Buenos Aires Course Offerings

 

2019-2020 SEMESTER PROGRAM:
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES & SPANISH LANGUAGE
AT THE UNIVERSIDAD DE BELGRANO

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester 2019$12,695Arrive Feb. 23, 2019 – Depart June 14, 2019BAS1
Spring Semester 2019 + Intensive Month$15,195Arrive Jan. 26, 2019 – Depart June 14, 2019BAS2
Fall Semester 2019$12,695Arrive July 20, 2019 – Depart Nov. 8, 2019BAF1BE
Fall Semester 2019 + Intensive Month$15,195Arrive June 22, 2019 – Depart Nov. 8, 2019BAF2BE
Spring Semester 2020$12,695Arrive Late Feb. 2020 – Depart Mid. June 2020 (TBA)BAS1BE
Spring Semester 2020 + Intensive Month$15,195Arrive Late Jan. 2020 – Depart Mid. June 2020 (TBA)BAS2BE

Language Eligibility: For all levels of Spanish.

-Beginner level is for students who have not taken Spanish before.
-Intermediate level must have completed at least 2 semesters or 3 quarters of college level Spanish.
-Advanced level must have completed at least 4 semesters or 6 quarters of college level Spanish.

Additional eligibility requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. Must be at least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Total contact hours: 180-480 for students who participate in the Semester + Intensive Month. 180-360 for students who participate in the Semester Only. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit. 10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-32 semester credits for students who participate in the Semester + Intensive Month. 12-24 semester credits for students who participate in the Semester Only.

Final transcript is issued by the Universidad de Belgrano.  Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.


BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS AT UNIVERSIDAD DE BELGRANO

Students who participate in the optional, month-long Spanish intensive course prior to the semester will enroll in a minimum of 3 courses or a maximum of 6 courses during the semester.

Students who do not participate in the optional Spanish intensive course will enroll in a minimum of 4 courses or a maximum of 6 courses during the semester.

It is optional to take Spanish Language with this program, but it is strongly recommended because it will assist you greatly during your stay in Argentina.

Students may combine courses taught in English and courses taught in Spanish, or you may take all your courses in one language. Courses taught in English are open to all students.

In order to take non-language courses taught in Spanish, students should have completed at least 2 semesters of college Spanish or equivalent.

Courses taught in Spanish with a course code in the 200 range (see PEAL course codes below) are open to Intermediate and Advanced level students, as well as Low Intermediate level students who wish to challenge themselves. To take these courses, 2 previous semesters of Spanish study is recommended.

Courses taught Spanish with a course code in the 300 range (see PEAL course codes below) are also open to Intermediate and Advanced level students, but Intermediate students may find them a bit more challenging than the 200 courses. To take these courses, 2-4 previous semesters of Spanish study is recommended.

All students will be required to take a Spanish placement test online before departure. Your results on the placement test will help determine which courses in Spanish are the most suitable for you. After arrival, you will have an advising session with an academic advisor at the Universidad de Belgrano, who will discuss your course selections and placement test results and make recommendations for the best courses according to your level.

Course offerings are subject to change.  All students MUST have a total of 8 COURSES APPROVED by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a course is cancelled or 2 of the courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up courses that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for courses (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible courses that you can take (this does not include the optional intensive course). We will not be able to pre-register you unless you provide us with 8 possible courses.

Courses worth 60 contact hours / 4 semester credits will meet twice a week for 90 minutes each session. Courses worth 30 contact hours / 2 semester credits will meet once a week. The month-long Spanish intensive course will meet 6 hours per day, Mon-Fri.


COURSE OFFERINGS AND DESCRIPTIONS

Optional Month-long Spanish Intensive Course (takes place prior to the regular semester)

120 contact hours / 8 semester credits

Note: A placement test taken online before departure will determine your Spanish level.

Spanish Language Semester Courses

*60 contact hours / 4 semester credits
**30 contact hours / 2 semester credits

Note: A placement test taken online before departure will determine your Spanish level.

