2019-2020 Semester Program: Universidad del Salvador

PROGRAM PRICE DATES PROGRAM CODE
Fall Semester 2019 – Buenos Aires, Argentina $11,495 Arrive Mid. July 2019 – Depart Early Nov. 2019 (TBA) BAF1SA
Fall Semester 2019 + Intensive Month – Buenos Aires, Argentina $13,995 Arrive Mid. June 2019 – Depart Early Nov. 2019 (TBA) BAF2SA
Spring Semester 2020 – Buenos Aires, Argentina $11,495 Arrive Late Feb. 2020 – Depart Mid. June 2020 (TBA) BAS1SA
Spring Semester 2020 + Intensive Month – Buenos Aires, Argentina $13,995 Arrive 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 Intensive Course – Low Intermediate Level
Spanish Intensive Course – High Intermediate Level

Spanish Language Semester Courses

Spanish Language – Low Intermediate Level (90 contact hours / 6 semester credits)
Spanish Language – High Intermediate Level (90 contact hours / 6 semester credits)

Semester Courses taught in English

Open to all students – no prerequisites

Argentine History: Social and Political Predicaments (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
Argentine Society, Culture, and Politics (36 contact hours / 2 semester credits)
Basic Accounting (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
Basic Psychological Processes: Attention and Perception (72 contact hours / 4 semester credits)
Coaching in Management and HR (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
Consumer Behavior (72 contact hours / 4 semester credits)
Contemporary International Politics: Geopolitics and the Middle East (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
Contemporary International Politics: Latin America and China (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
History of Art in Argentina and Latin America (36 contact hours / 2 semester credits)
History of International Relations (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
International Contemporary Agenda (72 contact hours / 4 semester credits)
Introduction to Journalism (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
Introduction to Public Relations (72 contact hours / 4 semester credits)
Linguistics I (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
Marketing Concepts for Design (36 contact hours / 2 semester credits)
Neuroscience (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
Political and Social Processes in Latin America (36 contact hours / 2 semester credits)
Reversal of Development in the Southern Cone: A Political Economy Approach (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
Tourist Geography (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
Urban Inequalities in Latin America (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)

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.

Argentine Literature (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
Argentine Political History (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
Latin America (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)

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.

History of Tango (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
Literature, Writing, and Grammar Workshop (54 contact hours / 3 semester credits)
Myths and Legends in Argentine Culture (72 contact hours / 4 semester credits)

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.