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Argentine Universities Program in Buenos Aires

Posted on July 22, 2010

Argentine Universities Program in affiliation with IFSA Butler


Through the Argentine Universities Program it is possible for students to enroll in one of four major universities in Buenos Aires. Students are fully integrated into campus life and classes along with Argentine students. Each university has its own distinct character and a range of fields of study. For instance, the University of Buenos Aires is the largest public university in Argentina (222,000 students), while the Universidad de Torcuato Di Tella has an enrollment of 800 students. A more detailed description of each institution is included on the The Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University website.


Buenos Aires is often called the "Paris of the Americas," a nickname that is indicative of the cultural life and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Argentina’s largest city (pop. 13 million). Argentina shares the same colonial heritage of other countries of Latin America. Students will be able to acquire a better understanding of the political and social history of Argentina: whether though a course in the Faculty of Social Sciences or UBA or an examination of one of the richest literary traditions of the 20th century. In terms of natural beauty and exploration, Argentina offers the Andes Mountains, subtropical rainforests, the pampas of the central plains, glaciers to the south, and more.


Academic Year and Semester Study

Program Dates

  • Academic Year in Southern Hemisphere: February to December
  • Semester 1 (U.S. Spring): February to July
  • Semester 2 (U.S. Fall): July to December

Courses & Credits

Students enroll in four to five courses each semester. The mandatory Spanish Language and Argentina Culture course may be combined with special program courses taught in Spanish and university courses. 15 to 16 U.S. Semester hours will earn 4.0 Wheaton credits.

Admission Requirements

Juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Five semesters of university level Spanish or the equivalent. All courses are taught in Spanish.

Housing & Board

Students live with families. Two meals per day are provided, with a supplementary board stipend.


Wheaton Comprehensive Fees. Expenses include tuition, housing and meals.

Other Expenses

$500 Administrative fee, Passport and visa fees, local transportation, books and supplies, required CISI Supplemental Insurance and personal expenses.


All materials are available in the Center for Global Education.


Make an appointment to see Lynn Gaylord in the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of the Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

Final course schedules are not available until after arrival in Argentina. See Butler website for course listings. Enrollment figures listed include students from all Schools at each university (i.e. Law, Engineering, Arts, Social Sciences, Medical).

Universidad de Buenos Aires (222,000)

  • Anthropology, Archeology, Folklore, Geography, History, History of Latin American Studies, Music, Philosophy, Theater (Facultad de Filosofia y Letras)
  • Sociology, Economics, Social History, Political Sociology, Psychology, Social Theory, Social Sciences and the Environment (Facultad de Ciencias Sociales)

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (800)

  • Business Administration
  • Economics, International Studies, Political Science and Government

Universidad del Salvador ( 20,000)

  • Liberal Arts, Literature, History of Art, Oriental Studies, Philosophy
  • Business Administration
  • Economic Science
  • Educational and Social Sciences (includes Journalism)
  • History and Geography
  • Psychology
  • Sociology, Political Science, International Relations

Universidad Católica Argentina (15,000)

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Economics
  • Law and Political Science
  • Communication, Journalism (includes Photography and Graphic)

You can learn more by visiting The Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of the Center for Global Education.

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