Semester Courses taught in English

60 contact hours / 4 semester credits

Semester Courses taught in Spanish – for Intermediate and Advanced levels

60 contact hours / 4 semester credits, unless noted otherwise


2019-2020 SEMESTER PROGRAM: UNIVERSIDAD DEL SALVADOR

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Fall Semester 2019$11,495Arrive Mid. July 2019 – Depart Early Nov. 2019 (TBA)BAF1SA
Fall Semester 2019 + Intensive Month$13,995Arrive Mid. June 2019 – Depart Early Nov. 2019 (TBA)BAF2SA
Spring Semester 2020$11,495Arrive Late Feb. 2020 – Depart Mid. June 2020 (TBA)BAS1SA
Spring Semester 2020 + Intensive Month$13,995Arrive Late Jan. 2020 – Depart Mid. June 2020 (TBA)BAS2SA

Language Eligibility: For all levels of Spanish. Courses are available in English and Spanish.

-2 semesters or 3 quarters of college level Spanish are required to take classes in English.
-Low Intermediate level must have completed at least 2-3 semesters or 3-4 quarters of college level Spanish.
-High Intermediate level must have completed at least 3-4 semesters or 4-5 quarters of college level Spanish.
-Advanced level must have completed at least 5 semesters or 6 quarters of college level Spanish.

Additional eligibility requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. Must be at least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Total contact hours: 260-404 for students who participate in the Semester + Intensive Month. 180-306 for students who participate in the Semester Only. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit. 10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit.

Possible U.S. Credits: 17-26 semester credits for students who participate in the Semester + Intensive Month. 12-20 semester credits for students who participate in the Semester Only.

Final transcript is issued by the Universidad del Salvador.  Classes are taken with other American students, foreign students, and/or Argentine students.


BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS AT UNIVERSIDAD DEL SALVADOR

Students who participate in the optional, month-long Spanish intensive course prior to the semester will enroll in a minimum of 3 courses or a maximum of 4 courses during the semester.

Students who do not participate in the optional Spanish intensive course will enroll in 4 courses during the semester.

It is optional to take a Spanish Language course, but it is strongly recommended because it will assist you greatly during your stay in Argentina.

Students may combine courses taught in English and courses taught in Spanish, or you may take all your courses in one language. Courses taught in English are open to all students.

In order to take advanced level content courses taught in Spanish, students should have completed at least 5 semesters of college Spanish or equivalent. In order to take intermediate level content courses taught in Spanish, students should have completed at least 3 semesters of college Spanish or equivalent.

All students will be required to take a Spanish placement test online before departure. Your results on the placement test will determine your assigned Spanish level. If you plan to take content courses in Spanish, the placement test results will also help you determine which courses taught in Spanish are the most suitable for you.

Course offerings are subject to change.  All students MUST have a total of 8 COURSES APPROVED by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a course is cancelled or 2 of the courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up courses that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for courses (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible courses that you can take (this does not include the optional intensive course). We will not be able to pre-register you unless you provide us with 8 possible courses.


COURSE OFFERINGS AND DESCRIPTIONS

Optional Month-long Spanish Intensive Course (takes place prior to the regular semester)

98 contact hours / 6 semester credits

Each intensive course consists of 4 modules: Spanish Grammar (40 contact hours), Spanish Conversation (16 contact hours), Art and Culture of Argentina (32 contact hours), and Argentine Literature (10 contact hours).

Spanish Language Semester Courses

Semester Courses taught in English

Open to all students – no prerequisites

Semester Courses taught in Spanish – for Intermediate level

To take the classes below, students must have completed at least 3 semesters of college Spanish or equivalent.

Semester Courses taught in Spanish – for Advanced level

To take the classes below, students must have completed at least 5 semesters of college Spanish or equivalent.

In addition, students who have completed at least 5 semesters of college Spanish or equivalent may enroll in regular university classes with local students. Degree areas offered at Universidad del Salvador include: Accounting, Art History, Business, Communications, Computer Engineering, Digital Art and Design, Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, Graphic Design, History, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Literature, Nutrition, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Services, Sociology, Sport and Physical Activity, Theater Arts, and Tourism.

If you are interested in taking classes with local students, please contact ASA with your area of academic interest, and we can obtain course offerings and syllabi for you. To take classes with locals, you should be very comfortable reading, writing, and speaking Spanish. Classes with locals can be combined with the courses listed above on this page.


SPRING 2020 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

ASA is pleased to offer semester internship opportunities in Buenos Aires, Argentina for students participating in the Spring Semester ASA academic program at Universidad de Belgrano or Universidad del Salvador!

Students must have a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish language ability in order to be eligible for an internship.

Internships are available during Spring Semester only.

Internships are taken alongside classes and are not available as a stand-alone option. 

Internships are unpaid and not for credit. There is no additional fee for the internship placement.

