2019-2020 Semester Program: Latin American Studies and Spanish Language at the Universidad de Belgrano

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

INT 121 Beginner Spanish Intensive Course
INT 151 Intermediate I Spanish Intensive Course (Low Intermediate)
INT 181 Intermediate II Spanish Intensive Course (High Intermediate)
INT 221 Advanced Spanish Intensive Course

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

SPAN 120: Beginner Spanish Language*
PORT 120: Beginner Portuguese*
SPAN 150: Intermediate Spanish Language*
SPAN 155: High Intermediate Spanish Language*
SPAN 156: Intermediate Oral Production in Spanish**
SPAN 220: Advanced Spanish Language*
SPAN 225: High Advanced Spanish Language*
SPAN 226: Advanced Oral Production in Spanish**
SPAN 320: Sociolinguistics in Spanish*
SPAN 398: Spanish for Community Service*

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

Semester Courses taught in English

60 contact hours / 4 semester credits

PALAS 310: Argentine Economy
PALAS 330: Social Economy in Latin America
PALAS 332: Economic Integration in Latin America (Spring semester only)
PALAS 333: International Business in the Southern Cone
PALAS 342: Race and Nation in Argentina
PALAS 360: Political and Social Change
PALAS 361: Social and Cultural Change in Argentina
PALAS 362: Latin American Cultures and Societies
PALAS 366: U.S. – Latin America Relations
PALAS 380: Gender History in Latin America
PALAS 400: Latin America in the Global Economy
PALAS 440: Literature and Visual Culture in Latin America
PALAS 444: Human Rights and Cultural Representations

Semester Courses taught in Spanish – for Intermediate and Advanced levels

60 contact hours / 4 semester credits, unless noted otherwise

PEAL 260: Tango Dance (30 contact hours / 2 semester credits)
PEAL 261: Popular Culture in Argentina
PEAL 262: Latin American Cultural Studies
PEAL 264: Latin American Cinema
PEAL 302: Contemporary Argentine Art
PEAL 312: 20th Century Latin American History
PEAL 321: Latin American Literature
PEAL 322: Argentine Literature
PEAL 369: Latin American Economic History
PEAL 370: Argentine Economic History
PEAL 430: Argentine Cultural Studies (Spring semester only)