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AIFS: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Third Party)

The Program

Students who participate in this program will attend the University of Belgrano. Universidad de Belgrano is one of the oldest and largest private universities in Argentina. International students play a vital role in the community life of the university which hosts over 2,500 students from over 40 different countries every year. In the last ten years Belgrano has received international students from 90 out of the top 100 U.S. universities. The campus is located in one of the smartest and most cosmopolitan neighborhoods of the capital amongst wide tree-lined avenues, museums and mansions. Although within a few minutes journey time of downtown Buenos Aires, the area of Belgrano feels like a separate town, somewhat removed from the hustle and bustle of the city center, making it the ideal location to live and study.

Charismatic Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, combines European style and sophistication with South American energy, flair and passion. Not only is Buenos Aires the political capital, it is also the commercial and industrial center of the country. National organizations relating to labor, agriculture, commerce and industry are headquartered here. The city’s large population juxtaposes the heritage of Italian and Spanish cultural traditions in an Argentine setting.

The Academics
You will earn 12-18 graded UConn credits per semester upon completion of this program. The Latin American studies program will give students of all language abilities a solid understanding and knowledge of Argentine and Latin American history, economics, politics and culture while improving their Spanish skills.

All students take a Spanish language course ranging in level from beginner to advanced. Placement will be determined by a language test at the start of the program. Students can then choose 3 or 4 elective courses taught in English and Spanish.

Both in the classroom and beyond students will be fully immersed in the culture enabling them to develop their communication skills and fostering global perspectives through interaction with the people and culture of Argentina.

For a list of courses offered, click here.
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

Important!
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”. Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study PALAS 362 Latin American Cultures and Societies 3 12/31/2018
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study PALAS 443 Tango: Gender, Nation, and Identity 3 12/31/2018
BADM 2893 Foreign Study PALAS 333 International Business in the Southern Cone 3 1/24/2014
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 310 Argentine Economy 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 330 Social Economy in Latin America 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 332 Economic Integration in Latin America 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 400 Latin America in Global Economy/Latinoamerica y la Economia Global 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 369 Historia Economica de Latinoamerica 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 370 Historia Economica 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 or POLS 2998 Foreign Study PALAS 372 Politica Economica Argentina 3 12/31/2018
ECON 2493 Foreign Study PALAS 373 Economica Social en Latinoamerica 3 12/31/2018
HIST 3643 or POLS 3993 or SPAN 3293 Argentina and La Plata Region PEAL 345 Argentina, Sociedad Abierta 3 12/31/2019
HIST 3993 Foreign Study PALAS 340 History of Latin America 3 12/31/2020
HIST 3993 Foreign Study PALAS 345 Argentine History and Literature 3 12/31/2020
HRTS 3293 Foreign Study 444 Human Rights and Cultural Representation 3 6/30/2022
LLAS 3293 Foreign Study PALAS 443 Tango: Gender, Nation & Identity 3 12/31/2019
LLAS 3293 or SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 330 Estudios Culturales Argentinos 4 12/31/2019
LLAS 3609 or HIST 3609 Foreign Study PEAL 312 Historia latinoamericana del siglo XX 3 6/30/2021
POLS 3993 or HIST 3643 or SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 345 Argentina: Sociedad Abierta 3 6/30/2020
POLS 3993 Foreign Study PALAS 360 Political and Social Change 3 12/31/2018
POLS 3993 Foreign Study PALAS 366 U.S. – Latin America Relations 3 12/31/2018
POLS 3235 Latin American Politics PEAL 346 Pensamiento Politico 3 12/31/2018
POLS 2998 or ECON 2493 Political Issues PEAL 372 Politica Economica Argentina 3 12/31/2018
POLS 2998 Political Issues PEAL 455 Sistemas Politicos: Los Populismos 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study INT 121 Espanol Basico 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study INT 151 Espanol Intermedio 1 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study INT 181 Espanol Intermedio 2 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study INT 221 Espanol Avanzado 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SPAN 226 Producción Oral Avanzada 2 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SPAN 156 Producción Oral Intermedia 2 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SPAN 120 Espanol Basico 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study PALAS 370 Argentina: The Making of a Country Through its Literature 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SPAN 150 Espanol Intermedio A 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SPAN 155 Espanol Intermedio B 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study PALAS 372 Latin American Literature 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study PALAS 420 Jorge Luis Borges: Visions of Culture and Knowledge 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3266 + SPAN 3293 Spanish American Fiction + Foreign Study PEAL 321 Literatura Latinoamericana 3 + 1 12/31/2019
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPAN 220 Espanol Avanzado A 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPAN 200/300 Taller De Escritura: Escritura Y Comunicación 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 302 Arte argentino contemporáneo 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study Espanol Avanzado B 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 420 Estudios de género en Latinoamérica 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 444 Ficciones urbanas: Las ciudades latinoamericanas 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 454 Sociedades latinoamericanas: Los movimientos sociales 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 260 Tango Danza 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 260 Estudios Culturales Latinoamericanos 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 264 Cine Latinoamericano 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 322 Literatura Argentina 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 or LLAS 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 330 Estudios Culturales Argentines 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 331 Tango, la Expressión de Buenos Aires 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 or HIST 3643 or POLS 3993 Foreign Study PEAL 345 Argentina, Sociedad Abierta 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study PEAL 442 Narrativas de lo Montruoso En Latinoamérica 3 12/31/2018
WGSS 3993 Foreign Study PALAS 380 Gender History in Latin America 4 12/31/2020

The Experience

AIFS students live in carefully selected homestays and receive breakfast every day and dinner Monday to Friday. There is also Internet access in the homestay. The homestay experience can be the most rewarding part of your study abroad experience. Students often stay in touch with their homestay family after they return to the U.S. and return for visits. It is the best way to learn to speak Spanish, to become integrated with the community and to learn about the local culture.

AIFS students can participate in a variety of extracurricular activities offered by University of Belgrano and join clubs and societies which bring further opportunity for friendship and cultural exchange with Argentine students. Sports clubs at Belgrano include basketball, volleyball, running and soccer.

Finances

Dr. Paul B. Goodwin, Jr. endowed Study Abroad Scholarship
One of the first UConn majors in Latin American Studies, Mr. Bruce Lane remembers how traveling in Argentina impacted and transformed his life. To assist new students in having similar opportunities, Mr. Lane has generously established the Dr. Paul B. Goodwin, Jr. Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship in honor of his mentor, Emeritus Professor of History, Paul Goodwin, Jr. The purpose of the Fund is to support University students participating in Study Abroad programs to Latin American and the Caribbean. For more information contact Anne Gebelein: anne.gebelein@uconn.edu. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Click the “More Information and To Apply” button on the right for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, Business
Language of instruction: Spanish Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.5