

Language of Instruction: Spanish
Location:
Buenos Aires,
Argentina
Term: Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Experience cosmopolitan Buenos Aires while studying for a semester abroad

Overview

The IFSA Butler program in Buenos Aires, is a supported enrollment program offered in the fall, spring, and academic year to students who have studied at least 5 semesters of Spanish. Students live in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, while taking courses at up to four prestigious Argentine universities. Students live in a carefully selected homestay, participate in excursions and cultural events all while improving their Spanish language skills.

Academic Program

Students on the Argentine Universities Program take courses from just one or as many as four Buenos Aires universities: Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad del Salvador, or Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. All university classes are taught in Spanish and integrated with full degree-seeking students. Some of the strongest departments available at the four Buenos Aires universities are history, political science, economics, international studies, philosophy, social science, urban studies, and literature. Students may also be interested in three academic tracks: cinema studies; diversity, minority, and gender studies; and human rights.

Program Features

While in Buenos Aires, students live with host families. Students can get involved with the local community through volunteer projects and may have language tutors for help with navigating the university system. The program offers students a wide variety of field trips both in the city and in the surrounding areas. Trips to cultural events in the city include football matches, nights at the theater, beginning tango classes, polo lessons, and several others. Excursions may include visiting places like San Martin de los Andes or Bariloche, as well as a day trip to Colonia, Uruguay.

Eligibility

Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites. Note the program language requirements.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved by the OGP on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.

Fact Sheet

Advisers:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
5 semester of language, or equivalent (Advanced)
Location:
Buenos Aires,
Argentina
Term:
Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
2017
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Fall
2017
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Spring
2018
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Academic Year
2018
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018