Buenos Aires Course Offerings

 

2019-2020 SEMESTER PROGRAMS:
UNIVERSIDAD DE BELGRANO

Application Deadlines

Spring: October 1

Fall: April 1

Language Requirement: Open to all levels of Spanish. Courses are available in English & Spanish. You can approximate your Spanish level using the following:

-Beginner level students are those who have not taken Spanish before.
-Low Intermediate level students have completed 1-2 semesters or 2-3 quarters of college level Spanish.
-High Intermediate level students have completed at least 3-4 semesters or 4-5 quarters of college level Spanish.
-Advanced level students have completed at least 4 semesters or 6 quarters of college level Spanish.

Additional Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5. For complete requirements, please see the Eligibility section of this page.

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. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit. 10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit. Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.

Final Transcript: Issued by Universidad de Belgrano.  

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

  • 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 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.

  • Courses taught in Spanish with a course code in the PEAL 200 range are open to Intermediate and Advanced level students, as well as Low Intermediate level students who wish to challenge themselves. To take these courses, at least 2 previous semesters of Spanish study is required.

  • 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.

  • 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 optional Spanish intensive course will meet 6 hours per day, Mon-Fri.

All students MUST have a total of 8 COURSES APPROVED by their home institution. This will give you back-ups in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. 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 are subject to change.  

COURSE OFFERINGS

Optional Month-long Spanish Intensive Course (takes place prior to the 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 PROGRAMS:
UNIVERSIDAD DEL SALVADOR

Application Deadlines

Spring: October 1

Fall: March 15

Language Requirement: Students must have completed least 2 semesters or 3 quarters of college level Spanish. Courses are available in English & Spanish. You can approximate your Spanish level using the following:

-Low Intermediate level students have completed 2-3 semesters or 3-4 quarters of college level Spanish.
-High Intermediate level students have completed at least 3-4 semesters or 4-5 quarters of college level Spanish.
-Advanced level students have completed at least 5 semesters or 6 quarters of college level Spanish.

Additional Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.75. Must have completed at least 1 semester at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying. For complete requirements, please see the Eligibility section of this page.

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. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit. 10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit. Classes are taken with other American students, foreign students, and/or Argentine students.

Final Transcript: Issued by Universidad del Salvador.  

program description

  • 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 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.

  • In order to take courses taught in Spanish at the advanced level, students should have completed at least 5 semesters of college Spanish or equivalent. In order to take courses taught in Spanish at the intermediate level, 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 determine which courses taught in Spanish are the most suitable for you.

All students MUST have a total of 8 COURSES APPROVED by their home institution. This will give you back-ups in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. 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 are subject to change. 

COURSE OFFERINGS

Optional Month-long Spanish Intensive Course (takes place prior to the 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 or 6 quarters 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

Students participating in Spring Semester in Buenos Aires have the option of doing an internship alongside their classes through the government of the city of Buenos Aires. This is a great opportunity to gain work experience, enhance your résumé, and connect with local people!

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

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. 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.   

INTERNSHIPS

When applying for an internship, you will 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 

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, 2019.

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 UNIVERSIDAD DE BELGRANO

Application Deadline

Summer: April 1

Language Requirement: Open to all levels of Spanish. You can approximate your Spanish level using the following:

-Beginner level students are those who have not taken Spanish before.
-Low Intermediate level students have completed 1-2 semesters or 2-3 quarters of college level Spanish.
-High Intermediate level students have completed at least 3-4 semesters or 4-5 quarters of college level Spanish.
-Advanced level students have completed at least 4 semesters or 6 quarters of college level Spanish.

Additional Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5. For complete requirements, please see the Eligibility section of this page.

Possible U.S. Credits: 8 semester credits. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit. 10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit. Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.

Final Transcript: Issued by Universidad de Belgrano.   

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

  • Two, 4-week Summer sessions of intensive Spanish language classes.

  • 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.

Course Offerings are subject to change.

Course Descriptions

120 contact hours / 8 semester credits

Note: A placement exam will determine your level.

 

 

2019 SUMMER PROGRAM:
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT UNIVERSIDAD DE BELGRANO

Application Deadline

Summer: April 1

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

Additional Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5. For complete requirements, please see the Eligibility section of this page.

Possible U.S. Credits: 8 semester credits. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit. 10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit. Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.

Final Transcript: Issued by Universidad de Belgrano.  

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

  • Students will take the 2 classes listed below for a total of 120 contact hours (equivalent to 8 U.S. semester credits). Each course meets 4 times per week for 2.5 hours per class session, for a total of 60 contact hours per course.  

  • Students will be required to take a placement test online.

  • 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.

Course offerings are subject to change.

Course Offerings

All classes are taught in Spanish and are Upper Division. 

 
 
Jackie Cimino