Internships last for 10 weeks out of the Spring semester, from approximately March/April to May/June 2020. Interns must complete 25 work hours per week (approximately 5 hours a day, Monday through Friday), for a total of 250 work hours during the 10-week internship.   


SEMESTER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

The government of the city of Buenos Aires offers internship opportunities to international students who are studying full-time at a university in Buenos Aires during the Spring semester. This is a great opportunity to gain work experience, enhance your résumé, and connect with local people!

Students must have a Spanish level of High Intermediate or Advanced in order to apply for an internship. 

Internships are not available during the Fall semester. There is no additional fee for the internship.

When applying for an internship, you will be able to indicate 3 possible areas of interest, from the following options:

  • Culture and Art

  • Database Analysis and Statistics

  • Economic Development and Investment

  • Environmental Issues

  • Gender Issues

  • Human Development

  • Human Resources

  • Human Rights

  • Immigration

  • International Business

  • NGOs

  • Press and Communication

  • Public Policy

  • Public Relations

  • Research and Consultancy

  • Social Work

  • Sports

  • System and Processes

  • Teaching (Education)

  • Technology

  • Urban Development

  • Transport and Mobility in Large Cities

If you are selected for an internship, you will be assigned to a department within the city government. (We cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to your top choice area of interest.) You will also be assigned  “tutor” (supervisor) who will guide your daily tasks and help you make the most out of your internship! (Most of the tutors speak some English and can help translate occasionally if you don’t understand something – but the primary language of communication during the internship will be Spanish.)

Your internship hours will be for 5 hours a day, Monday through Friday, for the duration of the 10-week internship assignment.

No additional fee or visa is necessary in order to participate in an internship!


HOW TO APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP IN BUENOS AIRES 

The deadline to submit your complete internship application for the Spring 2020 semester, including all documents listed below, is DECEMBER 31, 2019

STEP 1: Complete the application form online at: https://turismojoven.buenosaires.gob.ar/es/node/1011 (PLEASE NOTE! When asked to select your “University in Buenos Aires,” choose ASA from the drop-down menu. When asked to select “Study,” choose Exchange Student from the drop-down menu.)

STEP 2: EMAIL the following documents to this address: study@buenosaires.gob.ar

  • Letter (PDF format) from your home institution in the U.S. stating you are enrolled full-time, your major/degree, date of anticipated graduation, and indicating you are a student in good standing.  You should be able to obtain this letter from your institution’s Registrar or Admissions Office

  • Letter (PDF format) from ASA stating you will be enrolled full-time at a university in Buenos Aires (ASA will provide you with this)

  • Scan (PDF format) of your official transcript, with completed Spanish courses highlighted, underlined, or circled (ASA will provide you with this)

  • Copy of your passport’s picture page (PDF format). Your passport must be valid until at least Dec. 31, 2020

  • One recommendation letter (PDF format), either academic or professional. Can be from a professor, academic adviser, dean, or supervisor from a past or current job or internship

  • Résumé in Spanish (PDF format)

  • Cover Letter / Letter of Motivation in Spanish (PDF format). Your Cover Letter should discuss the following topics: Your reasons for wanting to participate in an internship; How will an internship support your future career goals; Any relevant experience you have to your areas of interest (e.g. previous study, job, internship, or volunteer experience); Why you would be a good candidate for an internship.

ALL items above must be submitted by December 31, 2018.

If you are offered a position, you will be required to sign a Letter of Commitment.  Once you accept an internship position, you are obligated to complete the internship in full. You cannot change your mind later or decide to quit the internship. Thus, serious applicants only are encouraged to apply.


WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR INTERNSHIP 

An internship is an opportunity to gain experience in the field in which you wish to have a career.  It is also a great opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in your classes and gain networking contacts.  That said, it is extremely important that all internship applicants remain FLEXIBLE in their expectations with regard to the area of the city government you are assigned to, as well as what kind of work you will do. For example, you may need to earn the trust of your supervisor before being given higher level projects. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee you a placement in a particular area of interest.  The more flexible you are in your expectations, the better your outcome will be!

IMPORTANT: Interns should expect to have a very busy schedule, since you will be taking classes full-time during your internship.  You must expect not to have as much flexibility to travel as students who aren’t doing an internship. You may need to work Monday through Friday, and there is no guarantee you will have days off for long weekends.  Please keep in mind that with a greater investment of your time comes greater benefits and experience!

