Jess Swanson, CC'17


IFSA Butler in Argentina: Mendoza Argentine Universities Program

Language of Instruction: Spanish
Term: Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Improve your Spanish skills while studying in Mendoza, Argentina

The next application deadline is Mar 1, 2019
See other program dates


Attend the IFSA Butler in Argentina: Mendoza Argentine Universities Program, a supported enrollment program offered in the fall, spring, and academic year if you have have studied at least 4 semesters of Spanish. You will enjoy the small-city environment of Mendoza, while attending up to two universities with strong programs in the arts, living with a carefully selected homestay family, while improving their Spanish language skills.


You can select coursework from two universities in Mendoza. The local universities offer courses in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts in a small-city environment near the wine growing regions of Argentina. There are many outdoors opportunities in the area. You will also have the opportunity to take a course with IFSA-Butler directly to continue to expand on your Spanish-speaking skills.

Program Features

During the semester, you live with a host family. The program includes several meals per day. Mendoza has many musical opportunities that you can get involved in and the local campus has a wide variety of clubs and outdoor activities.


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

Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Undergraduates, Junior, Study Abroad
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
4 semesters of language, or equivalent (Intermediate sequence)
Latin America and the Caribbean
Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019