Buenos Aires, Argentina
ISA - The University of Belgrano
Buenos Aires is the sprawling capital of Argentina and has a population of 13 million. It is considered the commercial and industrial center of the country. The city is composed of many exciting districts, including bustling downtown with its historic buildings, offices, shops and theaters; San Telmo, with its antique shops, flea markets and tango bars; la Boca, an Italian neighborhood full of brightly painted houses and cantinas; and Belgrano, with its wide boulevards and outdoor cafes. Buenos Aires hosts many important international music events at the famous Colón Opera House.
Program of Study
The University of Belgrano was founded in 1964 and enrolls approximately 14,000 students. Study abroad students can choose from a variety of academic options, either in Spanish or English. Students who wish to take classes in English can enroll in the Latin American Studies in English Program (spring 4 & fall 4). Intermediate and Advanced Spanish speaking students can enroll in the Latin American Studies in Spanish Program (fall 3, fall 5, spring 3, spring 5). The courses focus on political, social, economic and cultural aspects of Argentina and are taught in Spanish for international students. Advanced students (who have completed at least four semesters of college level Spanish) can choose from a large variety of courses in all disciplines and take classes with local Argentinean students at the University.
Students can choose to either stay with a host family or in a residence hall. Students who stay with a host family are provided room and board. Students who choose to live in the Residence Hall will have one to three other roommates.
Students pay Berry College semester tuition. Room and board fees are $1600, and insurance costs $15 per week. Prices are subject to change and other fees may apply. Students wishing to add the intensive month to their program must do so in transient status, paying ISA directly.
Students are required to have a 2.5 minimum GPA. Students who desire to enroll in the Latin American Studies in Spanish Program need to be advanced (4 semesters college level or the equivalent) students. Students who want to take regular University classes with local students also need to have an advanced level of Spanish.
Students are required to obtain a visa for their stay in Argentina. For more information go to the embassy of Argentina's website or call the Consulate in Georgia (404/880-0805).