If you commit to an internship, please be aware that that commitment must be taken seriously, as the government of the city of Buenos Aires is making a significant investment of their time and resources in you.  You will be required to complete your internship in full. You will not be able to change your mind, drop, or quit your internship later.  You will need to sign an Letter of Commitment if you are offered a position.  You will be expected to complete your internship assignment in full for the duration of the assignment, be present for all work hours requested of you, and put forth your best effort while working there. Don’t worry – you will have support available to you throughout your placement to help you understand what is expected of you, address any doubts or concerns, and help you have a successful internship assignment!


2019 SUMMER PROGRAM:
INTENSIVE SPANISH LANGUAGE AT THE UNIVERSIDAD DE BELGRANO

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Summer I 2019$4,495Arrive May 25, 2019 – Depart June 22, 2019BASU1
Summer II 2019$4,495Arrive June 22, 2019 – Depart July 20, 2019BASU2

Language Eligibility: Open to all levels of Spanish.

-Beginner level is for students who have not taken Spanish before.
-Intermediate level must have completed at least 2 semesters or 3 quarters of college level Spanish.
-Advanced level must have completed at least 4 semesters or 6 quarters of college level Spanish.

Additional eligibility requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. Must be at least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Total contact hours: 120 per summer session. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit.
10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit.

Possible U.S. Credits: 8 semester credits per summer session.

Final transcript is issued by the Universidad de Belgrano.  Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.


BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: UNIVERSIDAD DE BELGRANO – SUMMER COURSE OFFERINGS

We are pleased to offer two, 4-week Summer sessions in Buenos Aires at the Universidad de Belgrano, where students take 8 credits of intensive Spanish language per 4-week session.  Classes are available for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level students.

Students will complete 120 contact hours of Spanish language study, equivalent to 8 U.S. semester credits.   Classes meet 6 hours a day, Monday through Friday.  Please remember that because Argentina is in the southern hemisphere, summer in the U.S. is actually winter there.  The winter season in Buenos Aires is quite mild, with temperatures typically in the 40’s.

In addition to the intensive Spanish language summer program, we also offer a Latin American Studies summer program in Buenos Aires for High Intermediate and Advanced level students.  For more information about the Latin American Studies summer program in Buenos Aires, please click here.

Course Offerings are subject to change.

Course Descriptions – Spanish Language Intensive Courses

Note: A placement exam will determine your level.


2019 SUMMER PROGRAM:
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSIDAD DE BELGRANO

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Summer III 2019$6,395Arrive June 22, 2019 – Depart July 26, 2019BASU3

Language Eligibility: For High Intermediate and Advanced levels of Spanish. All classes are taught in Spanish. Students must have completed at least 4 semesters or 6 quarters of college level Spanish or equivalent.

Additional eligibility requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. Must be at least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Total contact hours: 120 per summer session. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit.
10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit.

Possible U.S. Credits: 8 semester credits per summer session.

Final transcript is issued by the Universidad de Belgrano.  Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.


BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: UNIVERSIDAD DE BELGRANO – SUMMER COURSE OFFERINGS

We are pleased to offer a 4-week Latin American Studies program in Buenos Aires at the Universidad de Belgrano.  Students will take 2 classes (listed below) for a total of 120 contact hours (equivalent to 8 U.S. semester credits).  Classes are designed for High Intermediate and Advanced Spanish levels.  Students will have to take a placement test online to ensure they are eligible.

Each class meets 4 times per week for 2.5 hours per class session, for a total of 60 contact hours per course.  Please remember that because Argentina is in the southern hemisphere, summer in the U.S. is actually winter there.  The winter season in Buenos Aires is quite mild, with temperatures typically in the 40’s.

In addition to the Latin American Studies summer program, we also offer an intensive Spanish Language summer program in Buenos Aires that is open to all levels of Spanish.  This would be a good option for you if you would prefer to take Spanish Language instead of the classes listed below, or if you are not at the High Intermediate or Advanced or Spanish levels.  For more information about ASA’s Spanish Language summer program in Buenos Aires, please click here.

The 2 classes listed below are the only classes available through this program.  It is a set curriculum; all students will take the 2 classes listed below.  Students must have both classes pre-approved  for credit by their home institution.

Course Offerings

Note: A placement exam will determine your level.  All classes are taught in Spanish. Course Offerings are subject to change.

Latin American Studies Classes:

 
 
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